Jamie Hodgson compares her departure as executive director of New England Center for Circus Arts to dropping a child off at college.
“It’s a really positive change for everybody,” she said, calling NECCA “a special place. In fact, I couldn’t bring myself to completely leave. I think I’ll always be part of the NECCA community.”
Hodgson is taking a new job near her home in Hartford County, Connecticut as deputy director of the National Conference for Community and Justice. She has been commuting to Brattleboro for about 16 years, having trained and worked with the founders of NECCA on circus programming prior to the formation of the organization in 2007.
The coronavirus pandemic made Hodgson want to be closer to her family. She has two young children.
Her last day with NECCA is today. But she still plans to stick around…
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