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Nurses are district's 'first responders' | Mukilteo Schools

In my March column I referenced the dawn of every school year for students and families, more specifically at Pathfinder Kindergarten Center, and the first welcoming to school for... — Updated 6/2/2022


Safety: Our students' success depends on it | Mukilteo Schools

A year ago, I shared the following at the outset of my monthly school board message focused on School Resource Officers (SROs): “To ensure a welcoming and safe learning and work... — Updated 4/27/2022


Pathfinder Kindergarten Center - littles, firsts, and thanks

The dawn of every new school year is ripe with anticipation for students and families, but none more so than the first day at Pathfinder Kindergarten Center (PKC). Nestled behind... — Updated 3/30/2022


Paraeducators – Co-pilots in our classrooms | Mukilteo Schools

Today’s classroom teachers are revered as some of the most influential persons in the lives of our youth and that extends far beyond their schooling days. On many occasions,... — Updated 3/2/2022


Special Services – 'All means all!' | Mukilteo Schools

The oft-referenced Mukilteo School District mission, “commitment to the success of every student,” calls out our passionate commitment to all our students without exception. It... — Updated 1/26/2022


Dividends (ROI) beyond reading, writing, arithmetic | Mukilteo Schools

In Puget Sound, we are home to three great companies that have yielded dividends to those who have carefully invested in their mission – Amazon, Boeing, and Microsoft. Often... — Updated 11/24/2021


What does the school board do? | Mukilteo Schools

“It begins with our students!” was my calling card and campaign slogan back in 2011 when I first ran for school board. It remains true today in my role as the school board... — Updated 10/27/2021


'Back to school' never sounded so good … | Mukilteo Schools

It has been two years since the first day of school for the 2019-20 school year, the last time the excitement of in-person school coupled with new friends, new teachers, and for... — Updated 10/1/2021


A message for the graduates | Mukilteo School Board

The Mukilteo School District Class of 2021 will take center stage next week, and the tunes of pomp and circumstance will fill Goddard Stadium and Angel of the Wings arena once... — Updated 6/2/2021


School resource officers remain in our schools | Mukilteo Schools

To "ensure a welcoming and safe learning and work environment" is foundational and at the heart of the Mukilteo School District's goals. The school board is committed to this very... — Updated 5/5/2021


Principals are the backbone of our schools | Mukilteo Schools

“You can have great teachers, but if you don’t have a good principal, you won’t have a good school.” – Eli Broad In the Mukilteo School District, we are fortunate to have... — Updated 3/24/2021


Ethnic Studies course offered at all three high schools

The equity policy formally adopted by the Mukilteo School Board in July 2017 and revised last March states: The primary responsibility of the Mukilteo School District is to ensure... — Updated 2/24/2021


Mukilteo School District supporting families in different ways | Mukilteo School Board

The past year and already the start of this year seem to have many bids for our attention, from the pandemic to social movements and the constant of change. It's especially... — Updated 1/27/2021


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