From 1975-1981 I was a student at Slate Run Elementary School in New Albany, Indiana. It is now holds 333 students in grades K-4, but it still has the same orange and blue colors, and seeing the rooms and hallways took me back.
|My 2nd grade classroom|
|My 1st-3rd grade hallway|
New Albany residents may find that last sentence a bit odd, for Slate Run is an older school, dating back to 1963. Its architecture reflects the time of its construction, and indeed there are modern school plans that perhaps serve the needs of 21st century education better. It is not, however, the architectural blueprint to which I refer when I say this school is designed for success. The design I am talking about is the human design. Mrs. Niemeier and her staff have created an atmosphere in which children love to learn. I imagine I would see the same ear-to-ear smiles and would hear the same musical "Hi, Mrs. Niemeier!" exclamations if this school existed in a cave.
|Assistant Principal Sarah Pierce and Principal Amy Niemeier|