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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 ADULT SOCCER ACADEMY

Are you a Nido parent, alumni, or staff who loves to play soccer, but doesn't have a way to play? Join us on Mondays and Thursdays evenings beginning March 12 for the Nido Adult Soccer Academy.

Welcome Back from MS Principal Shawe

I trust that your child enjoyed the summer break – traveling, reading (I hope!), sleeping a bit later – and that she/he returns home this week with a huge smile about the start of the new semester.

Welcome Back from ES Principal James

I am eager to greet students and families on the first day and hear all about the memories that were made during the summer vacation.

Welcome Back from EYS Principal Cota

I hope that you all had a wonderful summer of spending time with family, relaxing and reconnecting with one another in a rejuvenating environment.

NIDO PLACES 20TH IN CHILE'S PSU RANKING

The 21 National Plan students who recently sat for the PSU (Prueba de Selección Universitaria) earned Nido the 20th spot in the top 100 schools in Chile for PSU rankings.

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.

Financial Aid for 2018-2019

We are pleased to announce the application period for Nido's financial aid program is now open for families wishing to apply for the 2018-2019 school year.

Headmaster Transition

The Board of Directors at the International School Nido de Aguilas has announced that Dr. Ralph Maurer will be departing Nido with his family in December 2017, and Assistant Headmaster and High School Principal David Perry will become Acting Headmaster.

Nido Featured by WIDA

Nido was the focus school of the month in WIDA's November newsletter. Several faculty members at Nido have actively participated in WIDA research for developing new tools to further guide instruction and assessment with early learners in international settings.

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