[Last Saturday we had a lovely Commencement for the St. George’s Independent School Class of 2018. Attached here are speeches from the Valedictorian, Lucas Williamson, and the Salutatorian, Carolyn Lane. Yesterday I posted the two talks from our Baccalauteate Service as well, and on Tuesday I posted my remarks from the Commencement. Lucas and Carolyn wrote speeches […]
SGIS Class of 2018 Baccalaureate Reflections
Prefect Reflection – Caroline ZummachIt was a Tuesday afternoon in October. This senior class was about to go on our senior trip to the bunkhouse. I was apprehensive about the night and what it might bring when a friend noticed my lack of enthusiasm and reminded me of something extremely important, “I would never have […]
Creating a Progress Culture One Pilot at a Time: An Idea Revisited Through a New Example
Today I am making a pledge to abandon that metaphor (“Abandon Ship!”) as it seems to give us a ready-made excuse for slowing down, or giving up on, priorities we have named as being mission-driven and strategic. The metaphor slows us down because it traps our thinking—it becomes an accurate metaphor because we have chosen to believe it. From now on schools are not big ships. Schools are challenging enough without having them have to be ships as well.
SGIS Commencement 2017: Valedictorian’s Address and Co-Salutatorians’ Addresses
[On Sunday, May 21 under a giant white tent on our Collierville Campus at St. George’s Independent School, around 1650 people celebrated the Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2017. With the permission of our Valedictorian, Graham Sisson, and Co-Salutatorians, Ryan Bray, and Isabel Correia, I am posting their speeches here. In Fall Graham will be head […]
SGIS Class of 2017: Two Baccalaureate Speeches
[On Saturday, May 20 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Memphis, St. George’s Independent School held its Baccalaureate Service for the Class of 2017. It was a lovely service highlighted by the speeches of two members of that class, Caroline Farrell, who is headed to Rhodes College in the Fall, and Bayard Anderson, who is headed […]
St. George’s Bunkhouse Opens! A Video and Two Talks from the #SGBunkhouse Celebration
The bold vision of St. George’s Independent School, and the St. George’s Bunkhouse, calls us to think of our neighbors far more broadly to include not only our school, but our city, our county, our state, our nation, and our world.