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The Nuts and Bolts of STS' Remote Learning Program - Part I
Kirk Wheeler, Head of School

As promised, this is the first of our blog posts devoted to sharing the details of our Remote Learning program. In today's post, we'll start with the what: the components and structure of our Remote Learning program. In the next post, we will get into the nitty gritty of the why. In that post, I'll take you through a more in-depth rationale for the design of the program. These posts will be followed by more information on how remote learning will be blended with on-campus learning.


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Alpha DeLap Shares her Newbery Experience with Her Students
St. Thomas School

Established in 1922, the Newbery Medal is a prestigious literary award given annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. For Dr. Alpha DeLap, who has been a school librarian for eight years, serving on the Newbery Award Committee was a bucket-list item. That dream came true when DeLap was one of 14 people appointed to the Committee last year.

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Fostering Authenticity in the Next Generation of Leaders
Dr. Kirk Wheeler

I believe that true leadership has always required something more than a stylized set of leadership traits and skills. In fact, in our rapidly changing world, it may be more important than ever for leaders to know themselves – their strengths and core beliefs, as well as their vulnerabilities. Finding your voice and understanding your value system and passions are not easy quests. Yet, there are steps any aspiring leader can take to move along this path.

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5 Ways to Get Your Child to Love Elementary School
St. Thomas School

Elementary school sets a foundation for your child: These years help determine how they will view academics for the rest of their lives. If you want your child to care about their education, you can start by getting them to love elementary school.

Believe it or not, loving school isn't about getting good grades; it's about appreciating the whole experience. Practice these easy tips for your child to be excited about going back to elementary school every day.

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What Makes a Leader Truly Authentic & Why Does it Matter?
Dr. Kirk Wheeler, Head of School

When I envision an authentic leader, I see a leader who leads with integrity, character, and empathy; a leader committed to serving and building enduring organizations; a leader with a deep sense of purpose; a leader true to their core values; a leader who displays courage and willingness to be vulnerable.

If we show up with the courage to be vulnerable and a willingness to work, we in turn convey to our students and children that they are worthy just as they are and that trying and failing is all a part of it.

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