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Schools With Soul

Nothing makes me more aware of the power of language than raising a child. My daughter is in the very early stages of using words, […] Read More »

Finding Inspiration

I have spent a lot of time this summer thinking about what inspires me — particularly what truly inspires me about Episcopal Schools. I thought […] Read More »

5 Tools to Take Your Social Media to the Next Level

Determining which social media to dedicate time and effort to can be a hard challenge. Identifying where your current or target audience are is a good first step. Another good idea is to think about what you intend to communicate—events, news, images, or employment opportunities? To aid you in your social media journey, I have compiled a list of 5 useful tools that I have found indispensable in my own work. I hope you find them useful! Read More »

Summer Off?

I’m always a bit bemused when non-educators talk about school folk having the “summer off.” Sometimes it’s said with enviable longing (“how I wish I got the summer off!”) — and sometimes with a critical disdain (“They get the summer off. That’s barely working!”). The image conjured is one of teachers across the land lounging in chaises — fruity drink and junky summer novel in hand. Read More »

Discernment and Formation: A Renewed Perspective

When I retired last July after 35 years in school chaplaincy, I was determined to spend at least the first six months “getting good and bored!” I was successful for the first three months and then, it seems, God had other plans for me. I cautiously accepted two out of three invitations I received to become involved in community once again: helping to facilitate a marvelous initiative in peer learning among a group of wise and gifted veteran school chaplains scattered across the nation, and chairing the Commission on Ministry in my diocese. My closest friends smile indulgently when I tell them how busy my life is once again, almost as if they knew I wouldn’t make it six months! Read More »

Connecting Religious Language with Personal Experience

Throughout the 7th grade world religions class, we had been talking about the power of hope found in all religions. In our final discussion on the power of hope found in the Hindu tradition of Diwali, the students were asked to share a story of how they experienced hope. Read More »