Dear West Mercer Families,
I see on my calendar that we are already in the third week of August and I am amazed! Where did our summer go? As is often the case, the month of July flew by and now August seems to be speeding along just as fast! Through this hurried summer I hope you have had lots of opportunities to enjoy fun and relaxation with family and friends. It is this very act of rejuvenation that gets us ready for the quickly approaching first days of school. While I still have much on my “to do” list, I am truly excited for the beginning of school. I am honored to have the chance to work with this AMAZING learning community (students, staff, and families)!
I am the new principal at West Mercer, having come from district leadership in the Issaquah School District. During my years in Issaquah I served in both district and school leadership roles as well as teaching both primary and intermediate grade levels. I believe that all students can grow and learn. In addition, I believe that all students DESERVE to grow and learn. It is with this lens that I have begun my work at West Mercer. I look forward to working with staff and families to support each and every one of our West Mercer “wolves”.
Important information regarding Back to School events and related information is now posted on the Back to School web page found here. The web page contains calendar lists for each school as well as links to many documents and other information you need to make a smooth start to the new school year.
With the much anticipated opening of the fourth elementary, Northwood, still one year away, the Mercer Island School District has been working with great intention to place students into its three existing elementary schools. Read more..