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High School Principal Announcement

Nido recently conducted a worldwide search to select a High School Principal for the 2018-2019 academic year and is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kate McKenna to the position of High School Principal beginning in July 2018.

Kate comes to Nido with over 16 years of high school experience. She is currently in her seventh year as the High School Vice Principal of Shanghai American School, a leading international school in China. Kate brings to Nido extensive experience in student support, curriculum development, improving teaching practices, experiential learning, school improvement, and strategic planning.

After serving as Assistant Director of Admissions at The University of the South, Kate began her career in high schools in college counseling first at Sidwell Friends School and then at Episcopal High School, both in the Washington, DC area. She then moved into international schools working as a Counselor, English Teacher, and AP Coordinator at the American Overseas School of Rome in Italy and then at the American School of Asuncion, Paraguay. Kate moved into administration at the American College of Sofia in Bulgaria where she served as the Director of College Counseling, among other responsibilities, before moving to her current position in Shanghai. She and her family are very excited to move back to Latin America and look forward to joining the Nido community.

When asked why she chooses to work with high school students, Kate says she is "excited to serve as your next high school principal because I believe that high school is a place for inquiry and self-discovery. It is always a privilege to see students uncover new passions and develop their strengths as they grow from being freshmen to seniors. I look forward to joining you on that journey and working with you to make our school a place that you are proud to call your 'home away from home'."

Kate holds a Doctorate in Education from Nova Southeastern University, an MA in English Literature from Middlebury College, and a BA in English Literature from the University of the South - Sewanee. In addition, Kate completed a Certificate in International School Leadership from the Principals' Training Institute, an Educational Specialist Degree in Mental Health Practices in Schools from the University of Missouri, and a Certificate in International Counseling from Lehigh University.

 

NIDO SURF CLUB 2018-2019

The Nido Surf club is open to HS students (all grades) this 1st semester & MS students (7 & 8 Grades) during 2nd semester. This club will be appropriate for surfers of all skill levels.

Shadow Day at Nido | October 10

Una de las mejores formas de familiarizarse con un lugar es experimentándolo de primera mano. Nido ofrecerá precisamente eso a través de su Shadow Day, el miércoles 10 de octubre.

REGISTER FOR NIDO CHAMBER MUSIC FEST

Nido de Aguilas School invites you to participate in the third Interscholastic Nido Chamber Music Fest. Please note that this is not a competition, but a Festival. Student musicians will participate as an ensemble.

MINDFULNESS COURSE FOR NIDO PARENTS

Nido de Aguilas is pleased to offer again the highly popular 8-Week Mindfulness Workshop for parents with Ms. Lina Paumgarten.

FIESTA HUASA | SEPTEMBER 1, 2018

Join us at our annual Fiesta Huasa event Saturday, September 1st, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Nido baseball field.

WELCOME BACK FROM HS PRINCIPAL MCKENNA

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! I love the start of school. It brings with it a new sense of possibility, excitement, and challenge.

WELCOME BACK FROM MS PRINCIPAL SHAWE

I trust that your child enjoyed the winter break – traveling, reading (I hope!), sleeping a bit later – and that she/he returned home today excited about the start of the new school year.

WELCOME BACK FROM ES PRINCIPAL JAMES

I hope your vacations were restorative and included plenty of family time and positive memories. One of my favorite parts about a new school year, is hearing all of the stories from students as I walk the playground and through classrooms.

WELCOME BACK FROM EYS PRINCIPAL COTA

One of my favorite aspects of working within the Early Years School (EYS) is being able welcome the new and returning students to the EYS. It is such a joy to see the excitement and sometimes the apprehensive looks upon their faces as they enter their classrooms filled with new friends, teachers and environments.

WELCOME BACK FROM ATHLETICS

At Nido, Athletics plays an important role in our community and especially in our student athletes' lives. We offer structured, organized sports and ongoing physical activities.

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