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

Boarding School Turns Colleagues into Neighbors

faculty enjoy the weekend.

People often ask me why I choose to live on campus at Dana Hall School. Certainly, the four-minute walk to my office and the fact that I rarely have to cook dinner are significant perks, but the biggest perk of all cannot be measured in the length of my commute Continue reading Boarding School Turns Colleagues into Neighbors