Proctor Training

    At Proctor Training, which took place at Camp Takodah before the rest of Dublin’s students arrived, the proctors were hard at work. Through active training activities, Kate Fulshaw “learned the value of communication and open-mindedness.” Beyond just teaching students successful practices to be positive resources, listeners, and leaders, the time they spent together helped them forge sustaining friendships and support systems. As Fulshaw says, “[During the training,] I bonded with people I never thought I would bond with.” Lilly Campbell sums it up in saying that she is “most looking forward to being in a position where [she] can have a direct and specifically observable impact on the Dublin Community.” She elaborates: “I [hope that] what I have gained from my time at Dublin can be re-purposed into sage advice from a seventeen-year-old that lives on in the community.”
    Words from the wise? Campbell took the following insight from her experiences in Dublin’s Proctor Training: “it’s the process not the goal that matters, chill out, take a step back, have fun with it.” Kate Barrett echoed this perspective, noting that “sometimes the best decisions are made after taking a step back.” Helpful words to run with as we all take on the new year.