After nineteen years of teaching, I will be retiring from Waiau on December 31, 2018. Unfortunately, I have family obligations that require me to make this difficult decision.

 I have enjoyed these last months with your children and have many special memories. They are full of energy and enthusiasm for learning. Mr. Takazono has assured me that my replacement, Ms. Tran, is well qualified to guide your children through the last two quarters of this school year.

 Thank you for all the support. I look forward to hearing from each of your children as they grow into successful and productive young learners. Please keep in touch.