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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. Skating Party at the Wollman Rink

    [ November 03, 2009 ]

    The skating party at Wollman Rink for the Lower and Middle Schools was a wonderful community event. Thanks to the Parents' Association for making this a possibility. It ended up being a good thing that we postponed this from the previous week since the weather was perfect with a full moon showering good fortune and calm joy over the event. Kris and I so enjoyed meeting and talking to lots of people and watching this peculiarly New York scene: a skating pond amid the trees of Central Park towered over by the buildings on Central Park South. It was a great event with a wonderful community feeling. Blurry iphone photo of the night

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  3. 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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  4. Letter to the Community

    [ March 30, 2009 ]

    March 12, 2009 Dear members of the Riverdale community, As I did in September, I think that it is time that I send an update on School life and what we are thinking about as an educational community. It has been an exciting autumn and winter at the School, and we are in the midst of planning for the next academic year. It has been a busy admissions season with very robust demand for the school on both campuses. We look forward to having a very strong contingent of students joining us in September. Much of the work that has occupied the administrative team, the Board of Trustees and me this winter has involved financial planning for next year and the future. Because ...

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