• August 2017
     
    It is Back to School Eve and exitement is in the air. All district staff joined together for a day of learning on August 28, 2017. The enthusiasm is palpable and brings joy to my heart!
     
    As we prepare to roll the busses, cook the meals, and teach the lessons, we know this is also a time for families to enjoy their last full day of summer together. Hearing about your precious time together and knowing how important quality family time is, we thank you for entrusting us with your most precious of treasures: the children.
     
    Our teaching staff is well prepared and features quite a few new faces along with our beloved returners. Please help us welcome:
    • Stacy Silver, Elementary Special Education
    • Megan Lee, 4th Grade
    • Michelle (Moos) Avila - 1st Grade
    • Jake Grantham - Secondary Social Studies
    • Sarah Shipley - Secondary Social Studies
    • Lynda De La Rosa Hernandez - Secondary Special Education
    • Angel Cantu - Secondary Math
    • Lauren Hippenstiel - Secondary Drama
    • Ari Landworth - Primary

     

    Also joining our district staff this year we have:

    • Samantha Alumbres - Elementary Paraeducator
    • Heidi Darling - Secondary Paraeducator
    • Randy Swift - Transportation Mechanic/Bus Driver
    • Linda Rumbolt - Food Services
    • Jennifer Moyer - Psychologist
    • Ashton Tveter - After School Program Paraeducator
    • Stevie Goetz - After School Program Paraeducator
    • Todd Torgeson - Secondary Principal

    We are also excited to announce our 2017-18 theme, ACE IT! ACE = Achieve * Connect * Engage, and we believe the center of the message is the key to our success - connections with others and each other. Click below to see the image.

    ACE IT!

    Please feel free to contact me if you would like to visit our schools or talk with me. My door is open and I'm very proud to be part of this amazing school district.

    wmeissner@lc.k12.wa.us

    360.466-3171 x4006
     
    Yours in service,
     
     
    Dr. Whitney Meissner
     
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    July 2017

    To All Parents, Students, District Patrons and Visitors,
     
     
    Welcome to the 2017-18 school year! I am very excited and honored to be serving La Conner as your superintendent. 
     
    The middle of July is a great time to enjoy sunshine, family, friends, and community. Here in the school district, we are preparing for the start of school. Teachers are engaged in professional learning this summer. The maintenance department is busy working on many incredible projects on our campus. Kids are getting in shape for fall sports and many are participating in summer school.
     
    I have already begun meeting with individuals and groups to learn more about La Conner and the La Conner Schools. Everyone is consistent in sharing the many wonderful opportunities that exist for kids here, and also what a great place this is to live, work, and play. I invite you to contact me for an appointment to share with me your perspective on what's working and what could be strengthened. My email is wmeissner@lc.k12.wa.us, or you can contact the office staff at 466-3171 to set a time to meet.
     
    What can you expect from me? I'm here for kids. I want to ensure that La Conner Schools continue to be a nurturing, caring, high quality educational system for all kids. I want people who work here to love coming to work and feel like they are thriving personally and professionally. I want to be visible and accessible for students, staff, parents, and community. 
     
    My 25 years in public education have afforded me many incredible opportunities. I started out teaching math and English in the Federal Way School District in 1992. From there, I was assistant principal at Snohomish High School for 4 years, followed by 14 years in the Chimacum School District where was a principal, assessment director, athletic director, and facilitated a variety of professional learning opportunities for staff.
     
    I have been a member of Rotary for several years and recently joined La Conner's Rotary Club. I love the mission of the club: "Service Above Self".
     
    I look forward to meeting each of you and helping our students and staff open doors and fulfill dreams!
     
    Thank you for the warm welcome. I am so happy to be here!
     
    Dr. Whitney Meissner
Last Modified on August 29, 2017