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Head of School Weekly Email: Sharing Love & Gratitude for the TA Team

Dear TA Families and Students,

With Valentine’s Day coming up, I want to dedicate this edition of my weekly communication to sharing love and gratitude for our TA teachers and school staff.

The TA team has been putting their heart and soul into the work of teaching through COVID for almost a year now. It has been an incredibly complex and challenging journey to navigate the change, loss, and disruption of the pandemic; adopt new approaches to one’s practice; and, all the while, be present and model resilience for students. A tall order, for sure.

Please join me in giving a big panther shout-out to our teachers and staff for sustaining the TA experience for students through these times. I invite you – students and parents alike – to send a note of love and gratitude to someone on the TA team whose efforts made an impact on you this year. 

I thank you in advance for making the effort and spreading the love, and assure you it will be much appreciated.

Happy Valentine’s Day,

Carrie Brennan, Head of School




We set high expectations. We challenge all members of the school community to reach their highest potential.


We value initiative, courage and dedication. We take personal responsibility for the goals we set and work hard to achieve them.


We work and learn together. We see teachers as coaches, students as team members, families as partners, and learning as practice and action.


We provide individuals with personalized support and guidance. We care about each other and the larger community.


We respect differences among people. We welcome the contribution of varied perspectives to a rich and flexible school culture.