Welcome to the website for members of the Concord Academy Board of Trustees.
Here, we hope that you will easily be able to find the documents, agendas, news, and schedules you need in order to best engaged with and support our beloved school. Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are happy to help at any time.
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Upcoming Trustee Activities
Winter Board Meeting
Friday, February 5
8:30-11:30 a.m. EST
Saturday, February 6
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST
Trustee and Admin Team Virtual Gathering
February 5 at 7:00 p.m. EST
CA’s 2021 Hall Fellow, entrepreneur, author, and public speaker Mallika Chopra ’89, spoke about her personal journey and her experience teaching meditation and speaking about living with intention, balance, and purpose. As part of the Centennial Hall Fellow series, she shared a brief meditative practice — a simple yet powerful tool for charting a course according to our deepest desires and values.
In Her New Role as Concord Academy’s Interim Head of School, Sarah Yeh is Leading the School She Loves, Drawing on her Administrative Experience and Dedication to Teaching
When Sarah Yeh P’24, Ph.D., assumed the role of Concord Academy’s interim head of school on November 2, she put her experience as assistant head, dean of faculty, and passionate teacher in service of this school, to which she is deeply committed.
To Honor, to Unlearn, to Grow: 2020 Convocation Remarks by Laura Twichell ’01, Director of Community and Equity
“Being in community erodes division,” said Laura Twichell ’01, CA’s director of community and equity, in her Convocation remarks to open the 2020–21 school year. “Being in community erodes prejudice. Being in community erodes isolation and fear.”
As I write to you today, our world is still grappling with the great challenges that COVID-19 has created. Indeed, the situation in many places has unfortunately grown considerably worse since my last letter. I offer my sincere condolences to those of you who have suffered illness or lost loved ones to this pandemic. This disease has caused extraordinary pain, stress, and dismay on so many levels. We must all find ways to focus on hope and the prospects of the recovery that will come, and the opportunities that any crisis presents to assert our powers of caring and goodness. We hope you are leaning on and helping those around you.
On January 22 and 23, Concord Academy honored acclaimed chef Anita Lo ’84 as the 2020 Centennial Hall Fellow. At the Boston Public Market, Lo offered a cooking experience for fellow alumnae/i, and in her Hall Fellow Lecture at CA, she told her life story and discussed the importance of food to culture and in creating communities where people can belong as they are.
CA Science Teacher Kiley Remiszewski Attends Nobel Prize Teacher Summit on Climate Change in Stockholm
CA science teacher Kiley Remiszewski recently returned from the Nobel Prize Teacher Summit on Climate Change in Stockholm. She brought back a clearer sense of the importance of the choices that educators make in addressing climate change with their students.
From far and near, families came to Concord Academy in October to experience a bit of what it’s like to be a CA student. During Family Weekend, parents attended classes, visited studios, met with teachers and advisors, and cheered on their children’s teams. Families got to know one another better at social gatherings, the annual Community Dinner hosted by CA Parents, and at this year’s first meeting of the CA Parents Book Club. Many attended a CA Parents Council meeting and conversations with the College Counseling Office staff. Others enjoyed open rehearsals of the fall mainstage production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and a Dance 3 class, as well as presentations by the Performing Arts Department of works in progress by a variety of student music groups and CA Dance Project. View photos from Family Weekend here.
In 2019, Concord Academy’s Board of Trustees voted to make Kim Williams P’08 ’14 a life trustee. The five years Williams served as president, from 2013 to 2018, will be remembered, Head of School Rick Hardy said, as “a time of extraordinary progress for the school, a time when CA challenged itself to reach higher, and never to be complacent about its progress.”
On October 4, Concord Academy celebrated the completion of the William M. Bailey Commons connecting Haines and Hobson, the final phase of the CA Houses initiative. A series of speaking programs considered the history of Concord and the neighborhood that became this campus, as well as how the new common rooms are already shaping student experiences and enhancing CA courses. Click here to read more.
On October 4, more than 100 Concord Academy alumnae/i, former faculty, and current faculty and staff gathered to celebrate the dedication of the new commons connecting Haines and Hobson to Bill Bailey P’87 ’88 ’91, GP’21 ’22, former History Department head, who taught, mentored, and inspired CA students from 1967 through 2002, and whose legacy will endure for decades to come.