I often say about students (and teachers, and staff, and Heads of School) that they are each incomplete sentences—in other words we are never quite fully who we might become. We each have work to do.
Three Questions for the Class of 2018: A Commencement Reflection
[Posted here is my reflection from the Commencement Exercises at St. George’s Independent School held on Saturday, May 19th. On Wednesday, I will post the two student speeches in one blog post from the school’s Baccalaureate Service held on the 18th, and on Thursday, I will do the same thing with the Valedictorian and Salutatorian […]
Snow Day (!) and an MLK Talk that didn’t happen
“I hate to miss any opportunity to call our students to hold themselves to a higher mark than is represented in blockbuster stories and screaming headlines ticking across the bottom of our television screens. “
One Body, Many Parts: An Opening Convocation Reflection
[I gave the following homily at the Opening Convocation of St. George’s Independent School on its Collierville Campus two days after the violent and tragic white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.]Good morning!Good first morning of the 2017-2018 school year. A particular welcome to our sixth graders just joining us for the first time on this campus, as well […]
Opening Convocation Reflection: Good Neighbors in the SGIS Ecosystem
I am re-posting my convocation remarks from the last two years at St. George’s Independent School. This is post two of two.
Three Refrains for the Class of 2017: A Commencement Address
Good afternoon! Welcome to all gathered here in support of the St. George’s Independent School’s Class of 2017. This class has on a regular basis made me proud to be a part of this community. These seniors have earned this day in this place surrounded by this group—surrounded by families, by faculty, by staff, and […]