The start of the 2022-2023 school year has been busy, and as the end of the calendar year draws close, we wish to take a moment to recognize some of the changes that have occurred within the ranks of our faculty and staff. To those departing, we send the warmest wishes for happiness in their next endeavors. At the same time, we enthusiastically welcome those who have recently joined our wonderful teaching and support staff here at the school.



Julia Newcomer

Julia first joined the WSMF faculty as an Early Childhood substitute teacher last year. She had such a wonderful experience working with our students that she has chosen to join as a permanent assistant to the Buttercup class this year. We are appreciative of the love and care that she brings to the students on a daily basis.

Liz Nugent

Liz has been a long-time member of the community, first as a parent and then as an alumni parent. This fall she has taken on the mantle of Nursery assistant, and will also be supporting the after school programs. Her help has already been felt across our nursery program, and for that, we are grateful.

Charles Kennedy

Mr. Kennedy will be joining our staff as of November 28th. He will be taking over as our facilities manager, seeing to the daily upkeep of our beautiful campus. Mr. Kennedy brings a wealth of experience, borne of many years with Georgetown Public Schools. We look forward to welcoming him to our community.



Jack Hogan

After 10 years as Facilities Manager, Jack Hogan left his roles at the end of October to pursue another very exciting opportunity. Over the past 10 years Jack has worked hard to keep our campus up and running, ensuring the safety of our playgrounds and building, and so much more. We are extremely grateful to Jack for his work over the years and hope that you will all join us tomorrow afternoon, during the Thanksgiving Assembly, when we take the time to thank him and wish him well in his next endeavor.

Branigan Reed

Branigan leaves our school after six years as a teacher, social emotional learning specialist, and festival life committee member. She has spent her tenure bringing energy and joy to her students and colleagues, and she will be missed. Below is a note that Branigan wished to share with the community.

Dear WSMF community,
Since 2016 I have called this community home, and it is because of your kindness, generosity, friendship, and care that these have been some of the most beautiful years of my life. Thank you for your energy, openness, and passions. I wish all the very best for each and every one of you and will always consider you a beloved friend. To the families: Thank you for your love and devotion to your children. To my colleagues: Thank you for your collaboration and innovation. To the students: Thank you for the brilliant light and joy you share with those of us lucky enough to be your teachers. Finally, a special nod to the Thunderbirds- you have filled my heart with so much love and gratitude simply by being yourselves. May that never change.

May the sun shine upon you.

May all love surround you.

May the light within you, guide your way home.

Many blessings to you all & GREAT BIG hugs,
Branigan Reed