Head of School's Letter

Welcome to the Head of School's Letter

I believe that communication is vital to the success of every organization. ASM is no exception! I write to our families frequently to inform them on a variety of topics that I consider important. These letters will give you a glimpse of who we are as a school community, what I value as a school leader, and the direction in which ASM is headed.



ASM’s Vision for STEM

October 11, 2018

At ASM, we provide an environment which facilitates exploration and creativity among our students. Our interdisciplinary STEM curriculum engages students in math, science and the engineering design process while purposefully incorporating technology. STEM expertise, in combination with the arts and humanities, will empower our students to examine and confront generational challenges. Four years ago, ASM was […]

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Experiential Learning and Self-reflection

October 4, 2018

Experiential learning provides meaningful opportunities for ASM students to make connections and reflect upon their experiences beyond the classroom. Our middle school students spent the third week of school at Red Gate Farm in Ashfield, Massachusetts. They participated in many aspects of farm work including caring for the land and gardens, tending to the barn […]

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Parent Workshop: Fostering Self-regulation in Children

September 27, 2018

When parents are asked what they wish most for their children, the answer is often happiness. What can you do to help your child discover his or her best self? How can you help your child to be peaceful in their environment? How do you effectively handle your child when he or she is out-of-sorts […]

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Welcome to our community!

September 6, 2018

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! It is wonderful to see old friends once again and to welcome our new students and families this fall. ASM has many characteristics that make it unique. Foremost is the sense of community, inspired by all of you. While ASM holds many community gatherings such as the New Family […]

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End-of-Year Presentations and Ceremonies

June 7, 2018

The school year is at its crescendo! Our community is brimming with eagerness and excitement as we prepare for the many end-of-year celebrations! Field trips, finishing touches to projects, speech writing, singing and social gatherings are all part of the fun. Although there are many events on our calendar, I’d like to point out some […]

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Re-Accreditation from AISNE and AMS

May 31, 2018

Last February, the Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE) and American Montessori Society (AMS) visited ASM to conduct the five-year follow-up visit of our 10-year accreditation cycle. The Review Team spent the day at ASM meeting with members of our board, faculty, staff and me. After their visit, both AISNE and AMS recommended that […]

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Annual Meeting Welcomes New Board Members, Highlights Expansion

May 10, 2018

Thank you to all who attended last night’s Annual Meeting. As always, it was wonderful to connect, catch up and communicate the state of the school to our members! Our Board of Directors, comprised of volunteers, has the important job of governing the school. Each year, a new slate of directors is voted onto the […]

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Annual Meeting of the Members

April 26, 2018

This year’s Annual Meeting of the Members is not to be missed – the Board of Directors and I will be announcing exciting news that will impact the future of your child and ASM! Please come and show your support to our faculty, staff and directors of the board who are being recognized for their […]

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Middle School Trip to Washington, D.C.

April 12, 2018

This week, our school is noticeably quiet with the absence of our middle school students! As I write this letter, they have just witnessed the Changing of the Guard at the Arlington National Cemetery in our nation’s capital. The Washington, D.C. trip allows us to bring our middle school curriculum to life! Throughout this past […]

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Safety First

April 5, 2018

As I have shared on many occasions, school safety is my top priority. Before the recent tragedy that took place in Parkland, Florida, I had registered to become certified as an ALICE trainer. Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, I attended the training. Footage was reviewed from real-life, active shooting events that have occurred in schools, universities and other venues, […]

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