Hello to all of you that have been here from the beginning and to those we have picked up along the way. If you are just coming on the scene, welcome!
I am Lyndie, and I’m a mom of three precious children. A few years ago, my husband and I set out to change the educational experience for them and for other families like ours. We have had a blast building friendships in our close-knit community… And the children are learning so much!
Lately it has been on my heart to give you a glimpse of what it means to be a Hero at Acton. And I’ll be honest, I’ve left most of the storytelling up to our social media accounts (Hi Insta and FB!), but sometimes, you just need more words. So here they are…
I’ve learned that being an Acton Hero is a very unique calling. In a world that has a difficult time meeting individual needs in educational settings, it is easy to go unseen. This journey is not that. We are on a seen journey.
At Acton Academy, you are seen. You are valued. You are understood. You are sometimes misunderstood, but understanding eventually comes. You are held accountable. You are needed. Our community is one in which we believe that each child is a genius with a unique calling that can change the world. We believe that deeply… and it impacts everything we do.
Not only do we believe that about children, but we believe it for adults, too. We know that the best days can be ahead of you. We know that you can pursue your dreams. We know that you can set your intentions and go after your passions. We believe that for people of all ages. And that includes YOU!
Our heroes are creating a community where they know each other well. They are investing in each others’ journeys. They are there to encourage one another and to pick each other up whenever they may fall… we will all fall.
And again, I am reminded of the seen journey. I am grateful to be at a place in life where I value people as they are. I embrace the opportunity to pass that on to the next generations. Every person matters. Every person deserves to be seen.
It might not always be easy, but it will always be worth it.
Grace and Peace,
Lyndie Metz, Co-Founder & Head of School
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