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Assistant to the Head of the Upper School, Kristin Liotti, announced she was leaving at the end of the January 2022. Kristin started in 2009 as the Harley receptionist, and has been a magnificent colleague and friend to all at The Harley School. We will miss the easy conversations, the updates on Dom ’16 and Owen ’18, and, work related, her quick responses over the years to all of the registrar inquiries when alumni are looking for transcripts. She was great at her job and made a personal connection with all the students she worked with. Head of the Upper School, Kim McDowell (English, History, College Counseling and Head, 2000 – present) sent out a touching announcement about her departure:

Dear Colleagues,

Regrettably, I’m writing to let you know that Kristin Liotti has announced that she will be vacating her position at Harley in mid-January. During her twelve years on our campus, Kristin has served as all-school receptionist, assistant to two heads of Upper School and–to countless students–a cool Upper School “Mom.” Not only has Kristin spent years tracking down elusive students, but she has also been the principal organizer of class trips, the designer of countless playbills, Upper School locker czar, producer of back-to-school nights, and an integral member of the DEI Committee, Safety Committee, and the Harley Communication Team. I know that many of us–faculty, staff, and students–will miss Kristin’s playful creations for the video monitor outside her office. Above all, however, we’ll miss her friendship. Personally, I have long been grateful for Kristin’s inimitable blend of initiative, dependability, warmth, and loyalty. I wish her the best as she sets out to do something completely different.  Whatever that is, I know she will continue–as the late John Lewis urged–“to make noise and get in good trouble.”