Greetings Marvista Families,
The energy has officially shifted on our campus. Our students and their excitement have brought our building back to life! I must admit that the giggles, the smiles, and the skipping feet are contagious. I found myself at one point on Thursday dancing in our halls. Seeing old friends and making new ones, getting to know new teachers, and visiting with past ones makes it that much sweeter. As always, thank you for sharing your students and their energy with us!
You may have noticed that we have some new staff members at our school. As we recruited and hired for each of these positions, we were thinking about your students, specifically screening for candidates that were equity minded, experienced in education, had a strengths-based approach, and most importantly, had a true love for working with kids. Each candidate hired exemplifies these traits. Please help me in welcoming the newest members of our Marvista community.
- Monica Kelly, School Psychologist—She interned at Marvista, received her EdS degree from Seattle University and earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology Gonzaga University.
- Adrienne Lentz, 1st Grade- She has been teaching in Highline since 2007 in various roles, including dual language, librarian, academic interventionist, and substitute teacher. Adrienne attended Western Washington University and is a Nationally Board-Certified Teacher.
- Emma Weeks, 5th Grade- She interned in Highline and worked last year at Bow Lake Elementary. Emma has a Master’s in Teaching from the University of Washington.
- Arielle Goulter, Inclusion Specialist—She has been a special education teacher in Highline for 18 years. Arielle earned her bachelor’s degree as well as her Master’s in Teaching degree from the University of Washington.
- Jessica Crane, Nurse—She comes to us from Federal Way Public Schools and has 8 years of experience in the field of nursing.
- Char Cox, Bilingual Educator and Family Engagement—She comes to us from McMicken Elementary, where she supported kindergarten classrooms and the playground. Char has a passion for social justice and equity in education.
- Elizabeth Lusk, 5th Grade—She comes to us from Seattle Public Schools where she served as a 6th grade humanities teacher. Elizabeth earned a bachelor’s degree from Buffalo State College and is currently earning her master’s degree in ELL education.
- Andrea Pincus, Speech Language Pathologist- She has ten years of experience in the field. Andrea earned her bachelor’s degree from Tulane University and master’s degree from the University of Washington.
Thank you for all that you have done and for all that you continue to do to support our students and our school community. If you have any questions, you are always welcome to call our main office at 206-631-4200. Our amazing team will work to connect you with the appropriate support staff.
Marvista Elementary School