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.



2022 Annual Meeting of the Members

May 11, 2022

On Tuesday evening, May 10, we held the 2022 Annual Meeting of Members. We were pleased to see several new and current ASM parents, the Board of Directors, and three founding and early families in attendance. Our Board President, Esin Seref-Dibirdi, was our emcee for the evening. The meeting began with the recognition and celebration of […]

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Modeling Healthy Strategies

March 10, 2022

“Peace is what every human being is craving for, and it can be brought about by humanity in the child.” – Dr. Maria Montessori This morning, seeing the snow-covered trees against the backdrop of the cloudless blue skies and sunlight, I could feel the lightness of the spring season ahead of us. However, the juxtaposition […]

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COVID Protocols Update

February 10, 2022

The pandemic roller coaster is still running, but we’re hopeful that the end of the ride is near! Based upon the ASM Health and Safety Task Force meeting held on February 4, here is some valuable information and a few updates to ASM’s COVID mitigation protocols: With the adoption of the new DESE/DPH at-home testing […]

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Honoring MLK

January 13, 2022

“We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. In this moment in human history, Dr. King’s words ring incredibly loud and true to me. In order to protect our children and our families, we had to […]

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Thankful

November 18, 2021

“What if today, we were just grateful for everything?” -Charlie Brown Next week, it will be the first time since December 2019, that my family of four will be together in the same home. It will only be for one day, but it is a day I intend to celebrate, absorb, and hold onto for as […]

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Founders Visit ASM

October 7, 2021

On Friday, October 1, we had the privilege and pleasure of a visit from ASM’s founders, Mary and Bill Peck! Mr. and Mrs. Peck had not visited campus in five years, and we were delighted to provide them with a socially distanced, masked tour of the building and present them with ASM swag to bring back […]

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Chewonki Outdoor Classroom

September 23, 2021

Last week, ASM’s middle school students, Mrs. Records, and Mrs. Mosby spent four days and three nights at Chewonki Outdoor Classroom in Wiscasset, Maine. The purpose of this Middle School tradition is to build independence, confidence, and camaraderie while experiencing nature’s calming environment and all that it has to offer. With electronics and families left behind, […]

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It Takes A Village!

September 2, 2021

All the hard work of preparing for the first week of school, both at home and on campus, paid off! Although there are still kinks to work out, hearing the crescendo of student voices inside the building and outside on the playgrounds and fields was music to my ears! Students eagerly jumped into learning new […]

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A Shared Community

August 12, 2021

While the ASM Head of School Search Committee interviewed me to determine if I was the right match for my new position, I was also reading, observing, and listening to determine if ASM was the right fit for me too. My passion for Montessori education, the dedication of the ASM faculty and staff, and even […]

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Looking Ahead to the New School Year

August 5, 2021

The beautiful days of summer are still here for all of us to savor. At ASM, the Administration is busy preparing for the faculty and students to return to campus at the end of the month. We’re looking forward to hearing the hum of the classrooms once again! I officially joined the ASM community on […]

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