Today is Mardi Gras and is usually thought of as a day of excess. While we are still trying to control the spread of COVID-19, we need to direct our pent-up energy to new creative activities which do not bring large groups together in close spaces. If New Orleans can cancel parades, close bars, and scrap […]
While studying to become an Occupational Therapist, I found myself doing a clinical rotation in a classroom. There I discovered my love and passion for teaching. With this discovery, I quickly changed career paths to pursue early childhood education. I joined CS as a preschool teacher in 2007 and have never looked back. I credit […]
Dear Community School Families and Friends,
Annual Fund donations support programs and initiatives that are not covered by tuition. This year, due to COVID-19 requirements, our financial need is much higher.
The Big One is my favorite CS philosophy. It states to treat yourself, others and your environment with care. I think it is so important because we often forget to take care of ourselves and I love being able to spend time focusing on this component of Social Emotional Learning with my students. I also love how involved the school is with the community and helping others.
By nature I am somebody who tends to color inside the lines, but Community School taught me to go beyond my comfort zone and become comfortable with thinking outside the box. In a more concrete sense, the focus at Community School on critical thinking and the humanities has made me both a better scientist and a better writer. Community School also helped me to be a more well-rounded person, which is important both on a personal level and in my interactions with patients.
October 10, 2020 Recently we were asked why we are not sharing more information about cases at Community School. Thankfully, so far, we have not had any students or staff with a positive diagnosis.
Gina Kohler holds a BFA in Dance from Kent State University (2001) and an MFA in Dance, from Hollins University/American Dance Festival (2009). She brings with her, to Community School, a wealth of knowledge and experience as a teacher and visiting artist at programs and universities throughout the country. (Read more)