Anne Schafer – Teacher, Second Grade Boys

Anne Schafer – Teacher, Second Grade Boys

Favorite adult book recommendation — Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson

I heard Mr. Stevenson speak at my son’s college graduation this past May. He encouraged the graduates to do three things:
    1. Be proximate…get close to people who need your help.
    2. Change the narrative…tell the real story.
    3. Stay hopeful…we need hope to bring change.

Mr. Dennis Manning – Headmaster

Headmaster Dennis Manning

Favorite adult book recommendation — Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics by Stephen Greenblatt
Students sometimes ask, “Why read Shakespeare?” Greenblatt’s study of different leadership modes helps us understand that leaders and those they lead are in a remarkably complex, dynamic relationship. We are reminded why Shakespeare’s works are an enduring and topical commentary on the human social and political condition, as relevant today (and for all time) as in Shakespeare’s own turbulent Elizabethan times.