All of our faculty returned to Evergreen on Monday to begin their work week, and campus is full of energy and back-to-school prep! Bulletin boards are going up, meetings are taking place—both organized and impromptu—and everyone is greeting long-time colleagues and getting to know new ones. We are excited to be here, and looking forward to seeing all of the students soon!
See you on the first day of school, Wednesday, September 4 ... or even earlier at the Back to School Potluck Picnics!
Evergreen founder Edith Christensen (second from left) was recently recognized with an award for "outstanding contributions to her ethnic community and to the community at large" by the Ethnic Heritage Council in Seattle. Edith, who is currently the president of the Northwest Danish Association, received the award at the council's annual meeting and awards ceremony on May 19. Originally educated as a pharmacist, Edith founded The Evergreen School in 1963 to address the needs of gifted children, beginning with an enrollment of six; she earned her master's and Ed.D. degrees while teaching and leading the school. Today, The Evergreen School continues to serve highly capable students and has an enrollment of 474, serving preschool through 8th grade. Congratulations, Edith!