Hi Da Vinci Connect Families,

We hope this message finds you well! We wanted to share a quick and important staffing update with you before the last day(s) of school!

It is bittersweet that we share that Sage, our current Assistant Principal, has accepted a new role as Program Specialist in our Central Office. He will be helping to build and strengthen Special Education programs across all Da Vinci Schools. Sage is so grateful and proud of his work here at Connect, especially his work to include and celebrate our students’ intersecting identities and learning modalities. We as a community will continue to benefit from Sage’s gifts and areas of expertise, and wish him the best of luck in this new role! We are sad that he won’t live on our campus day to day, but we will continue to feel gratitude for the impact he has made.

We are excited to share that we have found our new Assistant Principal within the walls of our own community–we are thrilled to share that our very own Robin Brown has accepted the position of Assistant Principal starting in Fall 2023! Robin joined Da Vinci in our third year of operation, and will lead with a strong foundation of who we are and what is important to our community. Please join us in congratulating both Sage and Robin in these new roles!

Finally, we would also like to share that we are saying “see you soon” to another long-standing staff member in our community, Kelly Ann Sassone. Her family is re-locating and about to begin a brand new adventure. While we are excited for what is to come in this next step of their journey, we are sad that Kelly Ann will no longer be a Core 1 teacher–where she has spent over 10 years welcoming our youngest learners to the Da Vinci Connect Family. Her years of dedication and expertise will continue to impact our community for years to come. Thank you, Kelly Ann!

While we look for the just-right teachers to join Core 1 and Core 2, please know that our community is very well equipped for this transition–we embrace change and believe that change can bring beautiful new opportunities–even when it feels hard.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Kaitlin directly. We look forward to continuing  this journey with you into the 2023-2024 school year and beyond!

With Gratitude,

The Team at Da Vinci Connect