The Incubator : Blog-worthy thoughts hatching daily.

On Transformation

One of the best things about being Head of School is witnessing the transformation of the children each year. When I arrived at MSD with my own children 20 years ago, they were of the typical age when young families join the MSD community. With my five year old, three year old, and six month old in tow, I thought that the school I had found, on the corner of Florida and Holly, was amazing. Not just because of the educational philosophy, but also because it wasn’t just one building, but a whole campus! Back in 1993, MSD looked vastly different, with its two carlines: one that ran in the front of the school and one that ran in the  >> read more…

Welcome to the Incubator

Welcome to the Incubator, a spot to reflect on dynamic thoughts and diverse experiences that inform, influence, and inspire our good work at the Montessori School of Denver. As I was contemplating this first post I found myself standing at the edge of a cliff, on my skis, in Crested Butte. It was a slope I had never intended to ski. In fact, I had ended up in that spot by taking a number of different turns through a forest of trees, thinking I was headed somewhere completely different. But suddenly there I was, on the precipice, of a very scary cliff. No way to go back the way I came. No place to go but down. As I got  >> read more…