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Carroll Connection 2023-2024

Be everything you are, boldly. At Carroll, belonging is more than a feeling. It's a place, a presence, and a collective experience.

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Maureen McGuire Myers Fellows for 2024
Carroll School

We are pleased to announce the Maureen McGuire Myers Fellows for 2024 - Kelly Sampar (LS Science Educator), Megan Saunders (MS Science Department Head), Chris Craig-Comin (US Humanities Educator), and Natasha Tofias (US Tutor).

Giving Back: Carroll Alumni Who Returned as Educators
Dr. Renée Greenfield, Head of School Blog

Currently, six of Carroll’s full-time educators and nearly 25 summer counselors are also Carroll alum. Years ago, these individuals sat in some of the very same classrooms in which they now teach. Their decision to return reflects their enormous commitment to Carroll and enriches our community deeply. Recently, I sat down with four of these educators.

The Power of Summer@Carroll
Dr. Renée Greenfield, Head of School Blog

Summer@Carroll — our accredited summer school with afternoon enrichment opportunities — is no ordinary summer school. Since 1975, it has been integral to our very mission, and who we are as a community.

Bill Faulkner '75 Carroll School Alumnus
Carroll School

Beyond the campus of the Lower, Middle and Upper School are 3,500+ Carroll alumni. They often tell us that their lives have been informed and transformed by their Carroll experience. These alums have given back to Carroll in many ways, through their time, energy and generosity.

Samantha Pfeffer Carroll School Alumna
Carroll School

Samantha was recently selected to participate in a fellowship with Eye to Eye National, an organization devoted to advocating for students with learning differences, which she first learned about as a student at Carroll. As part of the fellowship, she had a final project to produce. Read more about Samatha, and her compelling research topic.

The Bomb Shelter: Facts, Myths and Legends
Mary McNulty

Yes, it’s true, nestled in the idyllic woods on Carroll’s Middle School campus sits a bomb shelter. Depending on when you were at Carroll, as alums you’ll have varying degrees of bomb shelter access and stories. Let’s test your bomb shelter knowledge.

Renee Greenfield and Maryanne Wolf Discuss the Science of Reading
Dr. Renée Greenfield, Head of School Blog

As I wrote last spring, new research exploring the neuroscience of reading has stirred the debate over how best to teach our children to read. At the forefront of the discussion is Dr. Maryanne Wolf, an internationally-known researcher, teacher, and advocate for children’s literacy, who I had the fortune of learning from as a graduate student. I recently sat down with Maryanne to get her reaction to the current dialogue around the science of reading.

The Impact of Teacher Disposition on Learning Outcomes
Dr. Renée Greenfield, Head of School Blog

In that first year of teaching at Carroll, I thought a lot about what drove their relentless optimism and persistence, neither of which are necessarily taught in teacher education programs. What leads them to work so hard for these kids? Slowly, I began to realize. The ineffable factor—the thing that really ignites learning with students—was, and is, their mindset.

Restorative Circle Practices at Carroll School
Dr. Renée Greenfield, Head of School Blog

Increasingly, restorative practices are being used in schools across the country as a powerful community-building tool. Not only do they offer an effective complement to traditional disciplinary measures, they help students to build important communication and relationship skills. At Carroll, we began exploring the use of restorative practices several years ago ... Dr. Renée shares how it's going and how it fits into Carroll's mission.

Carroll Students Speak: Jay and Stella Share about Belonging, Multis, and Wobbly Chairs
Dr. Renée Greenfield, Head of School Blog

Recently, Stella Grossman, a sixth grader, and Jay Rubenstein, a fourth grader, sat down with Renée to share their thoughts on a range of Carroll topics. Not only do their insights affirm Carroll’s mission, they remind us of the very lives and families we have the privilege of touching—even transforming. 


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