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  1. POCC 2009-Denver

    [ December 06, 2009 ]

    It was great to go to the People of Color Conference in Denver again this year. Although I was only able to make it for Thursday afternoon through Friday afternoon, I was able to see the impressive presentation by Kenji Yoshimo and see two of our faculty members/administrators, Demetra Caldwell and Latoya Allen, present on their work starting an affinity group for students of color, SOC's, in our Lower School. I was also able to catch up with a number of people whom I had not seen for a while. Professor Yoshimo's presentation was very interesting and touching. I liked how he thought we need to move beyond the concept of assimilation and accept difference in a more sophisticated way by ...

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  2. Football Game Against Fieldston

    [ November 02, 2009 ]

    The football game against Fieldston yesterday was incredible. It was amazing to watch. Being biased, I was sad to see the Riverdale team unable to score the two points at the end in order to win the game; however, both sides fought valiantly to the very last second of the game. It was great to see the new field in use, and we are also looking forward to hosting a field hockey tournament game this week on it. Kris and I were honored to meet Flo Bertino for the first time, along with other members of the Bertino clan. Flo is the wife of Frank J. Bertino, a mythical Riverdale faculty member and coach who was one of the winningest coaches ...

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  3. Parent’s Weekend Speech-September 2009

    [ September 13, 2009 ]

    Welcome. It is great to see you all here. I hope that you have had a wonderful summer and a good start to the new school year. I tried to do my best with the weather. I am sorry. On the other hand, it ends up not being a bad day to be inside. This was an eventful summer for us and there are many updates to give you, a few of which I tried to convey in my letter sent out via e-mail to everyone this week. I shall continue to send out updates throughout the school year and also post to my blog on the website.  As you all know, we are prepared and concerned about the H1N1 situation. ...

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  4. Senior Night Speech 2009

    [ June 11, 2009 ]

    This speech was given in various forms to the various graduating classes (12th grade, 8th grade, and 5th grade). This is the version given to the Seniors prior to graduation. Welcome! I welcome the faculty, the staff, the trustees, the alumni, the parents, grandparents and family members attending this evening. Tonight I wish to give a special welcome to the members of the Class of 2009 and address these words primarily to them. Welcome to the members of the Great Class of 2009! As you now are almost alumni of this school, I would first like to thank you, both personally and institutionally for your leadership in my second year at the school. In my estimation, every one of you has ...

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