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April 6, 2020

Please see the letter below from our Assistant Principal, Tania Brown.
Ms. Brown will be leaving us at the end of this week to become Principal of Annie Foot School. On behalf of our school community, I thank her for almost three years of very dedicated and passionate service! We wish her the absolute best in her new journey!

Dear Families of McKenzie Highlands School,
I write this letter with a heavy heart. I wish I could tell you and the students in person that my journey as your Assistant Principal has come to an end. Effective Monday, April 13th, I begin my new role as Principal of Annie Foote School.
I want to tell you how much I have enjoyed working with your children and you, over the past three years. When I joined McKenzie Highlands, I immediately realized what a special place it was. Not only because of your students and yourselves, but to find such an amazing group of teachers and support staff, who put kids first, every single day.
As our worlds have turned upside down over the last few weeks, you must know how each teacher misses your children terribly. I have seen our staff work tirelessly, day and night and on weekends to get ready for this new way of teaching and learning. I don’t think any of us were prepared for this, but what we have accomplished in just a short time, reminds me that teachers and support staff are superheros. Your children are in the best and most capable hands possible during this time. That is one less worry you need to carry right now.
To my students: Thank you! Thank you for trusting me; thank you for challenging me; thank you for making me a better Assistant Principal everyday. I will miss you terribly.
To the parents: Thank you for being such amazing partners in your child’s educational journey. It truly takes a village to raise a child. With your support, McKenzie Highlands is that village.
To my staff: You are the best. You are so talented, caring and passionate about teaching and learning. I see you make each decision in the best interest of your students. You are amazing and collectively, McKenzie Highlands is by far a wonderful and safe place for children to learn and thrive.
To Principal Connelly: Thank you. Thank you for giving me the leadership opportunities to develop my capacity to serve a community of learners. Thank you for all your kind words of advice and the guidance you have given me.
My time at McKenzie Highlands can only be described as magical. It was a privilege to be apart of this school community. Until we meet again……
Air hugs,
Ms. Brown


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