West Marin and Inverness Schools gear up for 2014-2015


West Marin-Inverness begins the 2014-15 school year with a charged iPads, a robust garden, and a full time music teacher for the almost 150 students, which is a slightly larger enrollment than last year. Students have used iPads in all classrooms, but this year, each 2nd-8th grade student will have their own iPad on which to do much of their work. Skilled maintenance worker Giloberto Rodriguez has worked with the district groundskeeper to maintain the resurgent gardens at both the West Marin and Inverness sites and staff and students will be able to pick fruit and vegetables right off the plants. Music teacher David Whitney has also been working during the summer break in order to prepare his schedule and lessons for all students at both schools. Thank you to all of our parents who worked so hard to make these things happen.

We also have a few new faces at West Marin. Ashley Steward is the new 5th grade teacher and comes to us from Richmond. Emilie Klein, who taught at West Marin a few years ago, is the new resource teacher at West Marin and will serve all K-8th students. Kelsy Henke, who was the resource teacher and special day class teacher last year, will only be the latter this year. Chris Eckert is the new 6th grade teacher and will continue his position as the West Marin physical education teacher.

Parents and guardians can meet all the teachers and visit the classrooms in just two weeks on September 4 during our annual Back to School Night, which will begin at 6pm at Inverness and 7:30pm at West Marin.

Matt Nagle
Inverness/West Marin School