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Dear WMS Community,
The days keep getting two minutes and 8 seconds darker but we know that after the winter solstice this will reverse and sunlight will increase by that same amount. It is one change that helps to regulate our lives and we tend to forget that these changes are predictable. We as a school community have been experiencing change through our 46 years and we believe, as Greek philosopher Heraclitus said, “Nothing endures but change.” It was true 20 centuries ago and it is still true for our beloved WMS.
An obvious change is the pandemic which has altered our social interactions, affected the physical makeup of the school, negatively impacted enrollment, and led to substantial changes in our health and safety protocols. A terrific change for the good is the hiring of a full-time nurse for the first time. We also want you to know about personnel changes of importance. Maria Fraser has returned from maternity leave and we are so happy to have her back. Lizelle Canque, who filled her role so competently and lovingly, will remain with us as Educational Coordinator. Another change is a welcome to Lee Harman who comes to us as they are finishing their role as Interim Assistant to Head of School at Packer and starting Monday as my new Assistant.
And, of course, I will step down as Head of School at the end of this school year (click here to read my retirement letter) although I will continue for another year to work with Lauren on Ex-missions. Carrie Kries (click here to read the announcement), who will be replacing me, has an extensive background in early childhood education and Montessori practice and will, I am sure, be a strong and compassionate leader to guide WMS into the second half of its first century.
Nothing endures but change.
Dear WMS Community:
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