ECHO 31 – Division Director updates

— April 29, 2021 —

Elementary School

For questions related to the elementary school, please contact Francis Carlier, Director of the elementary school,

Middle School

Cara Mitchell maternity leave substitute
As Ms. Mitchell prepares to take her maternity leave starting May 3rd, the Middle School welcomed Liam Millett to the team this week. Mr. Millett is shadowing Ms. Mitchell this week, becoming familiar with her materials, and will continue her program through the rest of the term. Mr. Millett will be a good fit for our international school – he has studied Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan, and French in multiple countries! His love of languages led him to France and to a passion for teaching languages. He writes: “This passion brought me to Normandy, France, to teach English as a foreign language. After an eye-opening experience in the French education system, I am thrilled to begin working in a bilingual, international school, where students receive the benefits of a truly global education.” Welcome, Mr. Millett, and warm wishes to Ms. Mitchell!
Health Education Classes for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade

Each year (except last year due to school closure) SDFAS offers Health Education Classes with guest presenters. Similar to previous years’ format, a teacher from Planned Parenthood will be visiting to conduct a workshop with each class (content and language age-appropriate). These visits were very appreciated in the past by students and faculty, who noted the neutrality, objectivity, and skill of their high-quality workshops. By following the necessary COVID-mitigation protocols, we are pleased to welcome Ms. Amanda Chavez on Monday, May 17th (7th grade) and Thursday, May 20th (6th and 8th grade). Nurse Marilyn will also attend the sessions to support the students.

More information about PP’s programs is available in the attached document. For our purposes, the 6th-grade workshop will focus on puberty, the 7th on STIs, and the 8th on healthy relationships. Ms. Chavez will consult with the school to tailor her sessions to our science curriculum and our students’ needs. We hope this program will contribute to ongoing conversations at home. If you do not wish your student(s) to attend the workshop(s), please email Mme Addo at by May 8th.

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For questions related to the middle school, please contact Tom Faure, Director of the middle school,

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