Ketochi photo by Jacob Marko

Elementary principal Siobhan Hathhorn will be leaving Cascade School at the end of this school year.

Siobhan Hathhorn

It’s always difficult when one of our staff members leaves the tight-knit family of our school, we have to say goodbye to our very own elementary principal, Siobhan Hathhorn. She may have only worked here for three years, but in those years, she has made the elementary stronger as a whole.

Hathhorn was born in Bethel, Alaska, a remote native village, and her parents were both teachers, which probably explains why she ultimately chose the same profession.  She attended high school in Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage, and graduated in 1980.
Following her high school years, she attended both Stanford University in Palo Alto, California and the University of Montana in Missoula, graduating in 1984.
After working for engineering companies in Anchorage, Alaska and Helena, Montana for 12 years, Hathhorn finally made her way into the field of education after earning her teaching certificate from Prescott College in 1999.  Soon after, she was hired as a third-grade teacher in Helena, where she taught in the classroom for 15 years.  She then earned her administrative degree and began working here in Cascade in 2016.  Hathhorn said that she has “completely loved my work here.”

“My favorite memory was building close relationships with the students, the teachers, and the community as a whole,” said Hathhorn.

” I feel like the elementary school has become more unified as a community. The staff works really well together, the community supports us, and the kids are amazing,” she said.

Thank you for your dedication to our school and community, and we hope that life treats you well in the future!

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