Our Principal

Leah Summers 

Leah P. Summers

"Children learn through interacting: interacting with teachers, peers, environment, and content."

AJA is a school that values process rather than product. We focus on "verbs" rather than "nouns." My goal is that our students not be satisfied with a static reservoir of information but seek out opportunities to use and apply the information in meaningful ways. A learner at AJA never arrives at an end as each new learning begets new questions to be answered and new problems to be solved.

"We teach kids; not just curriculum."

At all levels, learning must be developmentally appropriate and unique to the needs and styles of the individual. Therefore, for me, the physical, emotional, social and intellectual needs of the individual student are as important as the content we teach.

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Before coming to AJA in 2007, Leah lived in Marblehead, Massachusetts, where she served as a teacher, director, principal and ultimately co-head of the same school over a 27 year period. She holds a BS in Early Childhood Education and an MS in Symbolization and the Reading process. Leah is married to Harold and they are the parents of two wonderful day school graduates.





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