This year Astride Kohnke is the Committee lead for our monthly Spirit Nights. The Kohnke family has been at Rennaissance for 2 years, and they decided they wanted to come to Renaissance after they toured all the schools within Castle Rock - it being their top choice! In their family, they have 2 kids - Cruz is almost 3 - and Avery is 6, currently in first grade. Justin, Astrid's husband, works as a Private Wealth Advisor; while Astrid is in the process of buying the Montessori School of Castle Rock. Astrid said that her children have inspired her to be 100% involved in their educational journey.
Astrid loves Renaissance because of all the schools they toured - and compared to schools she attend as a young child - Renaissance's philosophy of "We are crew, not passengers" spoke to her. Astrid believes that we are stronger together and loves that there is expeditionary learning with Voyages. They believe that having these activities and this focus is an integral part of forming who their daughter is becoming and will be as an adult.
When asked about her favorite way to volunteer, Astrid had this to share: "I have the honor of spearheading Spirit Nights this year. I get to reach out to businesses who want to give back to our children, who feel passionate about helping fund schools and want to help make a difference in young kids lives. In doing so, I am also able to promote them so they too can be rewarded for their awesome contributions! And in our school's awesome way, I get to be a part of parent's showing solidarity almost every month and contributing towards our Spirit Nights. My way of volunteering brings me instant gratification every single time!"
We appreciate all the time spent by our volunteers -- A great big thank you to Astrid and all the time spent in leading the Spirit Night committee!
We are crew
We love to celebrate all of the ways our Parent & Staff Crews make Renaissance a great place to grow and learn!