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, after 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
Alex Drischel, lower school aide
"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today."
– Malcom X
Audra Garcia, van driver
“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
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
Nicole Marshall, lower school 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 Greene
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
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
Jenn Parker, SeaburySquared coordinator & ms office manager
Gabrielle Plastrik, middle school teacher & ls performing arts
"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
Shellie Santillan, lower school aide
"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
Nanci Smith, lower school teacher
"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible."
– Dalai Lama
Sheri Towne, lower school teacher
"Take chances, make mistakes, get messy!"
– Ms. Valerie Frizzle
Lyndsey West, prekindergarten teacher
“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”
– Margaret Mead
Megan West, prekindergarten teacher
“Children aren't coloring books. You don't get to fill them with your favorite colors.”
– Khaled Hosseini
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 & marketing/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