Welcome to the Sedro-Woolley School DistrictSeptember 17, 2021
Dear Sedro-Woolley Students, Families, and Staff:
You can't recreate the special energy that sparkles as students return to school each year. Students hopping off buses or climbing out of their family's car (or even driving themselves for the first time) ... they were all in a hurry to find their classrooms, meet their teachers and most importantly, reconnect with their friends.
We are so happy to be back in session and can't wait to see the amazing things our students do in 21-22!
Our academic mission in Sedro-Woolley School District is to ensure that all students graduate with the knowledge and skills needed for future learning and success. As I do my best to build on the legacy of beloved former superintendent Phil Brockman, I intend to center the work of the district on this mission. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve a district that is deeply invested in every student who walks through its doors.
During my first year as superintendent, my goal is to learn all about our district and community, listen, be visible and engaged, and build relationships that promote a culture of collaboration and open communication. My entry plan details how I will spend my first year listening and learning. To the extent possible, no significant changes will be made during my first year. I will build on what I learn during my first year to collaborate with others in developing a shared vision for the future.
The plan for the new school year is to bring all our students for in-person learning every day, which I am very excited about. Those who wish to remain in virtual learning may engage in our online Alternative Learning Education (ALE) program by enrolling in the Sedro-Woolley Virtual Learning Academy at this link. As a district, we are committed to providing all our students with engaging and rigorous learning experiences in a safe and supportive learning environment. We will build on the lessons we learned from the past year and celebrate the resiliency that sustained us through such a trying time.
I am just now beginning my tenure as superintendent, but I truly am looking forward to working with all of you for many years to come. A recent graduate of Sedro-Woolley High School wrote me a note not too long ago. She said, “I hope you enjoy our little town and the family we have.” I can say with confidence that I already do.
Please do not hesitate to reach out. I would love to hear from you, hear your story, and hear about what matters to you.Dr. Miriam Miralles MickelsonSuperintendent360email@example.comDr. Miriam Miralles Mickelson is the Superintendent of Sedro-
Woolley School District, replacing Mr. Phil Brockman who retired in June. Previously, Dr. Mickelson was the Executive Director of Teaching and Learning Services in the Snohomish School District. She served Edmonds-Woodway High School as principal and Lake Washington High School as associate principal. She started her career in education in the Clover Park School District where she worked as a substitute teacher, National Board certified high school English teacher, and instructional coach. Dr. Mickelson was born and raised in the Philippines and immigrated to the U.S. at age 22. Her husband, David, is a retired Air Force officer, and her son, Zach, is a senior at Southern Methodist University.
"Every student graduates with the knowledge and skills for future learning and success.”