Because I am about ready to head into the Swiss Alps in a few minutes this will be a very short post so I can introduce, briefly, new staff members and those with new responsibilities. As they are ready our new staff is posting their bios on our website so you can learn more about them there.
I want to thank our staff and parent volunteers who gave their time and energy to our many interview teams. It was a logistical feat that resulted in bringing some very special people to QAE.
Second grade: Laura Shaw and Kate Thibault
Laura is a Seattle native returning home after seven years in New York. Kate has interned the last two years in a unique internship program at Spruce St. School here in Seattle. They will made a wonderful new team with Jen in second grade.
Fifth grade: Sarah Goldman
Sarah is coming to us from Boston after working in a school with many similar traits we value at QAE. Her team is very excited to collaborate with her.
Resource Room: Slywia Johnson Mazur
Slywia is returning home to QAE after interning here several years ago. We are very happy to welcome her back.
Reading and Math Specialist: Laura Cooper and Lara Francisco
Laura and Lara will continue their fabulous work at QAE as certificated teachers.
Art: Elizabeth Arzani
Elizabeth is moving to QAE from Wedgwood Elementary when she taught art part-time. I predict we will we all remember the day we hired Elizabeth.
You will all have a chance to welcome them to our community. This was a very special experience this summer, finding these special teachers for our children and our staff.
Off to yodel!