Last spring, I wrote a blog entry about our COVID-19 adventure being a marathon, not a sprint. Admittedly, at the time, I was thinking about reaching the end of the 2019-2020 academic year rather than it extending into the year ahead.
Good afternoon and welcome to our End of Year Awards Assembly in St. Clement’s School’s 119th year.
Each year, at Closing, I relish the opportunity to look out to see and speak to our entire School community.
A bannister is defined as ‘a handrail with its supporting posts’ by the Merriam-Webster online dictionary. In my mind, bannisters guide and safeguard people heading up or down stairs.
Two pieces of writing have resonated with me over the last few days. One was composed in quite a different time, and the other was penned a few days ago by an SCS Alumna.
On Thursday of this past week, I had the opportunity to attend a webinar facilitated by the Canadian Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) that brought together four independent school-affiliated leaders from around the globe,
Each year between November until March, I meet for a half hour with every SCS staff member. I see this as a privilege. These conversations happen throughout each week along with regular day-to-day work.
As St. Clement’s plans strategically for the coming years, it has been imperative to research trends, gather external and internal data, and access research. One piece of research that has recently come to our attention is a White Paper on Gen Z entitled Gen Z: a Generation to Look Up To.
St. Clement’s School has been working with New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (NPDL), a research-based association working alongside educators to help them design and implement deep learning experiences for their students.
Over the years I have written and spoken about my strong belief that, as an educational institution, St. Clement’s School’s goal is not to prepare our girls for a particular profession or job but,
I treat each new school year like the New Year by setting resolutions and goals for myself. While many of them are professional, there are always a few personal ones as well.