Life in the Woods: Principal's Blog

New Faculty Are Here . . . and They Are Ready!

welcome new faculty

Today was our first day of new faculty orientation, and it brought a lot of joy to see this new crew assembled.  The faculty and admin team put a lot of careful thought and deliberation into our hiring process each spring, and the many hours have paid off!

Click here for a brief bio on each new teacher.

We also have an important announcement to make about the director of advancement position at Woods.  Please click here for that announcement.

Faculty Summer Book Groups

Book Group

Faculty Summer Book Groups

Each spring I ask the faculty to name some books that they're excited to get to once summer arrives.  I then publish 10-12 titles from those identified, which makes up our faculty summer book "menu."  Each faculty member chooses (at least) one of these books from the menu to read over the summer.  When we return to school in August we have an hour during orientation to sit down in our book groups and discuss (with good coffee brought in from Open Eye to assist).

In case you're interested, here's this year's menu.

Refinancing Completed!

Signing

It was a signing day of sorts for our new board chair, Missy O'Connor, and me last week as we signed the (many!) final documents associated with the refinancing of the debt on our building.  

It was a year-long project for our Board subcommittee to interview prospective lenders and discern the best arrangement for the school.  Huge thanks, again and again, to Janna Deegan, Nina Lloyd, and Kirk Mangum for the many hours they devoted to the task.  Their time and expertise are a huge gift to the school!

With the refinancing in place, we look to save over $2 million dollars for the school over the next 20 years.

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