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Articles written by Dr. Ian Saltzman

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Spring and celebration | Our Schools

Dear friends and neighbors, What a welcome spring has been for so many reasons. More daylight, warmer weather, birds chirping and frogs croaking raise spirits. So much life, so... — Updated 4/2/2021


Students warmly welcomed to Mill Creek area schools

Dear friends and neighbors: We are happy to have started 2021 by bringing some of our students back into the classroom. While our teachers and staff have been doing an amazing job in remote learning, there is something very... — Updated 2/19/2021


Holiday wishes from Ian Saltzman

Dear Friends, I hope you had a refreshing and safe Thanksgiving with your family. Despite it being a challenging year, there are many things to celebrate this holiday season. We are learning resiliency and new ways of doing... — Updated 12/4/2020


It is about the kids

For over a year now, I have been writing a monthly column about things happening in the school district and your local schools. We have been through some challenging and exciting times. Our teachers, staff and board members have... — Updated 11/6/2020


Our Schools | Fall 2020

I want to thank the community for the input we have received as we planned for how school will look this September. There have been many factors to consider, some which change week to week. We need a plan that is adaptable as... — Updated 8/7/2020


Our Schools | Schools are the heart of our community

It is hard to imagine a year ago this month, I became Superintendent of Everett Public Schools. At that time, I knew there were challenges with overcrowding and equitable access to learning spaces in our schools. I was ready for... — Updated 7/13/2020


Our Schools | To 2020 graduates

Congratulations to an amazing class of seniors. You have dedicated 13 years of education to get to this point. Persistence and determination brought you this far and will continue to guide you into the future. You truly are a... — Updated 6/5/2020 Full story


Our Schools | Support for each other in uncertain times

In last month’s column, I stated in these challenging times we stand with you, and we will get through this together. I still believe that. But as this crisis continues to disrupt what we all thought of as our normal life, I... — Updated 5/1/2020


Our Schools | Support each other in uncertain times

What unprecedented times we are living in. When we entered 2020, who would have thought we would be facing a national health crisis, working from home, and closing schools? It has been a challenge for everyone. These are difficult... — Updated 4/3/2020


Our Schools | School funding

Dear friends, I have been out in the community talking about our upcoming bond vote in April and have discovered there is a lot of confusion about how schools are funded. I would like to take I the opportunity to try and clarify a... — Updated 3/10/2020


Our Schools | Please support the school bond

Dear friends, in September 2018, Everett Public Schools board of directors asked that a community committee be established to determine the scope and size of a capital bond to be considered by district voters. This committee,... — Updated 2/7/2020


Saltzman's Top 10

Happy New Year! It is hard to believe we are halfway through the school year. I cannot wait to see what possibilities and opportunities 2020 has in store for our students! We have many things to be proud of in our schools. In... — Updated 1/3/2020


School Celebrations in Everett Public Schools

School Celebrations in the Everett School District What a wonderful time of year to express our thankfulness and celebrate the great happenings around us. We have some amazing things going on in our schools in the Mill Creek area.... — Updated 12/6/2019


Our Schools | School District Celebrations and Safety

As the new superintendent of Everett Public Schools, I am pleased to have the opportunity to connect with Mill Creek and Bothell families that are so important to our district. I am starting my sixth month and am excited about... — Updated 11/1/2019


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