Students are always told that they’ll be able to do things when they’re older, but if we want kids who make the world a better place, we need them to feel agency and success in their changemaking ability now.
Our next ASpotlight interview is with Third Grade Teacher Katherine Callahan! Read her full interview to learn about her professional trajectory into teaching Third Grade, how she pioneered our impressive social-emotional learning curriculum (SEL), and why SEL plays such an integral role in Allen-Stevenson classrooms.
Lower School Library Teacher, Maria Paz Alegre, shared her own story and the history of other APISA (Asian Pacific Islands South Asia) people in America with Middle and Upper School students at the Indian Mountain School on May 4, 2021.
Our next ASpotlight Interview is with Spanish Teacher Natalie Lopez! Read her full interview and learn about her journey into teaching, how the Spanish Department engages and connects with our boys, and how collaboration between teachers is beneficial to the boys’ well-rounded education.
Music Teacher Ian Taggart sat down with us for an ASpotlight Interview! Read his full interview to learn how he instills a passion for music and learning in his students by teaching to their experiences, their interests, their choice, and their physicality. Ian also co-organizes our Lower School Community Times on Fridays, ensuring that every student and faculty and staff member is heard and represented in our community.
As the conclusion of our eighth graders’ study of imperialism in Africa, students worked in teams to explore two essential questions about the end of apartheid and Nelson Mandela’s presidency in South Africa: Was Nelson Mandela an effective president of South Africa? Did he accomplish the goals he set forth for his presidency?
Our next ASpotlight Interview is with Isabel Meltzer, Learning Resource Specialist and 2020-21 Fourth Grade Section Leader. Read her full interview to learn how Isabel strengthens our boys’ executive functioning skills while catering to each boy’s unique learning style to support him academically, socially, and emotionally.
We sat down for an extensive ASpotlight Interview with Jennifer Vermont-Davis, Lower School Science Teacher and the Chair of Community Life + Diversity at Allen-Stevenson. Read her full interview to learn how she incorporates equity and inclusion across her roles at Allen-Stevenson, whether in her science classrooms or her work with parent and student affinity groups and the Alumni Mentorship Program.
Welcome to Ashley Coiffard, who has joined us as an additional school nurse as we ramp up our Health Office! Read our ASpotlight Interview with Ashley to learn about her professional journey to becoming a school nurse, how she was drawn to the robust support system at Allen-Stevenson, and how she looks forward to developing meaningful relationships with our community in the months to come.
Author Jewell Parker Rhodes imparted her wisdom to our Middle and Upper School boys during a powerful talk on Friday, February 5 as part of our ongoing recognition of the accomplishments of African Americans throughout Black History Month.
We are thrilled to welcome Zack Leopold, R.N. to our Health Office as a new school nurse! Read Zack’s full ASpotlight Interview to learn how his diverse experiences within the field of medicine have equipped him with compassion and empathy and why he decided to bring his caregiving expertise into the school environment.
Our next ASpotlight Interview features Kindergarten Teacher Rebecca Lopez! Read more to learn what sparked her passion for education and teaching Kindergarten, what drew her to the Allen-Stevenson community, and the important role that social-emotional learning plays in her classroom.
Boys across grades engaged in various discussions and activities surrounding the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States, and Vice President Kamala Harris, who represents many firsts for our country: first woman vice president, first Black vice president, and first vice president of Indian descent.
Our next #ASpotlight interview is with English Teacher Aidan Fennelly! Read his full interview to learn about how he ensures deeper learning in English class, his experiences educating boys during A-S Bridge 2.0, and the many other hats he wears in our community like Seventh Grade Advisor.
Check out our next #Aspotlight Interview with Third Grade Teacher Ashley Train to learn about her transition from being an A-S Kindergarten Teacher to Third Grade Teacher, her passion for teaching social studies, and the importance of social-emotional learning in our third-grade curriculum.