Mrs. Nicole O'Brien



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Mrs. Nicole O'Brien


Dear Kennydale Families,

       It continues to be my genuine joy to serve the families, students and staff at Kennydale Elementary. I wanted to share some things that are happening here and in our school district.

             Social /Emotional Learning (SEL) continues to guide much of our work as we strive to provide a learning environment that is safe both physically, socially and emotionally. We know students can’t learn without this sense of safety. Our school district has assigned all elementary schools with a new position, Behavior Interventionist. Traditionally, this position has been used as a reactionary response to misbehavior. In Renton and at Kennydale,, we are breaking new ground on how a resource like this can best be utilized to increase student learning. We are experimenting with different models to find the most effective way to pro-actively teach positive, pro-social behavior and have seen some amazing success with individual students already this year. In addition to our PBIS efforts and our character trait of the month, this addition is sure to enhance learning for all students.

In Partnership,

Nikki O’Brien