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A Message from Liz Sussman

Dear KI Families,

In the Book of Ecclesiastes there is a well-known teaching which states “to everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven.” In my life, I have been blessed with a two decade long “season” working as a Preschool Director. The last eight years have been here at KI. It has been wonderful and the time has literally flown by.

For me, it has been a time of purpose and meaning. I am now beginning a new period in my life and it is time that I step down as Director of the KI Preschool. This is not an easy decision for me. I love my work. I love being part of Preschool. I love the children, their families and my staff. I love it all. But the time has come for me to move on. I am looking forward to spending extended time with my own family. So, it is with mixed emotions that I share with you my decision to retire at the end of this summer 2023. I will run camp as usual and then help with the transition once a new Director is hired. I also hope to find ways to remain part of the Preschool outside of administration. This will be a big change for all of us but it will not be goodbye.

The good news is that our Preschool is in great shape!  Lauren D’Orazio has the front office running smoothly and with a smile.  We have a wonderful, dedicated, stable faculty. Our curriculum and programming is engaging and meaningful. Our sense of community is strong and happy.  I know I am leaving Preschool in great shape and that its future is promising and bright!

KI’s Executive Director, Brian Rissinger, and KI’s President, Andrew Altman, have started to form a Search Committee to find the best candidate to continue KI’s legacy of excellent early childhood education.  The Search Committee will include several preschool parents and preschool teachers. Please contact Brian if you have questions about the search.

Again, I want to thank all of you for allowing me to find my “purpose under heaven” in our Preschool. It has been, even with occasional challenges, a joy, a privilege and a blessing. In the end, all I can say is “Todah”, thank you, and best wishes to each and every one of you as we each transition to a new “season.”

With gratitude,