Director’s Desk

I have been with Hagerstown Children’s School for 20 years and when I look back over those 20 years, I am amazed at how the program and the organization has grown and developed.

When I started with HCS we were a young school (and I was a young teacher) located in Haven Lutheran Church with 2 classrooms serving about 40 families. We were often struggling to balance the vision of a grand school and all fiscal needs associated with developing that vision. I took over as Director when we moved into St. John’s in 2002. That move provided a big boost to the school. We grew quickly in the more visible location and with a dedicated group of Montessori minded staff and parent volunteers. During that time, the vision of a grand school never left us so we saved, saved, saved. Today that vision is still morphing and changing but we are closer than we have ever been before. Our new location provides us with the physical space we had been searching for for so long.

I am excited about all the opportunities that being at Mulberry Lofts provides us and I am thrilled to have our community take advantage of what we have to offer the children of Washington County. I want to thank our past, current and future families for their continued support.

Heather Tosten