Prior to the retirement of our long-time CEO Ms. Lauren Bensink, Baden Academy's board began a search for her replacement. After careful consideration, Ms. Michelle Poskin Lennon was promoted from her role as assistant principal to serve as our school's new CEO. Then, to fulfill her vacated position, the board launched another search and were happy to choose Mr. Taren Nance, who relocated from Maryland to join our school community. Please join us in welcoming both members to their new roles!
Mr. Mat Davis, Baden Academy's Director of Curriculum, Technology, and Operations, was also kept very busy this summer coordinating extensive work on the right wing of the building. A state-of-the art heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC) was installed to serve numerous spaces, including all three sixth grade classrooms, the gymnasium, Calliope space, music room, and Hope Learning Center spaces. New roofing was installed, and the space known as the "breezeway" was reconfigured with new walls and windows to ensure a safer and more useable space.
A sincere thank you to our board and to our leadership team for all their efforts this summer. They worked extremely hard to facilitate major changes and improvements to the school so we can best serve and support our students.