Not only do Athenian teachers have a lot to share with their students, they also have a lot to offer the greater educational community. Athenian invests in and even requires professional development, encouraging employees to widen and/or deepen their craft. This year, the faculty decided to rearrange the schedule to allow the entire Upper and […]
The Before Columbus Foundation, in partnership with C-SPAN, honors a select group of authors annually for “outstanding contributions to American literature.” This year, Athenian Humanities teacher Karla Brundage was asked to present the award to Rob Nixon for his Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor. Karla, an author herself, introduced Nixon: “Nixon has […]
Lizette Dolan, Dean of Equity and Inclusion, must have a body double. Between raising two young children, teaching an upper division humanities seminar, overseeing the Equity and Inclusion program at Athenian, choreographing original dances, and pursuing a PhD in education at St. Mary’s College of California, she cannot possibly have time to do anything else. Yet, Lizette also manages to share her knowledge of and passion for diversity work far beyond the Athenian community.
After School Special, an immensely talented band comprised of Athenian faculty and community members, performed at the Dase Center’s outdoor amphitheater during lunch today. Here’s a snippet of their last song, Kids by MGMT.
The Athenian School welcomes the newest members of our faculty and staff! (The above photo shows new employees on an environmental tour of the school with Bob Oxenburgh, Director of Finance.) New Upper School Faculty Leslie Cushner, Humanities Dept – 9th grade teacher M.A. in Indian Religions from the University of Chicago Divinity School, Chicago, […]
After five years at The Athenian School, humanities teacher Kalyan Ali Balaven has finally revealed his alter ego: Professor A.L.I. As the Union City Patch proclaimed, Kal is like a modern day Clark Kent–a teacher by day and a hip-hop M.C. and spoken word artist by night. Kal explains that Professor A.L.I is “an educator who uses […]
This is a follow-up to A Summer of Service for French Teacher in Uganda. Mary has been in Uganda for a couple of weeks now and her adventures continue! Here are two brief updates from Mary with a few more pictures of working with students at a school and volleyball clinic. July 20 The Salt […]
For most Athenian teachers, the good work they do through the school year doesn’t stop when summer rolls around. Some teach at Athenian’s Devil Mountain Summer Camp, others go to leadership conferences, and many work on independent creative endeavors. But one Athenian teacher chose to spend her summer on the other side of the world […]
Imagine walking through your neighborhood and stumbling upon a piece of poetry beautifully inscribed on the side of a corner grocer. You pause to read the words, which reveal previously unknown truths about the grocery. You notice at the bottom of the poem there is a small map for you to take that directs you […]