September 22, 2009
I teach and am the school nurse at SDS and have been there for 22 years. My daughter also graduated from the day school in 1991. It is a school made up of individuals who care: about the students and their families, and each other. We do our best to teach our students to be kind, be respectful, be considerate, and be themselves. There are programs in place designed to encourage individualism, teamwork, and community service. The student's welfare is the primary goal of each teacher, administrator, and staff member. In most respects, the school as a whole works as a well functioning family unit: watching over, directing, providing for, and loving each individual under its roof. I know first hand the influence this school has on its graduates, as I have watched my daughter grow up - utilizing the best lessons from each of her fine teachers - to become a good citizen with a sincere desire to affect her world positively. I am proud of the part I play in this institution, which is far more than that. It is a place that inspires its graduates to achieve selflessly with their community's betterment in mind.
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