Sophia Spach '11
Published August, 2015
Sophia is currently living in London, where she caught up with Woodlawn art teacher Jackie Royce and reflected fondly on her Woodlawn School experiences. "I still think about Woodlawn and how being a part of that community helped me develop and grow as a person," Sophia says. "I will always remember and cherish all the friendships and memories I made while at Woodlawn." Sophia explains that Woodlawn inspired her to be a creative thinker, to think outside the box, to get involved in new opportunities, to enjoy the outdoors, to be true to herself, and to explore the world in a critical way -- so much so, that she was well prepared for college and beyond. She also remembers her Woodlawn teachers and classmates as a family, saying that whenever they reconnect, it feels as if they've never been apart. "I am definitely a better person because of the time I spent learning at Woodlawn in such a positive and engaging environment," Sophia says. "It’s hard to express in words the impact those four years made on me, but know they were some of the best years of my life. Woodlawn is such a unique and remarkable place -- such a positive, community-based environment -- and I couldn’t have imagined a better place for me. Go Trailblazers!"
Sophia is currently employed with L'Arche (England) as a care assistant.