In Memory of Our Co-founder, Dave Leedy

David 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.  That same quiet, gentle (and persevering) manner never let us stray from the original ideals that led us to start…Read more

In Memory of Our Retired Colleague —— Kathy Dunn

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! She acknowledged genuine fears. One being snakes, thanks to a rude elementary classmate of hers. Kathy Dunn was one with her students, yet always firmly and kindly in charge. Anyone who spent much time around Kathy…Read more

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. We invite and encourage you to spend time on his e-portfolio at issuu.com/austingohm. Michelle Cederberg joins The Island School faculty as…Read more