Monthly Archives: January 2014

BU President Meeting with BUA Community

As our mission is to be a full-service high school embedded in a major research university, I have two exciting announcements to share about our University connections. First, as most of you have already received an invitation, BU President Bob Brown will join members of the Academy community – parents and faculty – for an […]

Deciding Snow Days

Snow days….can’t live with ‘em, can’t live without ‘em! It’s one of the worst duties a Head of School can have, balancing the need to protect class time with the need to keep the safety of our students front-&-center (the latter always wins). Most often, announcing a decision the night before seems considerate of families […]

The Role of Teaching History & Civic Values

I had the privilege this week to attend a conference focusing on MLK Jr. Day and the role of teaching history/civic values in a k-12 education. The event, hosted by an organization run by an Academy parent, included an extraordinary group of “blue chip” speakers: two Pulitzer Prize winning authors known for their works on […]

Experiencing Our Teachers’ Intellectual Passions

Dear Academy Families, I get to sit in on our wonderful Academy classes whenever I want (and even get to teach our students, in 10th grade English this year and with Senior Theses). I can affirm that the intellectual energy is palpable and exciting, from both students and teachers! That’s one reason we began our […]