Brad Broberg, instructional aide, after care 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
Kendall Burch, Spanish teacher
"Peace cannot exist without justice, justice cannot exist without fairness, fairness cannot exist without development, development cannot exist without democracy, democracy cannot exist without respect for the identity and worth of cultures and peoples."
– Rigoberta Menchú Tum
Dina Foss, lower school teacher
"Play is not a break from learning. It is endless, delightful, deep, engaging, practical learning. It’s the doorway into the child’s heart!"
– Vince Gowmon
Dirk Gorre, performing arts
“Everything you can imagine is real.”
– Pablo Picasso
Dori Hale, dean of students
“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”
Emily Kuhne, admissions director
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."
– E.E. Cummings
Russell Kuhne, director of maintenance & facilities
“Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t."
– Bill Nye
Angela Larsen, art specialist
“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”
Kelly Lynch, physical education
“You made this day a special day just by your being you. There’s no person in the whole world like you and I like you just the way you are.”
– Fred Rogers
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
Jacey Mann, lower school teacher
"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn."
– Benjamin Franklin
Mimi McGilliard, kindergarten 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
Nicole Marshall, instructional aide, before care
"My best teachers were not the ones who knew all the answers, but those who were deeply excited by the questions they could not answer."
– Brian Green
Josephine Monu, prekindergarten instructional aide
"Not everybody can be famous but everybody can be great, because greatness is determined by service."
– Martin Luther King Jr.
Katy Moon, prekindergarten teacher
"Education is a natural process spontaneously carried out by the human individual, and is acquired not by listening to words but by experiences upon the environment."
– Maria Montessori
Benji Mitroi, middle school instructional aide
"We explore because we are human, and we want to know."
– Stephen Hawking
David Muller, middle school teacher
"Whoever teaches learns in the act of teaching, and whoever learns teaches in the act of learning."
– Paulo Freire
Annika Sante, middle school teacher
"Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself."
– John Dewey
Katyna Thiel, business manager
"Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy."
– Robert Tew
Adina Whitcomb, administrative assistant
"The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
– Albert Einstein
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
Stephanie Woodruff, lower school teacher
"Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire."
– William Butler Yeats
Becky Young, librarian/marketing & communications
"If a book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children."
– Madeline L'Engle
Teri Zimmerman, bus driver
"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough."
– Mae West