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News from Margaret regarding the 2020-21 school year

| Montessori Admin |

Dear Parents and Students,

It is with mixed emotions that I write to tell you I will not be returning to teach in Uinta next year as I am moving into administration full time. For the past several years, my time has been split between the upper elementary classroom and administration and I am grateful for the opportunity that has afforded me to work, not only, with the Uinta students and families but, also, the greater school community and MCS itself. While the day has arrived for me to leave the classroom I know that that the classroom will not completely leave me; I will continue to draw on the lessons I learned there and the experience I gained from working alongside you and your children as I enter my new role. I thank you for your generosity, partnership and support.

I am happy to announce that we have hired a wonderful individual to join Christan in upper elementary. Joshi Haskell is a teacher with 13 years of classroom experience, 8 years of which were actually here at MCS. Joshi and I have worked closely together in the past and I know that her skills, passions and creativity will be a wonderful addition to not only Uinta but also the entire elementary program. Just so you know, Joshi was instrumental in starting our Business Ventures and Market and she contributed to establishing many of the milestones and traditions of the Upper Elementary year such as team building at CLAS Ropes course and the collaborative effort that is the Valentine Social. I am excited to see what she will bring to our program.

Christian will continue to steer the ship that is Uinta. He has been an amazing co-teacher and I know that, moving forward, Uinta class is in very capable hands. I have the utmost confidence in him to continue the program that you have grown accustomed to while also holding space for it to grow and morph as each new community of students needs. He is an intuitive and humble Montessori guide that honours the Child and the potential each holds within. With his leadership, guidance and his amazing capacity to collaborate I know that he and Joshi will make a great teaching team. The children are very lucky.

Words cannot express how much each of your children has touched my heart and taught me how to be a better person through their caring thoughts and actions. I truly want you to know how much I appreciate all of you. Please do reach out if you have any questions or concerns. I would be happy to talk with you.

I really feel blessed to have been able to teach at MCS for the past 25 years and contribute to its growth and development. I have had a wonderful time teaching children, watching them grow, and being inspired by their creative and thoughtful minds. I look forward to the new ways I will contribute to the future generations of students and the future of MCS.

With gratitude,