Reflections of the Daughters of the First Headmaster (part 1)
Excerpt from Spring 2014 issue of The Link:
I attended CDS from 1972-74 for Grades 7 and 8 and remember CDS in the early 70s as a magical multi-age community. I think we all felt happy to be part of a new adventure, surrounded by wonderful teachers like Miss Scott and Mr. Taylor who encouraged us to respect ourselves, navigate by the Golden Rule, and challenge the curiosity within. And there was always lots of laughter!
Having our father, John Pratt, as the first Headmaster only really meant that people knew how my younger sister, Jennifer, and I got to school and why we volunteered to take the newborn lab rats home for Christmas break. In those days, our father floated in and out of all the classrooms wearing every possible hat, from changing light bulbs and singing choral verses, to opening thermoses and presenting awards of merit.