Hello Blue Ridge Montessori Families:
This week as we take time to reflect on what we are thankful for, I too, would like to take a moment to give thanks. I am grateful to be the Head of School at BRMS and to have an opportunity to work alongside of some of the very best students, families, and Montessori educators.
I am thankful for our students. I love to see them come in each morning carrying their backpacks and lunchboxes with smiles and eagerness to learn. I am in awe at the opportunity to watch them grow from the smallest infant, to the precocious toddler, the independent preschooler, and to see the culmination of those early years in the Montessori environment as our students mature into the confident elementary students. I am proud of them, and I am thankful to lead their school.
I want to express my gratitude for our parents. BRMS parents are the most engaged and enthusiastic I have ever worked with, and our school community would not be what it is without your support. Thank you for your enthusiasm and commitment to the Montessori philosophy and to Blue Ridge Montessori. Thank you for the trust that you place in us each and every day. Thank you for the opportunity to work with your child and your family.
I could not do what I do without the help of BRMS’s School Directors Crystal Hazelwood and Susan Key. Their dedication to Blue Ridge Montessori is clear and their work is essential to establishing our community’s culture, positive environment, and child-centered authentic Montessori program that is necessary for our students to grow and thrive. I am grateful every day for the opportunity to work with and learn from them.
I want to extend a very special thank you to our teachers. The teaching staff at Blue Ridge Montessori are tireless. They constantly challenge themselves to reach higher, and accomplish more. They take time with every child to ensure that each child’s needs are met to the best of their ability. Every day that I come to work I am renewed by their energy, their enthusiasm, and their willingness to try new things while remaining grounded in principles of the Montessori pedagogy.
To all our students, families and staff, I wish for you a very meaningful Thanksgiving.
Robin M. Boling, Head of School