Tag Archives: identity

RIISE Spotlight: Unity Week at Horace Mann School

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 Back to School Focus – Mental Wellness

Imagine that in addition to receiving an incredible education there is a slight chance that your child, or someone else’s is having feelings of isolation; surviving through assimilation; questioning their identification; struggling with socialization; desiring validation; or stressed about academic expectations. No matter how earnest we are as parents in providing opportunities for our children […]

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How We Enriched Our Kids Over The Summer

Hey RIISE, this has been a fantastic year, including a decidedly different and exceptional summer for my kids that I am grateful for. Below is part of an email I sent out to our RIISE Promise Club. Since I got an “I love it!” response from Chapin Mom, Tracey McGruder, spirit moved me to post it. […]

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#IndySchoolGirlsofColor guest blog- Identifying as ALICIA, by Alicia Hodge

We are only 3 days away from our #indyschoolgirlsofcolor mentoring event, Girls of Color & The Women They Become: Looking at success through an independent school lens. Have you registered? We are super-charged by the recent guest blog series offered by our panelists, young women of color who’ve attended private independent schools. These incredible women […]

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