Nicol Askew, physical education specialist & bus driver
“Strength doesn’t come from what you can do, it comes from overcoming the things you thought you once couldn’t.”
– Rikki Rogers
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
Joan Chanpong, instructional aide
“Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dirk Gorre, performing arts
“Everything you can imagine is real.”
– Pablo Picasso
Jackie Heal, office manager
“Go and play. Run around. Build something. Break something. Climb a tree. Get dirty. Get in some trouble. Have some fun.”
– Gerald Brom
Nadine Kohler, director of institutional advancement
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
– Nelson Mandela
Angela Larsen, art specialist
“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”
Mimi Lewis, 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
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
Nicole Marshall, instructional aide
"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
Jennifer Meads, lower school teacher
“Great teachers empathize with kids, respect them, and believe that each one has something special that can be built upon."
– Ann Lieberman
Katy Moon, prekindergarten teacher
"Scientific observation then has established that education is not what the teacher gives; 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
David Muller, middle school teacher
"Whoever teaches learns in the act of teaching, and whoever learns teaches in the act of learning."
– Paulo Freire
Debra Owsley, lower school teacher
"Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."
– Theodore Roosevelt
Gabrielle Plastrik, middle school teacher
"It is not enough to be busy; the question is, what are we busy about?"
– Henry David Thoreau
Tiffany Price, assistant head of school
“I'm not telling you it's going to be easy – I'm telling you it's going to be worth it.”
― Art Williams
Ina Scolnic, instructional aide
“I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
― Thomas A. Edison
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
Sheri Towne, lower school teacher
"Take chances, make mistakes, get messy!"
– Ms. Valerie Frizzle
Traci Vatne, middle school instructional aide
"Let us remember: one book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world."
– Malala Yousafzai
Kinnedi Vela, instructional aide
"Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people."
– Fred Rogers
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 manager
“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”
– Madeleine L'Engle