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  • Farewell message from Superintendent Faith Chapel

    Dear Families,

    As another school year draws to a close, so do my years with the Bainbridge Island School District. It is a time that is bittersweet. After a 40-year career in education, I am looking forward to spending more time with family and friends and pursuing avocational and community activities that are of personal interest. However, it is difficult to contemplate leaving a profession to which I have been passionately committed for such a significant portion of my life.

    I recognize how fortunate I have been to spend the past 15 years in the Bainbridge Island School District. I have been the beneficiary of stimulating and challenging leadership and professional growth experiences as well as opportunities to interact with people of diverse backgrounds and tremendous expertise. I will miss the relationships that I have developed and the daily interactions with colleagues, staff members, parents and community leaders who I have come to admire, value and respect. 

    I want to express my gratitude to you and to the Bainbridge Island community for the opportunity to serve as the superintendent of one of the finest public school districts in the nation. It has been an honor to work with a dedicated and talented group of administrators, certificated and classified staff to build upon a long-standing tradition of educational excellence and set the stage for the future. 

    While the last several years have been filled with numerous budgetary issues and other significant challenges in K-12 education, what I will carry with me is a deep appreciation for the resilience and dedication of Bainbridge Island educators and the island’s enduring support for education. Even in the darkest of times, this shared commitment to the children of this community and the desire for continuous innovation and improvement have been sources of inspiration for me. It is my sincere hope that the coming years will prove to be exciting ones as the district continues to consider new educational programs and opportunities that will benefit students and staff.

    With gratitude and warm regard, 

    Faith A. Chapel

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