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Once a month, I teach a leadership class to the Sixth Grade students.  Our topics range from how to build leadership characteristics, to managing friendships, to the secondary school process.  My aim is to make the classes interactive and engaging,…

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Yesterday, four Second Graders unexpectedly arrived at my doorway, followed by Mr. Lou, our Director of IT. While I could hear their quiet banter back and forth, I was more keenly aware of the muffled giggles coming from them. The…

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Yesterday an alumni parent arrived to transport our food donations to Moonlight’s Meals, a food pantry in Parkway School District.  Our Middle School students eagerly loaded boxes onto flatbeds and awaited instructions on how to best execute packing the cans and boxes of food into her van….

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I think the first and last items on this “To Do” stand out to me for this upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday.  When I count my blessings I include all the families, faculty and staff at Rohan Woods School.  This team is what…

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I had the pleasure of attending the ISACS Conference in Louisville, Kentucky last week. The conference, New Ways of Doing School, was centered around innovative teaching and preparing our children for a future that we can’t yet envision. At the conference, Carly Coleman and I presented to educators on Project Approach, which was well received and well attended.
 

…A highlight from the two day conference was a session on Future Ready Schools presented by Dr. Peter Dry, Dean of Innovation and Academics at Principia School here in St. Louis. Peter shared several thoughts that resonated with me on how best to reach and teach our children and community…

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In just one week, the school will sponsor our very first admissions open house of the year.  While many schools offer open houses, the timing of ours sets us apart from other ISSL partner schools.  We choose to have ours…

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On occasion, I have the privilege of serving as a substitute teacher when there’s a last minute need.  I enjoy interfacing with the kids in the classroom, as it reminds me of the importance of connections and learning.  This past…

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Our Middle School students will leave on their science excursion to Yosemite National Park at the end of September.  They will take part in Nature Bridge, a program where they will engage in inclusive, hands-on learning experiences in one of…

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For more than 82 years, children throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area have enjoyed and benefited from a Rohan Woods education. Generation after generation, families discover that Rohan Woods is most certainly an exceptional place. In conversation, visitors often ask…

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