Discover The District Video Series

  • MISD has launched a new video series hosted by Communications Coordinator Ian Henry called ‘Discover The District’. Henry will bring along the Mercer Island community as he discovers interesting, informative, and fun things about the District.

    In the fourth episode, Henry chatted with Nova Williams, one of two Directors of Learning Services with the District, about the Seattle Times front page story in April on how the District uses LETRS (Learning Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) to train teachers and what is was like to appear on the front page of the paper. 

    In episode 3, Henry talks with District Director of Transportation Patrick Rock about the two electric buses that will be arriving soon, how bus routes are determined, the typical bus driver schedule, and the awesomeness of long-serving bus driver Roy Ellingsen.

    In the second episode, Henry talked with Angela Confalone, a Resource Specialist in Special Education at MIHS about therapy dogs Finley and Little G and the support they give students and staff. 

    In the first episode, Henry visits with Tony Kuhn, the District’s Director of Facilities and Operations, who, as part of his responsibilities, oversees the Mary Wayte Pool. Tony is a K-12 alumnus and has worked for the District for 33 years.