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Ms. Charnowski's Homecoming

By Ms. Charnowski


In so many ways the world that we are living in right now looks and feels very different than it has in the past. It is evident from walking through the building that life at Viz has been altered as a result of the pandemic. Students and faculty are wearing masks, seating charts are the new normal, and the classrooms and lunch areas have been re-arranged to allow for social distancing. However, despite all of this, what has not changed is the sense of comfort and warmth I feel every time I walk into the building. From my first day at Viz in 3rd grade until my graduation day in 2008, Viz was truly my home. From early morning arrivals for NHS and boot camp, the countless hours I spent in Buder gym for Volleyball and on the fields for Lacrosse, and late nights spent preparing YIG briefs and planning for Kairos and other retreats, I think I may have actually spent more time in the building than I did my actual house. The relationships I formed with my classmates, teammates, and teachers were incredibly meaningful and many of those people I keep in touch with to this day. Viz played a critical role in shaping me into the person that I am today, and I am so grateful for all of those experiences. I cannot express how excited I am to be back at Viz as the Upper School Assistant Principal. I look forward to getting to know each and every one of the students and playing an important role in helping each of you have the best high school experience possible. Thank you, Visitation Community, for welcoming me home!