Kenai Students and Families,
I can’t express to all of you how much I love this community and our amazing, fun-loving students. Kenai Central High is the 9th school that I have worked in and I can say with proud conviction that it has been the very best 6 ½ years of my professional career.
Unfortunately, life brings unexpected changes and challenges, both requiring serious thought and decision-making. On Friday, January 8th, this will be my last day at KCHS. My best friend in the whole world is very sick and seeking medical attention out of state. It is required that I be by his side through this experience. The care that is required by me will be 24/7 and for the past couple of months, I have been preparing my mind, body and soul for this upcoming challenge. When you get married to the most wonderful human being in the world, part of that commitment lies in taking care of that person, through the good, bad, and ugly. Right now, he needs me more than ever and I am ready to be there for him.
Thank you for your children! As we are all tired of Covid, it does makes my heart smile that our students will get to come back into our buildings. I want to thank each and every one of you for your continued, unwavering support given to your children and our staff. I am particularly appreciative for everything that you have been doing to support learning from home. This has not been easy! Trying to juggle multiple schedules and trying to deal with all of the normal challenges of family life simultaneously has been extremely tough. Thank you so much.
It has been a remarkable yet crazy journey with all of you, especially that last year and a half. I wish all of you the very best and hope that you realize that your wisdom is the most precious gift that you can ever possess. ALWAYS strive to grow your knowledge and experiences. Take chances left and right so that you will have a greater appreciation for life and achieve greater heights in your future. BE KIND to everyone, even if you don’t feel like it. It is amazing how paying it forward, opening a door for someone, or just giving a random smile or hello can make you feel inside. Imagine how it makes the other one feel!!!
My hope is to be back in Alaska as soon as possible, but healing takes its own time. My dream was to live in Alaska and for the last 12 years, my dream has come true every single day.
Love and happiness,