On Thursday, October 15, Kent School will host a virtual Town Hall Meeting with author, educator and parent, Tamara Letter. Letter is the author of the book, A Passion for Kindness: Making the World a Better Place to Lead, Love and Learn. Her virtual visit is made possible by Kent School’s endowed Kudner Leyon Memorial Fund, which provides funding to bring authors and illustrators to school to work with students, employees and families a few times each year. The virtual Town Hall will begin at 5:00 p.m. via Zoom. Email info@kentschool.org to receive a link to join the Town Hall meeting. The session is free and the public is invited to attend. Ms. Letter will also lead virtual sessions with Kent School students on Wednesday, October 14, and employees on Thursday afternoon, prior to the public Town Hall.

Tamara Letter shares, “I began my writing journey in 2012, creating a blog to celebrate kindness for my 40th birthday. Five years later, I expanded my writing to include topics of leadership, education, and parenting on my website, which has been shared across social media platforms, on websites, and in magazine articles. On February 14, 2019, I released my first book, A Passion for Kindness: Making the World a Better Place to Lead, Love, and Learn, which was listed as a #1 New Release on Amazon for Philosophy and Social Aspects of Education and a Recommended Summer Reading choice by the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP).”

Nancy Mugele, Head of School at Kent School, selected A Passion for Kindness: Making the World a Better Place to Lead, Love and Learn, as a book for all Kent School employees to read over the summer. Mugele said, “In this uncertain world in which we live, I believe if we can approach situations, topics, and dialog from a place of kindness, it can help us develop empathetic children who become empathetic adults and leaders. Ms. Letter’s book is the perfect springboard for us to build kindness, empathy and respect for others by sharing simple ways to positively inspire those around us. In my planning conversations with Tamara, I have been inspired by her passion and enthusiasm.”

From her website, “Tamara Letter is a kindness cultivator who strives each day to add a little good to the world. In her book, A Passion for Kindness, Tamara Letter shares her own kindness journey and showcases experiences from other kindness cultivators around the world. Through personal stories of vulnerability and vitality, readers will discover unique ways to make a positive difference in the lives of friends, family, coworkers, neighbors and even strangers.”

For more information on this event, email info@kentschool.org or call 410-778-4100 ext. 110. Kent School, located on the bank of the Chester River in historic Chestertown, MD, is an independent day school serving children from Preschool through Grade Eight. Kent School’s mission is to guide students in realizing their potential for academic, artistic, athletic, and moral excellence. The School’s family-oriented, supportive, student-centered environment fosters the growth of honorable, responsible citizens for our country and our diverse world. Kent School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

CONTACT: Tricia Cammerzell
September 29, 2020
Kent School
410-778-4100 ext. 110