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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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Meet Kelly Strain, Second Grade Teacher at Roycemore! Ms. Strain graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in Elementary Education and received endorsements in reading and social science. She has always wanted to be a teacher, growing up in the western suburbs playing school in her basement by writing lesson plans and giving spelling...
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On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we celebrate @roycemoreschool alums who are pursuing their passions in the field of science. Meet three Roycemore graduates who are making their own unique mark in the world of science:   Alice Chudnovsky, Roycemore Class of 2016, graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a...
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  The Griffin. A legendary, magical creature and beloved mascot of Roycemore School.    At Roycemore, the Griffin is more than just a magical, mythical creature. The Griffin has inspired our culture code of “Griffinity.” Encompassing our namesake mascot, we defined it as: Griffinity: (noun) The quality of being Roycemore-Griffin-like.  Embodying a sense of community...
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Meet Adrienne Floro, Roycemore School’s Assistant Head of School for Academics and Middle School Division Head. Ms. Floro has worked closely with faculty to bring many initiatives to Roycemore that create a valuable experience for the whole student. Some of these initiatives include creating a chapter of Erika’s Lighthouse to empower our Middle School and...
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Dear Roycemore School Community, On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I am delighted to announce that Christopher English will be Roycemore’s next Head of School. The Board of Trustees unanimously approved Chris’s appointment based on the unanimous recommendation of the Head of School Search Committee. Chris will begin his tenure on July 1, 2022....
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To the Roycemore School Community: Educational consultant Mike Murphy asked me to describe my ideal school. In his 44 years in independent education, he has learned how important it is for a school community to possess a common purpose, shared values, and authentic connections. He listened as I talked about an intense focus on the...
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Adeline joined the Roycemore team this school year as Early Childhood, Lower School, and Middle School French Teacher. Originally from Nîmes in the south of France, Adeline grew up with a love for languages, literature and fine arts. After studying Literature and American Civilization, she decided to work abroad as a French Assistant – first...
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Faculty Feature Friday: Dr. Luke Berryman, Gifted Coordinator and Director of Academic Summer Programming Dr. Luke Berryman serves as Roycemore School‘s full-time, on-site Gifted Coordinator as well as Director of our academic summer programming. Dr. Berryman’s career in education began in 2011 at The University of Cambridge, where he was a College Lecturer and a Director of...
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Congratulations to Marko M. on his recent recognition as one of this year’s Robert Eisner Distinguished Scholars!   Each year, Roycemore awards at least one new, full-tuition Eisner scholarship to an incoming 9th or 10th grade student, based on that student’s demonstrated academic achievement, social justice and civic engagement work, and leadership abilities. Award winners are selected by an independent...
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