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Parent Stories

Landmark parents are an engaged group. Read stories about their passions, both within and beyond the Landmark community.

Bottarelli family

It’s a Family Affair

Since their first daughter started preschool, Courtney and Andy Stephenson P’21 have been involved with their children’s education. Courtney helped with school events and fundraising and was on a first-name basis with many teachers. They were on a seamless course to graduation—or so they thought!...READ MORE

Launching Movers and Shakers

After months of trying to best educate their daughter, Julia ’23, in their home district in Illinois, the Bottarelli family learned about Landmark School from their pediatrician, a friend of longtime Landmark Trustee, Martin Slark P’01. The journey to Landmark involved extensive testing, tears, and emotional family decisions...READ MORE

Triathletes Train with Viking Spirit

Kristen Lamb P’22, ’24 (Elementary•Middle School parent) and Jaquelin Hubbard (EMS teacher) have already accomplished the milestone, competing in seven and eight Ironman races respectively, while Jenni and Alex Leikikh P’20 (High School parents) and Lauren Torres (High School teacher) will be attempting the grueling race for the first time...READ MORE

Passion with a Purpose

After spending a few minutes with Ann Andrew P’24, one thing becomes instantly clear: don’t let her size fool you. Small in stature but mighty in determination, Ann packs more emotion and purpose with her words than most people, and she has made it a personal mission to help the needs of her three sons, each of whom has dyslexia...READ MORE

Swimming Upstream

Lee Sodano understands the crucial role advocacy plays in her family and how her son, Antonio, has developed that skill at Landmark.

“Before I became a mother to our two boys, I didn’t speak up for myself much. Then after having two babies sick at birth, that changed very quickly, and I soon found my voice and have been using it for the last 16 years,” Lee explains. ...READ MORE

Building Community on the Road

It’s 6:45 a.m. on a sunny spring morning in Lexington, Massachusetts. Cars are gathered at a rest stop where 13 Landmark Elementary•Middle School students are boarding a bus for school. Parents are saying goodbye, offering last-minute reminders, and wishing their kids a good day. For many this would seem challenging – sending their child to school an hour away in Manchester—yet for these families it has become so natural, a normal weekday morning.  ...READ MORE