The Museum School Dedicates Media Center, New School Building
The Museum School of Avondale Estates celebrated its permanent home and dedicated its media center to a family that was instrumental in establishing the charter school.
"Five years ago, parents in this community got very, very interested in innovative education," Aspen Kron, board chair, said during Tuesday's ceremony.
One of those parents was Dr. Alexandra "Sasha" Webb, who as board chair led The Museum School through the initial charter process, a Supreme Court decision that threatened the school's survival, a new charter with DeKalb County Schools and the move from a modular campus on Covington Highway to the former Forrest Hills Elementary School.
Sasha Webb and her husband, Dr. Anthony Webb, have been primary financial supporters of the school. They also, along with sons Andrew and Nicholas, logged many hours creating the school's library, which will be known as the Dr. Alexandra and Dr. Anthony Webb Media Center.
"This has truly been a labor of love," Sasha Webb said. “Anthony and I are honored to come from families that are very focused on education, specifically public education … With a good education, anything is possible."
Supporters of The Museum School cut a ribbon to dedicate the school's new home. DeKalb County Schools leased the building to the charter school rent-free, but The Museum School is responsible for updates and maintenance.
The school is in the midst of a $3 million capital campaign to fund a five-phase renovation. The first phase was completed just before school started in August.
"What an amazing milestone this is," said Josh Andrews, chair of the facilities committee. "This is a real school, something that is worthy of the curriculum, the staff and the students who occupy it."