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A year and some change | Superintendent's Corner

About this time last year, the school district launched its first strategic plan in about 20 years. After over a year of gathering feedback from students, staff, families, and... — Updated 11/15/2023


Students receive common area, new learning spaces | Superintendent's Corner

Back-to-school is always an exciting time for students, families, and staff. This fall, some students and staff are settling into newly renovated school buildings that were... — Updated 9/6/2023


Some things never go out of style | Superintendent's Corner

In past columns, I’ve shared a lot of nuts and bolts about the Mukilteo School District: COVID-related updates, bond progress, the district’s Strategic Plan launch, and several... — Updated 6/21/2023


District budget reductions despite legislative outcomes | Superintendent's Corner

The last couple of months, I’ve shared with you the district’s budget situation. As we’ve gathered more information about the current year’s budget needs and closer... — Updated 5/10/2023


Gathering budget priorities | Superintendent's Corner

Last month, I shared with you the budget challenges Mukilteo and other school districts around the state are experiencing. The district must cut $20 to $25 million from the budget... — Updated 3/15/2023


Colliding factors create 'perfect storm' of budget impacts | Superintendent's Corner

Mukilteo School District and many other school districts in our state are experiencing significant budget concerns. There are several causes leading to this “perfect storm” of... — Updated 2/19/2023


Dedicated public servants | Superintendent's Corner

January is School Board Recognition Month, so naturally we are expressing gratitude for our school board. However, our appreciation for the board’s work goes far beyond an annual... — Updated 1/12/2023


School District's Strategic Plan ready after 20 years | Superintendent's Corner

In September I shared with you that we have been gathering input from staff, students, families, and community partners over the past year to develop a strategic plan, something Muk... — Updated 1/4/2023


Your dollars at work | Superintendent's Corner

There is a lot I’m thankful for this time of year. Seeing so many student and staff efforts to support our community through food, gift, and clothing drives always reminds me... — Updated 11/9/2022


Assessments show positive progress | Superintendent's Corner

Jacob is a fourth-grade student this year and loves his new teacher. He is doing well in class, but is missing a few foundational concepts in math. He is struggling to understand fr... — Updated 10/12/2022


New plan to guide Mukilteo School District | Superintendent's Corner

The past few years have spurred many changes in the Mukilteo School District. As challenging as the pandemic has been to navigate, it brought us some silver linings including... — Updated 9/8/2022


Student achievement – a district report card | Mukilteo Schools

I have a quiz for you. Don’t worry, it’s not graded. What are schools responsible for? Teaching students the core subjects needed for life such as reading, writing, and math.... — Updated 6/15/2022


Business as usual, but not quite | Superintendent's Corner

As we wrap up the school year, it’s been wonderful to be able to have more in-person events like Spring Fling dance, prom, performances, graduation, and other events to... — Updated 5/12/2022


Spring means strategic planning and a question | Superintendent's Corner

Warmer weather and longer light hours mean spring is upon us, which is already an exciting time for schools. Spring sees more student performances, outdoor athletics, and... — Updated 4/6/2022


Where does the money go? | Superintendent's Corner

Thanks to voter approval, the two proposed replacement levies passed in February. One was a four-year Educational Programs Levy, which passed with 56.87% voter approval. That levy... — Updated 3/16/2022


The truth about 'To Kill a Mockingbird' | Superintendent's Corner

There has been a lot of media attention around the school board’s recent to decision to change “To Kill a Mockingbird” from required reading to a teacher’s choice. Often the... — Updated 2/2/2022


School Board Appreciation Month | Superindentent's Corner

January is School Board Appreciation Month. In honor of this annual observance, I want to recognize the tremendous work and passion the district's five-person board gives for very... — Updated 1/5/2022


Staff unites to cover shortages

This school year has been a difficult one so far. We have many aspects of school that are more normal – more students on campus, more activities like athletics and performing... — Updated 12/1/2021


Getting back to business | Superintendent's Corner

Autumn's falling leaves are a sign that students are well-settled into their school routines by now. With the changing colors of the leaves, we introduced several new tools this... — Updated 11/3/2021


School year starts with in-person and distance learning | Superintendent's Corner

Student voices are once again filling school hallways as the school year has begun! We are thrilled to serve students in person again and most students are attending school on campu... — Updated 9/8/2021


Recovery efforts and more options for students | Superintendent's Corner

In response to the effects of the pandemic, we have been working hard to develop ways to recover student learning and re-integrate students into school routines. Several of those... — Updated 8/18/2021


New year, new approach | Superintendent's Corner

This past school year was different for many reasons, including the way our district operates. There are already differences in the way we communicate, gather feedback, and engage... — Updated 6/30/2021


Students back to in-person learning | Superindenent's Corner

There is much to celebrate this month. Last week, the remaining elementary students returned to in-person learning if their families chose to do so. Elementary students attend in-pe... — Updated 4/21/2021


Many in the district helping to bring students back to classrooms | Superintendent's Corner

Things are moving more quickly at the Mukilteo School District. After expanding part-time in-person learning to students receiving special services in January, we have added ECEAP... — Updated 4/12/2021


District planning for the return of more students to in-person learning | Superintendent's Corner

The tide is beginning to turn with lower case rates in our region and the move to Phase 2 of the governor’s Roadmap to Recovery Plan. That shift makes it easier to bring more... — Updated 2/10/2021


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