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    Team Lowell
    Posted on 08/27/2017

    This year you will see many familiar faces and a number of new ones as well.  Here's a quick update on what is happening in terms of Team Lowell.

    Mr. Skeffington is joining as our new Assistant Principal.  He comes to us via Gatewood Elementary in West Seattle.

    Ms. Tammy and Ms. Maria will continue to manage the office. 

    Nurse Jade and Nurse Diane are returning and Ms. Finkley continues as our Family Support Worker.

    Welcome our new full time counselor, Ms. Scally.  She brings a depth of knowledge about working with students who have experienced trauma, and she has had a wide range of experiences working with diverse communities.

    We have a whole new, talented Specialists crew this year. Welcome Ms. Shelby (full time music), Ms. Nelson (0.8 time art), and Coach Townsend (full time PE). 

    We are searching for a 0.5 librarian.  Note:  we will be opening the library the first day of school with a substitute.

    Ms. Tiegan and Mr. Vu continue as our ELL experts, with Ms. Ngo, Ms. Gonzalez, Ms. Habte, and Ms. Bich supporting us in their roles as ELL Instructional Assistants.

    Ms. Raymond is joining us as our full time reading intervention specialist. She will be serving students, grades K-5, in need of additional support in developing skills as a reader.

    As for general education classroom teachers, here are the teams as of Sunday, August 27.  There may be slight changes, based on student enrollment.
    Team Kindergarten:  Ms. Spring, Ms. Parks, and Ms. Arbogast
    Team First Grade:  Ms. O'Neal, Ms. Choi, and Ms. Busch
    Team Second Grade:  Ms. West, Ms. Commings, and Ms. Rae (2/3 split)
    Team Third Grade:  Ms. Moffit and Mr. Nichols
    Team Fourth Grade:  Ms. Haugen and Mr. Moreno
    Team Fourth/Fifth Grade:  Ms. Laura as 5th, with the 4/5 position open for interviews.  We have a phenomenal substitute at the ready to begin the school year.

    As for Special Education staff, here's the latest:
    PreSchool Programs:
      Ms. Jostock AM (Visually Impaired focused)
      Ms. Lynn PM (Multiple Disabilities focused)
      Ms. Giroux full time (Extended Day)
      Ms. Dowd full time (Developmental)
    Resource Room:  Ms. Frasene (full time) and Ms. Randolph (afternoons)
    Focus Programs:  Ms. Polkinghorn and Ms. Cantwell
    Distinct (Distinguished):  Ms. Herriott
    Multiple Disabilities (Med/Frag):  Ms. Manley
    SLPs:  Welcome Laine Anderson (full time SLP); others will be posted soon
    OTs:  posted soon
    PTs:  posted soon
    Vision:  Michelle Ferrell as the Department Chair.  Other staff to be posted soon
    School Psychologist:  Ms. Stemle
    *We are finalizing Special Education Instructional Assistant assignments and will post prior to the start of school.

    Ms. Mei continues as our amazing cafeteria lead.

    Welcome back Ms. Val and Ms. Vanessa as our custodial crew.

    Team Lowell -  Nothing can stop us!