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

Art, Kindness and Connection

Student hands working with clay on a potter's wheel.

The following is the Benediction delivered at Dana Hall Family Weekend Convocation on October 25, 2019.  I am an art teacher, and although they say a picture is worth a thousand words, convocation speeches generally require language, and anyway, I forgot my paintings this morning, so you will have to Continue reading Art, Kindness and Connection

Paying attention to new beginnings

Dana Hall girls in a dorm room

This year, new students from six states and ten countries will board planes, trains, and minivans to travel to their new home on the Dana Hall School campus. I can’t help but reflect on my first day as a new boarding student over 25 years ago. A sophomore from Marietta, Continue reading Paying attention to new beginnings