• Dear Stonebrook-White Montessori Campus Community:

    Eight years ago this month, I returned to the Glenville Community as a Principal at CMSD. It was then, and remains so today, my dream job. Over these last few years, our school families have grown into a two-building, PreK to 8th grade Campus community. It has been tremendous work for all of us, including families, to navigate a once-in-a-lifetime Pandemic and join forces as an integrated learning community. Last year's successful return to school was a testament to our collective commitment to support students and grow together.

    As we move into our 2nd in-person year of the merger, I wanted to provide you with an update on the work toward becoming a fully implemented Montessori campus. 

    1. CEO Gordon and his leadership team continue to support us in this work and help provide resources and guidance as we navigate new territory.  
    2. Over the last year and half, I attended a Montessori Leadership training session (Summer of 2021) and three of our staff have graduated with Montessori credentialing (July 2022).
    3. All our Team Members that are not currently Montessori credentialed attended eight-week orientations in Montessori theory last fall.
    4. In the spring and summer of 2023, all non-credentialed Montessori teachers will begin a Montessori degree program. 

    This big work has many moving parts and pieces. I am honored to lead this work on behalf of our amazing Team and community of scholars. As we continue to grow and move forward together, we will share other important milestones of this process.
    While the work of the merger matters, please know that our first and foremost thought is supporting and growing every student, in every class. Your children and their ideal development remain our number-one collective concern and goal. The entirety of the Stonebrook-White Montessori Campus is committed to developing your child's potential to its fullest. 
    Thank you for continuing to choose SWMC as your educational home. I look forward to seeing you and your scholar(s) soon!
    Warm regards,

    Principal Ari