To My SKY Community

To my SKY community—

Many of you have heard by now that I will no longer be teaching at SKY at the end of this month.  I have not, though, shared openly the reason I am leaving and I wanted to take the opportunity now to do that.  

It came to light this February that I had made some major financial mistakes that had a severe impact on our organization, and revealed a pattern of mistakes that the Board decided made it untenable for me to remain as a co-director.  I was transitioned out of leadership in March and was offered to stay on as a teacher.  However, I struggled with the decision and how it was made, and was unable to come to agreement about a healthy working relationship and so I decided to take a step back from teaching at SKY.  

I have not been upfront about this with you, which has not felt good to me.  It has, however, taken some time for me to determine what was appropriate for me to share, and how to do that.  I am sorry for the false impression, confusion, or discomfort it may have created.  

If you have any questions, concerns, or if I have had a negative impact on you over this transition, or at any other time, I hope you will let me know.  I know I have not done things perfectly over the years, and I deeply regret and am sorry for the instability and harm that I caused through my lack of awareness, skill, or care. 

I also want to share that, though this has been really challenging for everyone involved, I am ok and am in the process of creating what is next for me, practicing--as always--trusting the movement of my own soul's path.  I know that I am capable and resilient, and can appreciate the gifts in what I have been given to reflect upon and grow from in this experience.

Amidst the many feelings around transitioning out, I can still say that I feel so very grateful and have a lot of love for my time in service at SKY, all that I have learned, all the ways I have been supported, and every one of you, near and far, that have been a part of our community.  

With love,
Kate