If you walk the lower school hallways on a daily basis, you can often feel creative energy coming out of the classrooms. From songs to reading to the excitement that comes with trips to the playground, the Lausanne Lower School is always bustling with enthusiasm and activity.
You might also notice a couple of new but familiar faces as two alumni have come back to campus as members of the lower school faculty.
Rhonda Spight '06 is a Memphis native, a mother of a nine-year-old son, a graduate of Master's in Art of Teaching from the Memphis College of Art and an inspiring business owner of her own art gallery. Her journey towards teaching art began at a very young age, where, nurtured by her mother, she frequented not only the Kid's Appeal with her artwork, but also attended summer camp at the Memphis College of Art. Rhonda has artwork displayed throughout the city of Memphis and surrounding areas. Throughout her career, she has been immersed in teaching youth. This includes summer camps at Camp Lausanne, as well as working with organizations such as Bridge Builders, the Art of Education, Shelby County Schools, the Brooks Museum and the Dixon Gallery and Gardens. She says she is more than thrilled to be back as the new Visual Arts Instructor for Lower School.
A trip upstairs to the third-grade hallway brings you to another Lausanne alumna.
Cameron Hadskey '00 joins the Lausanne faculty as a third-grade teacher. Ms. Hadskey recently moved back to Memphis after living in New Orleans for 12 years. She earned her B.A. in Criminal Justice and Criminology from the University of Memphis and her Elementary Teaching Certification from the University of Holy Cross. She had been teaching second grade for four years at Trinity Episcopal School in New Orleans before returning to Memphis. Ms. Hadskey can be found traveling, sewing, and cooking during her free time.
Welcome back to Lausanne, Ms. Spight and Ms. Hadskey!