This preseason, Dana Hall field hockey players stepped into a new season and on to a brand new turf field thanks to the generosity and hard work of many members of the Dana community. This new facility signifies an investment in the School’s collective Dragon spirit and commitment to athletics, Continue reading The Newest Addition to Grove Street: A Turf Field!
I am a lifelong Red Sox fan. Despite the fact that my beloved team did not win a World Series until I was in my 40s, I followed them through decades of near-misses, tumultuous seasons, management changes, ace pitchers and local heroes, loving the game even when the Sox did Continue reading Dragons are Real
I’ve had the good fortune to coach at Dana Hall for the past 14 years, serving as the head coach for both Varsity Softball and JV Basketball. In that time, our teams have won league championships and tournaments, produced MVPs and Scholastic All-Stars, and enjoyed thrilling come-from-behind victories. Former Dana Continue reading Building a Program One Player at a Time
Right outside my office, a flurry of activity takes place three times a day. The commotion is from our student tour guides arriving in the Admission Office to lead tours to prospective families. With more than 100 members (nearly a third of the Upper School), Blue Key, our tour guide Continue reading A Lasting First Impression
Section A: Right Hand Wave x2 Section B: Right Hand Wave x2 Section C: Right Hand Wave x4 Section A: Right Hand Shake x2 Section B: Right Hand Shake x2 Section C: Right Hand Shake x4 All: March (high knees and swinging arms), Right Foot First All: Arms out wide Continue reading Willkommen! Bienvenue! Welcome!
This line from our Alma Mater is heard a few times a year when we come together for large gatherings. However, it is more than just a lyric from a beautiful song. One of the first things we learn about Dana Hall School is the legacy of traditions. These traditions Continue reading “Now Let Us Sing . . .”
I joined the Dana Hall community last year as the Student Affairs Associate and 11th Grade Class Dean. Having worked at another New England independent school for many years before coming to Dana, I was well aware that in a private school environment a job title does little to explain Continue reading Reveling in Tradition
In the Shipley Gym on a Wednesday afternoon in the late fall, I sat in the stands with my family to watch the Dana Hall Varsity volleyball team compete in the first round of the prep school playoffs. I was there as a fan, not as a coach. We cheered Continue reading Laying the Groundwork
I came to Dana Hall School 18 years ago, as the Director of Athletics, Health and Wellness. The charge from the then Head of School was to help in the process of visualizing, creating and building a new athletics facility; and, as importantly, to bring spirit and pride to Dana Continue reading Friday Night Lights
Education is serious work. Teachers, administrators, and staff are responsible for the health, well-being, and education of young people, all of which have far-reaching consequences for the individuals, our community, and the larger society. At Dana Hall School, I often tell people that we — the adults in the community Continue reading Serious work…that is seriously fun