PDS Spirit - Summer 2014

Sometimes we all wondered if Lee Burns ever slept. He was constantly dreaming, researching, and planning. If ever there was a poster child for a life-long learner, it is Lee.

During the Lee Burns era, 2000–2014, Presbyterian Day School has been transformed into a national leader in the education of boys. What was always a strong school is now ever stronger, not just academically, but spiritually.

With this issue we celebrate and bid farewell to Lee and take a look back at the accomplishments of the last 14 years. Lee’s letter to the PDS community, “Upon Leaving” starts on page 2.

One of the accomplishments of the Burns era is the creation of an instrumental music program at PDS, which was run by Bill McMath. We lost Bill suddenly this Spring. Bill was the epitome of a Humble Hero, so you might not have known of some of his accomplishments in the music industry. Read more on page 32.

Presbyterian Day School (PDS) is a private, Christian preschool and elementary school serving boys from 2-years-old through 6th grade for almost 75 years.

With our mission of striving to glorify God by developing boys in wisdom and stature and favor with God and man, we take a holistic approach to education, nurturing the heart, soul, mind, and body of each boy.

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