We are wrapping up our third and final day of faculty and staff meetings here at Dublin School. I am inspired by the care and thought that our staff bring to our discussions about students. Everything we have discussed this week focuses on the learning experience of our young people. We have had extensive discussions about academic intensity, how to teach "deeper reading" in our subject areas, our new schedule that adds lab blocks to the week, the emotional and physical safety of our students, the philosophy of our athletic offerings, useful applications for iPads that our faculty can use with these exciting new tools, the logistics of next week's camping trips, the mission and vision of our school, and the significant amount of construction going on around campus and on the lake.
We have also begun the monumental and very important task of preparing our ten year re-accreditation report for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). NEASC will send a visiting committee to Dublin in October 2013 before filing their final report on us. This process will involve parents, students, alumni and staff and should prove to be an important moment of introspection and reflection for our comunity and we are eager to begin.