Prefects retreat to Palm Springs

Emma Shapiro

Upper School prefects attended their annual retreat Aug. 19 in Palm Springs.

Junior Prefect Jaya Nayar ’20 said the goal of the retreat was to plan for the upcoming school year by setting goals and areas for improvement.
One of the main goals is to ensure the effectiveness of Prefect Council and their ability to stay motivated throughout the school year, Senior Prefect Caroline Cook ’19 said.

“We are big on collaboration this year within the council but also with other groups at school,” Cook said.

Upper School Dean of Students Jordan Church and Upper School Dean Sharon Cuseo accompanied the prefects on their retreat.

The prefects discussed the group’s strengths and weaknesses and began brainstorming opportunities for improvement, Nayar said.

They also discussed how to expand the reach of the Prefect Council to better connect with the students.

The majority of the retreat was dedicated to getting to know one another and discussing better collaboration efforts, Cook said.


“Prefect retreat provides us with an environment where we can have discussions about what the role of a prefect is and how we can use this upcoming school year to create lasting change,” Nayar said.

Prefects also spent time discussing the obligations of being a representative on the Honor Board and how to best approach the cases presented.

The senior prefects wrote their ring ceremony speeches with the help of Church and Cuseo while the head prefects prepared for convocation.