Professor presents new book to history students

American Historian and professor in the department of history at the University of Alabama Joshua Rothman came to speak to history teacher Peter Sheehy’s Advanced Placement United States History classes to discuss his new book, “The Ledger and the Chain,” Dec. 3. Rothman earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University and a PhD […]

Discussion groups reflect over Flex Time Speaker

Discussion groups reflect over Flex Time Speaker

Students and faculty discussed guest speaker Wes Moore, an author and social entrepreneur, during Community Flex Time on Sept. 29 . In breakout rooms organized by dean group, participants explored topics such as personal growth, adversity and influencing change. Moore spoke to students during the last Community Flex Time about his personal experiences with his […]

Seniors celebrate annual ring ceremony

Seniors celebrate annual ring ceremony

In keeping up with an 87-year-old tradition, the school celebrated the seniors’ last year of high school with a drive-thru ring ceremony Sept. 13. The senior ring ceremony, which started in the fall of 1933 at Westlake School for Girls, represents the seniors’ role as leaders at the school. Senior Prefects gave speeches about changing […]

Stegall joins Upper School Dean Team

Teneice Stegall joined the Upper School as a dean, replacing Maude Bond, who departed after four years at the school. Previously, Stegall served as the Associate Director of College Counseling at Lake Forest Academy in Illinois. Stegall also acted as a dorm parent, a JV girls soccer coach and a member of the Multicultural Affairs […]

Bronson joins Upper and Middle School as counselor

Brittany Bronson joined the school as a counselor this year and will work with both upper and middle school students . Off campus , Bronson operates her own private practice as a licensed clinical social worker and therapist. She specializes in working with young adults , families and those experiencing depression and anxiety . She […]

Sierakowski joins History Department

Ingrid Sierakowski joined both the History and the Interdisciplinary Studies and Independent Research departments as a History and Latin American Studies teacher this fall . She will be teaching three sections of The World and Europe II, a sophomore-only class, and one section of Latin American Studies. Before coming to the Upper School , Sierakowski […]

Stewart returns to Science Department

Chelsea Stewart returned to the Upper School Science Department as a chemistry teacher following a two-year absence. After departing the school in 2018, Stewart spent two years teaching chemistry to high school students at the Lakeside School in Seattle, her hometown. Stewart earned her bachelor’s degree in both biochemistry and microbiology from the University of […]

Performing Arts Department welcomes Meyer

Bev Meyer entered the Upper School Performing Arts Department as an acting teacher this school year. In addition to teaching sections of The Actor and the Stage I and The Actor and the Stage II courses, she plans to help with the fall production. In the past, Meyer has worked as an educator, social justice […]

Bladen returns to direct yearbook program

After taking a five-year hiatus, Jennifer Bladen returned to the school to head the yearbook program. In her time away from the school , she acted as the Director of Communications for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and consulted nationally in journalism education. Bladen has been in the […]