Staff Changes

Dear Parents,

I am writing to inform you of a couple of changes that have occurred at the school. First, Ms. O’Dell is no longer at the school. It is always difficult to lose or remove a staff member, but certain situations often require changes. Effective Monday, October 2nd, Ms. Lane will be taking over the Kindergarten/1st Grade classroom. This was a very difficult choice for Ms. Lane, but in the end we all felt that this move was in the best interest of the students.

The Social Studies position has been posted online and we are in the process of evaluating the applications and will be conducting interviews soon. We will make sure to find the best possible teacher your children. Until the position is filled, there will be a substitute teacher in the Social Studies class. Ms. Lane has prepared the lesson plans for the substitute and the students will not miss out on any educational opportunities.

I apologize for the inconvenience this situation has caused, but again, I hope you will understand it was for the benefit of the school and the students. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Thank you for your time.

Best regards,


Rich Ramsay, Ed.S.


Manatee School of the Arts & Sciences

Work#: 941-755-5012