Thanksgiving provides an important opportunity for reflection and gratitude. Often a time spent with loved ones, the holiday affords us an occasion to take the time to appreciate our lives in whatever way feels authentic — to pause and feel grateful for health, family, friends and community. We practiced this Continue reading Gratitude and Empathy
At this time of year, many of us are thinking about what we are thankful for. This often includes our family, good health and friendships. After 10 months of working at Dana Hall as the head of the Advancement Office, I’m thankful for all that plus the caring and supportive Continue reading Thankful for Dana Hall
Baseball legend Yogi Berra was famous for his funny quips and words of wisdom. One of his well-known lines is, “you can observe a lot by watching.” After occupying my office in the Middle School for well over a year now, I would add that you can also hear a Continue reading From Where I Sit
Why should our youth be physically active and play a sport? Well, playing sports helps your brain grow! Research has shown that exercise increases blood flow to the brain. Playing sports helps the body build more connections between nerves, leading to increased concentration, enhanced memory, stimulated creativity, and better-developed problem-solving Continue reading Break a sweat, increase your brain power!
The Wellesley dump, or the Recycling & Disposal Facility (RDF) as it is officially known, is one of my favorite places in town. It also happens to be one of my favorite places to take my artists. Sure, I love visiting the many renowned and cutting-edge museums and gallery spaces Continue reading Time with Waste is Not a Waste of Time
There is generally something I experience in each of my days working at Dana Hall that makes me remember something fondly from my own time as a boarding student in Sedona, Arizona. The two places couldn’t be any more different, but the heart of the experience is so much the Continue reading Throwbacks Aren’t Just for Thursdays
One of the things I love about my job as Director of the Upper School at Dana Hall is that I get to be all over campus — in classrooms, in performance spaces, in the gym, in the Student Center. But when I do sit at my desk in my Continue reading Wisdom on a Bulletin Board