We'd like to make all Aidan's families aware that, in addition to school staff, two parent volunteers will be taking photos at Aidan on the school's behalf this year: Kristen Franklin and Lauren Ackil. Aidan is a busy place, where extraordinary things happen every day, and we count ourselves very lucky to have the considerable talents of these two parents on our team so that we can keep you in the loop better than ever!
Kristen is a stay-at-home mom to three Aidan students, and spends most of her free time as a photography hobbyist. She has volunteered in several capacities at Aidan over the last ten years, most notably originating and producing Aidan's annual Class Photo Books. She served on the board for six years and chaired the Aidan Auction multiple times.
In addition to taking photos at Aidan, Lauren has her own photography business, Lauren Ackil Photography, where she specializes in corporate, real estate, architecture and family photography. She also teaches classes for Washington Photo Safari.
Kristen and Lauren's families have been great friends since their children were in Ms. Antonucci's Primary class together. They see each other many a Saturday afternoon to watch their children play Stoddert soccer. The pair has already been coordinating on some great photos of our Discovery Program (coming soon!). Many of the photos on the school's new website were taken by Lauren and Kristen over the past three years, too.
If you see Kristen and Lauren around, please, thank them for their great work on the behalf of the Aidan community!