May 2022

Carroll Connected is an 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
  • Maureen McGuire Myers Fellows for 2022

  • "So Much More" to Share about Dyslexia

  • Spotlight on Alum: Michael Finn-Henry

  • Jumping High at Carroll

As we countdown the days until school lets out, we are thrilled to see many school traditions return to Carroll -- the Middle School play, 3rd Grade Whaling Town, Top Chef at the Upper School, the Book Fair, field trips, sports, and (coming soon) MS 8th and US 9th Closing Ceremonies. Coming together as a full community brings hope, smiles, and connectivity.

In this issue of Carroll Connected, you'll see examples of some of these traditions in action, hear about ways we continue to support our teachers through training and enrichment, and catch up with alum Michael Finn-Henry. We also hope you will join us for an impactful webinar with Dr. Joanna Christodoulou (see below for registration details). Happy reading!

Maureen McGuire Myers Fellows for 2022

The Maureen McGuire Myers Endowment Fund for Faculty Professional Development supports professional development activities of Carroll School faculty. The fund was created by Stew Myers – parent of Alex Myers ’91 – in recognition of the transformative impact of Carroll School educators. Stew named the fund and the fellows after his late wife, Maureen McGuire Myers. An active volunteer at Carroll, Maureen served as President of the PA while Alex was a student and then as a Trustee for 15 years.

We are pleased to share this year's fellows: Teresa Lacks (Upper School Counselor), Dave Johnson (Middle & Upper School Bounders Teacher), and Meghan Shea (Lower School Counselor).

Read about the programs they selected and skills they'll bring back to the Carroll community.

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"So Much More" to Share about Dyslexia

The show must go on ... and it did! Alums and their families often share fond memories of Carroll School plays over the years. Countless performances, stories, and characters have graced our stage but none more than "Breaking Through" - an original play about dyslexia written by Carroll School teacher Shea Schatell.

In 2019, Shea was at it again writing a new play about dyslexia alongside Carroll music teacher Adam Brooks and Middle School students who bravely shared their dyslexia stories. "So Much More" was born that year. This year, it received a writing refresh (thanks again to our brave students!) and hit our stage once again -- with even more power and impact.

We invite you to watch the full performance or take a minute to watch the powerful scene called "Process".

Full Performance

Spotlight on Alum: Michael Finn-Henry

When he scaled his first wall in the Bounders Woods, Michael Finn-Henry hadn't yet dreamed of going to the Olympics. Today not only is he a contender for the 2024 Paris Olympics in speed rock climbing but he's also applying his skills in engineering to invent a breakthrough medical device designed to delay hemorrhaging during surgery ... all while still in school. He credits his dyslexia for helping him to visualize and problem solve.

Read more in this article from Vanderbilt University where Finn-Henry attends college.

Read Here

Michael Finn-Henry

Jumping High at Carroll

8th Grader Kaelyn Powell recently set the Carroll School record for the high jump, jumping 5'1" -- watch the replay.

Kaelyn Powell '22