New Staff Ready to Embrace MIHS


Ellie Gottesman and Ellie Gottesman

As the 2019-2020 school year rolls around, Editors-in-Chief Ellie Gottesman and Annie Poole ask new MIHS staff members what they are looking forward to.

Alida Mendes | robotics teacher

“This is my first year teaching. I am coming from industry and so I am really excited to be in the classroom and work with students. It’s going to be a learning experience for me and I am really excited about creating a project-based classroom with hands-on learning.”

Ariel Schachter | R&R counselor

“I am so excited to be joining the community here and to be helping students achieve academic success and also manage stress.”

Connor Coombs | math teacher

“I am really excited to meet all of my students and get involved in the Mercer Island community.”

Sarah White | Spanish teacher

“I am excited to meet the students and try new things in my teaching.”

Brook Bowers | science teacher

“I am excited about meeting my new students and I am excited about being back in the MIHS science department. I decided to come back because the students strive for achievement here and the community is very supportive.”

Amanda Comeaux | front office secretary

“This is my first time in a long time working with teens and I have always really enjoyed it. I can’t wait to meet the students.”