January 20, 2015
I have worked at CDS for 12 years, and in all of my years at CDS I have never been more excited about the school and where we stand today. With the help of thoughtful, deliberate and forward-thinking growth by the school's leadership, the core values of CDS have stayed the same, including constructivist teaching and learning, social responsibility, the cultivation of a love of learning, and academic and social-emotional preparedness. Further, the current Head of School has simply set in motion decisions made by the school s leadership prior to arrival. In addition to steering the ship, she s helped us prepare to open our incredible new middle school building, streamline curriculum guidelines, raise faculty salaries thereby increasing retention, facilitate professional development opportunities, and more. Her dedication to the mission of the school, and to preserving the spirit of this community, is without question. My son, a year and a half away from attending CDS as a preschooler, is already a regular on the schoolyard and cannot wait to get into the classroom. His excitement, and love for CDS, speaks for itself.
- submitted by a teacher