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Letter from our President

Monday, January 10, 2022

 

Dear Facility Leaders – Happy New Year!

There was in 2020 considerable unrest and uncertainty. We learned in 2021 that disruption is sometimes our greatest teacher.

Indeed, nearly all of us ushered in the school year with students on campus. Robust preparations were required and, as many of you noted, their was no road map.  All of us adopted CDC guidelines, coordinated with state and county personnel, and delivered insight-led discussions with our own leadership. We also uncovered from each other best practices that we could adopt on our own campuses.

Collectively, we have implemented remedies that were quite similar and, yet, there are still varying opinions on a host of solutions. The pandemic inspired healthy building initiatives and a host of others protocol. In light of the pandemic, we have explored ways to harness opportunities for growth and new thinking as teaching and learning evolve. 

There is still much to share and learn from each other. It is the foundation of what the alliance is intended to do. It is with this mission in mind that we ask for you to consider joining us as we resume in-person meetings. Of course, we will honor the same safety protocols that we require during our regular school day.

The format would be oriented around topics worthy of discussion. The next meeting will be an open forum. We will provide additional details over the coming weeks.

As always, if there is anything that you wish to share and include during future meetings, we welcome your insights. In the meantime, have a safe and healthy 2022.

 

Michael Joyce

Director of Facilities, Holton-Arms School

 

 

Independent School Alliance