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OakvilleHSCoach
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Changes at Oakville

Post by OakvilleHSCoach » Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:44 pm

This week, I accepted a job offer as an 8th grade English teacher at Oakville Middle School for next school year (2016-2017). This is a move I have been considering for quite some time now, and I think and hope it will be a good fit for me. 

What does this mean for the future of Oakville Quiz Bowl? 

It would be difficult for me (but not impossible) to coach the team after I move to the middle school. We get out of school an hour later than the high school, and I am not sure if I would have the time to coach as I acclimate into my new position. However, since I founded the team, I would be crazy to leave without ensuring the program would continue on.

Fortunately, I have an awesome assistant coach, Kristin Pierce, who I am now passing the position of head coach to. She will coach all practices and tournaments, but I still intend to run/direct both a fall novice and spring varsity tournament at Oakville High School. 

Once I get my feet under me at the middle school, I would love to potentially start up a middle school team.

So, TLDR: I accepted a position at Oakville Middle School, and am stepping down as head coach for Oakville High School. This will not affect the tournaments that we host every year, as I will still be tournament director. I might start up a middle school team. #dynasty

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Re: Changes at Oakville

Post by scphilli » Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:53 pm

Christina I think I speak for all of us who have been at your events when I say you have been an awesome force for both Oakville and the community in general. If there is anything I can do to aid going forward, please do not hesitate to ask!

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Re: Changes at Oakville

Post by Mr. Chekhov » Sun Mar 13, 2016 12:22 pm

Congratulations, Mrs. Whelehon! I'm excited for the future of my alma mater, especially if you drum up interest at OMS.

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