Connecting to Our Past
Tomorrow, June 8th, is a historic day at SHED Children’s Campus. It is the first time an Abbot Academy alumna will visit and tour SHED.
Ginny Agar, Abbot Academy Class of 1960, lived in the Queen Anne Victorian diagonally across from SHED as a child. She moved away, but returned to attend Abbot Academy.
The Abbot Legacy
The idea for a visit began at last April’s Brace Student Fellow Presentation — which discussed the Abbot legacy at Phillips and was attended by many Abbot alumni. Ginny is pictured at the event to the right.
The Abbot legacy is also a part of SHED Children’s Campus. We aim to keep the Abbot Spirit alive and are thrilled to have Ginny join us tomorrow.
After Abbot, Ginny attended Wheelock College, where she learned about Reggio Emilia and went on to a career in early childhood education. She now lives in Maine and is preparing for a move to the west coast.
I’m looking forward to sharing Reggio Emilia stories with Ginny, who will spend time with our Springboard to Kindergarten class, and then tour our beautiful campus. The Secret Garden will be an interesting stop on our tour and I’m eager to learn what her class buried on the Abbot campus.