Not only today, but for over 400 years in this country, we have watched and lived and died at the hands and bodies and minds of racism, exclusion, bias, and hate…truly at the hands of fear.
This is not now. This has been.
Our work together continues, and it must get louder and stronger in order to build true connection with our family.
George Floyd, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Breonna Taylor, Philando Castile, Eric Garner, Tony Robinson, and countless more. We stand by the voices and peaceful protests. We acknowledge the hurt and pain of our sisters and brothers of the global majority.
We acknowledge the continued and ever-present responsibility for our white brothers and sisters to be agents of change.
Together we can listen. Together we can feel. Together we can connect and learn.
Our work as educators is to observe, guide, and above all, to love. We must watch for the good and share it. We must name the oppression and learn from it. We must guide while trusting and we must love with our whole hearts.
Montessori’s Integrated Mission, or “The Integrated Framework of the Cosmos”, puts ground under our feet, provides a place for us to acknowledge and confront the ongoing and traumatic injustices in our society. Together we can become aware of our social responsibility and honor each other as one human family.
We serve the children, and the children are our future.
Melissa M. Droessler
Head of School
Head of School