Archive for the ‘Head of School’ Category

Gould Academy, Leading Education Innovation

February 2, 2016
This past weekend was Winter Parents and Family Weekend.  Parents and students learned about upcoming Four Point trips: travel to China and Tanzania, winter expedition, and immersion in the arts and community service. 10th-graders took…Read More

New Year’s Resolutions

January 5, 2016
It’s good to be back together after the break.  Below are my comments from assembly today. All the best in the new year! Matt ___________________________ Welcome back in this new year. I am so proud…Read More

Veterans Day

November 12, 2015
On behalf of our community, thank you to the men and women who have served in our armed forces. Great thanks to Charlie Newell for talking to our students on Veterans Day. Charlie served in…Read More

What, no testing?

October 22, 2015
As colleges compete for great students, some are becoming  more nuanced in their application process, using portfolios and becoming test optional. This is great news for many talented students. Hampshire College pushed the envelope further…Read More

Respect

September 17, 2015
      This was my second of three “start of year” assemblies by the head of school.  At assembly this past Wednesday, the topic was respect. __________________________________________________________ Last week, I talked about the morality of…Read More

What is the morality of Gould?

September 11, 2015
This was the framing question I posed at last Tuesday’s assembly. The answer is simple: we work to make the world a better place. Here’s the rest of the message I delivered to students: We’re not…Read More

Time

July 1, 2015
The question of time dominates our conversations at Gould. We have passionate students and faculty who have created a depth and breadth of programming that fills every minute, every nook of time. We’ve arrived at…Read More

Memorial Day

May 25, 2015
I’m thinking about the servicemembers and families here, and around the world, affected by violent conflict. Below are my remarks at this morning’s assembly.   Today we remember the sacrifices of the men and women…Read More

Is that monkey really smiling?

April 27, 2015
Why Leaders Don’t Learn from Success, Harvard Business Review, April 2011 This piece is a not-so-gentle cautionary tale about false assumptions. People and organizations often see success as confirmation of their approach or work and don’t spend enough…Read More