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Student Leadership Day – Caring

By: Mary Hackett, High School Principal

Sometimes school doesn’t make sense to me. Illogical I know, being a High School Principal, but I struggle with the idea of schooling. Curriculum and instruction often focus too heavily on tests and it’s hard for me to always justify education in terms of those high stakes and percentages and scores. It’s not that those […]

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Staff Blog Series: 10 Questions in 5 Minutes with Stacy Woodard

By: Christina Reyes, Founder & Executive Director

10 Questions in 5 Minutes is our new blog series in which staff members are interviewed. The first post in the series is with our new High School Principal in Residence Stacy Woodard. You can read more about her on our Leadership page. 1. What’s your favorite book? My favorite book is by T.D. Jakes […]

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Q&A with Valerie Hoekstra – Part 2

By: Denise Canniff

Welcome to Part 2 of the interview with Ms. Valerie Hoekstra, Inwood Academy’s Middle School Director. See Part 1 here. Q. Based on your five years of experience at Inwood Academy, are you making any major changes at the middle school? We spent a lot of time focusing on academics and trying to make it rigorous, […]

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