Michelle Popowsky Spring, Kimberton Farms School Class of 1973
Kimberton’s recent catchphrase, “The Art of Education,” perfectly sums up my experience there. Emphasis on “The Art.” Nearly every memory I have of the school and its people centers around their appreciation for the arts, their talent for inspiring art, and their desire to infuse the artistic impulse into every aspect of school life. I didn’t know how to write before Dr. Noer and Mr. Brossene trained me. More significant, they taught me how to find my own inspiration. Mrs. Kimmich’s lectures on art and art history were perfectly illuminating and demonstrated to me the immense power of the visual arts. And after a particularly lively main lesson with Mr. Stone, Parzival became my spirit guide for life!
I carried this emphasis on the arts with me throughout my further education and career. I graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Barnard College of Columbia University with a major in literature. After years working in book publishing in New York City, I ventured to Washington DC to write speeches for a U.S. Senator. Most recently, I communicate to others my love for art as a Docent at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.