Dear Olympic View Scholars, Families, and Community,
Thank you for your partnership as we worked through this year of distance learning together! Your perseverance and dedication have been crucial to the success of OLV scholars. For those I have yet to meet, I wanted to take the time to introduce myself formally as principal of Olympic View Elementary. I graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood and Family Studies and a Master’s in Teaching. Last year, I completed my Doctorate in Educational and Organizational Learning and Leadership. I have been a part of the OLV community for the past three years in the role of teacher, interventionist, and assistant principal. I am so excited to continue in the role of principal as I have experienced first-hand the strength of this community and how, together, we are dedicated to ensuring that all scholars are learning at the highest level every day.
Joining the team as our new Assistant Principal is Nicholas Wilken. In his previous role, he was an English Language Learners Facilitator at Mt. Rainier High School. Prior to this, he served in many roles at Blueprint Middle School located in Bronx, NY. Nicholas earned a Master’s in Education from Columbia University and a Master’s in Teaching English to speakers of other languages from CUNY Hunter College in New York. He received a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and French and Francophone Literature from Ithaca College in New York. We are excited to serve OLV as a new administrative team.
Words cannot express how excited we are for this upcoming year! We spent the end of the 2020-21 school year collecting voices from scholars and staff to guide our work and vision for the upcoming school year. To understand how best to serve the scholars at OLV, we need strong community voice! We have already had three family voice sessions and have learned so much about what is working well at OLV and how we can continue to grow and improve. Look out for e-mail and Remind notifications for more of these opportunities throughout the summer; we look forward to continuing to partner with you.
Many families have inquired about summer learning opportunities. Federal Way Public Schools is dedicated to ensuring that learning continues during the summer. Students can still log into launchpad to access learning tools used throughout the school year and tune into the local channel 21 for lessons led by FWPS teachers. Please visit https://www.fwps.org/Page/8146 for more details on the summer learning opportunities available to all scholars in Federal Way Public Schools. Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns, and thank you for this opportunity to serve OLV scholars!
Jenai Choi, Ed.D