X
This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing to use this website, you consent to our use of these cookies.

SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT A BIRTHDAY

Tom Noel in an article published in the Rocky Mountain News and later in Rosemary Fetter’s book, writes, “Once upon a time, teachers and parents conspired together. They fantasized that children might want to go to school.”
Recounting the history we all know -- from the history of why the school is named Graland to a threat of financial failure; from Miss Braswell’s fondness for furry and frisky schoolmates to chasing the progressive educational dreams of Laird, Braswell, and Nelson-- Graland is ninety years old. Graland Country Day School’s story is, Noel noted,"a fairy tale how well and joyfully school can be taught, despite sometimes quirky teachers, parents, and students." I  have never met any quirky teachers at Graland. Quirky would never make it at Graland School. Or would it?" 

However, I do agree with Rosemary Fetter who wrote in 2002, “Over the years, 
Graland faculty and staff have created a school that inspires lifelong learning and a camaraderie among students that is practically unique for elementary and K-9 schools. Graland’s teachers are exceptional individual bound together to a loyalty to a school, kinship with colleagues, and a sincere love and understanding of children.”

In honor of superior teachers and staff, Ben Duke and Marilyn Foster created the Master Teacher program. Last year, I wrote about some Master Teachers. We begin another series on the Master Teachers: Ray Elsinger, Lynette Emery, Jack McKenna, Lucile Hobelman, Ludmila Glasscock and more -- all of these teachers were working at Graland my first year. The series will also include tributes to Master Teachers I did not know, all of whom added so much to the grandeur and glory of “old” Graland
 
Back

Graland Country Day School

Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1924, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.