There is always such a wonderful feeling of renewed vigor at this time of the year as we welcome the faculty back for Work Week. Classrooms are starting to come together after lying dormant or from being used by summer camps. New materials arrive daily and shelves are stocked with new supplies.
There is also a new face on our administration staff. We graciously welcome Dr. Phil Hadley as our Interim Head of School for the 2011-2012 school year. Phil, as he likes to be called, brings excellent experience as a Head of School — most recently as Head of the Virginia Episcopal School. Phil’s expertise, coupled with his clear communication style, firm leadership and warm personal demeanor, make him the right choice to lead us through the coming year and help us prepare MSR to attract and welcome an excellent permanent Head of School for the 2012-2013 school year and beyond. This is a time of starting fresh for both the faculty and the students.
A world of possibilities awaits eager minds. Students will solve equations of gigantic, mathematical proportions, discover universes they never knew existed and make wonderful friends that could very well last a lifetime. Each level of the Montessori curriculum has its own exciting opportunities for the students, and within those levels, each year they embark on new adventures. Of course, those in the first year of each level will have the biggest adventure of all — discovering a whole new environment with new teachers, new friends and many new works. The second years will move into a more comfortable place, but one that is also more challenging. The third years will take on the roles of class leaders and mentors, while preparing for the next level. But everyone will return to the amazing place we call our own… The Montessori School of Raleigh.
As we work to ready the campus, we look forward to welcoming you back for an exciting new year packed with possibilities!