Head of School Blog

Head of School Laurie Wolke
Laurie Wolke, Head of School
I spend a lot of time traveling the country to visit other schools and talking to educational experts, psychologists, entrepreneurs and thought leaders to bring back big and new ideas to Laurence, our faculty and our families.

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life with a Day On

As we've been celebrating the life of world hero Martin Luther King Jr. this month, I have been reflecting on his lasting impact.  King's sermons, writings, and infamous "I Have a Dream" speech were more than inspirational and aspirational words. King took actions to bring his dreams to life and to make them a lasting reality. What better way to celebrate King's life than to make his holiday a day "on" instead of a day "off" – a day to be all in, a day of service, a day to deliver an act of kindness and do your part to make the world a better, more inclusive place.

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Here's to Kindness!

This past Tuesday was World Kindness Day – a day reminding us all to be kind and celebrate kindness. Most of you probably know that my favorite quote is by author Henry James, who famously said, "Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind."

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A Rockin' Start to the School Year

It's so exciting to be back into the swing of the school year - I can hardly believe it has already been a month! 2018-2019 is off to a great start. There are several curricular initiatives that we will be delving deeper into this school year: student engagement; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and personal presentation skills, including public speaking. I am excited to share details throughout the year, but today I want to focus on student engagement.

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Laurie Wolke with students
Hello! I'm Laurie Wolke and thank you for visiting my blog! I hope you'll enjoy the ideas, articles, and thoughts I have to share about educating children and raising them to be kind, confident, and life-long learners. 
Laurie Wolke
Head of School