The Animas Quill and Saying Goodbye to Four Exemplary Ospreys
Don't miss, too, a tribute to the four outstanding staff members who will not be returning to AHS next fall. We will deeply miss Bridget Stowers, Dusty Grannis, Stephen Sellers and Jess Morrison and are so incredibly grateful for the combined 36.5 years(!) of service they have dedicated to AHS. Each has touched lives in immeasurable ways during their tenure at our school.
Jess has been my rock this year, through the essays, the financial aid and the crying over either of the previous two. She is a steady wealth of knowledge and problem-solving. I would never come to her with anything and walk away without an answer or a game plan. --Billie Brand, class of '21
Stephen is a visionary who sees beyond the educational limits of his time. He is willing to ask the hard questions to students and then wait patiently while they work together to shape their education. While working with Stephen, I stretched my wings further than ever, trusting the process. Stephen will be deeply missed at Animas. But his roots run deep and will never be upended.
--Sara Price, Humanities Teacher
The passion and excitement Dusty has for the things he loves is contagious, and those around him will always surely end up with a piece of that positivity. I've always been so appreciative of the energy Dusty brings.
--Sean Madden, class of '21
Since Animas' inception, Bridget has been the constant, the love, the acceptance, the calm. She is more than the "mom" of the school; she is home personified.
--Erin Skyles, School Counselor
We are the school we are today thanks to the contributions of these four amazing Ospreys and we will miss them deeply. Please take the time to reach out to them directly to share your appreciations and love.
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? Check out this AMAZING short story, Sixone's Request
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