Truly Thankful for the Langley Community

By Ayesha Flaherty, Head of Enrollment and Communication at The Langley School and Langley Parent

Picture this. A fifth-grader greets you with, “Good morning. I hope you’re having a good day,” as you enter the auditorium for an 8:05 a.m. assembly. A fellow parent texts you knowing that you have a busy week and offers to pick up your child from after-school chorus. A colleague puts a note in your mailbox expressing their appreciation for your working relationship. A newly admitted parent stops by your office to thank you for the positive experiences his children are having at Langley. And, it’s only 9:00 a.m.!

I am truly lucky to be both an administrator and a parent at Langley, surrounded by this kindness and sense of community every day. While there are definitely days that are tougher than the one described above, the Langley community rallies and supports you like no other.

To spread this feeling, I’d like to share this new 60-second whiteboard video that captures what it means to be part of the Langley community.

This sense of bonding and belonging is echoed among many other community members – from the past, present, and future. We recently interviewed two parents, a student, and a teacher to understand how they would describe Langley’s community and the sentiment was resoundingly consistent: comfortable, inclusive, a place where you are known and valued, supportive, experiential, and centered on learning and growth. You can hear their perspectives here.

Voices of Our Community Members

As we head our separate ways for Thanksgiving break, I want to thank the Langley community for all it offers on “your best day, worst day, and everything in between.” It’s truly a remarkable place for which I’m incredibly grateful. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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