Presidents Letter by Diana Cinatl

August 2010

Dear CAWS Colleagues,

A hearty welcome to all new and seasoned IB Coordinators and Administrators! I hope that this letter finds you refreshed and ready to begin another school year! I’m sure that most of you feel as I do, blessed to be able to work with young people. Yes, we face many challenges, but we must find a way to keep our eyes focused on our students and our goal to prepare them for their future via an IB Education.

We have another exciting year planned (see Pat’s letter) and we hope that you will become an integral part of CAWS by getting involved with the Association. I invite you to attend our Fall and Spring events and network with other IB World Schools. If your school has Diploma, MYP or PYP training needs, please support our organization by sending your staff to Granlibakken. I promise you that they will get great IB training and enjoy everything that Lake Tahoe has to offer, including great food, drink and the community spirit that our training offers.

CAWS was created in 1991 to support IB schools in California. Our Association of IB World Schools continues to grow and so do the needs of our schools. In order to offer services such as our CAWS Office to assist our schools, local IB training in California, networking opportunities at CAWS events, lobbyist representation in Sacramento, communication with the State Department of Education, representation and ongoing communication with IB Offices around the world, we need every school to please pay their membership dues so that we can continue to support IB schools and programs. Thank you!

Your CAWS Board is here to support you! Please do not hesitate to contact me, Pat or any of our board members (Steve Rockenbach, Bill Redding, Kathleen Sigafoos, Jenny Sims, Anne Evans, Ed Marquez, David Crawford and Michael Winsatt). We look forward to working with you.


Diana Cinatl
CAWS President

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