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Carroll Connection 2019-2020 - The Journey
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Carroll Connection 2019-2020

Carroll’s vibrant community collaboratively pens the school’s journey story. Each student, alumnus, parent, and teacher brings a unique perspective to this shared journey and the mile markers along the way. In this edition of Carroll Connection, we hear from our community about their journey before, during, and after Carroll School.

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Carroll School Parents Association
Mary McNulty, Parent & Alumni Coordinator

Every year, Carroll is fortunate to have an active group of parents who devote time and energy to finding creative ways of building and strengthening our community. Due to the pandemic and lack of ability to come together in person, the PA’s work has never been more important.

Teacher Training: When pedagogy and educational technology meet, magic happens
Amy Dempster

When Carroll leadership transformed its teacher professional development strategy a few years ago, little did they know that a pandemic was going to disrupt the way teachers teach. When the school moved to a hybrid learning approach, academic leadership knew that in order to be successful it would need to transform teacher training again.

NAIS People of Color Conference 2020
Kelly Fantegrossi, Annual Fund Director

This year, four Carroll educators participated in the 2020 NAIS - People of Color Conference (PoCC) to further their understanding of themselves and the work of DEI at Carroll. Read reflections of the event from Osa Osagie, Demi Wu, and Nicole Siverls.

Renee Greenfield, Carroll School Head of School
Amy Dempster

On behalf of the Carroll Board of Trustees, we are thrilled to announce the appointment of Dr. Renée Greenfield as Carroll’s next Head of School. She will succeed Steve Wilkins and his 16 years of extraordinary leadership in July 2021.

Digging Deeper into DEI: Creating Culturally Responsive Curricula at Carroll School
Osa Osagie, Director of Equity and Inclusion

Carroll’s DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) journey has been organic and beautiful. Osa Osagie shares how today's shifting social political climate provides a timely opportunity to model to students how to have brave conversations and support our students' learning through age-appropriate curricula.

Alumni and Alumni Parents who work at Carroll School
Mary McNulty

We have seen a fantastic trend in recent years of alumni and parents 'coming home' to deliver the full Carroll experience to our students. In fact, there are currently a record 25 parents and alumni/alumni parents working at Carroll. We chatted with a few to learn more about why they have chosen to work at Carroll and what they are looking forward to this year.

Reopening School during a Global Pandemic
Steve Wilkins, Head of School Blog

Every family with school aged children is in a tough spot this fall. How to get back to school is nothing but a large basket full of hard decisions. In this blog, I write about what we share as a community as we look forward to Carroll School’s reopening.

Carroll Cares - Tips for Managing Stress and Anxiety
Amy Dempster

As we all adjust to the changing world around us, Allison Harmon (Director of Counseling at Carroll) reflects on the stress and anxiety responses during the pandemic and offers some additional suggestions for how to manage this -- both for our kids and ourselves. Her tips and additional resources recently shared by our nursing staff are some of the many ways Carroll cares for those in our community. 

Meet Kate Collins, Incoming Upper School Division Head
Amy Dempster

Kate Collins joins the Carroll School family as the new Upper School Division Head for Academic Year 2020-21. Before you get a chance to meet her on campus, we thought our community would like to get to know her a little. We asked Kate to answer a few questions for us.




Steve Wilkins, Head of School Blog


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