Lower School Highlights

Inspired by Books

Whenever I am starting something new and I am in need of inspiration, I turn to books.  It is often well-written children’s books that provide just the right message or context to allow me to move forward with my project or experience with renewed energy and a clearer perspective....
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Leadership

Impact and Influence

I recently spent the weekend with a group of my college girlfriends who I was lucky enough to play basketball with during my time at Duke.  This is an amazing group of successful woman who are doctors, international development analysts,  business owners, environmentalists, educators, and mothers.  Our conversations, as you can...
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Lower School Highlights

Important vs. Urgent

I love summer! But, it’s not for the reasons you might assume. Don’t get me wrong, I love the warm (or should I say HOT) weather, days at the pool, and time to catch up with family and friends, but I truly appreciate the summer months because it allows us all time...
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Leadership

Multiple Perspectives

Depending on where you sit in this car, or which direction you decide to focus your attention, you potentially can have a very different perspective of the journey compared to the other people riding in the same car. As I prepare to take on a new leadership role for...
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Parenting

Modeling Habits

I am betting the two babies pictured above didn’t start reading books or making phone calls without first observing someone close to them do these activities over and over again. (Yes, I do know they aren’t actually reading or talking on the phone, but play along with me.) I...
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Lower School Highlights

Summer Reading Plans

During these last two weeks of school, our students are working with their teachers to make plans for their summer reading lives.  They are encouraged to ask and answer questions like: What will I read? Where will I get my reading materials? How often will I read? Who will...
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Lower School Highlights

Beyond the Classroom Curriculum

When talking to family, friends and members of the community who are not currently part of our Ravenscroft family, I often get asked the question, “What makes Ravenscroft’s so special?” There are countless reasons why Ravenscroft’s Lower School is a unique place.  I could write an extensive list of...
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