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New, transferred teachers and staff members welcomed at San Juan Island public schools
Thirteen new or transferred teachers and support staff were welcomed to San Juan Island public schools Aug. 31 at a faculty and staff breakfast.
The staff members are:
— Rebecca Taylor, school bus driver.
— Lisa Hamlette, teacher, transferred from middle school.
— Diane Heller, teacher, first grade.
— Leisha Holmes, contracted artist-in-residence.
— Susan Williamson, paraeducator.
— Rachel Williams, paraeducator.
— Amara Zee, PIP paraeducator.
— Sarah Mandzen, transferred from Elementary School.
— Brook Landers, Community Services, LAP, ES/MS Art.
— Betsy Ridwan, ELL teacher.
— James "Lumpy" Sane, custodial.
— Tamara Sindelman, English teacher.
Griffin Bay School:
— Suzanne Cowden.
At the breakfast, the school district thanked its community partners — individuals and organizations that support public education through their involvement:
— Bill Morrissey and Howard Schonberger, United Way.
— Lisa Anderson, San Juan Public Schools Foundation.
— Charles Anderson, San Juan Island Community Foundation.
— Sally Thomsen and Rebecca Clark, San Juan Island Park and Recreation district (Island Rec).
— Joyce Sobel, Family Resource Center.
— Cynthia Stark Wickman, San Juan Island Prevention Coalition.
— Jim Carroll, Dollars for Scholars.
— Diane Jangard, Purple and Gold Club.
— Meghan Hoffman, Elementary School PTA.
— Debbie Rishel, Middle School PTA.
— Deb Nolan, High School PTA.
— Chris Bevens, Band Families and Friends.
— Peg Gerlock, Islands Museum of Art.