A MESSAGE FROM OUR DIRECTORS
Steve Mayo and Margaret Sheftic
One of the greatest joys an educator can experience is the transformation of a child from confused, defeated, and full of self-doubt to a successful, fulfilled adult who reaches back, years later, to say “Thanks for teaching me that I could do it, to believe in myself.” This is a joy we experience regularly when graduates stop by, call, email or posts on social media, updating us on their academics pursuits, careers and families of their own. College professors, researchers, business leaders, entrepreneurs, horse trainers, artists, speech pathologists, educators – NewBridge graduates continue to share their success stories.
I have always believed children deserve a school that is strategically designed to meet their individual needs, and that teachers deserve a school that will support their success. NewBridge School was born of this determination, to create a school with highly-trained teachers who have the knowledge and support to ensure their students learn to set and achieve goals.
Running a school for students who learn differently takes long hours, hard work, endless determination, and passion. The payoff, however, is truly empowering and literally life-changing for everyone involved. When Margaret and I sat down many years ago to write copy for our first (and only) ad, we wrote the following two lines: What do UCSD, UC Berkley, UC Irvine, Washington and Jefferson, and the University of Arizona have in common? Students who struggled before they attended NewBridge School. We sat silently for several minutes as smiles spread across our faces. For over 20 years, our dream of a school that teaches children HOW to LEARN continues to be a reality.