A Note from Dr. Brown

Greetings CHMS Families,

As this school year is coming to a close, I’d like to add a few comments to recognize our three CHMS staff members who are retiring. Their amazing service to our students, colleagues, and community have left a lasting impression, for which we are forever grateful!

Vivian Beach began working in D181 back in 1998 and taught both Language Arts and Spanish. A few words from her colleagues: “Vivian Beach has been an incredible source of inspiration and kindness for me, the 181 staff members, and her lucky students. It is through her mentorship and friendship that I have become the teacher I am today. She deserves an incredible retirement filled with travel, music, art, food, and fun.”

Lorie Lowey served as our 6-8 grade PE teacher and was hired by D181 in 1986. Her colleagues share that: “Lorie would always explain the needs of the students and how I could lend a hand. Her sense of humor is always appreciated and I felt like we could speak candidly and with realness about anything. Lorie is a teacher who knows each and every student’s name and something about him or her. She goes out of her way to make connections with her students. She is the ultimate team player, stands up for her beliefs, and is fiercely loyal.”

Maria Hernandez has worked with us as a custodian both at CHMS and HMS and was hired at D181 in 2000. A few things her colleagues had to say about her: “Maria is such a positive, happy person who I will miss seeing every morning. Thank you for all of the hard work and dedication keeping CHMS and D181 such a warm and welcoming place for students and staff over the last 20 years.  We especially appreciate the effort that you undertake each summer overseeing the deep and extensive cleaning of the school, in such a short time frame, getting it ready for the first day back in August. The custodial crew at CHMS and Buildings & Grounds will miss your presence and leadership as part of the CHMS family.”

Thank you Viv, Lorie, and Maria for all that you have done for everyone these past years! You will be sorely missed!

Dr. Levi Brown
CHMS Principal