Tag Archives: RIISE Spotlight

RIISE Spotlight: Unity Week at Horace Mann School

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In this RIISE Spotlight, we are starting at the end. A sort of rewind that begins with an in-flight interview with Patricia Zuroski, Director of Diversity at HM, as she traveled to NAIS-POCC 2015. Thank you, Patricia for taking the time to begin with the outcome and finish with the inspiration for Unity Week at Horace Mann. […]

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RIISE Spotlight: Jubilee Johnson – School President @ Greenwich Academy!

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At a recent Greenwich Academy Parents of Color event, RIISE had the good fortune to meet an extraordinary young lady, Jubilee Johnson, a rising senior recently elected as school president! Jubilee’s personality is infectious. We are happy to introduce you to what inspires her and makes her so darn jubilant! Parent involvement has something to […]

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Global Exchange – The World IS Flat at Léman – RIISE Spotlight with Sarah Polland

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  The 2005 book, The World is Flat, written by Thomas Friedman,  looked ahead 20 years encouraging us to get ready for how ‘global will resemble local’ in practically every aspect of our lives. Global education and how it’s done has been a focus for many of our independent schools. Travel abroad with student exchange programs is […]

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RIISE Spotlight with Greenwich Academy’s Abby Katz – Dean of Admissions & FA

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RIISE is thrilled to brand and promote our newest member school, Greenwich Academy. Located about 25 miles from NYC, GA is situated on an incredibly beautiful campus in downtown Greenwich, CT, convenient to both Westchester and Fairfield counties. The all-girl, Pre K-12 college preparatory’s physical space challenges and encourages academic achievement , character development and […]

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Parent Power @ Columbia Grammar & Prep School – Ebony Tyler

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RIISE member mom, Ebony Tyler, was kind enough to give feedback about how she builds bridges in the independent school community. Here, Ebony reacts to her school, CGPS’ recent RIISE School Membership and her expectations around that; shares how she supports her boys through enrichment and how she works to stay involved; and last, but […]

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RIISE Spotlight: Kermit Burns @ Léman

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As luck would have it, we met up with kindergarten teacher, Kermit Burns, before his kids returned from woodworking class. Watch this RIISE Spotlight video blog about Kermit, his classroom, his school. Thank you,Mr. Burns!

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