Our annual fundraiser, SHARE: A Celebration of Education held on Sunday, August 11th from 5-8pm at the Golden Earthworm Organic Farm in Jamesport was a huge success!
Lea Abrams shared her important perspective on progressive education. Live music by the wonderful Soul Jazz Train Express was a special treat.
We are most grateful for the local businesses who supported this event, including food prepared by Head Chef Michael Meehan of H20 Seafood Grill, Lia Stanco Fallon of, The Riverhead Project, Todd Jacobs of Fresh Hamptons, Noah Schwartz of Noah's, and Michael and Amelia Hegeman of Healthy Gourmet.
Auction Items included:
Round of golf for 4 at Sebonack: including caddy fees, greens fees & lunch
A private ice cream party by Joe & Liza's Ice Cream
A gift certificate to Candle 79 in New York City
A gift certificate to Besito
VIP Dinner for 10 by Healthy Gourmet
Guest Speaker Bio: Lea Abras
Lea Abrams has been an educator for thirty years. She began as a holistic health educator creating programs for schools, health centers and non-profits while exploring eastern modalities of mindfulness work. For ten years Lea directed a Waldorf inspired early childhood program and attended Sunbridge College Waldorf Teacher Training. While working on her masters in teaching and certification in psychotherapy. Lea taught special education and early literacy in the Sag Harbor public schools. Pursuing her passion for progressive education she joined the faculty at the Morriss Center School, teaching mixed aged 3rd and 4th grades and deeply engaging in professional development that would serve to inform future work with the concepts of multiple intelligences, making learning visible in the classroom, and mindful learning practices. For the past ten years, Lea has worked at the Ross School as a 4th and 5th grade teacher, upper/lower school coordinator, and cultural history domain coordinator. In addition, she and her husband have been boarding parents to four Asian high school students for the past three years. This past year Lea has been an educational adviser for the Peconic Community School. She has two grown daughters, and lives in Sag Harbor with her husband, her cat and her daughter's snake "Rufus".
You know we love children since we run a school, but this is the one event of the year that is geared more to adults. We hope you can still attend and enjoy a relaxing, delicious and fun night out!