June 2020

Carroll Connected is a monthly email to alumni, their families, and Carroll friends that includes interesting, newsy, exciting, creative, and fun things happening at Carroll School. We hope you enjoy and we welcome ideas and/or updates about what you and your family have been up to!

In This Issue
  • Carroll works towards a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive school, including a Pride Month video

  • Larry Brown retires after 43 years, including a tribute video by Steve Wilkins and photos

  • Graduation Re-Imagined, including student-created videos

Carroll works towards a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive school

In 2016, Carroll committed to taking strategic action towards a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiative to create a community that is safe and reflective of the rich diversity of our world. We knew this would be a long journey and it would take time. Rich (and often hard) discussions about racism in our monthly faculty/staff group meetings has helped prepare us to guide students and families through recent national events. You can read a few of the ways we have responded.

As we continue to learn and grow as a community, we pause this month to celebrate Pride Month and invite you to watch a video put together by Osa Osagie (Director of Diversity & Inclusion) and Carroll faculty/staff.

Carroll School Celebrates Pride Month

Larry Brown retires after 43 years at Carroll School

43 years dedicated to Carroll students, Carroll families, Carroll faculty, and Carroll School itself ... how do we go about celebrating Larry Brown's remarkable tenure at Carroll? Naturally, a surprise video at graduation perfectly written and narrated by Steve Wilkins, Head of School.

And of course there was a drive-by parade at his house with some fun surprises (custom picnic table, t-shirts, and more!).

A Tribute to Larry Brown by Steve Wilkins

Graduation Re-Imagined

When planning for 8th and 9th grade closing ceremonies and what it would look like during a global pandemic, it was clear from the start that gathering large groups of family and friends for our traditional Carroll ceremonies wouldn't work. We had to be flexible, creative ... and enlist the help of our bright, motivated students with powerful stories to share. Here are a few of the results.

8th Grade GRADUATION SPEECHES -- Lulu Kazlas & Skylar Rainier
9th Grade Graduation SpeechES - Jack Gill, Ellery Gnazzo, Alex Shapiro, Joy Stillman

The Carroll Annual Fund Supports EVERYTHING that we do - both together and apart!