As you know, Ms. Ana Mena will be taking over the helm of DGH in September. While I have never worked in the same building as Ms. Mena, she has been a colleague for 15 years (yes, we have been around that long!). So, I can confidently say that DGH is in great hands! As I have said to a number of parents I have spoken to in the last week, Ms. Mena is a perfect fit for the building. She brings a great deal of experience, a high degree of ability and a passion for supporting students in all ways.
I have no doubt that the proud Huskies’ tradition will continue. For those who have older kids in the building, you know that DGH’s staff has undergone significant change in the past few years with a number of school staff heading into retirement. Change can be tough but is a reality in any school (and organization). That change is always what keeps schools “fresh”. You simply cannot replace the experience that older staff bring to a building; however, as with all things in life, new people bring new ideas. The cross-pollination of older and newer staff is a great thing. Ms. Mena will more than ably continue this cross-pollination!
I am ecstatic that Ms. Mena will be a Husky come September!