December 3, 2009 by jbrettjacobsen
In today’s fast-paced world, it is difficult for businesses or institutions to truly know their customers. The “cleaners” asks for the last four digits of my phone number to identify me, colleges and universities know you by your social security number, and other entities know you by your driver’s license number. However, at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, you are known by your name, your learning styles are identified, your areas of growth are developed , your core is enhanced, your heart is encouraged, your confidence is enlarged, your opportunities are endless, your preparation is vertical, your struggles are supported, and your achievements are applauded. In a chaotic, unpredictable, and phrenetic world, to be known is extremely important. Recently, an Upper School art teacher asked me to come into his classroom to show me some student artwork especially of several students who had never picked up a brush. The painting included in this blog entry was painted by one of those students. There was no formula good enough, no teaching method sound enough, no set of instructions logical enough to produce such a piece of art without someone knowing who you really are especially when there has been no prior experience. How great it is to be known!