Archive of Natalie Silverman

Natalie has written 4 article(s) for InMenlo.


Simone Kennel, Kennel, who has been working at M-A since 2002, will be taking over as the sole principal at the high school on July 1st.

Karl Losekoot, M-A’s Administrative Vice Principal, comments that “she is very well deserving. M-A will be very lucky and fortunate to have her”. Furthermore, he recognizes that the selection of the new principal was quite a thorough process. A consulting firm was hired and parents, staff members, and students were asked what they wanted in a principal.

Losekoot also acknowledges that a principal must be able to “look at all the different components of the school… it’s like a small city. They must be able to listen and hear everyone’s perspective, and be able to synthesize those things into a coherent vision that people can get behind.”

He believes Kennel is quite capable, and fits the descriptions that community members want very well and that she clearly “surfaced as the best candidate.”

Kennel herself says, “I’m thrilled, excited and honored to be selected as principal. M-A- has been my home for 13 years, and I’m committed to making sure that students enjoy coming to school every day, are challenged academically, and feel successful when they leave us in four years.”

This article originally appeared in M-A Bear News; used with permission

Photo by Katrina Wijaya

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M-A surpasses canned food drive goal, breaks records

This year M-A broke records by raising just over 201,475 can, exceeding the Canned Food Drive goal of 200,000 cans, which “was set to be outrageous,” notes leadership teachers Jonathan Senigaglia and Mike Amoroso. “I’m really proud of the school. People sometimes say that M-A doesn’t have a lot of spirit, but I point to […]

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M-A Canned Food Drive now includes Mason jars for monetary donations

This year Leadership at Menlo-Atherton High School is experimenting with new ways to raise money for the Canned Food Drive (CFD). Emily Addicott, M-A junior class advisor, came up with the idea of putting neatly-labeled Mason jars all over campus and the community to encourage monetary donations. Emily created and distributed these jars  as leader […]

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Winds cooperate for Menlo Park’s annual kite day

Every first weekend of May for the past few years, the City of Menlo Park has held a kite day event at Bedwell Bayfront Park. This year, blustery winds lifted the kites and spirits of those who attended, estimated at 400 people according to event coordinators. Beginning at noon on Saturday, families and couples, alike, gathered […]

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