Set the scene: I lived in Monterey, California. I went to Robert Louis Stevenson School. The school was half-boarding and half-day, and I was a day student. It was my first private school. I grew up going to public schools for K-8. Did you ever imagine yourself as a teacher? Absolutely not. What … Continue reading When I Was 17: Mr. Hattori
When the Mulligans announced their departure from the Thacher School, the imminent and enormous task was finding the a new head of school. Here's how the administration did it.
From the soccer field to the outdoors, Ms. Grant reflects on her time when she was 17.
Set the scene: I was a senior in high school. I had just come back from SYA Italy. I was at St. Paul’s in Concord, NH. I was a good student and I was on a full ride to St. Paul’s. I always aimed to do the best I could when I was there. It … Continue reading When I Was 17: Mr. Hernandez-Vasquez
Set the scene: 1982. Easthampton, Massachusetts. I lived at a boarding school as a day student. I was a good student, not great, but I was a solid student. I don’t think I took History senior year. I took Spanish and Latin, Physics, Calculus and AP Biology. History classes didn’t fit in my schedule. Sports … Continue reading When I was 17: Mr. St. George
Decades of Thacher students have heard the wise words of a humble man. On October 9th, we gathered at Mr. Shagam’s service on the Upper School lawn. This serene outdoor setting seated about 600 people, including students, faculty and alumni. The tent was decorated with his signature hats and scarves. The service started with … Continue reading Gentleness, Virtue, Sincerity
Forty minute periods to fifty minute periods. Six classes per day to five classes per day. Half day Wednesdays. Thacher underwent a massive schedule change over spring break. Now, for the students here, a school day means fewer but longer classes. Most faculty members and the school chair agreed upon this decision in hopes to relieve … Continue reading New Term, New Schedule
Where are you from? What was your childhood like? I was born in Los Angeles. I grew up in the San Fernando Valley, a very rural area. They had horses when I was a child. I used to spend hours and hours just riding my horse up in the hills. I have two sisters, and … Continue reading The Woman Behind the Cinnamon Rolls