Message from Susan Holt, Ivymount Executive Director
These past few months, we have confronted difficult issues together - a new virus in our community, sudden changes to education, coping with uncertainty. With the heartbreaking deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and others, which have led to national unrest, we once again face painful matters.
Our hearts go out to those who are suffering as a result of the multiple crises shaking our country. There is work to be done to bring together our communities and our collective well-being. For the Ivymount community, this means rededicating ourselves to making our students’ lives better every day. Our on-going mission is to foster an environment of mutual respect and safety, and to empower our students and staff to be agents of change.
When Ivymount was founded 60 years ago, it gave a voice to those who were not fully heard. To this day, we remain committed to diversity, tolerance, and kindness — bigotry, prejudice, and indifference have no place in our school or programs.
Below are resources from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) to help facilitate dialogue to bring about positive, productive outcomes.