It was in 2009 when my older son Aidan spent a wonderful, enchanted and cozy summer camp at Ashwood. The campus, with its trees, open fields and crisp, rolling brook, captured our imaginations, and since then we have never left. Aidan and my younger son Benjamin have walked the same paths for the last 11 years, and I was fortunate to be able to watch them daily from my window in the past four in my role as business manager for the school. Now my 14-year old is ready to graduate, and my 11-year old is entering 5th grade. Big changes abound!
I have had my ups and downs throughout the last decade, but hope, support, and optimism always sprouted great prospects. In the past decade Ashwood has been the anchor of our family unit. As the seas rocked and rumbled, the ship stayed safe. The school did not just give my children precious, valuable education and a happy, carefree childhood. It also gave me an opportunity to find an amazing community and a home away home. You have all provided comfort and encouragement by holding each other when we needed it the most.
It was my pleasure serving as a business and operations manager in the past 4 years. I will hold these years in my smiling memory and my heart as the best job one can have while raising children.
This summer I am looking forward to spending more time with my sons and with my boyfriend, James. My CPA exam and gardens await; new running trails and smooth waters are calling. And, of course, I will be always be connected to Ashwood in heart and in mind.
Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this amazing, talented, and devoted faculty for the past four years!
“But today, well-lived, makes every yesterday a memory of happiness,/And every tomorrow a vision of hope,/Look well, therefore, to this day. “ (Kalidasa)