Next in our series of #ASpotlight Interviews is Learning Resource Specialist and Fifth Grade Section Leader for the 2020-21 academic year, Venesha Cashdollar. Read her full interview below to learn about her professional trajectory, how she and the rest of our Learning Resource Center team support our boys’ learning, and about her use of technology during A-S Bridge 2.0.
This year, Allen-Stevenson turned 138 years old on Founders Day, when the community celebrates the School’s birthday with shared activities and an alumni speaker. This year’s alumni speaker was Tim Maloney ’04.
Upper School Boys of Color at Allen-Stevenson (BOCAS) tied GLSEN’s Solidarity Week into a series of research presentations they have been doing on parts of their heritage to discuss and share with the group.
Next in our series of Allen-Stevenson alumni who are founders is Peter Bloeme ’71, founder of Hyperflite, a company that makes professional discs for dogs; Skyhoundz, an international disc dog competition; and Atlanta Rocks!, an indoor climbing gym with multiple locations. Read below to learn more about Mr. Bloeme’s path to becoming and entrepreneur and what else besides his Allen-Stevenson education inspired these creative business ideas.
This Friday Allen-Stevenson is celebrating Founders Day! In recognition of this annual tradition, we are sharing a series of interviews with our alumni who are themselves founders in a wide range of industries. This founder is E. David Luria ’51, founder of the Washington Photo Safari Program - one of the largest photography instruction programs in the country. Read below to learn how Mr. Luria was able to turn his hobby of photography into a successful business.
Our next ASpotlight Interview is with Lorenzo Bellard, Fourth Grade Teacher and Community Life + Diversity (CL+D) Co-Director. Read below to learn more about how Mr. Bellard imparts his love of music to his students, encourages student-directed learning and discovery in his humanities classes, and is a leader in our school’s on-going journey to becoming a more inclusive, anti-racist community.
Welcome to Keisha Lavia, our new Associate Kindergarten Teacher! We are so fortunate to have her on our team. Read below to learn more about Ms. Lavia's professional trajectory, her passion for teaching kindergarteners, her interest in the subject of social studies, and more.
Welcome to School Nurse Caroline Gwin - our next #ASpotlight Interviewee. Nurse Gwin is taking over for our beloved Nurse Little while she is on maternity leave. Read below to learn more about Nurse Gwin’s professional background and what drew her to the field of pediatrics. We are so glad to have her expertise on our team!
Our next ASpotlight Interview is with Cello Teacher Gjilberta Lucaj! Read below to learn more about what inspired Ms. Lucaj to bring her love for cello into the classroom, her teaching philosophy, how she thinks instrumental music education adds to our boys’ comprehensive education, and how she has successfully connected with her students on Zoom as she continues to give lessons remotely during the pandemic.
Theatre Director Julie Robles shared the acronym STOP (Stop; Try and breathe; Observe my feelings; and Proceed peacefully) with faculty and staff during a recent workshop that she led alongside Music Department Head Michelle Demko and Art Department Head Tara Parsons.
The next addition to our ASpotlight Interview Series is Jon Burgos, Physical Education and Athletics Instructor at Allen-Stevenson. Read below to learn about his teaching virtually during A-S Summer Bridge, his ongoing learning journey, and the robust program that our Athletics Department continues to refine during remote learning.
During a recent webinar on the technology platform Seesaw, Jennifer Zimmermann, Assistant Head of Lower School for First and Second Grade, continued to strengthen her knowledge of best practices for teaching digital fluency to our Lower School boys.
Freddy Gonzalez ’01 was recently featured on KNKX, Seattle's local NPR station, discussing his work educating his students in grades 6-12 about how musicians can use music as a form of self-expression and protest during times of social change like the present.
Community Life + Diversity Chair Jennifer Vermont-Davis invited her friend Jim Johnson to join our Upper School Boys of Color at Allen-Stevenson (BOCAS) meeting along with many mentors, faculty and staff.
The history of action figures goes back to 1964, when Hasbro created GI JOE “action figures” in a move to capitalize on the success of Mattel’s Barbie. To this day there are still multiple aisles of them in every toy store.
In the spirit of Earth Day, Science Teacher Chap Warren tasked his fourth-grade scientists in 4B with creatively portraying the food chain of a brook trout, showing the path of energy from one plant or animal to the next.
On Monday, April 20, Upper and Middle School students and faculty and staff were joined by folk artist and alumnus Matt Levinson ‘02 (Stage Name: Matt Butler), who spoke to the boys about the importance of staying connected and what he gained from his experience at Allen-Stevenson before performing a few of his songs.
Read below to learn more about Third Grade Teacher Erica Marcus's approach when designing math curriculum, her incorporation of social emotional learning into her classroom, and some of her favorite units to teach!
In conjunction with their study of Egypt, the Fourth Grade learned how to make paper at the Dieu Donné Papermill as part of the Fischbein Artist-in-Residence Program, named after the family who generously donated funds in memory of their son, Alexander ’95.
Our next #ASpotlight Interview is with Spanish Teacher Stephen Krawec. Sr. Krawec wears many hats at Allen-Stevenson: dynamic language teacher, supportive Seventh Grade Advisor, collaborator, researcher, and 2020 Vision Group member.
The Science Department’s new dissecting microscopes allow our students to look at the surface areas of solid objects and to document observations using the built-in high-resolution cameras that connect to their laptops.
Our next ASpotlight Interview is with Math Department Head Mary Leonard! Read the full conversation below to learn more about Ms. Leonard’s math curriculum, how she forms connections between math and the real world to aid her students’ comprehension, and her many other roles at Allen-Stevenson including Seventh Grade Advisor and former Track and Field Coach.
The next addition to our #ASpotlight Interview Series is Claire Schlegel, Director of Instrumental Music at Allen-Stevenson. Read below to learn about Claire, the educational experience she brings to Allen-Stevenson, and her passion for music both inside and outside of the classroom.
History students in our Eighth Grade are working on a chronologically layered map of Africa, with geographical features marked on a base map and additional layers – done on tracing paper – showing different snapshots of African history at a particular moment in time.
Jaison Spain has held many roles at Allen-Stevenson over the years: General Manager of Performance Spaces; Coach; and, his first role at Allen-Stevenson, Alumnus of the Class of 1997. It was this inaugural role of A-S Boy about which Mr. Spain spoke to our boys.
The Fathers of Allen-Stevenson Boys (FASB) held its fifth annual meal packaging event with Rise Against Hunger in the School’s new Dining Room on Sunday, January 12. This uplifting and inspiring event provides an opportunity for members of our community to come together in the name of a good cause.
Our next ASpotlight Interview is with Maya Jourieh, Health and Wellness Educator and Health Office Assistant at Allen-Stevenson. Read below to learn how her many roles at Allen-Stevenson build off of each other to create a comprehensive position that celebrates the connection between physical and mental health.