Wednesday was son Jess’ last “first day of school” at Dixon Montessori Charter School (DMCS).
In 2004-2005, co-founder Scott Hill and I embarked on a brave new adventure: We started a parent-run, publicly funded charter school.
Jess and 37 other students were “pioneers” — nicer than calling them guinea pigs — as he started DMCS as a first-grader on the day we opened our doors.
Jess is now in the eighth-grade — DMCS enrolls almost 400 students — and, at the end of this school year, he’ll cruise on to high school without so much as a glance back at his old school.
But for me, it’s different.