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  • June 4th, 2019

    Sarah Shares

    New chapters It’s a pretty emotional time of year for those of us who work in schools, and let’s face it, for parents everywhere! We can look at our children, squint just a little bit, and simultaneously see them as their former younger selves and the growing up people they have become. Of course we are all a result of our accumulated experience, and the people we have known and communities...

  • May 16th, 2019

    Sarah Shares

    Looking back, and Looking Forward Late spring is a remarkable time in school life—it is a time when all the work of the year thus far takes hold. When our children integrate what they’ve learned into their sense of themselves. It is a time of transformation, as much for the chrysalises in the classrooms as for the children who tend them. Our students are confident in themselves, and in their...

  • March 12th, 2019

    Sarah Shares

    Last month I took part in the Association Montessori International USA’s annual conference in New Orleans, attending workshops on digital marketing, the coach approach to leadership, and more. I had never been to New Orleans before, and as I was on my own, I met new people at every turn and set out to explore the city. Even with my most extroverted parts of myself in gear, it can be daunting to...

  • April 10th, 2019

    Sarah Shares

    Last month, a group of 17 of our faculty and administrators attended the American Montessori Society’s annual conference in Washington, DC. Our workshop choices were fantastic, with every session offering multiple opportunities to learn about Montessori philosophy at every level, review of recent research in Montessori effectiveness, and a very strong emphasis on our responsibility to provide an...

  • April 16th, 2020

    Sarah Shares from Home

    In this version of Sarah Shares, Sarah talks about some resources for parents and announces a Parent Workshop with Greene Towne Child Psychologist Lisa Dissinger!   Tuesday, April 21, 7:00pm Please click below to register and submit your questions anonymously!   Register   Ask Lisa!

  • May 21st, 2020

    Sarah Shares: Reaching out

    While some people are experiencing having extra time during this stay at home time, I am not, and I know many of you are not either. Even so, this may be the only time since I was a child that I’ve been this present for the evolution of spring. In these challenging and isolating times, I’ve found new meaning in a project that I started last year.   I’ve always collected rocks on my travels....

  • December 20th, 2018

    Sarah Shares: The Wonder of the Season

    Dear Greene Towne Families,   It’s hard to believe we are on the verge of winter break! Our school year has already been filled with close community and mini and major milestones for our children, from our youngest toddlers to our oldest students. The past month has also brought all sorts of wonder, as children and families shared with us the special parts of a fantastic array of holiday...