Emily Lembeck Early Learning Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Marietta City Schools held an official ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, August 30, 2018, for the newly opened Emily Lembeck Early Learning Center. The center’s namesake, former MCS Superintendent Dr. Emily Lembeck, unveiled the center’s mascot, the ‘Lembeck Lory,’ and cut the ribbon with several preschool students, Superintendent Dr. Grant Rivera, and members of the Board of Education.
Housed in the former Wright Street School, the 10,000 square foot facility underwent a significant renovation earlier this year. Marietta Community Schools, First Presbyterian Church, and Zaxby’s Owner/Operator, John Silvey, provided support. The Center features seven innovative classrooms, with two classrooms dedicated to the learning styles of special needs students.
Board of Education member, Irene Berens has been a long-time supporter of early education in the district and looks forward to the benefits kindergarten teachers will see from the district’s investment in early learning.
“I’ve dreamed of an early learning center for the students of Marietta for many years,” said Berens. “I can’t think of a better namesake for the school. Dr. Lembeck has made literacy a priority of her entire career, and today is a culmination of her work, the work of Superintendent Rivera, and the work of this Board of Education.”