Dear Members of the Oakcrest Family,
Oakcrest continues to flourish and mature in its permanent home. The Board of Directors offers its gratitude and congratulations to Dr. Mary Ortiz, our Head of School, and her team for another fruitful and joyful year in our permanent campus.
The Board is happy to report that the west academic wing project has been completed on schedule. This phase of the campus expansion will help meet the demands of our growing student body by providing additional classrooms and faculty areas. We now increase our focus and efforts on raising the necessary funds for the construction of our gymnasium, which will be dedicated to our thriving athletics program and to large school gatherings. We will continue to count on your prayers and financial support to help complete this vital addition to our campus home.
I would like to thank Paul Waddelove, who has stepped down from the Board of Directors after completing his second term. He has served the school faithfully for several years lending his professional expertise to the permanent campus project. We are very grateful that he has generously agreed to remain an active member of the Building Committee as we continue to expand our campus facilities.
I welcome to the Board Shelly Pelletier (Emma '19) and Moira Walsh. After years of dedicated service to the Oakcrest Parent Association, Shelly has graciously agreed to join the Board as an alumnae parent. Moira served previously on Oakcrest's Board where, among other important contributions, she was a key driver of Oakcrest's current Strategic Plan. We are grateful to have Moira return to the Board as we begin to craft Oakcrest's next Strategic Plan as well as for her expertise in character education and Board governance.
Thank you for continuing to support our excellent school in so many ways. I encourage you to invite friends to an upcoming school event so that many more families can share in the treasure that is Oakcrest.
Shaun Pacious (father of Kathleen '04, Monica '08, Annie '16)