Head of School’s Letter

Reflecting Upon Agents Of Change

Posted by Joanna on January 15, 2016

We pause at this time of year to reflect upon the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and honor his great achievements for the African American community, and our nation as a whole. Reverend King was a natural orator and used his gift to lead a civil rights movement based upon non-violence and Christian beliefs.

In the words of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” These tenets are central to ASM’s mission and are evidenced by the work that takes place in our classrooms each day.

Doctors Martin Luther King Jr. and Maria Montessori were agents of change. Two visionaries, each dedicated their lives to creating a world that was more just, tolerant and peaceful. Though the paths they traveled differed, each championed the rights of those that they saw were oppressed. Both were peacemakers and nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Dr. King Jr. received the award in 1964 on behalf of all those who worked within the civil rights movement to end racial inequality. The tremendous impact of Dr. King’s life continues today as we strive to realize his dream.


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