5 Nardin TodayFall 2022 ON THE COVER Collaboration is a hallmark of a Montessori community. In our Montessori classroom settings, older children are mentors for younger children and the program works by fostering respect for others and teaching independent learning, all complemented by our beautiful West Ferry campus. n Homecoming | Mental Heal th Spot l ight | Leadership Announcements | Nardin Notes NARDINtoday a THE MAGAZINE FOR THE NARDIN ACADEMY COMMUNITY Fall 2022 Coming Together and growing together We are NARDIN Tom Michals Faculty Member “I am in my 20th year as a member of the Nardin Community. Every day, I get to collaborate with tremendous faculty, staff, and administration to develop these great young minds that really will do incredible things for our world. Being at Nardin has made my career rewarding beyond words.” Brad and Meegan Stamm Parents “Nardin Academy has been a significant part of our family for many years. We’ve had two daughters graduate from Nardin and our third daughter is a senior this year and we couldn’t be happier with the experiences we have had at Nardin. The education is exceptional and the girls are very well prepared for college and beyond. We’ve always told others that Nardin has an “x” factor that is unlike any other school. These young women leave Nardin with a passion, a purpose and a strong desire to achieve wonderful things in their lives. It is remarkable to Heather Gresham, Esq. ‘88 Alumna “You will always remember Nardin; the education and experience will impact you forever. Nardin produces strong, confident women who lead with empathy and compassion. Remember: there’s nothing you can’t accomplish, and Gators can do anything!” Elyse Spencer ‘24 Upper School Student “The Nardin Community is very welcoming and inclusive. When I come to school, I feel respected and well appreciated, by both my teachers and my peers. Nardin is truly the best fit for me and I love attending and being a part of such a great community.” Anika Vaidhyanathan Montessori Elementary Student “I like Nardin because you get to learn a lot, and the teachers are always ready to teach, and my friends are really nice.” Welcome New Nardin Faculty & Staff Cydney Adams Angelica Adisa Jackson Andrews Tina Akaic Maggie Barnett '01 Zachary Berg Carol Bernat Kelly Brouillard '90 Taylor DiSarno Sarah Dulak Dr. Bobbie Finocchio Ph.D. Mary Gjurich Misty L. Harris '96 Betsy Hartzell Heather Jason Edwin Jines Damien Keller Dominic Locklear Cheryl Lufbery Dannyell McDaniel Kyle McNeil Leslie McSpadden Jill Monaco Kanjana Roddonpai Theresa Rooney Diana Schiesser Colleen Smith Matthew Tocco Tina Waterhouse Emily Yang