Kathleen Daspit greets the year with a smile

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© HAWKEYE Emmalee Harmon

New Assistant Principal Kathleen Daspit.

By Kathleen Daspit, Assistant Principal

Hello MTHS students and staff and welcome to our 2022-2023 school year. 

It is another year for some, a new start at MTHS for others. Familiar or not, we all start each new year with new excitement, new challenges and new choices. Yes, there are new clothes and new supplies, but there are also new paths to choose. New ways to set new goals into motion.

I am excited to join the MTHS staff this year. This is my first year in the Edmonds School District, but I have been a principal and teacher for many years. I love the beginning of the year because there is a unique kind of joy that resonates through the halls. I know however, that the start of the school year is also difficult for some. This new beginning is for everyone, and I hope that no matter who you are or where you are coming from, you make the most of this fresh start ahead of you.

For those who are new at MTHS, you are in good company. We welcome you and we are glad you are here. This year will be a year of learning and a year of figuring out where you fit in. Remember that you are never alone, with students and staff ready to help every step of the way. 

For those who are returning, you too have a fresh start. You have a chance to reset and re-evaluate. Now is the time to decide who you want to be this year and where you are heading. Set goals, make plans, and find support through staff, friends and family. Keep what was working and change what was holding you back. 

The last few years have taken a lot from each of us. Regardless of where you are in your journey, what path you have been traveling, let this new beginning be your hope and your compass for tomorrow. Look at this school year as a new way to approach your future.

I can’t wait to see what this year will bring. I wish each and every student, staff member and family all the best this 2022-2023 school year.