Irene Reither Elementary Principal's Message

New Principal Introductions

I am excited and honored to be the incoming principal at Irene Reither Elementary School.  I am looking forward to partnering with families, community members, and Meridian staff to serve the students of IRE! 

My family and I will be relocating from Forks, Washington, a small town on the Olympic Peninsula.  My youngest son will be entering the 4th grade; he enjoys music and swimming.  My oldest son will enroll as a sophomore at Meridian High School; he enjoys guitar, hiking, and history.  My husband works in the forest products industry.  We are all looking forward to making the Meridian community our new home. 

I have been an educator for 16 years.  I graduated from Western Washington University, and returned to my home town, Forks, Washington, to serve as a teacher.  I taught for eight years before becoming an assistant principal, and then a principal, at Forks Middle School.  I have served as an administrator for eight years.

As a principal, students are the center of my work. I genuinely enjoy interacting with students and staff, and I find that I learn a great deal from them on a daily basis.  I welcome the opportunity to engage with and serve elementary students and the broader community of educators, families, and community members integral to their learning at Irene Reither Elementary School.  I am eagerly looking forward to the “New Year” at IRE!

Patti Fouts, Principal

 

I am happy to be able to take a minute to introduce myself, my name is Adrienne Somera and I will be starting this fall as the assistant principal at Irene Reither. I am excited and honored to be a part of your child’s education. Teaching and learning are true passions of mine. I have been en educator for 16 years. I began my teaching career down the road in the Mount Baker School District. For almost 10 years I taught science at the Middle and High School there. In 2007 I began working at the Northwest Educational Service District where I supported science instruction in school districts in our region. During the last school year I worked in Bellingham Public Schools coordinating their highly capable learners program and teaching extension activities for the 3rd through 5th grade students. I live in Whatcom County with my husband, two daughters and assorted cats, dogs and amphibians. When I am not at school I enjoy camping, reading and playing board games with my family.  I am very excited to be joining the fantastic team at Irene Reither. I look forward to meeting you and your children and I cannot wait to begin my time here. 

Adrienne Somera, Assistant Principal

Patti Fouts, Principal 
Irene Reither Elementary SchoolIRPS Phone: 360-398-2111
954 E Hemmi RoadFax: 360-398-8340
Everson, WA 98247 
  
Adrienne Somera, Assistant Principal 
Irene Reither Elementary SchoolIRPS Phone: 360-398-2111
954 E Hemmi RoadFax: 360-398-8340
Everson, WA 98247