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.
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
Jennifer Clarke, 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
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
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
Angela Larsen, art specialist
“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”
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 & middle 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
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, early learning instructional 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
Sheri Towne, lower school teacher
“Take chances, make mistakes, get messy!”
– Ms. Valerie Frizzle
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 specialist
“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