Introducing Melissa Fox

It is with great joy that we introduce the newest member of our team. Melissa Fox joined the VdM community in January as our resident Reading Specialist. Melissa has been diligently working to support the children in our environments. We are so happy to have her! Describe your educational background.   I earned a Bachelor’s Degree … Continue reading “Introducing Melissa Fox”

We are VdM (at a distance): The Smith Family

The very best part of Villa di Maria is our people. Our community of families, faculty and staff is something to be proud of and something to hold onto during our school’s pandemic closure. In this series, We are VdM, we’ll highlight the energies, talents, humor and wisdom of some of our amazing people—and we’ll … Continue reading “We are VdM (at a distance): The Smith Family”

A Culture of Reading and the Book Club!

One of my favorite things about Villa di Maria is our commitment to nurturing a culture of reading. Language lessons, reading corners, libraries and read-alouds are in every classroom. Children are welcome to read alone, in groups or to each other. For those who struggle to find ease with reading, our reading specialist, Melissa Fox, is … Continue reading “A Culture of Reading and the Book Club!”