I know that Dr. Pottratz, our school psychologist, has been able to share with some of you that she and her husband are relocating their family this summer. While I am excited for Dr. P. to be closer to her own family, she will be deeply missed by our Hunnewell community. You may remember that Dr. Pottratz first joined us as a part-time psychologist in the spring of 2015. The staff and I were thrilled when she accpeted a permanent position in the fall of that same year. I am eternally grateful for the work she has done to support the social and emotional learning of students and staff in her two-year tenure. Please join me in wishing Dr. Pottratz and her family an easy transition and move to their new home.
I can also share that we have hired Dr. Megan Cassidy to serve as our school psychologist. Dr. Cassidy has her doctorate in clinical and school psychology from the University of Virginia. She has worked for the past six years as a clinical psychologist in a pediatric practice. The interview team, which included Dr. Pottratz, was incredibly impressed with Dr. Cassidy and unanimously selected her to serve in this role. Please join me in welcoming Dr. Cassidy to Hunnewell. While she has big shoes to fill, I am confident that she is up to the task. I will arrange a coffe in the fall, so that you have a chance to meet her.
Again, a special thank you to Dr. Pottratz.