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MISD and MIPA Host Inclusionary Practices Roundtable For Island Preschools

MISD and MIPA Host Inclusionary Practices Roundtable For Island Preschools
MISD Communications

Mercer Island, WA, May 2, 2023 – The Mercer Island School District, in partnership with the Mercer Island Preschool Association (MIPA), hosted an Inclusionary Practices Roundtable for Mercer Island Preschool Directors this afternoon. The roundtable took place in the Board Room in the MISD Administration Building.

Dr. Sue Ann Bube, MISD Director of Special Services, and Nova Williams, MISD Director of Learning Services, led the roundtable discussions which focused on inclusionary practices for our littlest learners, partnering with preschools to provide preschool teachers and staff access to Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling training, and what preschool directors should know about kindergarten to help their students as they move from preschool to kindergarten on Mercer Island.

Kindergarten teachers Sharon Jarnigan from Island Park and Tara Hutschreider from West Mercer joined the discussion to share insights on the process of student transition from preschool to kindergarten.

“Our goals for this roundtable are to build momentum and partnership between MIPA and MISD to support literacy instruction, bring educators from across the island together to learn more about inclusionary practices, and prepare students for a seamless transition from preschool to kindergarten,” said Bube.

Each preschool director was able to bring a staff member or guest to the roundtable discussion.

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