As a parent of a rising 5th grader and of a senior who just graduated I cannot say enough about how much this school has done for my children, particularly my daughter. My daughter who just graduated has a chronic illness which started in 8th grade. Although the last 5 years have been tougher than you can imagine, the Kestrel staff made an impossible situation doable. Time and time again the teachers, front desk staff, principals, etc went above and beyond to help Sara get what she needed to be able to get the most out of school and graduate with her class. I have remarked to many other people how I cannot imagine any other public school working so hard to help a kid in need. I know the amount of class she missed and the extra time spent helping her catch up when she felt well again had to be frustrating for all, but they worked tirelessly to stick with her and the result was that she accomplished her dream and was able to graduate with her class regardless of what this illness has taken from her. I will be eternally grateful for the support of the Kestrel family through this time.
Both of my children are in the EC program at Kestrel. I was impressed with the support my daughter got in high school, but as my 4th grade son got diagnosed with ADHD and needed EC care this year I am again impressed that this level of care and support is available in elementary as well.
The teachers at Kestrel are an amazing team. I have worked with teachers in other local elementary schools and have found that some care and some do not. I only once encountered a Kestrel teacher who didn’t seem to truly care about their students – and that teacher is no longer there. This tells me that the Board of Directors and principals seek to having an engaged, committed staff…..and it shows!
Thank you Dr. Tracy for your leadership. There has truly been a huge positive change since you have come on board. I know that Kestrel has been a challenge that no one would have predicted, but I for one appreciate you sticking with us and getting the school through the most difficult year imaginable. Your hard work does not go unnoticed.
Thanks to the Kestrel team for all they do!
Scott Mitchell Rose