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    Cody Hagler
    6th Grade Humanities
    After meeting the students and staff in 2014, Cody said he felt as though he returned home at SGS. The previous four years, he had been teaching, coaching, and leading at schools here in the United States and in Bangkok, Thailand. He received a B.A. in History, M.B.A. coursework, and Masters in Teaching at Western Washington University. Recently, he added an Educational Specialist degree in PK-12 school administration from the University of South Dakota. He is a hiker, soccer player, gardener, lover of learning, reader, writer, and science-fanatic.

    Why I Love Middle School: Middle school is adventurous, challenging, and inspiring. Students and teachers take part in journeys of discovering new ways of learning, experiencing, and interacting with the natural world, our Seattle community, and our SGS family. We recognize that we grow at different speeds and in different directions. Alongside these changes, all our girls learn to take risks as collaborative catalysts, creating a community of joy, compassion, and creativity. I love middle school!
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    Shira Stern
    Shira was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. She has a background in housing case management, coaching, and dietetics. She plays ultimate frisbee competitively with Seattle Riot and Seattle Tempest, and played for University of Washington Element as an undergraduate. Shira studied public health nutrition at The University of Washington and completed her master’s in 2020. For the past two and a half years, she has worked as a dietitian, focusing on supporting individuals in unlearning diet culture and weight stigma, and recovering from eating disorders. Shira coached ultimate frisbee in schools and summer camps across Seattle, and is passionate about working with young people to explore joyful movement. In her free time, she loves to bike, cook, and explore Seattle’s many parks and beaches.

    Why I love Middle School: middle school is a unique and dynamic time of exploration and self-discovery. It is a time to explore and define joyful movement, self-care, and bodily autonomy. With increasing awareness of societal norms and pressures, middle schooler are equipped to take big steps in cultivating body acceptance and healthy relationships with food and eating.
Located in the Central District, Seattle Girls' School is an independent school for girls and gender nonconforming students in grades 5-8. Our mission is to inspire and develop courageous leaders who think independently, work collaboratively, learn joyfully, and champion change.