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By Nathan Mathisen
UW News Lab 

Serenity now: Meadowdale's Beth Marriott plans retirement – sort of

Elected into Washington Activities Coordinators Association Hall of Fame


Last updated 5/6/2022 at 1:22pm

Nathan Mathisen

Elizabeth Marriott sits in her office at Meadowdale High School Tuesday, April 19. After working as activities coordinator at Meadowdale for 16 years, Marriott was elected into the Washington Activities Coordinators Association Hall of Fame.

Festivus, serenity now. Close talker. Yada, yada, yada.

If you haven't heard of any of these terms before, you're likely part of the demographic that has never watched the 1990s sitcom "Seinfeld."

In 2006, when Elizabeth Marriott realized the students she was teaching at Madrona K-8 School didn't know anything about the show, she decided it was time to move on.

"I taught for 20 years in middle school, and I always joke about the fact that the references I might make to a 'Seinfeld' episode, none of my students might understand anymore," Marriott said.

"So it was time to challenge myself a...

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