The Curriculum of Community

I began my teaching career in the fall of 1991. Gail had just gotten hired as the Director of Communications for a school in Virginia, and I was the “follow on” part of the partnership. In other words, the school didn’t really have a position for me, but they figured something out. I ended up […]

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Changing the World, One Step at a Time

I started my teaching career in the fall of 1991 at Foxcroft School, a boarding and day school for girls in Northern Virginia. The early 1990s were particularly interesting years to work at an all-girls school. We were at the forefront of a burgeoning movement to understand how girls learn, and my colleagues and I […]

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Investing in Us

This past summer, in my role as Head of School, I spent a great deal of time reflecting on the previous school year and planning ahead for this one. I thought about the herculean effort of our faculty and staff to open and sustain in-person learning, the gift of trust our families gave us to […]

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Wait Until 8th

Smartphones, access to social media, and today’s fast-paced environment threatens our attempts to keep our children younger longer. There is a growing movement to empower parents and families to hold of on getting their children smartphone until a older age.

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#PlasticPlants

If your family is like mine, your social media use has probably exploded during the pandemic. Without the ability to see family and friends in-person, social media has provided a respite of connection during a time in our lives when public health officials are advising us to limit in-person gatherings. While the benefits are many […]

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One Thing in Common

Our job is to deepen our relationships and build our level of trust so that the children we love and the students we serve develop a greater sense of certainty in what are without question uncertain times.

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