Rachel Carey-Harper ’69 is working towards ending racial injustice and credits, in part, George School for helping form the values that led her to work in social justice. “My first major focus was on violence against women, founding the Clothesline Project in 1990,” she wrote. “About eight years later I switched to working on racial justice.”
For former George School English Teacher Terry Culleton, retirement has meant a period of great productivity as he further hones his craft as a published poet. His poem “Viparinama” is the featured poem in the September issue of the literary journal Better Than Starbucks.
Virginia sculptor, gallerist, and self-storage business owner Matthew Fine ’82 was recently appointed head of the Runnymede Corporation, a commercial real estate company founded by his grandfather in 1958. Matthew is not new to Runnymede, or to the Norfolk/Virginia Beach region. He has served on the company board for more than 30 years.
Nene Aïssatou Diallo ’14 was highlighted in the New York Times article “Newark Artists, Thriving Amid Crisis and Catharsis,” along with others who are finding innovative ways to create art and meaning during the pandemic.
Last spring, George School’s college counseling office hosted, Exploring and Celebrating the Path to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), a virtual panel discussion introducing students to HBCUs and their unique distinctions.
In a recent opinion piece on ScientificAmerican.com, Sarah Dunphy-Lelii ’96 explored “The Weirdness of Watching Yourself on Zoom” from the standpoint of cognitive development. The chair of Bard College’s psychology program discussed how young children’s growing understanding of their own image evolves into adult perceptions of themselves in mirrors and now, the ubiquitous Zoom chat.
The Wise Prize for Distinguished Teaching is an endowed gift from Brian Wise ’93 and his wife Nastaran. It will be awarded every two years to a faculty member to recognize sustained and distinguished teaching by faculty members whose demonstrated enthusiasm and excellence influences both students and colleagues.
I write, on behalf of the Board of Trustees, to reinforce Sam Houser’s message of July 9, 2020. We, as a board, carry our responsibility to George School with weight and care. That includes ensuring our school lives up to its mission to provide a nurturing and robust educational environment for all our students. We are reading the @BlackatGeorgeSchool Instagram posts with this interest and care. We are listening.
The Black@GeorgeSchool Instagram account is an important platform. To those who have contributed to the account and found other ways to share their stories, I am thankful for your open-hearted honesty, and your care and concern that George School lives up to its ideals. I appreciate you and look forward to gathering online soon.