What gcLi Means To Me

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by Brandi Lawrence, LL’19, gcLi Scholar ‘22 The Gardner Carney Leadership Institute (gcLi) means quite a lot to me. It gave me so much in so little time. It has given me an amazing mentor, a tight-knit small group, a lifelong buddy, a vast community of educators, a fascinating new pedagogy, and scholarly purpose. This was a revelation to me …

Brandi Lawrence, LL’19 Proust Questionnaire

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1. Who are your favorite writers? Nicole Hannah-Jones, Ta Nehisi Coates, Tressie McMillan Cottom, and James Baldwin 2. Who are your heroes in real life? Ruth and Joseph Clement. My maternal grandparents. 3. Who or what motivated you to become an educator? I think the little 8-year-old Brandi that I still carry inside me motivated me to become a teacher. …

Reflecting on a Pedagogy of Leadership

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by Craig Ough, LL’18, LL Scholar ‘22, Math Teacher and Social Curriculum Department Chair, Rumsey Hall (CT) When I made the decision to become a teacher at a boarding school for grades 9-12, I had not anticipated how much of my time was invested in the personal growth of students. I loved teaching chemistry and math, but not as much …

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Craig Ough, LL’19 and LL’22 Scholar Proust Questionnaire

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Who are your favorite writers? Reading was not easy for me and books by Douglas Adams and Neil Gaiman were the first I enjoyed and laughed aloud to. Currently on the nightstand: “At What Cost” by David Gleason and “A Guide to Building Sweet Singletrack” from the International Mountain Biking Association. Who are your heroes in real life? Mizan Khan …

Failing Publicly, a Lesson in Leadership

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By Katherine Berdy, Faculty, gcLi, Director of the C. Kyser Ethical Leadership Center, Altamont School, Birmingham (AL) I’m 49 years old and can’t recall a single time in my life when I have very publicly learned something brand new, like training wheels still on, brand new. Yet, I ask my students to make themselves vulnerable as they learn new skills …