Retirement Announcement for Kathy Schott

June 9, 2016

Dear Families and Friends of The Island School Community,

Kathy Schott, our amazing Kindergarten teacher for the past 38 of The Island School’s 39 years in existence, has decided that next year (2016-2017) will be her last year of teaching here at our school. As impossible as it is to conceive of The Island School without Kathy Schott’s spirit radiating through our hallways, Kathy insists that she is going out in a blaze of glory at the top of her game.

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Interview with Head of School Trish King about Issues in Education

Anna McClain of Bainbridge Community Broadcasting interviews our Head of School Trish King about issues in education including teaching empathy, the importance of recess, and how standardized testing can be a limited measure of a child’s potential.

See the Bainbridge Community Broadcasting article

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School Architect Honored

Congratulations to Jim Cutler, architect of our original school building. Jim was invited to join the ranks of the prestigious National Academy at an induction ceremony in New York City. He is the parent of three Island School alumnae and parent of a current student. http://www.bainbridgereview.com/news/bainbridge-architect-receives-an-unexpected-award-and-shares-a-valuable-lesson-in-parenthood/

 

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In Memory of Our Co-founder, Dave Leedy

DSC_0208-300x199David Leedy, one of the founders of The Island School, teacher, friend, instiller of confidence, and all around treasure, died Saturday night, May 16, from brain cancer.

In the beginning, we were three and each of us had a role.  Dave’s patience and his quiet, gentle (persevering!) manner guided us through the maze of government and bureaucratic details that resulted in The Island School being able to open its doors and welcome children.  

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In Memory of Our Retired Colleague —— Kathy Dunn

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No Vegetables!

 

“Vegetables? Never! Snakes? Never ever! This is Kathy Dunn you’re talking to. And no monkey business either. Unless it’s time for monkey business.” This seemingly contradictory combination of expressions was the essence of Kathy Dunn, and is why students and colleagues forever remember their time with her. Kathy was simpatico. She didn’t like vegetables!

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Welcome New Faculty Members

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to The Island School’s newest faculty members!

Austin Ohm joins The Island School faculty as the Art teacher. Austin holds a degree in Pre-K – Grade 12 art education and a degree in painting and drawing.  He brings a broad range of teaching experience at all grade levels into our school.  He is also a prolific working artist with expertise in nearly every area of art.

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