There's No Place Like ... JRDS!

“There’s no place like home.” - Dorothy Gale, The Wizard of Oz
It has been an exciting week at James River as we wrapped up the VAIS visiting team's final visit. I want to thank our faculty, parents, and trustees for helping to make this week go smoothly. I especially thank Jeannie Heishman and Sarah Lesko for leading our accrediting process since last spring. They have invested countless hours preparing documents and reviewing logistics for this visit. Their hard work was the key to our success.
In one of my final meetings with our visiting team, they remarked on how joyous this community is, and I replied, “I love this place.” Betsy Johnson, the executive director of VAIS, said that was the first time she had ever heard a head of school say those words at an accreditation visit. But it’s true! When I stepped on campus for the first time, I knew that James River was special and instantly felt at home here. I am proud of the work our faculty and staff do every day to make this a place for kids to learn and thrive. 
Let’s fly!