By: Tiarra Baze
Mrs. Rotherham is leaving Heritage at the end of the school year. She has accepted a new position with the Vancouver Public Schools as an Associate Principal at the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics starting next fall.
She has been with the Evergreen Public Schools for 18 years and was one of the original staff members at Heritage. Last year she served as the Dean of Students. When Heritage first opened Rotherham taught drama and English class.
The enthusiasm and passion she brought to drama carried over to her students. The drama program blossommed under her guidance.
“It has been a privilege to work with all of you. I have been regularly humbled by the work of our teachers, classified staff and my administrative mentors,” said Rotherham.
She will be greatly missed by students and staff. “She made a huge contribution I am sad she is leaving but happy for her becuase she is pursuing her passion in art,” said Mrs. Sosky, principal.
Rotherham is involved in Advanced Placement testing and coordinating and serves as one of the administrators who oversees College Career and Technical Education classes (CCTE). Students may see her observing in classrooms with her laptop and walkie-talkie; she is always in contact with her fellow administrators.
We wish her the best of luck at Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, so if you happen to pass her in the hallway make sure you say farewell. Rotherham’s favorite quote regarding education is, “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” -William Butler Yeats
Thanks for all that you have done for our school Mrs. Rotherham. You will be missed.