We will be sadly saying goodbye in June to Lauren Samson (switching careers to be a school counselor), Christina Reynolds (moving to a teaching job in Snohomish County where she lives), Nancy Danforth (retiring), and Vicki Cam (transitioning to full-time, at-home mom). If we aren't able to have an in-person get-together in June to thank these four ladies (and Mrs. Bazan, who retired in March), we'll come up with a virtual goodbye celebration.

Meanwhile, Mr. Fitzpatrick is excited to announce St. Louise School's newest hires, who will join our school staff in 2020-21!

  • Our new Kindergarten teacher in KB is Lauren Yount, but she will be Lauren Neal in July, after she gets married. Lauren is graduating from the University of Portland this year. She grew up in Lacey, attending St. Michael School, where her mom is currently the kindergarten assistant. Lauren and her fiancé plan to move to the Bellevue area after July.
  • Our new 4th grade teacher is Braeden Neal ....Lauren's fiancé! Somewhat coincidentally, and somewhat conveniently, Mr. Neal will join the new Mrs. Neal to both teach at St. Louise this fall. Braeden also grew up in the Lacey area, got his teaching degree from W.S.U., and has been teaching middle school math in Olympia this winter and spring.
  • Our new 2nd grade teacher is Lisa McKenna. Yes! That Lisa McKenna! No need to introduce her, other than to say how thrilled we are to get her back to the school where she belongs! She is finishing up getting her Masters Degree in teaching this spring. Lisa adds her name to the St. Louise Hall of Fame of past instructional assistants who have returned to be teachers with us. The other other Hall of Fame member who blazed this same trail? Why, it was none other than the famous Mr. Fuerte!
  • Our new instructional assistant in KB and 1B will be Natalie Doggett. Natalie is a graduate of Regis University with degrees in both biology and Spanish. She has served as a Jesuit Volunteer Corps member in both Oregon and Yakima, assisting Catholic Charities and community health needs. Natalie's younger brother, Tim, is a 2019 alum of St. Louise.

We will all be able to meet our newest Chargers in late August, when the faculty return for inservice meetings.