Teri’s BREAKING NEWS Update!
by Adam / Oct 7, 2016
Teri here. After searching high and low to find the perfect (not almost perfect, we mean perfect) candidate to carry the Big Boss Torch for the Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas into the next decade, someone to ride herd on the enormous talents of our gifted staff, someone to charge forth on his or her metaphorical white steed into the fray of White Center, lassoing the endless structural components that keep a dynamic organization moving forward while considering in big and small ways the importance of writing stories well and, at the same time, imbuing every aspect with wit, humor and a profound joie de vivre…well, we’ve found the person.
Switching from equestrian to track-and-field metaphors (because mixing metaphors is my bag), I am excited to announce that after six months of working like crazy to find the perfect person we are now loping towards the finish line, avoiding hurdles while raising the bar as I pass off the baton to…
Andreas Herbst, or, as we like to call him by his American moniker: Andy.
Here’s why we chose Andy:
- He’s been the (very successful) director of Seattle Goodwill's nonprofit job training and education centers, where he has overseen the centers’ programs for teenagers and adults for several years.
- He taught high school in his native Germany.
- In fact, he has taught all over the world.
- Through Dave Eggers' Valentino Achak Deng Foundation, Andy was selected to teach in a new secondary school in rural South Sudan and he currently works with the Rwanda School Project for high school students there.
- He has foster children and other children in his home with his wife on Beacon Hill.
- He has shown in so many ways that he cares about the right things (our children) and has the skills and experience to run an organization.
- I like him very much.
In other words: lucky all of us.
First day: October 23.
Refer to above picture and know that all those people in the stands are cheering.
Along with them,