In our last issue, we noted that 22 of our staff members are Meher Schools alumni. Now that Brenda Barnhart has returned to the fold, three of them are from the Class of 1998. They are, from left to right in the photos above and below, Brenda, our new first grade teacher, Vince d’Assis, one of our elementary co-principals, and Warren Wallace, our director of admissions.
All three started here as babies in 1987, when we had an infant-toddler program. Brenda and Vince were in the baby room together; a few months older than them, Warren had already “graduated” to the toddler room when they started.
We welcomed Brenda back last month. She had been teaching at a public school in Pleasant Hill. Now she’s co-teaching in Room 10 with another alumna, Laura White. Brenda says, “I returned to The Meher Schools not only because it’s the most welcoming school I’ve ever attended or taught at, but also because the school’s foundation is love.”
Also in the photo above is Warren’s dog, Cricket, who feels that love too.