During these months of lockdown and social distancing, I’ve gained a new appreciation for The Waverly School, its administrators, teachers, and students. Certainly, what I’ve overheard of Katie and Joe’s Zoom classes — and the way current events have worked themselves into discussions in, say, environmental science, history, English, etc. — has been impressive and revealing, both for the quality of the teaching and the articulateness of the students. But I’ve also been struck by how dedicated their teachers are: how much you really CARE about your students is palpable, something one can hear and feel. You have done a great job under difficult circumstances. So have the students, for that matter. And I think it’s all part of the attitude, the appreciation for learning and respect for others, that’s been a big part of their Waverly experience. I’m more thankful than ever that our kids have spent the last 13 years there. The graduation ceremony was a deeply moving experience. Thank you for all the time and thought and heartfelt effort you put into those speeches. I look forward to a time in the (hopefully near) future when we can all gather together again and I can thank you in person.
Parent to Joe ’20 and Katie ‘20