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tales of transformation

One word can summarize the excitement of the day- EEEK! While digging in the newly tilled garden, a very large tarantula crawled out. We took pictures and screamed and took more pictures. In addition to a tarantula, a snake, many lizards,...

These are the things that don’t show up on transcripts….. The big story in Middlebury may not be totally from the kids…it is oftentimes through the parents. We talk about investing in students’ lives, but sometimes it is the parents we invest in as well. This...

For our staff, I believe that having perseverance is the cornerstone of the Crossing Educational Center experience. Without it, there is no way we can achieve what we set out to do. We are focused on graduating our students and preparing them for...

A Shy Beginning. Jasper started attending the Elkhart Crossing a couple months before the conclusion of the 07-08 school year. I could see his nervousness and his insecurity from the moment he arrived. Despite his apparent discomfort, Jasper’s presence in my classroom was like a...

Yesterday, I got a text from Shaina. I hadn’t seen or heard from her since she dropped out of school about two months ago. Somehow, in all the busyness of life, a thought of me prompted her to text me. It was a text for...