Making an Impact: Gemma Halfi, Interim Assistant Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Suzanne Romero Dewey
Gemma Halfi came to Emma Willard School in 2004 and has been making an impact ever since she stepped on campus. From houseparent to running the peer educator program to helping create a program known as Inner Journey to her current role as interim assistant director of diversity, equity, and.
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The 21-Day Equity Challenge at Emma Willard School

Sandra Santana
Last month, Eddie Moore, Jr., PhD brought a spark of inspiration to Emma Willard School with his virtual keynote, “Why Keep Dreaming,” honoring the life of MLK and the ongoing battle for social change. Over the next three weeks, our internal community practiced effective social justice habits by.
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Signature Magazine Celebrates Visionary Leadership

Melissia Mason
In 2020, the United States celebrated the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, advancing women’s right to vote. With that milestone in mind, Emma Willard School dedicated this edition of Signature magazine to the recognition of those in the Emma community who have continued to.
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One of 360: Trinity M. '23

Kaitlin Resler
Our “One of 360” series continues as we learn about Trinity M. '23. Trinity is a sophomore boarding student who returned to campus for in-person learning this January. Read more in Trinity’s own words on her classes and favorite Emma traditions:
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Why Emma? A Parent's Point of View

Kaitlin Resler
One value that is treasured at Emma Willard School is being yourself -- your full self. Whether a student or an employee, the freedom to be oneself creates a rich and robust community. Often the people who see this the best are parents. They can see their child thriving. They witness happiness,.
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MLK Observance at Emma

Sandra Santana
Every year on the third Monday in January, the world comes together to pay homage to Civil Rights Leader and youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Originally signed into effect in November 1983, the first federal Dr. King holiday was celebrated in 1986, commemorating.
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Exploring Signature Projects

Admissions
Through the Signature program, Emma students in 11th and 12th grade have the opportunity to delve into a topic or area of curiosity to them.  Students spend the year working with a mentor in their field of interest and produce a final project or presentation demonstrating a deeper, informed.
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Signature Project: Structure of Influence

Melissia Mason
As a part of the Emma Willard School Signature program, students have an experiential learning opportunity to deeply explore ideas and interests beyond the classroom. For her project, Lia R. ’21 is in the second year of a two-year effort to create a documentary film focused on the art of.
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Affinity Groups at Emma Willard School

Sandra Santana
At Emma Willard School, we recognize community as one of our greatest strengths. In our 200-year history, we have welcomed students from over 30 countries representing an infinite number of ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds. We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive environment because.
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Ninth Grade Sets the Foundation For Success

Suzanne Romero Dewey
You’ve read the research that indicates how the first year of high school is critical. You’ve watched your child take on challenges and be ready for more. You want to have her high school years be filled with joy, community, and academic success. You want to find a school that can partner with you.
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