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March 2022

Month

Faculty Friday: Ashley Smith, Kindergarten Teacher Originally from New England, where most of her extended family still lives, Ashley’s family moved to Florida when she was a young teen. She is the second oldest out of five kids and they grew up in a household where academics and athletics were very important. She received a...
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Meet Amy Milner-Gorvine, Middle School Humanities Teacher and Roycemore’s Elinor Rice Fuchs Teacher of the Year 2021! Amy has been working in the field of education for over 20 years. Over the course of her career, she has taught everything from three-year-old preschool to college classes. Her passion, however, is working with middle school students....
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Our P3 (Personal Passion Project) program provides an opportunity for middle school students to engage in problem-solving and design thinking in projects envisioned and led by them! Throughout the year, middle schoolers have time in their weekly schedule for P3 work, but this week is when all that work comes together for five full days...
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Meet Andrew Mahlan, Middle School Science Teacher! Mr. Mahlan grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and studied Biology at Loyola University Chicago. After his graduation from Loyola, he studied at Providence College in Rhode Island, where he earned his Masters’s Degree in Secondary Education. During that time, he taught Middle and High School Science...
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Summer programs were limited when I was a kid. Summers for me as a child were filled with one of three things: 1) church camp (whether a camper/ counselor or eventually a lifeguard); 2) hours on end at the community pool; or 3) going camping with my family. By the time my daughter came along, summer camp was...
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Meet Stefanie Rivera, Upper School Division Head Stefanie hails from Austria originally but has spent most of her life here in the Chicago area. This is her 17th year as an educator and her 9th year at Roycemore School. Stefanie spent 10 years as a classroom teacher of English and Performing Arts before stepping into...
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In 2010, a photographer by the name of Brandon Stanton, decided to start a photography project with the goal to photograph 10,000 New Yorkers.  His project took off through his social media posts and then his book.  He called it Humans of New York.  Over time, his project expanded to interviewing many individuals to pay...
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