Over the years a number of Waterford faculty have served as Readers for the national Advanced Placement Exams. We are proud to announce that our own Tim Stout was recently offered a position on the AP Japanese Exam Development Committee. This will require attendance at three meetings per year, as well as substantial time writing and revising the course description and the exam itself. Congratulations, Tim!
News - April 2010 Archives
Recently Waterford announced that English teacher Brandon Bennett will be assuming the position of Academic Dean, starting this summer. Charles Rosett, the current Academic Dean, will be returning to full-time teaching after ten years of dedicated service. A few days ago we caught up with Dr. Bennett and picked his brains about basketball, academic deaning, and his vision of Waterford’s future. Following are excerpts of our interview with him.
So where did you grow up?
I was born in Bountiful, and moved to Mount Olympus Cove in first grade. I went to Oakridge Elementary, Churchill Junior High School, and Skyline High. I’m a local boy.
Local boy made good! What were you like in school? What sort of kid were you?
I was an averageish, B+ student, who loved basketball and cared mostly about that. But I did wake up to English in 11th grade. It was because of The Great Gatsby, and the paper I wrote on it, with a lot of help from my older sister. It was the first time I realized that I could not just like English, but actually could be good at it.read more…
By Nancy Heuston, Head of School
As Spring Term unfolds, I invite you to see what we see, daily. The strength of our school community is in plain view: students discovering the joy of learning, and becoming excited about the opportunity to help those in need. Learning takes on a different color and texture at each age, but the distinctions disappear when we come together to serve.
Ten students returned from Calcutta late on a Saturday evening, at the mid point of Spring Break. Even though some had not slept for thirty hours, they could not stop talking about their experiences: the Feeding Station where they dished into plastic bags and metal containers the single meal provided daily for 25,000 people, caring for people in simple ways, and learning that many survive with a measure of contentment when they have almost nothing. Before their departure, they prepared in classes with faculty and students who had gone before; they came home with journals and hearts full, committed to marshalling their wits and resources to address the root causes of devastating poverty.read more…