I am pleased to announce that the Local School Council (LSC) met yesterday morning and voted unanimously to offer the Principal position to our current Assistant Principal, Katie Magnuson. I am even MORE pleased to announce that she has accepted!
Ethan Netterstrom's last day in our school is March 22 (be sure to stop by and say "goodbye" before then!). Katie will continue in her current role until Ethan's last contract day, April 3, and then she will become our official Contract Principal.
Thank you to all of the members of our community who took the time to send messages to the LSC to express your feelings about who should be our next Principal. It truly helped us understand what our community was thinking and what we should look for in a candidate. We received:
· notes from 29 students (including one signed by 11 members of the Student Council)
· a letter from 26 members of Skinner North teachers and staff
· notes from 7 teachers and staff
· notes from 61 current parents
· notes from 2 former Skinner North parents
Despite ultimately choosing a popular and proven "internal" candidate, it was NOT an easy decision. We all respect the confidence and trust you placed in us when you elected us as your representatives and we wanted to be certain we earned it by being open-minded and diligent. Each LSC member spent a great deal of time reviewing each applicant's materials and our community's feedback, taking copious notes, and thinking carefully about our school's future needs. There was just no denying the obvious: Katie Magnuson was the best choice based on her experience and qualifications.
I would like to express my personal gratitude to all of the members of the LSC for their hard work during this process. I was very proud to work with these thoughtful, intelligent and caring people to find the very best Principal for our school: Mia Beckman, Johanna Jacobson, Kelly Mulligan, Shannon Pokornick, Gabrielle Sansonetti, Ramiro Santillan, Judy Stevens, Conor Sullivan, Holly Tomchey, and Frances Zemans.
If you have any questions about this process, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773-682-8137 or our Principal Selection and Evaluation Chair, Mia Beckman at email@example.com.
Best wishes to you all,