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.



End-of-Year Celebrations

June 6, 2019

Where has the time gone? The cool, damp weather may have something to do with my sense of disbelief – it doesn’t seem possible that the end of the school year will be upon us next week. Our community is bursting with energy and excitement as we prepare for the many end-of-year celebrations! Field trips, […]

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Portfolio Presentations

May 30, 2019

What is a portfolio? A portfolio is a collection of work that is meaningful to your child and represents his or her achievements. Your child may choose to include his or her best work, a work that was difficult for him or her, or work that he or she enjoyed the most. Portfolios engage students […]

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Annual Meeting of Members

May 16, 2019

Thank you to all who attended Tuesday evening’s Annual Meeting. As always, it was wonderful to connect, catch up and highlight our accomplishments over this past school year! If you were unable to attend the event, you can read my Annual Report. Our board of directors, comprised of volunteers, has the important job of governing the […]

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Interactive Parent Workshop with Donna Shea

May 9, 2019

As parents, you are well aware of the ways in which your child will benefit from an excellent education. Your child’s future success, however, will also be determined by his or her social and emotional intelligence. Donna Shea, founder of the Peter Pan Center for Social and Emotional Growth, will be presenting a workshop at […]

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Artistic Expression

May 2, 2019

This is one of my favorite times of year. It lightens my spirit to walk through the halls and see the abundance of color and creativity! Yesterday, the ASM Art Show Opening Event kicked off a month-long celebration of our art program. Each of our students selected their own artwork to display that communicates their […]

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Annual Meeting of the Members

April 25, 2019

At this year’s Annual Meeting of the Members, we will provide an update on the state of ASM – our finances, our accomplishments and our strategic plan. We will also recognize faculty, staff and directors of the board for their service to ASM. We are truly fortunate to have so many talented individuals at ASM! […]

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2019 Annual Fund

April 11, 2019

I am well into my sixth year of headship at ASM and I continue to be impressed by the level of commitment that I see in our parent community. Each of you gives to the school in a myriad of ways, helping to support our children, programs and governance of ASM. Because of you, ASM is […]

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Middle School Reflections

April 4, 2019

Have you ever wondered what makes a child succeed at learning? Meta-cognition is the ability to understand how one best learns. Meta-cognition can be developed; it is fostered through exercises that require children to reflect upon their learning experiences. Children who understand their own learning styles (how their brains work) are able to make choices that ensure success and utilize […]

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ALICE Training

March 28, 2019

Each year the Andover Fire Department conducts several fire drills at local schools. Your child may have mentioned that ASM had its fourth on Monday. Our staff and students are well-versed in the emergency protocols that we have implemented at ASM. As usual, fire department officials were impressed with our timely response and orderly evacuation […]

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Montessori Model United Nations

March 21, 2019

Imagine being in seventh or eighth grade and taking on the thoughts and perspectives of people living in another part of the world. At this very moment, ASM middle school students are ambassadors along with students from over 100 countries at the Montessori Model United Nations (MMUN) conference in New York City! Last fall, our […]

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