I love this picture in front of the beautiful mural outside the Cunniff Cove. I attended Cunniff Elementary in the early 90s and Will went to the same building from Pre-K to 1st grade. Emma was part of the last Pre-K section to attend at Cunniff now that all early education classes are being housed together. We are all so excited for the new Cunniff building that is due to be complete this October. I served as Cunniff PTO Secretary for two years and I'm entering my second year as Co-President.
Our family is very proud and lucky to be a part of the WFD family!
We are grateful for all of the amazing Watertown teachers we've had over the years. Will and Emma are fourth generation WPS students!
Ryan and I both graduated from WHS in 2003. My middle name, Athena, will appear on the ballot as that is how I'm registered to vote. I've always loved my middle name, which was given to me after my paternal great-grandmother. Athena is the goddess of wisdom in Greek mythology and one of the Twelve Olympians. She is known for being the patroness of the city of Athens and for helping many of the Greek heroes, including Hercules, on their adventures.
This beautiful tree in front of our house blooms for about 2 weeks every spring!
We always enjoy visiting WFD Headquarters with friends.
Will and Emma decorated t-shirts during Teacher Appreciation Week 2020.
Pictured with my two younger brothers: Lenny (WHS '05 and Vassar College '09) and Kenny (WHS '09 and Boston College '13)
My third graders (with the help of our fabulous art teacher) made this amazing banner for my wedding day in 2011.
This was the first day on full in-person learning at Cunniff West. My children attended all three models during the 20-21 school year, spending the first half of the year enrolled in WVS. Emma chose to switch to the hybrid schedule in February and both resumed in-person in April. The work put into all three models by everyone involved in the process was incredible!
Ryan is known in our neighborhood for some fancy landscape design... here are his stripes in honor of Memorial Day!
Lenny wore #11 on the WHS Varsity Boys basketball team from 2005-2009 and went on to play colleagiately at Vassar College sporting the same number. During my senior year in Watertown, their team had an undefeated regular season and they had the opportunity to play at the Boston Garden in the playoffs. Such a surreal experience!
Kenny became an Eagle (just like me and our dad) after graduating from WHS in 2009.
BC Commencement Day in 2007 with my mom, Debi (Tambascio) Holt, chalk art, and Memorial Day parade fun!
I love taking these future voters with me to WPD Headquarters on Election Day. I would greatly appreciate your vote for School Committee on November 2.
A stack of cards from my students on my wedding day delivered to me by one of my colleagues in attendance, Will's first day of Kindergarten, and a family selfie
On the Cunniff stage during our third grade performance of "The Santa Clause Twins" - I played Ms. Jingle (wearing the striped dress and a pencil in my bun), who was the teacher putting on a holiday play with her class. My lines were all rhyming monologues and I can still remember most of them to this day!
Senior Class Officers and Executive Committee for WHS Class of 2003 - I was elected Secretary all four years in high school.
This acrostic poem from one of my third grade classes was an amazing end of the year gift that I absolutely cherish. All of the petals are their fingerprints!
Daisy is our 9 year old cockapoo, who sometimes made special guest apperances during virtual learning this past school year. It's hard to believe how quickly time has gone by with my children!