Swinomish have fond farewell for Whitney Meissner
July 22, 2020
Former La Conner Schools Superintendent Dr. Whitney Meissner received a warm send-off, symbolized by receipt of a Pendleton blanket, during a farewell ceremony at the Swinomish Pavilions Thursday afternoon.
Meissner has begun a new assignment as an administrator with the Lake Washington School District after three years in La Conner.
Swinomish officials, staff and students gathered beneath one of the tribal community’s semi-open “cedar hats,” where they wore masks and practiced social distancing as required by state coronavirus-related mandates.
Meissner’s tenure included vocal s...