August 20, 2019
Dear Davidson Day Community,
I am thrilled to welcome you to the start of our new year at Davidson Day School. Whether you are returning or are new to our community, I sincerely appreciate you for your choice to be a contributing member of our school community—our family.
It is my sincere belief that schools are strongest when there exists an authentic commitment to collaboration and a shared sense of purpose among all of its different constituencies. Parents, teachers, students, and school leaders who share the same values and commitments together foster an educational experience where students thrive. This is our reality here at Davidson Day, and I am grateful each day that I am able to welcome our students, families, faculty, staff, and coaches to our campus.
There have been many challenging, tough, emotional moments in 2019, and our community responded with compassion, resilience, support, and strength. I am so proud to serve our whole community in an administrative capacity as Interim Head of School. It is my intention to steadfastly advance our mission and vision and ensure a strong, secure educational environment on campus and in the lives of our families.
As we begin the 2019–2020 academic year, I invite you to reach out to another member of our community to express your gratitude and appreciation. Gratitude is a practice that I am cultivating as an extension of my commitment to personal integrity. I also invite you to share your thoughts, advice, concerns, and feelings at any time with a member of our faculty or administrative team, and promise that we will listen openly.
Our community is strong, and the connections we forge each year are meaningful and durable. The enriching experiences that we share together this year will yield memorable moments and stories, build relationships and community, and transform student interests into student passions.
You’re in store for an enriching, positive experience this year—I look forward to collaborating together—and I anticipate a rewarding and fulfilling year for us all.
Interim Head of School