A Remembrance of Elise “Butch” Wallace

A Remembrance of Elise “Butch” Wallace

A Remembrance of Elise “Butch” Wallace Cotting School Trustee Emerita Butch Wallace welcomed me to the Cotting School community 15 years ago, when I was named the “new” President. Upon meeting this wonderful, kind lady, whose rich history with our school dated to 1971, I wondered, how can I ever address her by her nickname? It was soon very easy to call her Butch, for she made me feel at ease. Like everyone she met at Cotting School – student, staff, parent or fellow Cotting School Trustee – Butch greeted us as her special friends with warmth and dignity. Her... Read More

Honoring Declan O’Connell

Honoring Declan O’Connell

The sympathy, love, and support of the entire Cotting School community are with the family of Declan O’Connell. Declan was a student here for more than seven years, joining us at the age of 3. Cotting was the only school he knew. Tom and Lara, Declan’s parents, write, “We will be eternally grateful for the joy and love that Cotting brought to Declan and to our entire family. In our minds it is a magical place-almost beyond touch of the normal world-where only good is allowed in.” The O’Connell family has generously requested that memorial donations be made to Cotting School. We at Cotting... Read More