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Meet the Director

Lower School: Grades 2-5
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Welcome to the Lower School!

When you find Westmark as a Lower School student or parent, and you join our community in grades 2-5, you get the irreplaceable gift of time. The earlier a learner has the right tools and supports in place to build on their strengths and overcome challenges, the sooner they start on a journey to building a positive self-concept that fuels their growth.

Westmark offers the right tools to children with language-based learning differences. I am honored and delighted to work with our dedicated faculty to support our youngest learners and their families! In fact, I believe my journey as a learner and educator has been leading me to Westmark for quite some time. I admired the mission, reputation and quality of this school long before I came on board. I see my role as one of providing tools, eliminating obstacles, and nurturing relationships.

As the parent of two, including a son with a learning disability, I know how hard it can be to find the right environment in which your child can thrive. Westmark is where students learn to love school again, and the sooner, the better.

I look forward to working with your students and meeting you all very soon!


Gayle Kolodny Cole

Gayle Cole
Director of Lower and
Middle School


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