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Happy Thanksgiving!

blog 11 18 2016

Dear Gregory School Community,

As we head into Thanksgiving week, we have much to be grateful for at TGS. Our school year has already provided so many rich academic and personal experiences for our students, faculty, and staff. Each day we see evidence of how our classes and programs offer students opportunities to apply their lessons to situations outside the classroom. This month, in particular, has offered the world plenty to discuss and consider.

As I shared with students and staff at last Monday’s all-school meeting, the presidential election invoked many feelings both during and after the process. It felt like the opportune time to remind all of us that we must continue to respect the differing opinions of family, friends, and colleagues; to commit to listening more often to each other rather than enjoying the sound of our own voice; to value the importance of reading, thinking, and critically evaluating the facts and information upon which we base our positions and frame our arguments; and above all, to be kind and respectful to each other.

I firmly believe there is no other learning community in Tucson that creates a better environment for young people to practice and apply the intellectual skills and character attributes shared above. We are deeply grateful to all of you for helping us to embrace, protect, and foster that environment for our students.

Thank you and best wishes to all of you as you gather with loved ones during the Thanksgiving holiday, 

Julie A. Sherrill, Ph.D.
Head of School

 

The Stilt Walkers Dr. Julie Sherrill
Dr. Julie Sherrill has spent over 20 years in educational leadership. Her academic credentials include an M.S. in Education Administration and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in Curriculum Development and Teacher Professional Development.

The Gregory School is a place that is transforming learning and transforming students' lives. Gregory students lead institutions, they found movements, they invent technology, they run cities. Students leave TGS with a sense of agency; they believe they can change the world for the better and it is our aim to ensure we give them the knowledge, skills, experiences and confidence to do so.

Dr. Julie Sherrill
 
 
 

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