A Long Overdue Letter
Dear Mr. Karr,
Remember me? I was in your Westside High School AP American History class during our country’s bicentennial year. I was the panic-stricken kid, short in stature and confidence, who cowered in the corner of your room during the first day of school.
Island Park is one of three elementary schools in the Mercer Island School District. It is located in the middle of the island, at 5437 Island Crest Way.
Principal David Hoffman and Associate Principal Aimee Batliner-Gillette lead a staff of 65 who serve approx. 560 students. We are host of the district's English Language Learners (ELL) program and Personalized Learning Program (PLP) for students with special learning needs. Other special programs include Special Education Resource Room; Counseling, LAP (remedial reading); music, art, library, and PE specialists; technology TOSAs; a tuition-based foreign language program; student council; before school choir, band and orchestra...