There comes a point in the life of an international school when we inevitably have to say goodbye to students, colleagues and friends. We will certainly miss all those leaving us and I hope that they realise they have each left their own mark and legacy on the school, no matter how long they have been with us.
This year we would like to announce the following Upper School staff departures...
Ms Sidoli has been an absolute superstar in the life of the Upper School. Enthusiasm, passion and dedication are just a few of the adjectives I could use to describe both her personality and her work as the Head of PHE, as well as the MYP Coordinator during Ms Villate’s maternity leave. Ms Sidoli is truly dedicated to the students and has shown immense commitment to guiding students, particularly those in M5. She has brought consistency, clarity and stability to the PHE department and runs a highly effective and functioning department. While we dearly miss Ms Sidoli, we are delighted to know that she will still be within touching distance as she takes up the role of Head of PHE at our New York campus. We know that she will be successful here and we are all hugely excited for this transatlantic transfer! Our New York colleagues are lucky to be welcoming her.
Ms Delgado has embodied and embraced all of Dwight’s three pillars (Community, Personalised Learning, Global Vision) throughout her 12 years at Dwight. We will miss her unwavering dedication to her Spanish students whom she has masterfully guided throughout her time with us. Her competency as an educator and leader is respected and valued by us all and she has recently been very successful as providing an oversight of all things connected to student enrichment and challenges. Ms Delgado has also been instrumental in providing a soft landing for our incoming M1 students, and her steady hand in this area has been a key thing for M1 student success in settling into life at Dwight’s Upper School. We wish Ms Delgado all the very best in her new school and we hope she knows that she will be dearly missed by us all.
Fion has been working in our Arts department since 2019 and she has capably guided many of our drama students throughout her time with us. Fion has provided technical support and sparks of creativity in the arts world at Dwight and has recently launched a successful Saturday Creativity Hub. Fion will be heading to do a PGCE with Walthamstow Academy and her technical support for all things drama and art has been so brilliant during her time with us.
Ailish initially joined us as a volunteer in our maths and physics classrooms, but soon became a more permanent fixture providing masterful support for students, particularly in the subject of maths. Ailish’s in-depth knowledge and passion for maths has been hugely valuable to the students, and their calm, diligent and steady approach to teaching has meant strong relationships have been formed with both colleagues and students. Ailish also provided invaluable support for our aspiring Oxbridge university candidates. Ailish will move on to participate in the School Direct PGCE program at Alexandra Park School, accredited through UCL.
Staff Welcome Back
We are hugely excited to be welcoming back Ms Villatte from the start of the new school year after her maternity leave. Ms Villatte will resume her roles of French teacher, Personal Project Coordinator and MYP coordinator.
We are delighted to announce that we will be welcoming back Ms Perez to the Dwight School community from September 2021. Ms Perez did a superb job in proving a seamless cover for Ms Marquez’s Spanish students while she was on maternity leave.