In February, I took part in the Shadow a Student Challenge, following three boys – Shawn L. in the Lower School, Jonathan V. in the Middle School and Jack L. in the Upper School – through their daily routines. I learned a lot from the experience, and I thank these boys for letting me briefly enter their world, the world of students. It is a world I sometimes forget but need to remember.
As a phys. ed. teacher and coach, I have the pleasure of playing games for a career. What is most rewarding for me is seeing how athletics can shape a student’s self-worth, confidence, independence and leadership. These are important life skills. It’s remarkable to be part of helping the boys develop their character.