A Letter to Brick Families, From Marie Fabian

Dear Brick Families,

I am delighted to return to The Brick Church School this spring and to have the opportunity to introduce myself to you. Brick has held a special place in my heart for many years, and it has been wonderful reconnecting with old friends in this incredible community. I look forward to getting to know all of you and your children this year.  

Early childhood education has been a true calling for me. Over the past 28 years, I have been a classroom teacher, a curriculum and program coordinator, a learning specialist, an associate director, and a director during the course of my career. In each role, I have found great joy working in partnership with parents, and I believe the home-school connection is a critical part of the foundation of a child’s school experience. This belief was strengthened further when I became a parent myself 18 years ago.  

When I served as Associate Director at Brick, I was thrilled to be a part of such an incredible professional community, with outstanding teachers who shared my passion for providing the best possible early childhood experience for their students. I also took great joy in being a part of the Brick Presbyterian Church community, with its spirit of love and compassion, and its commitment to providing a preschool program of the highest caliber to the greater community. It is a gift to find myself here again.

I look forward to meeting all of you in the coming months, including on the evening of April 27 (invitation to follow). In the meantime, please come up and say hello if you see me outside at drop-off. I will be spending time in classrooms this spring getting to know all of the children, and I am eager to support them, and you, throughout their remaining tenure at Brick, as well as through the process of applying to kindergarten when the time comes.

I am thrilled to serve as The Brick Church School’s Interim Director and will ensure that its high standards of excellence are maintained, while the supportive and nurturing environment we all know and love at Brick continues to flourish.

With warm regards,

Marie Fabian