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1 December 2022

Dear Chinquapin community-

The semester is near its end; there are several changes in the community to report.  It is no easy task to state that, regrettably, we have faculty member changes.  While this is very unfortunate news, we do have teachers dedicated to teaching additional courses and have added new members to the community to teach open courses. The 6th grade Leadership I course will be taught by James Richey and the 6th grade Science course will be taught by Aby Cisneros.  Both Aby and James are current faculty who teach middle school and high school classes. The 10th grade Chemistry course will be taught by new faculty member, Jamie Chambers.  Jamie is a tutor on campus, so she is familiar with Chinquapin and has already begun building relationships with the students. Jamie is an experienced educator who has taught at both public and private schools.

The search for full-time teachers for courses is still ongoing! We currently have openings in high school social studies, middle school and high school science, and middle school and high school PE classes. Like schools across the nation, this continues to be uncharted territory for Chinquapin! Our current staff has done a tremendous job helping out when emergency substitutes are needed, but we have almost reached our capacity and have difficulty taking on new classes or substituting for others while they are out. As we continue to navigate the educational landscape, seek applicants, and interview candidates for open positions, we are focused on finding the best educators who are driven and committed to make sure your students succeed!

Please reach out to me directly with any questions.

Thank you for your continued support!


Dorothy Scrutchin, Ed.D.

Executive Director

Diciembre 1, 2022

Estimada comunidad de Chinquapin-

El semestre está llegando a su fin, hay varios cambios en la comunidad para informar. No es tarea fácil afirmar que, lamentablemente, tenemos cambios en los miembros de la facultad. Si bien esta es una noticia muy desafortunada, tenemos maestros dedicados a impartir cursos adicionales y hemos agregado nuevos miembros a la comunidad para impartir cursos abiertos. El curso de Liderazgo I de sexto grado será impartido por James Richey y el curso de Ciencias de sexto grado será impartido por Aby Cisneros. Tanto Aby como James son profesores actuales que enseñan clases de secundaria y preparatoria. El curso de química de décimo grado será impartido por el nuevo miembro de la facultad, Jamie Chambers. Jamie es tutora en el campus, por lo que está familiarizada con Chinquapin y ya ha comenzado a establecer relaciones con los estudiantes. Jamie es una educadora experimentada que ha enseñado en escuelas públicas y privadas.

¡La búsqueda de profesores de tiempo completo para los cursos sigue en curso! Actualmente tenemos vacantes en estudios sociales de secundaria, ciencias de secundaria y escuela intermedia, y clases de educación física de secundaria y escuela intermedia. Al igual que las escuelas de todo el país, ¡este sigue siendo un territorio desconocido para Chinquapin! Nuestro personal actual ha hecho un gran trabajo ayudando cuando se necesitan sustitutos de emergencia, pero casi hemos alcanzado nuestra capacidad y tenemos dificultades para aceptar clases nuevas o sustituir a otros mientras están fuera. A medida que continuamos navegando por el panorama educativo, buscando candidatos y entrevistando a candidatos para puestos vacantes, ¡nos enfocamos en encontrar a los mejores educadores que estén motivados y comprometidos para garantizar que sus estudiantes tengan éxito!

Comuníquese conmigo directamente con cualquier pregunta.

¡Gracias por su apoyo continuo!


Dorothy Scrutchin, Ed.D.

Directora Ejecutiva


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