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Recent Head of School Blog Postings

Posted on Monday, August 14, 2017
This summer I realized that one of my favorite hobbies has quite a bit in common with my vocation as an educator. When I go to the beach in the summer, I love collecting rocks. I find most of rocks on the beaches in Rhode Island that I have visited since I was a child. Misquamicut, Weekapaug, and Quonochontaug are a few of my favorite beaches. Their names were given by the early Native American tribes who settled the Rhode Island coast line. In the mid-1970’s, my parents rented a blue and...
Posted on Wednesday, April 5, 2017
I love March Madness, and watching Heathwood alum A’ja Wilson ’14 win the NCAA championship and earn the Final Four Most Outstanding Player award made this year’s experience extra special. As a former basketball player and coach, I enjoy the basketball on TV – both men’s and women’s games – and I am also spoiled. I’m a Connecticut native, and the UConn Huskies have set the bar very high, winning 14 NCAA championships in the last 22 years. The University of South Carolina’s men’s and women’s...
Posted on Monday, March 13, 2017
Make your mission matter. That was the focus of the 2017 NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools) conference in Baltimore.  Joining me on the conference journey this year were Middle School Head Suzanne Nagy, Upper School Head George Scouten, and Columbia Connections Director Donnie Bain. We left campus on Wednesday afternoon in the Hinchey-family Honda minivan and flew from Charlotte-Douglas to Baltimore–Washington International (BWI).  The conference featured four general session...