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Embracing Change
August 2, 2021
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
-Maya Angelou

A Message from Nancy Rosenow:

In March, 2020, just as the pandemic was taking hold, I wrote to all of you about the importance of letting down our “professional walls” and becoming more authentic with each other – one human being to another. In that time I’ve been amazed at the way our community has supported each other’s individual work while focusing intensely on how we, collectively, can make life better for young children. The articles in Exchange magazine have addressed important and timely issues. The conversations through comments on ExchangeEveryDay are gratifying and enlightening. Throughout a challenging time, your generosity of spirit has been such a bright spot. I can’t wait to see our community’s connections keep growing.

Today I wanted you to know I’ll be retiring from my role as Chief Executive Officer of Dimensions Foundation (the home of Exchange Press). I’m delighted to announce that Tara Schroder has been appointed the new CEO of Dimensions, and in that role will become Exchange Publisher now. Tara brings a wealth of experience, having served most recently as Dimensions’ Chief Operating Officer. I will still be working part-time through November to help with the transition, so will be curating ExchangeEveryDay for a few more months. And I will always care about each of you, and will be looking for ways to stay supportive of this field that I truly believe does some of the most important work in our world.

And now: A Message from Tara Schroder:
One of the many attributes that Nancy and I share is that we care deeply about this work. I am honored to continue to grow Dimensions from the foundation that Nancy has so wonderfully built. It’s my pleasure and honor to now serve as Exchange Publisher. I, too, look forward to making an impact and meeting all of you in some way at some point.

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Nancy Rosenow · August 04, 2021
United States

Thank you to everyone for your very kind comments. I look forward to working on Exchange Every Day for a few more months. It’s one of my favorite things to do.

Ursula Costin · August 02, 2021
Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Nancy, your thoughtful reflections invited me to look deeper into the clouds that seemed to be everywhere! You inspired me to expect and see beauty everywhere, and to share it generously. I will miss reading your encouraging messages.
Wherever you go people will be blessed by this generous, curious spirit. May you discover joyful surprises in every day.

ROSLYN Nappa DUFFY · August 02, 2021
Seattle, WA, United States

Best to you Nancy on your retirement. You will be very missed. Your kind heart always shines in everything you do.
Congratulations Tara and know that we’ll all have your back.

Ellen Cogan · August 02, 2021
Hilltop Early Childhood Services
Hartsdale, New York, United States

Best of luck to both of you. To Nancy on her new adventure - May it be full of joy and kindness. To Tara, welcome aboard and wishing you success!

Linda Wicklein · August 02, 2021
Baltimore City
Baltimore, MD, United States

Nancy, your words, your approach and your thoughtful insights have been a great light...I so appreciate all you have given and I shall miss you and your perspective and energy. Thank you for all you have done for children and educators and a very warm welcome to Tara!

Rae Pica · August 02, 2021
Rae Pica Keynotes & Consulting
Alexandria, VA, United States

You will be missed, Nancy, but I wish you the best in this new phase of your life. You've earned it!

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