Get to know Katie Eades, new Development Director

Katie Eades joined the Mustard Seed School community as Development Director in early March. Where are you from? I am born and raised in Sterling, Illinois, but Chicago will always be home to me. Tell us a little bit about your experience. First and foremost, I am a teacher. I taught high school history in […]

Pedro Gavilano ’11: using the skills he learned at MSS as a biology major in college

Pedro with his sister, Rafaela. Pedro will soon graduate from Montclair State University and pursue a masters degree. Even though it was nine years ago, Pedro remembers very clearly what it felt like to be in seventh grade as he faced his first Mustard Seed School Academic Exhibition. Nervous. He definitely felt nervous. The assignment, […]

Imaani F. Sanders, new Admissions Director: hopes and dreams, hidden talents, and thoughts on challenges for urban families

Ms. Sanders joined the MSS staff in early August 2018 as the Director of Admissions and Community Relations. Where are you from? I was raised in both Montclair and Newark, NJ. Tell us a little about your experience. I studied Business Administration and Management at Penn State University and Bloomfield College.  I have worked in […]

MSS supporters make dreams come true: the Landaverde story

Claudia only attended first and second grades at Mustard Seed School, but those two years were some of the most important in her life. Her experiences at MSS still influence who she is today. As a student, she felt safe, happy, and loved. She caught a vision for what school could be. Filled with art. […]