Lacey Wallace, FMS Class of ‘16

I started FMS when I was 4 years old and spent all of my preschool, elementary, and middle school years there.

Favorite FMS Memories

One of my favorite things about attending FMS was the relationships I built with my teachers, and the never-ending support they gave me, and I believe, continue to give me. I have always been a unique child and I love that my teachers always allowed me to be myself. I have great memories of the many field trips we went on and the time I got to spend with my friends. Middle school brought memorable learning experiences, including dissections, simulations, and community building exercises. Ms. Erica’s teaching allowed me to love history and science, and actually remember what I was being taught. Much of what I learned in middle school I still remember today.

Recent/Current School Activities

I participated in the Coronado theatre department for three years and spent two years in the guitar program. I have been a part of the National Honors Society for the past two years, as well as a club at our school called Cougars 4 Change, where I have been in a leadership role this year. Each of these clubs helped me discover my love of serving others and allowed me to see that helping others can increase my own joy.   In eighth grade, I decided that I was going to get straight A’s throughout high school. I am proud to say that I was able to accomplish this goal and am graduating as one of my class’s valedictorians. I know that much credit for this accomplishment can be attributed to FMS and the teachers there that taught me to persevere, work hard, and most importantly, have integrity. I am incredibly thankful for my Montessori education.

Future Plans

In the Fall, I plan on moving to Provo, Utah to begin my first year at Brigham Young University. After my 1st year, I plan to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am not sure yet what I want to study, but I am seriously considering doing something in the field of psychology.

Favorite Thing About Montessori

I appreciate the hands-on learning approach I received at FMS. Learning this way made me excited to go to school each day, and instilled a love of learning within me. I love the importance Montessori places on developing character and independence within students. Because my teachers showed me they believed I could do things on my own, I was able to develop confidence in myself and in my abilities.