Dear Parents and Guardians,
I am honored to join the team at Trinity. I have spent the past week settling in and meeting with members of the administrative team, board of trustees, and a handful of faculty and staff. I have enjoyed this time and am looking forward to meeting the parent and guardian community. But, most of all, I am anxious to meet the Trinity girls, about whom I have heard so much. I am eager to hear all of their stories and learn of the ways they have weathered the numerous storms of the 2019-2020 school year. I am ready to walk with them into the future.
As I think about the year ahead, a line by Zora Neal Hurston comes to mind. She wrote, “No matter how far a person can go, the horizon is still way beyond.” My aim is to guide Trinity’s faculty and staff as they, in turn, teach our young women to set their sails and move towards that horizon. With the tireless assistance of Maggie Carey and Susie Bedell, we have begun the work of preparing for the new school year.
My key area of focus for the 2020-2021 school year will be a review of academic rigor across all classrooms in the school. In conjunction with the leadership team and department chairs we will: observe teachers, gather feedback from students, review curriculum, and create a targeted system of supervision and observation of the faculty. Additionally, as this is an IB Diploma Program review year we will be engaging in an in-depth self-study intended to help us progress in all areas of the school. In my previous role as Head of Upper School at the American School Foundation in Mexico City, and independent IB world school, I was responsible for similar initiatives.
At the center of this work is the well-being of our students. We will work tirelessly to support and challenge them. Our eyes will be on the horizon as we lead them towards academic opportunities; our hearts will stretch past the horizon as we accompany them on their journey of faith.