What a wonderful, creative, nurturing, fun, safe, and inspiring place to be! Every day when my son comes home, I ask, "What was your favorite thing you did today?" He says, "EVERYTHING!"
I have seen the vibrancy of ADS when volunteering in the garden and the Art room, making flowers for Dia de los Muertos and cutting skulls for the thoughtful and artful procession and concert, the high-fives by students when hiking, and teaching a STEAM lesson to Kinder with Makey Makey that turns play dough and toys into a musical instrument when run through a laptop. From the heartfelt words when the shovel went in the soil at the Groundbreaking ceremony, to the enthusiasm, respect, and creativity of the 5th graders whom I taught an Illustration workshop to a few weeks ago, I am so inspired and thankful that you have pioneered such an amazing place filled with love.
The more time I spend on campus the more I feel at home and more connected to an amazing treasure of a school. With a younger daughter that will attend ADS in two years, I am excited for the next 11 years with ADS! As an educator with 15 years experience in public, private, and museum settings, I truly appreciate what a special school ADS, and the work that has gone into it becoming that way.
- Jen Webel