How long have you been part of the Forsyth community?
My oldest child started Kindergarten at Forsyth in 1983. We had no experience with private schools but liked the small class sizes and family atmosphere. We ended up sending our four children to Forsyth. It was a commitment—every year, my husband and I would ask ourselves if it was worth it, and every year we saw that our children were thriving and happy. It was definitely a worthwhile investment.
In what roles have you served at Forsyth?
In addition to being a Forsyth parent (and now grandparent!), I was the head of the Forsyth Family Organization, served on the Board, and taught fifth grade for more than 20 years!
How would you describe being a Forsyth grandparent?
It’s awesome! I love experiencing Forsyth through my granddaughters (above: Caroline, Pre-K, and Cecily, Sr-K).
How has Forsyth changed over the years?
There are more students at Forsyth now, but I don’t believe the larger enrollment has hurt teaching quality. Because the class sizes remain small, each child is known and valued.
How has Forsyth remained the same?
Forsyth is still a strong, nurturing community of students and teachers. The students are known and cherished for who they are. The teachers appreciate the individuality of their students and can challenge and encourage them.
What is your favorite Forsyth memory?
I loved the end-of-the-year picnic when the Forsyth alums graduating from high school would come back and visit. My fondest moments are when I connect with a former student. I’m so proud to have been a part of their growth. Our students have been given an exceptional foundation. They leave Forsyth with the confidence to follow their dreams. It is so gratifying to know that their teachers played a small part in their success.