Seattle Lutheran High School: A farewell and a hello

June 16, 2012 at 2:19 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle schools | 1 Comment

Two updates from Seattle Lutheran High School:

GOODBYE: We managed to photograph the cake for posterity before the RSVP’d crowd of 300-plus all showed up for the retirement reception celebrating Shirley Vradenburgh‘s 32 years at the school:

The Friday night celebration packed the gym where just one week earlier she and other members of the school staff and community had gathered for the graduation of Seattle Lutheran’s Class of 2012 (WSB coverage here). As an enduring tribute to her SLHS work, the Shirley Vradenburgh Scholarship was endowed at this year’s school auction.

HELLO: We learned this week that the school has announced its new principal. Dave Meyer is coming to Seattle Lutheran from Concordia Lutheran School in northeast Seattle. His appointment was announced in a letter to the SLHS school community, in which Meyer was described as “bring(ing) contagious enthusiasm overflowing with vision and a great passion for academic excellence” as well as “a renewed vitality, direction and energy to the school …” He’ll start work over the summer.

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  1. Congrats to Shirley Vradenburgh on her retirement. It has always been a pleasure to encounter her at social science conferences over the years. I doubt that Shirley will stop attending social science conferences! She still has so much to offer.

    Comment by Old School Music — 8:45 am June 16, 2012 #

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