On Friday, November 11th, the Founders Club, parents, donors and foundations, and TMS staff members, gathered together to commemorate the grand opening of the new front office with a ribbon cutting ceremony. But the day wasn’t just about the structural growth of the school. The opening of the front office represents a culmination of the extraordinary efforts made over the past five years and closing out of the Exceeding Expectations capital campaign, which has raised $4.3 million dollars to support our school’s infrastructure goals.
The ceremony recognized those who paved the way. One of our original founders, Sasha Webb, flew in from Texas for the occasion. Sasha came in to pay tribute to Tami Willadsen, The Museum School Foundation’s first President. Tami, who passed away in a house fire in 2014, launched the Exceeding Expectations campaign in 2012. Additionally, Aspen Kron, a founding Board Chair, also came in from Colorado to celebrate the occasion and honor her father, Bert Thornton, whose name now graces our new “Leadership Suite”.
The morning was a beautiful tribute to those Founders whose legacy will remain for years to come. It also served as an inspiration to keep our momentum going. As Bert Thornton stated, “The Museum School is iconic” and we must continue our work to inspire excellence throughout our community.
Mission: The mission of The Museum School of Avondale Estates is to inspire students, teachers and the community to collaborate to develop strong critical thinking, interpersonal and academic skills in our students, which will prepare them for real-world success.