To my classmates who suffered at the hands of the educators entrusted to guide us, I am so sorry. You never should have been exposed to such harm and whatever abuses you experienced are 100% not your fault.
I loved my time at Springs and continue to love the school. It’s open and permissive culture created many positive learning opportunities for me. However, I now much more clearly see how this culture also made it too easy for certain teachers to take advantage and harm children. I have my own memories of Mr Smith chatting with me late at night on Facebook when I was a senior. While I acknowledge this isn’t an inherently inappropriate act, looking back this was not an example of healthy relational boundaries between an adult male and an adolescent female.
I hope survivors know that I care deeply about what happened and that there are many of your classmates who care and want to support you as best as we possibly can.
Cari stayer ‘06
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