Jackson Asaro ’14 Going Strong As an Oxford Undergrad

Jackson Asaro ’14 Going Strong As an Oxford Undergrad By Al Daniel Being stateside last month for a spring “holiday” and taking the opportunity to kick back and watch his beloved Duke Blue Devils reach the NCAA Men’s Elite Eight was a rare moment of downtime for Jackson Asaro ’14. It also marked one of...

The Fire

By Michelle Reader, Lower Elementary Teacher

Doctrina Lux Mentis. That is the motto of my undergraduate alma mater, Centre College. Translated from Latin, it reads “Learning is the Light of the Mind”. Our motto was represented by a striking metal flame sculpture found at the heart of the campus.

What Exactly Is Practical Life?

By Ana Catherine Dickens-Massengill, Primary Teacher

Back when I was in college, I nannied for two children who attended both the toddler and primary programs at a Montessori school. Each day that I picked them up from school I would ask, “What did you do today?”  Often the answer was, “I washed the tables,” or “I baked the bread” and I thought ‘what is this amazing preschool where kids bake bread, wash tables, and polish shoes?’

Inspiring Writers … and Teachers

By Lisa Anderson, Lower Elementary Teacher

One of the greatest pleasures of my work is getting to know my students. All Montessorians are trained to observe children, but it is often what you don’t see on the surface that leads to helping each child discover his/her own gifts, talents and passions.

Over the Sea to Skye

By Don Henchel, Upper Elementary Teacher

Once upon a time…My dear friend and colleague, Judy Martell, had an inspired idea. Together with former MCS parent and benefactor extraordinaire, Laura Brader-Araje, they came up with the Teacher Enrichment Award (aka TEP). The idea being that after the school year was over, during the summer months, teachers needed recharging.

For the Dempseys, Different Dreams Signify Same MCS Roots

By Al Daniel

The Dempsey sisters have been bookending the BosWash megalopolis of late. The elder, Lucy Dempsey ’08, is a two-and-a-half-hour drive away from the nation’s capital, in her first year of law school at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia