Author Archives: mmiller

Lower School Library & Tech Meets Derby IPC

Lower School library and technology working hand-in-hand to support the International Primary Curriculum By Amy Fish — It has been said, in this age of technology, that there are two types of beings: the digital natives, who are children born … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

From A Conversation with Emily Shepard, Derby Art Teacher

It’s a busy time of year. Calendars are full and special events abound! The arts become especially visible around the holidays, because they are an expression of our joy and draw people together in celebration. Culture, tradition and belief are … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Teacher’s Role in Developing Students of Excellent Character

One of the most important tasks we have as faculty members at Derby is to develop and nurture caring, respectful and empathetic students. Our school’s mission statement is very clear about this: We are charged with guiding students “…toward an … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

High Ropes

By Avery O’Connor ’16 — When we first started talking about the Sargent Center, all I could think about was the ropes course. I am so scared of heights, and I kept telling my parents I didn’t want to do it. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Character Matters

By Polly Rizzotto — Last weekend I saw the documentary “He Named Me Malala” about Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by Taliban militants because of her unwavering desire and advocacy for education. After surviving her assault, she … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment