An important message from Discovery Education

We are writing today to notify you of some upcoming changes to the Discovery Educator Network (DEN) field program and websites.  Moving forward, Discovery has decided to dedicate its resources towards increasing its online efforts for the DEN.  We believe that this decision will allow the DEN to continue effectively supporting our community of educators and our fundamental goal of helping educators form connections, share information and best practices.

As a part of this shift, our active field managers will no longer be full-time employees of the DEN.  In the future, we will maintain a team dedicated to coordinating regional and national DEN activities as well as maintaining the DEN website and blogs.  We plan to introduce changes to the website after the holidays.  In the meantime, please feel free to forward any thoughts or suggestions you may have about how to make the DEN stronger, effective and more useful for your teaching and classroom needs.

This difficult decision was made neither easily nor lightly and we would like to take this opportunity to thank the field managers for their effort, passion and commitment.   We know that you will want to do the same and may do so by leaving comments on the blogs.

Discovery Education


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  1. Debbie Bohanan said:

    This is a very sad day for Discovery and the DEN. We will miss our field manager very much. She was such a wonderful inspiration to us all.

    The ball has been placed in our hands and it is up to us to continue the DEN and make it the best teacher network around. I look forward to our new journey as we venture out on our own.

    Karen, our DEN mother, you are a fabulous person and I am thankful to have had the opportunity to work with you through the network. Lucky for me you live in Osceola County so I know we will continue to see each other. Take care of yourself and let us know what path you choose next. Good luck and don’t worry about your children, we will make you proud.

  2. Marie Coleman said:

    As a new DEN member, I’m saddened and surprised to read about this decision. Karen has been a solid foundation and enthusiastic inspiration for my involvement in DEN. She was always there for me and will be sorely missed!

    Karen, please keep us as in your e-mail group and stay in touch! Though your presence will not be in the same role, I know your ubiquity will be there in spirit! Warmly…Marie

  3. Wendy Norton said:


    You will truly be missed by all. You are an inspiration with your smiley face and perseverance. I am sad today but know that the DEN will continue with the educators you have brought into the DEN. I cannot put into words how I feel. I wish you the best and know the relationship we have with technology will survive.

  4. Cheryl Woolwine said:

    Karen – you will be missed! You contributed so much to the Florida DEN. I am truly disappointed in Discovery but I am thankful for at least getting to know you and the other Field managers. Thanks God Bless and good luck I know you will be sucessful whereever you go!

  5. Jane Sykes said:

    I just wanted to say that I enjoyed the events that Danielle planned for the DEN. It was nice to have a face to face contact to help clarify things going on in the Discovery Network. Danielle was always responsed quickly and expertly to questions and requests for help. We will miss her and hope the best for her.

    Jane Sykes

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