Never steering away from a messy, chaotic, or time-consuming classroom project, years later her students can still recall the projects they completed in her classroom. Lila has embraced technology, allowing her to take a global approach to teaching. For the past two years, her classes have been Skyping with a class in Brazil every month. Her classes use technology to learn about cultural differences.
Lila’s progressive teaching style is not limited to the latest in technology, though. Lila has always strived to find the best ways to teach young children. One innovation she’s implemented in her class is alternative seating. She allows students to select the best spot for them to do their work. The choice may be a wobble stool, a standing desk, a yoga mat— her approach to seating leaves the students plenty of room for group projects and exploration.
Lila does more than just teach: she creates experiences. She provides a wonderful foundation for students in their first year at CCES, and they leave with a wild curiosity; a determination to think, question, and wonder; and most importantly a sense that their beloved teacher is forever family.
To honor the tenure and teaching of Lila Kittredge, Rodney and Penny Hinton, parents of CCES alumni Alexis ’10 and Asheton ’14, have created a named endowment to fund need-based awards to recruit and retain distinctive students. The purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance for entering Lower School students, preferably children of alumni. The Admission Office will play a central role in all decisions.
Gifts/pledges to the Lila Kittredge Endowment Fund may be made through cash, stock, planned or deferred giving. For more information on making a gift to the Lila Kittredge Endowment Fund, please contact Jamie Inman, Assistant Head for Advancement, at 864.299.1522 ext. 1272.