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2016-2017 Farewell and Thank You!

Every year, we acknowledge those leaving our school community to embark on new journeys. So that you may have the opportunity to extend your good wishes before the close of school, we want to share the following information about departing staff members.

Alyssa Jahn has shared that she will be moving on from her position as Director of Admission and Outreach on June 15, in order to devote fuller attention at home to her family at this time. For nearly two years, Alyssa has successfully guided our admission office, further strengthening a strategic enrollment program that has resulted in a positive growth trend over the past five years. We wish Alyssa the best in her next endeavors.

Tiffany Conroy has accepted a position in Virginia as the Director of Upper School at the Basis Independent School for the upcoming school year. Tiffany has served the school for twelve years, joining us as a Fourth Grade teacher, sharing talents in Middle School as a Humanities Teacher and Program Coordinator before serving as Middle School Program Director and finally Director of Student Life/I3 Collaborative. Clearly, Tiffany’s servant leadership, responsiveness, and dedication to the school have marked her time here and shaped our school in critical ways. As Tiffany prepares for a move for Virginia, we begin to welcome candidates for a position that combines the Director of Student Life with Humanities coordination and other integrated focus.

The Reverend Diana Carroll has served as our School Chaplain for five years while also ministering as the Rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Eastport. After this school year ends, Pastor Diana will be shifting her attention to focus fully on the growing ministries at St. Luke's. During her time with the School, Pastor Diana has been instrumental in our mission to achieve the full expression of our Episcopal identity, particularly in the areas of worship and religious education, and through her pastoral care for our community. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Pastor Diana through the rich experiences offered at St. Luke’s, including visiting the Eastport Memorial Labyrinth and future opportunities for Instructed Eucharist services.

Sarah Finnis will be moving south with her family. Sarah has been a member of our Program for Young Children faculty having most recently served as Preschool Associate Teacher. Although her move location is yet to be determined, Sarah will continue working with children and sharing her love of art. Sarah commented, “St. Anne’s School has always been good to me and I will miss it dearly.”

Jewel Hill has been teaching at St. Anne’s School of Annapolis for 10 years. Jewel describes her tenure at St. Anne’s School as “a very special time in my life, as I learned a more compassionate way of meeting the needs of each child, as I experienced so many people who truly cared about children and each other. I will miss each of you so much!” Jewel looks forward to rejuvenating, deepening her connection to God, spending more time with family and friends, completing further graduate studies, and continuing to share her expertise as an educator. She would like to share this charge from Titus 7:8 with all of us: “In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.”

Melissa Mercer will be moving on from her position as Advancement Coordinator. We thank Melissa for her dedication to the Development Office and appreciate her work and guidance of this year’s Auction and May Madness events. We wish Melissa the best in her next endeavors.

Formal recognition of all departing staff members will take place at the closing staff meeting in June. Searches are well underway for open positions and we will announce staffing appointments for the fall in the August Constellation.

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