Schools believe in learning. This is a fundamental part of our ethos. We all should be growing, all the time. There is more to know, more to understand, and even more ways things can be done in a better or improved way. So it was lovely to learn that two weeks ago, the entire staff of TBH/TCC attended The National Association for the Education of Young Children conference that was being held in DC. The Director of the Butterfly House shared with me the observation of one of her teachers: “It is so wonderful to work for an institution that allows it’s staff not only the time, but also the funds to be able to attend such training in person. To be able to attend myself, and not have to rely just on what the director brings back from the training, is such an amazing experience. I can’t wait to use what I have learned at the conference with my little students.”
We strive for excellence at VTS. And these moments of professional development are really important. Our Butterfly House and Caterpillar Club are all the more effective because of these opportunities. Care for children at this crucial stage of development is an institutional priority. I am grateful to our dedicated teachers who do this hard work.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D. Dean and President