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Dear Stewart Family,

My name is Alyssa Donohue and I am so excited to introduce myself as the new Principal of Stewart Elementary. I am honored to have been selected to serve and lead this special school family that is known for its dedicated teachers, supportive community and incredible students.

A little about myself as an educator. I have taught 5th and 6th grade students in Kent and Puyallup and have spent the last four years serving as an assistant principal at Edgemont Junior High and Sunrise Elementary. In the time I have spent as a teacher and an administrator, I have been committed to the belief that investing in relationships leads to a stronger and more effective learning community where each member feels safety, belonging and significance. I believe that social and emotional learning is just as important as academic learning and ALL students deserve to learn in rigorous and highly engaging classrooms.

On a personal note, I live in Tacoma with my husband, two year old son, and four year old daughter. We love to spend time in our community and look forward to many outdoor adventures this summer. My husband and I spent most of our free time racing sailboats before having kids and hope to get back to doing a little more of that now that they are getting older. When I am not at work, most of my time is spent with my family in our home.

I look forward to building a relationship with all of you over the course of next year as we work together to continue the great work of educating, empowering and inspiring each student to become lifelong learners and productive citizens in society.

Mrs. Donohue