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Mrs. Joseph is retiring...

I would like to announce my upcoming retirement on December 31, 2017. I share this news with mixed emotions because on the one hand, I am looking forward to the next phase of my life and personal growth. On the other hand, I know I will miss the role in education that has fulfilled my life for over three decades. The thousands of children who have inspired me and provided me a sense of purpose, the hundreds of staff who have impressed me with the dedication they have for the well-being of their students every single day and the families that have entrusted me to do the very best for their children. 

The last three and a half years at Westminster have been ones of incredible achievement and pride as I have seen the continued growth of our students and the hard work of our staff. I have felt blessed with the support of our parent community and their involvement in the many initiatives we have put in place to provide an excellent education for our students.  

The new principal who will replace me as of January has not yet been announced but will be shared as soon as the appointment is made. I will be helping that person transition into our school to support the continuation of the academic, social and emotional well-being of all our students. By leaving mid-year I know that I have set the school up for success and done my best to provide for the smoothest of transitions for the new administration.

I want to thank all those that I have worked with over the years; the superintendents and school trustees who have contributed to my success; all the teachers and staff that have supported and learned along with me; all the parents and families that have entrusted me with the care of their most precious children; and finally all the beautiful children of all ages who have made coming to school every day a worthwhile purpose for my life.  

Thank you.

Respectfully yours,
Mrs. Joseph
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  1. Micheline, I loved working with you at Elder’s Mills. I learned so much from our time together there. Thanks for everything, and I wish you a wonderful retirement!
    Kirsten Lee (formerly Leonardo)


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