Adam Botsford, lower school teacher
“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.“
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
Elizabeth Braithwaite, early learning instructional aide
"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."
– J.R.R. Tolkien
Brad Broberg, before care & recess coordinator
"Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter."
– Thomas Jefferson
Audra Garcia, transportation
“In the times of trouble, be like the strong wall. In the times of joy, be like the smiling sun.”
– Santosh Kalwar
Jenna Greenfield, middle school teacher
“When a child asks you something, answer him, for goodness sake. But don't make a production of it. Children are children, but they can spot an evasion faster than adults, and evasion simply muddles 'em.”
― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
Marion Head, lower school teacher & art specialist
"The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn."
– Alvin Toffler
Jackie Heal, lower school instructional assistant
“Go and play. Run around. Build something. Break something. Climb a tree. Get dirty. Get in some trouble. Have some fun.”
– Gerald Brom
Hillary Jensen-Bergren, PE specialist
“It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.”
– Babe Ruth
Cory Kleber, MS office manager/ instructional assistant
“Don't let the muggles get you down.”
– J.K. Rowling
Mimi Lewis, early learning teacher
"I will let them be little, fill their hearts with laughter, help them grow wings, nurture their sense of wonder, inspire them to believe and love them like there’s no tomorrow."
– Julie King
Jared Mackenzie, middle school teacher
"My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world, and exiles me from it."
– Ursula K. Le Guin
Ruth Maitlen, lower school teacher
"Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it."
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Suzanne Messinger, performing arts specialist
“Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.”
– Alphonse de Lamartine
Karen Perry, development director
"Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence."
– Robert Frost
Tiffany Price, director of studies & lower school teacher
“I'm not telling you it's going to be easy – I'm telling you it's going to be worth it.”
― Art Williams
Melissa Sanchez, early learning instructional aide
“There is a voice inside of you that whispers all day long.
I feel that this is right for me. I know that this is wrong.
No teacher, preacher, parent, friend or wise man can decide what’s right for you
– Just listen to the voice that speaks inside.”
– Shel Silverstein
Skyree Sandvik, transportation
I May, I Might, I Must
If you will tell me why the fen appears impassable,
I then will tell you why I think that I can get across it if I try.
– Marianne Moore
Also: Google maps
Shellie Santillan, after care coordinator
"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."
– Scott Adams
Janice Spika, business manager
“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
― Maya Angelou
Sheri Towne, lower school teacher
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."
– Albert Einstein
Léa Tulasne-Boston, French specialist
"One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way"
– Frank Smith
Lyndsey West, early learning teacher
“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”
– Margaret Mead
Megan West, early learning teacher
“Children aren't coloring books. You don't get to fill them with your favorite colors.”
– Khaled Hosseini
Lora Winfrey, admissions director & office manager
"Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it."
– Stephen Wright
Sandi Wollum, head of school
"Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world."
– Desmond Tutu
Becky Young, librarian & communications director
“Books are meat and medicineand flame and flight and flowersteel, stitch, cloud and clout,and drumbeats on the air.”
― Gwendolyn Brooks