News & Calendar

School News

2021

  • January

    Former Head of School Bill Dietel

    Faculty Reflection: MLK and the Necessity of Action

    Nancy Iannucci, Archivist/History Instructor
    We continue to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We are pleased to share our final faculty reflection. Archivist/History Instructor Nancy Iannucci shared her reflection about Dr. King during an all-school assembly on MLK Day. Ms. Iannucci’s reflection quotes from his "Letter From a Birmingham Jail" and discusses some of the connections that Emma Willard School had with Dr. King and others during the Civil Rights movement, thanks to then Head of School Bill Dietel.
    Read More
  • MLK in jail prior to writing

    Faculty Reflection: MLK - Engaging in Tolerance

    Carol Bendall, History Instructor
    We continue to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We are pleased to share another faculty reflection. History Instructor Carol Bendall shared her reflection about Dr. King during an all-school assembly on MLK Day. Ms. Bendall’s reflection focuses on his "Letter From a Birmingham Jail" and discusses the legal and moral responsibility of obeying laws.
    Read More
  • Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. (https://www.eddiemoorejr.com)

    Why Keep Dreaming? Keynote from Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr.

    Suzanne Romero Dewey
    Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Emma Willard School started with a series of reflections and conversations that took place before the “official day.” Interim Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Gemma Halfi created a robust schedule that included Capital Region women activists, faculty reflections (Josh Hatala, Katie Holt, Bob Naeher, Drew Levy, Carol Bendall, and Nancy Iannucci) as well as a visit with Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr., the founder and director of the White Privilege Conference (WPC). Dr. Moore, with a PhD in Educational Leadership, is also the founder of the Privilege Institute. The Institute offers research, education, and other resources including a peer-reviewed journal, “Understanding and Dismantling Privilege.” Dr. Moore spent the virtual day providing a workshop for faculty/staff and two for students before presenting his keynote presentation that is detailed in this post. Additional information about MLK Day itself will be shared in a subsequent post.
    Read More
  • The Emma Willard School Civil Rights Tour 2019, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C.

    Faculty Reflection: MLK and Creative Maladjustment

    Drew Levy, History Instructor 
    As we continue to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we are pleased to share faculty reflections. History Instructor Drew Levy shared his reflection on Dr. King during an all-school assembly affectionately known as Morning Reports. Mr. Levy’s reflection focuses on a central theme that Dr. King discussed regarding how we live in our world.
    Read More
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - A Drum Major for Justice

    Faculty Reflection: Drum Major for Justice

    Robert Naeher, PhD, History Instructor and Albert P. Newell Chair of Humanities
    As we continue to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we are pleased to share faculty reflections. History Instructor Albert P. and Newell Chair of Humanities Robert Naeher, PhD shared his reflection on Dr. King during an all-school assembly affectionately known as Morning Reports. Dr. Naeher’s reflection focuses on one of Dr. King’s last sermon’s “The Drum Major Instinct.” 
     
    Read More
  • Starletta Smith, Executive Director, YWCA-GCR

    Catalyst Conversations

    By Sandra Santana
    In celebration of the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Emma Willard School hosted an intimate four-night symposium highlighting Women of Color who have made invaluable contributions to the Capital Region through their work as activists, artists, and authors in the fight for civil rights, equity, and justice. This programming was one of several events curated for the school wide observance.
    Read More
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Faculty Reflection: MLK's I've Been to the Mountaintop

    Katharine Holt, PhD, Chair, History Department Chair
    As we continue to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we are pleased to share faculty reflections.  History Department Chair Katharine Holt, PhD shared her reflection on Dr. King during an all-school assembly affectionately known as Morning Reports. Dr. Holt's reflection focuses on hope in dark times and has meaning for today as well as 1968.
    Read More
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Faculty Reflection: MLK's Poor People's Campaign

    P. Joshua Hatala, Director of Curriculum and Innovation
    This week and next, Emma Willard School is featuring a series of events and conversations in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Director of Curriculum and Innovation Josh Hatala shared a reflection on Dr. King during an all-school assembly affectionately known as Morning Reports. This reflection focuses on what has become known as the Poor People's Campaign.
    Read More
  • Lia R. '21

    Signature Project: Structure of Influence

    Melissia Mason
    As a part of the Emma Willard School Signature program, students have an experiential learning opportunity to deeply explore ideas and interests beyond the classroom. For her project, Lia R. ’21 is in the second year of a two-year effort to create a documentary film focused on the art of storytelling.
    Read More
  • Behind the Screens of Online Learning

    Eleanor A. '21, Section Editor of The Clock
    Emma Willard School is pleased to have a student-run newspaper, The Clock. From time to time, we are honored to feature articles from the digital newspaper on our blog. Section Editor Eleanor A. '21 writes about what happens behind the screens in a digital teaching and learning experience. 
    Read More
  • Ivyann S. ’23

    Out of the Bubble: A Quarantine Memoir

    Ivyann S. ’23
    As we step into a brand new year, we find ourselves reflecting on lessons we learned last year. During Morning Reports one morning last fall, Ivyann S. ’23 shared with our school community about some lessons she learned during her family’s COVID quarantine.
    Read More
< 2021
 

Signature

285 Pawling Avenue, Troy, NY 12180 | P: 518.833.1300 F: 518.833.1815
© EMMA WILLARD SCHOOL
Welcome to Emma Willard School, a private day and boarding high school for girls in Troy, NY, and a leader in girls' education for over 200 years.