Untold Stories. Brave Voices. Courage Over Comfort. Discover Your Voice.
To the uninitiated, it’s easy to assume these buzz words are trending hashtags you’ll find sprinkled throughout social media. But at The Alexander Dawson School, these phrases are our School’s thoughtfully developed throughlines, common threads that imbue our students’ learning with relevance and deeply connect us to our Mission, Vision, and Core Beliefs. In Dawson’s first Zoomcast of the 2020-2021 school year, Head of School Roxanne Stansbury and Assistant Head of School Andrew Bishop discussed this year’s throughline, Discover Your Voice, and why one common purpose as the foundation for what we do every day is more important than ever.
In this Zoomcast episode, Assistant Head of School Andrew Bishop is in conversation with Head of School Roxanne Stansbury about Dawson's school-wide throughline, Discover Your Voice.
Topics include: - What is a throughline? And why is it important? - The history of throughlines at Dawson - Our 2020-2021 throughline: Discover Your Voice - Incorporating faculty voice - How parents can use the throughline at home - Dawson's goals for our diversity, equity and inclusion work this year
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