Wednesday, September 4, 2013

What is this blog all about, anyway?

Hi, I'm Jenna Bacolor, your Executive Director of Community Education and Recreation. It's an honor to serve you, the school district and the Ann Arbor community in this position! 

This blog provides a venue for me to share big and small ideas, perspectives, and concerns -- and for YOU to respond. A partial list of what my posts will cover: ways we're trying to improve (see the Sept. 11 posting "3 ways Rec&Ed will improve your customer experience this fall"), new program ideas, stories about special people involved in Rec&Ed, and the occasional strange situation or fact about Rec&Ed.

A little about me...I joined the staff at Rec&Ed in July, 2012. I came to the organization from Washtenaw County government, where I'd worked in Public Health for 16 years. The type of work I did for the county -- program planning and implementation, community coalitions, grant writing and coordination, supervising employees and managing budgets -- was a great foundation for entering the Rec&Ed world. I've learned a ton in my first year as director, and will continue to do so every day.  I live in Ann Arbor and my two kids are enrolled in AAPS.

Want to email me separately? My address is

Comments are welcome. Please note: comments are moderated and it may be a few minutes before yours appears. 

1 comment:

  1. Jenna,

    Welcome to the blogosphere! I'm glad you are doing this and I look forward to more posts.

    I have added you to my blogroll (on the right hand side of my blog, at and I've added this to my feedly feeds. I hope others will do the same!