On The Road to Self-Advocacy

Girls hiking

LeDerick Horne, spoken word poet and advocate for students with learning disabilities, shared his personal journey with Dana Hall students in October 2019. Students listened with rapt attention, and his presentation ignited conversation amongst many about self-awareness and affirmation of their learning challenges. During the lunch following his presentation, students Continue reading On The Road to Self-Advocacy

Shrine goes up… on a Tuesday

Students and faculty in conversation at the Day of Community Learning.

There are a couple of moments in the year when diversity practitioners in an organization are called upon to weigh in on a conversation: during a crisis and in preparation for cultural heritage days/months. While this is not necessarily a best practice, this is true of most institutions that claim Continue reading Shrine goes up… on a Tuesday

Gratitude and Empathy

Colorful sunset over Dana Hall campus.

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

Throwbacks Aren’t Just for Thursdays

Students share snacks in Johnston B dorm.

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