Monthly Archives: February 2015

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RIISE HOS Series with Dominic Randolph @ Riverdale Country School

We are happy to be back again with our podcast series sharing the vision of our independent school leaders. Today’s HOS Series features Dominic Randolph who leads, with the support of trustees, faculty, admin, students, and parents at Riverdale Country School, pre-K through grade 12 in the Bronx. Enjoy!

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Make Every Month Our Month!

Posted by, Elizabeth Perez Azerad, MD RIISE Multicultural Advisor Contributions by permission of Jessica R. Azerad, Horace Mann School ‘13, Claremont McKenna College ‘17   Black History Month is coming to a close. Depending on the calendar that you consult we will begin to celebrate Women’s History Month and/ or Nutrition Month.  Latino Heritage Month is a […]

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Enrights on the Hill

RIISE loves this dynamic sister brother duo, Naomi & Nicky Enright! Both are independent school faculty members at two of our Hilltop schools. Nicky is an art teacher at Riverdale Country, and Naomi is a diversity associate at Horace Mann. We recently caught up with them both at the Hilltop Middle School Diversity Conference and asked […]

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CGPS salutes Elanie Paredes ’15 on Leadership Campaign at Ann Taylor

ELANIE PAREDES ’15 EMPOWERS GIRLS THROUGH NATIONAL LEADERS PROGRAM Posted by hlowenfels on February 05, 2015 Elanie Paredes ’15 as the face of Ann Taylor’s national female leadership campaign, featured in the Flatiron District store in Manhattan Elanie Paredes, current CGPS senior, has accomplished quite a bit, to say the least. The 17-year-old from Riverdale, New York, recently […]

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Timely Tips: The Decision, and Your Next Move

Decisions have begun to roll in! We hope you received warm welcomes from schools. We know how hard your family worked. Above all, reassure your child that regardless of the outcome, as a parent you are their advocate and you will take the educational journey with them wherever they are. Here are a few next steps,  in […]

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Invitation: 2/26-Black History @ Horace Mann + 2/28-Girls Like Us! @ Chapin

Navigating Dr. King’s Dream in 2015, Keys to Success Horace Mann School – Recital Hall in The Fisher Hall Building 231 West 246th St. Bronx, NY Thursday, February 26, 6:30 p.m., Recital Hall  Reception: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. The Black Parents Union (BPU) and the Office of Diversity invite parents from all divisions to join us for an […]

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RIISE HOS Series with Drew Alexander @ Léman Manhattan Preparatory School

Meet Drew Alexander, head of school at Léman Manhattan Preparatory!  We thank Drew for taking time to chat with us before heading off to see The Curious Incident of the Dog In The Night-Time on Broadway with some Léman students. Léman is a PreK-Grade 12, international baccalaureate school in the Financial District of Manhattan.  

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4 Reasons To Teach at an Independent School

I recall the moment in vivid detail. After leaving a lower school event, the night air was crisp and the sky clear as my then second grade son marveled at the moon. Admiring the moon alongside him was Milton Sipp, head of the middle school. Instantly, I recognized the power in that moment. Until then, […]

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