We had our final day of school today. The Parent Volunteer Tea was lovely today. We appreciate their generosity with time for our school.
We also said good-bye to some of our staff as well as welcoming some new.
I would like to introduce our new Vice Pricipal Barbara Busalacchi.
Here is a little intro she sent us:
After teaching elementary school for 14 years in California and earning a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology, I followed the call of the mountains and moved to Whistler. I was privileged to work, learn and play on the territory of the St’at’yemc Nation for the last 10 years. I enjoyed working for the Líl̓wat Nation at the Ts’zil Adult Learning Centre in Mount Currie as the Cultural Video Production Program co-creator/instructor, the Education Coordinator and the Manager of the Trades and Training program. In addition, I was a Capilano University instructor at Ts’zil teaching Career Planning courses. To learn more about the Líl̓wat Nation and their language (Ucwalmícwts), I enrolled in the Líl̓wat Language and Culture Certificate Program through Capilano University and should graduate this December.
In August 2017, I decided to return to my roots in public elementary school and joined SD 48 as the Vice Principal of Signal Hill Elementary in Pemberton. The best part of my job has been learning with the children of my friends, co-workers and former Ts’zil students. I am looking forward to working at Squamish Elementary School, meeting the community and learning more about the Squamish Nation.
On behalf of our staff, we wish you a wonderful summer. The office will be open from Aug 26th in preparation for school opening.
Ji Ai Cho