CONGRATULATIONS! Surprise parade for West Seattle-residing educator’s retirement

(Photo, video courtesy APL)

A West Seattle woman wrapping up a distinguished education career got a surprise parade on Tuesday.Jennifer Annable is retiring after a decade as executive director of the Academy for Precision Learning, which describes itself as “an independent K-12 school with the mission of providing a nurturing and individualized learning experience for students across the autism spectrum alongside their typically developing peers.” Before that, she led the UW’s Experimental Education Unit for a quarter-century. APL is in the University District, and that’s where Annable was surprised with a drive-up/walk-up celebration:

Annable’s achievements include a national award – in 2010 she was honored with the Division of Early Childhood’s Rose C. Engel Award for Excellence in Professional Practice.

6 Replies to "CONGRATULATIONS! Surprise parade for West Seattle-residing educator's retirement"

  • Here June 24, 2020 (12:16 pm)


  • Pauline M Aldrich June 24, 2020 (1:06 pm)

    congratulations Jennifer   <3  

  • Tammy June 25, 2020 (7:13 am)

    Jennifer a well deserved surprise.  You are an amazing educator.  Those of us who teach are blessed everyday by how we can help make a difference in our students.  Your dedication and support has been a true testimony to your love and compassion for learning.  Thank you 

  • Jenny Freeman June 25, 2020 (12:42 pm)

    I wish I would of known we would of surprised you with a couple of you 21 and 19 year old former students! You’re not only an amazing educator but such a compassionate, genuine person. Thank you!

  • Rebecca Freiermuth June 27, 2020 (9:56 am)

    Sorry to miss out on your celebration as I had a work conflict.  Thanks for all of your contributions to APL over the years.  You have made an imprint on our heart that we will cherish for a lifetime.  Enjoy a well deserved retirement!

  • Sue Nevler June 27, 2020 (11:41 pm)

    Huge Congratulations Jennifer!! We will be forever grateful to you for your care and leadership during Miles’ time at the EEU. You got him off to a great start. Last term at WWU!! Never forget “ Why don’t you pick on someone your own size!” Hahaha! Lots of love to you, and happy retirement. Sue Nevler

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