Head’s Weekly Letter – February 28, 2013
Dear Academy Families,
As we approach spring break next week, the energy in the Academy is marked. People are feeling both the depths of the February doldrums as well as the mounting excitement (just one more week!) till we all get a breather. Our return later in March is palpably different, as we head into the final stretch of the school year’s work together.
I will be away for several days this week at the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) annual conference, this year being held in Philadelphia. Usually 4,000 to 6, 000 school folks attend, to hear keynote speakers, to attend workshops on cutting-edge school issues, and to catch up with each other – sharing updates our common calling. In next week’s letter, I will report on any highlights I gleaned from rubbing elbows with the many presenters and attendees at NAIS, especially if such insights might accrue to the benefit of our Academy community.
Till then, let’s all take a deep breath, knowing that soon we will have a chance for rest and refreshment in spring break. This shorter weekly letter is just one more sign that I, at least, could use a breather!
James S. Berkman
Head of School