News from the Art Department!
As you know, art is a very important part of the Springmont student experience so we want our families to be aware of the following bittersweet news.
Theresa Dean has let us know that after serving as Springmont’s Art Teacher for 14 years, she has decided to retire at the end of this school year. We are excited for her to begin this new chapter in her life but will greatly miss her talents, enthusiasm, and passion for children’s art instruction.
Claire Tadeo, who has worked closely with Theresa for the last 4 years, has accepted our offer to become our next lead Art Teacher. Claire holds a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Studio Arts, from Georgia College & State University. Many of your children are already familiar with Claire’s gifts for photography, painting, printmaking, and all things creative.
We hope you will join us in wishing Theresa well and congratulating Claire on her new role!
Be on the lookout for new Primary artworks featuring cherry blossoms to be on display in the Front Office next month!
Congrats to our Alums!
Two of Springmont’s 2019 Middle School grads have earned top honors at their high schools!
Nico Lamps has been named as the 2022-23 STAR Student for Campbell High School! The STAR nomination requires students have the highest score on any single test date of the SAT taken through November of their senior year and be in the top 10% of their class based on grade point average.
Happy Leveson-Jones has been named Salutatorian at North Springs High School! Despite the challenges and disruptions caused by the pandemic, Happy continued to excel and looks forward to the graduation ceremony at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre on May 25!
We are so proud of Nico, Happy, and all of Springmont’s graduates as they continue to distinguish themselves in ways that underscore our mission to nurture self-directed, resilient, and aware human beings.
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Thank you from The Tender Foundation!
On behalf of Springmont parent Jaycina Almond, who serves as Executive Director of The Tender Foundation, we'd like to extend a big THANK YOU to everyone for supporting the Primary Spring Outreach effort! Our school community donated just shy of $3000 worth of diapers, wipes, and formula! (132 packs of diapers, 140 packs of wipes, and 44 cans of formula). Your generosity will help to provide a safety net for Atlanta's single moms living on the margins.
Faculty & Staff News
As we continue to prepare for the 2023-24 school year, we want to share some exciting news!
We are delighted to let you know that Allwyn Fitzpatrick has accepted the position of Elementary Division Head. Allwyn was herself a Montessori student from infancy through middle school, chose a Montessori education for her now college-aged son, and has been an AMI Montessori educator and administrator for 20 years. She has taught at both the Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary levels and in an adolescent program and has served as an Elementary Coordinator and Parent Education Director. Allwyn is eager to share her extensive experience with our teachers and to help parents feel confident and informed about choosing a Montessori education for their children. Allwyn will begin March 13, spending the remainder of this school year onboarding and becoming familiar with Springmont. She looks forward to assuming the full role of Elementary Division Head in August. We look forward to introducing you to Allwyn during our spring events.
We are very excited that Isaac Ezemba has accepted the role of Auxiliary Programs Coordinator! Isaac came to Springmont after graduating in May 2022 from Clark Atlanta University with a B.A. in Music. He brings several years of experience working with children at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee, where he oversaw students' social and academic needs, including their daily schedule, field trips, and service projects. While Isaac will continue to focus on Extended Day and supporting classrooms as needed for the remainder of this school year, he will also help to coordinate our Toddler Care & Primary Camps this summer. Beginning in August, his role will expand to include coordinating care during Parent/Teacher Conferences, Parent Education events, and Winter and Summer Camps.
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