Members of Step One’s Board of Trustees contribute invaluable expertise and skill to the running of our school; Jenny Herbert Creek, parent of Charlotte (Room 1) and Miles (Room 3), is our Board co-chair this year as well as a CFO and financial educator who contributes her expertise to Step One’s Finance Committee.
A team from Conscious Construction, the contractor building the Step Two project for Step One, has been on site since the summer and has been a lovely addition to our school’s community. They have stayed on-schedule and on budget, minimized disruption to the classroom, and fielded questions from curious children with great aplomb! We interviewed Matt Grober, Project Head, about his experience supervising Step Two, his background, and what it’s like to solve construction problems on the fly. For more about the Step Two project, check out www.steptwocampaign.org!
In a riff on the famous ‘How Berkeley Can You Be?,’ we ask our alums, staff, family and friends to share the moments that make them stop and think “Wow, that’s so Step One.” This month, Daniel Paige, a member of our outstanding office staff (plus parent of Addie in Room One) shares his favorite Step One customs, plus gives us a peek behind the curtain at how his work keeps our school humming along.
The team has made great strides, as these photos depict, from the building of the temporary entryway, to the concrete pours for new retaining walls and structures, to the framing of the Studio and finally the opening of our new, permanent entry. Plus some pictures of kids enjoying construction, just for fun!
A school, like a classroom, is a community. It is shaped by its traditions, its rituals, its structures and its friendships. Most of all (and again like a classroom!) Step One is shaped by the tireless work of many people who toil behind the scenes to make us shine.