Sunday was the perfect hot day for ice cream, freeze pops and cold water. What a treat to see so many students, teachers, parents, and alumni at our first annual Sundae Social. It was a sweet celebration to kick-off the new school year! #TRSCommunity
Here's a snapshot of the most recent photos taken by parents and teachers showing a little about daily life at The Raleigh School.
The Raleigh School recently welcomed our Head of School for the 2018-19 school year, Anne Bryan. Anne has a long history with TRS, her family having joined our community in 1988. She was one of the founders of our elementary school and served in various leadership roles over the years, including chairing the Board.
Anne's career and lifelong passion have centered on creating and sustaining opportunities for children. She has worked with the NC Department of Public Instruction; co-founded and was president and CEO of Exploris (now Marbles) and Executive Head of Exploris Middle School (now The Exploris School); and served as Senior Policy Advisor to Gov. Bev Perdue where she focused on children's issues.
Anne is looking forward to having our students back on campus and to enjoying a great year ahead with The Raleigh School community.
Congratulations to our graduating fifth-grade Class of 2018! This class is The Raleigh School's 20th anniversary class of elementary school graduates. We wish this kind, compassionate and creative group of leaders all the best as they begin their middle school experience. They will attend Cary Academy, St. Timothy's School, Daniels Middle School, and the Emerson Waldorf School, among others.
A huge congratulations to our Science Olympiad varsity, which was named champion at the spring event! The JV team brought home second-place honors! The Science Olympiad program at The Raleigh School includes more than 80 students and many parent and staff coaches, who give their time and enthusiasm each week. The program is led by veteran teacher Mr. Steve Sather.
Last Thursday evening, the Board of Trustees voted to retain Educators' Collaborative (http://educatorscollaborative.com/) to search for the next head of The Raleigh School. Educators' Collaborative is one of the oldest firms in the educational consulting and search business, and, since their founding in 1971, they have conducted hundreds of Head of School searches and a comparable number of senior administrative searches. Their firm is comprised of eleven partners whose professional experiences have embraced a wide range of independent schools. We are excited to work with Educators' Collaborative as we undertake this important and exciting work on behalf of The Raleigh School.
Hiring the Head of School is one of the Board's key responsibilities, and we take this charge with the utmost seriousness and urgency. As we move forward, we promise to find a Head of School who will build on our strong foundations, embodying the mission and values of our outstanding school and supportive community. Our goal is to have a new Head of School hired by February 2019, with a start date of July 1, 2019.
Throughout the process, we will rely on input from faculty, staff, parents and students to help shape our search. In the coming weeks, we will also be looking to round out our search committee. Thank you for the input you provided in our teacher and parent forums over the past two weeks. We appreciate your feedback and support as we undertake this most important process. Rest assured that we will keep you informed with regular updates as the process proceeds.