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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.

 

Earth Week at Nido

Last week, High School kicked off a month long Earth awareness campaign. The theme for this year is End Plastic Pollution.

Shadowing Day at Nido | April 25

Una de las mejores formas de familiarizarse con un lugar es experimentándolo de primera mano. Nido ofrecerá precisamente eso a través de su Shadowing Day, el miércoles 25 de abril.

ARTS SHOWDOWN | MAY 10, 2018

Nido's much anticipated Arts Showdown event is coming up on Thursday, May 10 in the Arts Building.

EMPREDIL 2018

The 2nd annual EMPREDIL conference on March 22 & 23 aims to inspire young leaders to take action about the future. Organized by students, this conference is targeted towards teenagers that are interested in entrepreneurship, leadership, and success.

MINDFULNESS COURSE FOR PARENTS

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

NIDO 5000 CHALLENGE

The second annual Nido 5000 is a community race series organized by the Nido de Aguilas Trail Running Team, Myteam Run & Tri club, and sponsored by Mitsubishi.

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.

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