My Very Last Principal Letter
Monday, February 04, 2008 11:45 PM

Talk about mixed emotions! I thought writing my final Connection column would be easy, but now I am not so sure.

As you have known since last spring, I am retiring. My last day with the Minneapolis Public Schools is Friday, February 15. My last two hours of that day will be chaperoning a middle grades dance. What a great ending to a great career!

For the past eight years I have served as principal of Lake Harriet Community School. While there were challenges, the vast majority of the time I spent here was invigorating and rewarding. Thanks are due to an ever-changing and wonderful student body, a host of supportive and cooperative parents and a very talented and dedicated staff.

I certainly am leaving at the height of my career. We have been able to support and expand all areas of learning. LHCS has a great reputation statewide; students and families want to be here; our student population continues to grow; our test scores are good. I truly feel we always focused on what was best for your children.

The PTA is hosting a party for me. Please accept my personal invitation to come and celebrate with me this Thursday, February 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Upper Campus. Some of our LHCS students and former students will be performing in the band, orchestra and choir in my honor. I will end the program with a formal farewell speech. I hope to see you there!

Sincerely, Marsha Seltz - LHCS Principal; 612-668-3316 or