CA Magazine Stories

Two New Wilcox Fellows Join the CA Faculty

Two New Wilcox Fellows Join the CA Faculty

CA welcomed two new Wilcox Fellows for the 2020–21 academic year: Zora Vermilya in English and Shamime Shaw in the film program. Begun in 2000, this fellowship program identifies and nourishes talented teachers from groups underrepresented on independent school faculties. Fellows are mentored by a colleague, and they workshop pedagogy with both experienced and new faculty members. Half-time teaching loads allow fellows to put energy into developing expertise and skill in their fields and engagements across school life.

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Who Counts as American?

Who Counts as American?

Through the We Are America Project, co-founded by Jessica Lander ’06 and her former students at Lowell High School in Massachusetts, young people around the United States are making history personal by telling their own stories of migration, family, community, loss, friendship, and belonging. Their voices are starting a national conversation about what it means to be American.

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Envisioning a More Equitable School: Q&A with Dean of Academic Program and Equity Rob Munro

Envisioning a More Equitable School: Q&A with Dean of Academic Program and Equity Rob Munro

Robert Munro, Concord Academy’s new dean of academic program and equity, is tasked with envisioning how equity, sustainability, and social justice can be woven into the fabric of CA’s rigorous academics; building institutional capacity among leadership, faculty, and staff around diversity, equity, and inclusion; and inspiring a community already engaged in this work to delve deeper. Read this Q&A to learn how Munro is approaching his charge to help CA evolve in accordance with its mission.

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Class of 2020 Senior Projects

Class of 2020 Senior Projects

In a typical spring, Concord Academy’s senior projects presentation is a brief, intense event, as seniors armed with poster board, models, and PowerPoint slides pack into the Ransome Room or SHAC atrium, ready to share with faculty and fellow students what they have learned about topics like sustainable eating or mass incarceration. In spring 2020, when school went remote, seniors had to adapt their presentations for an online audience. For some, that meant out-of-the-box thinking, and videos instead of posters. For others, it meant a process — and final product — even better than they originally imagined.

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Caring for All

Caring for All

Professionals in emergency medicine in the U.S. are used to seeing the effects of health inequities every day. As the coronavirus is testing hospitals, young doctors, nurses, and medical scribes are learning on the job. For our cover story, six CA graduates providing critical care to COVID-19 patients — Kara Huston ’03, Kimon Ioannides ’03, Fred Milgrim ’08, Benchize Fleuraguste ’12, Jazmin Londono ’12, and Lindsay Klickstein ’15 — shared why, faced with overwhelming challenges, they have redoubled their commitment to helping those in greatest need.

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During Family Week in November 2020, CA Shared Highlights of Students’ and Teachers’ Ongoing Engagement

During Family Week in November 2020, CA Shared Highlights of Students’ and Teachers’ Ongoing Engagement

In its first virtual Family Week, Concord Academy welcomed parents connecting from near and far to experience a bit of what it’s like to be a CA student this year. Families joined classes, attended a Community and Equity Office presentation and a special Veterans Day program, and were treated to a presentation of some exceptional student performances — works in progress in music, dance, and theater.

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