In gratitude for the Teachers of the Butterfly House

Date: May 12, 2023

I marvel at teachers. My person debt is considerable. I can remember my teachers from my various stages of education and I am grateful. As a teacher myself, I enjoy the privilege of having the space and opportunity to participate in the holy work of shaping a mind. And every day, I am grateful for the amazing team of teachers in the Butterfly House and the Caterpillar Club.

We are not a “childcare center”. This is not a bad thing to be; there are plenty of place that promise to take care of your child and children need care. Instead we are a pre-school educational center. There is a curriculum. Children are invited to learn. We take the most formative years, when a child’s mind is literally a sponge and can soak up anything, and we develop the capacity of a child to learn.

I am a massive fan of the team in the Butterfly House. Our director Ms. Juanita Sanchez is just amazing. Her commitment to children is total. Thank you to the teachers in the Butterfly House and the Caterpillar Club. You are making a difference to many lives.

The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.
The Dean and President of Virginia Theological Seminary and the President of The General Theological Seminary

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