"Thank you for being so understanding and kind to me. I'm so thankful to have a teacher like you. You've been such a good inspiration and Godly woman to all of us Teacher Cadets. You've taught us so much in so little time! Thank you for everything!"
~Jada (Teacher Cadet)
"Every day we thank God that Lily is able to atten a school like yours. This past year Lily has learned so much and it is all thanks to you and your staff! You have been a blessing to us and we could never thank you enough for all you have one for Lily."
"I'd like to let you know how much I appreciate you and your wonderful school! I'm not saying this to be polite, but I'm saying it from my heart; Lad 'N Lassie is and will be one of THE BEST schools Mona-Claire has been to and will attend. Every morning when I dropped her off, I felt as though I was taking her to her grandma's home where she learns and plays the way the Lord wanted and intended His children to learn and play.... All the children who walks into your sweet home are truly blessed. And we're very grateful that the Lord brought you and Lad 'N Lassie Christian Montessori School to our family."
"The website looks great. The pictures bring back memories of years ago when our children were there. Those are special memories."
"I have such wonderful memories of attending your Christian Montessori school! I loved my teachers, learning was made fun, and the positive reinforcement of biblical principles that I received has been a lifelong blessing."
~Linda Brinkley Masurk
"It’s me, Cheryl Thompson, from Anderson, S.C. So GLAD to hear you’re opening a new school! You really have an AMAZING ability to motivate and inspire teachers to go the extra mile in working to develop the skills needed for academics in students.
I especially remember you having such a heart for students that struggle and come from disadvantaged circumstances. You always BELIEVED in the students, and led, by example, teachers to have compassion and understanding when working with these students in their class.
I especially liked the workshops you periodically directed/taught. They were always very informative and were a catalyst in inspiring us to be multi-faceted in teaching the diverse students in our class."
~Robyn Cheryl Thompson
Special Education Teacher
T.L. Hanna High School
"This is where Wyatt will attend school next year. I'm so excited. I've been praying for something for him. I’ve had it with the old place. Others started late. This place, opens up. It's near my job and I know Dr Celeste Spence will take great care of my boy. She was a wonderful lady to work with and now she's starting her own school."
"Hi Mrs. Spence, I just wanted to take a minute and let you know how much I enjoyed going to Walden Hall. Going there let me experience things that I would have normally missed out on. While I was there I learned how to swim and I had a chance to work with computers hands on for the first time! I'm letting you know that you made a difference in my life. So here's a well deserved 'Thank You'."
“Celeste, Anything where you are involved with children will be a blessing. Wish mine were there.”
~Karen Hensley Etterle
"Oh my, Celeste, what a "God thing" to see this post! after talking to Becky Scupin recently, I randomly decided to ride down your street TODAY & saw your Lad & Lassie Montessori school sign! Lots of great memories of teaching for you at Walden Hall came flooding back. I would love to come "observe" some time if you would let me; (observation being such an important aspect of Dr. Montessori's theory). I am so happy that you are still teaching children and sharing God's love with them."
"Miss Madeline was providing some advertising for your school while we were at the psychologist office for John's reading/speech tutor session. Madeline usually brings her school folder into the waiting room & she does this before she plays with the toys there. She flips through her folder - saying her colors, shapes & sounding out letters 'M,' 'C,' 'R,' etc. The other families in the waiting room are blown away by this & ask for her age then quickly want to know what school she goes to. Who knew? Miss Madeline is providing advertising for Lad 'n Lassie! Love the comments from our wonderful parents!"