Four Questions with Emily Carton: Back in a New York State of Mind

Luke Meyers
Ms. Emily Carton is the new Director of Student and Community life at Emma Willard School. She most recently served as the assistant head of school for student life at Hebron Academy in Maine and joined the Emma Willard community this summer. We asked her four questions about her first few months.
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A New Year at Emma!

Sandra Santana
It’s been a quiet summer atop Mount Ida without the infectious bouts of laughter we know and love. The months since Commencement, Reunion, and GirlSummer have flown on by (in what feels like the fastest Summer of all time), but that means one thing: Opening Week is finally upon us.
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Finding the Connection: The Ice Dancers

JoAnn Gometz
We continue our series of stories (originally printed in the Spring 2022 edition of Signature magazine) highlighting connections between Emma students past and present with ice dancers Polly Sidford Hodgkins ’56 & Victoria H. ’23. 
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Finding the Connection: The Explorers

JoAnn Gometz
For students at Emma Willard School, it’s always been easy to look to graduates for inspiration. The rapid and revolutionary changes in global society and educational methodologies over the last century, though, sometimes make it difficult for alumnae to see their experiences reflected in the lives.
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COVID Keepers: Seeing the pandemic as a portal to a better future

Luke Meyers
Nearly two years after the height of the COVID pandemic, we live in a world reimagined. Some of what seemed like short-term solutions or operational detours at the moment have proved to be catalysts for reframing the educational experience, engaging our community, and ensuring access.   
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Gargoyle ’21-’22: A Book Dedicated to Mr. Berry

Sandra Santana
This year, the senior class has decided to dedicate the yearbook to a beloved member of the Emma Willard School community, Alan Berry.   
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Summer Reading

Communications
We’re about halfway through summer, and odds are you may be looking for your next summer read. Emma Willard School faculty and staff have shared some recommendations, based on their favorite reads so far this summer.
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Four Questions for Nick Marchese: Loose Leaf Tea for the Win

Luke Meyers
Mr. Nick Marchese is the director of academic and strategic technology at Emma Willard. Mr. Marchese joined the Emma Willard community in fall 2018, moving to Troy from Brooklyn, N.Y. where he worked at the Berkeley Carroll School. We asked him four questions about his experience at Emma.
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Mathematics on Mount Ida and Beyond

Sandra Santana
Junior year is always an incredibly busy time for high school students. Between entering the college search process and mounds of exams, time management becomes one of the most important lessons to learn. While it was a hectic time for all, Stella L. ’23 added a bit more of a challenge to her year.
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Exploring Identity on Mount Ida

Sandra Santana
As we ask our students to show up as their best selves in the classroom, challenging their thoughts and perceptions, we ask the same of our adult community. One difficult question is, how do we promote an environment that allows true identity to shine through? Through professional development.
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