Please join us in welcoming Ginger Riddle and Leslie Anne Savage to the FOSA team,
We congratulate Ginger, a current FOSA board member, on her retirement from teaching Advanced Placement mathematics and facilitating education for gifted students at Leavenworth High School in Leavenworth, Kansas. She has an MS in Education and Mathematics, and her 25+ years of education experience includes 10 as a department chair and many summers as a Reader for AP Calculus with the ETS/College Board.
“Education is not received. It is achieved,” she says. “Our task is to motivate and create opportunities to learn and grow.”
Ginger will be traveling with us this fall to meet with St. Anne’s faculty and our FOSA staff, and we welcome her lead in driving our Academic Performance initiative there.
Leslie has served as a school psychologist, adjunct professor at the University of Washington Tacoma in Tacoma, Washington, and assistant professor in clinical psychology in graduate psychology at Argosy University in Seattle, Washington. Leslie’s primary focus in her private clinical practice is psychotherapy and assessment for children, adolescents, and adults.
A recent grant has enabled Leslie to join us this fall in traveling to Kenya to assist in the launching of a new Behavioral and Mental Health community initiative.
“I look forward to meeting with this extraordinary group of young scholars and becoming acquainted with them,” she says. “I would like to develop an understanding of their view of the world, life, hopes, and aspirations from their perspective. I would like to learn what they each look forward to and what they are excited about, as well as what might create dissonance or cause them concern as they move forward.”
We welcome Leslie, the newest member of the VWHC team, as we continue to assess the well-being and academic needs of our FOSA scholars.