Monthly Archives: September 2010

“In Good Hands”

Susan DiMarco is a dentist, as well as the mother of Jeh Johnson ’13 and Natalie Johnson ’14.  Susan and her husband Jeh Johnson (Sr.) moved to DC about a year ago and discovered The Field School because it shares … Continue reading

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We’ve Got Signs! But What Do They Mean?

“So,” some of you may have asked yourselves at Back-to-School Night, “who was Mr. Sapere, and how did he get a Field School building named after him?” There is no “Mr. Sapere,” of course.  Field simply got a set of … Continue reading

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Finding Field

Bobbie McCartney is the mother of senior Ryan McCartney, who came to Field at the beginning of her 11th grade year from James Madison High School in Vienna, Virginia.  She is also a Deputy Chief Judge at the Federal Energy … Continue reading

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RACE TO NOWHERE and WAITING FOR SUPERMAN, Two New Documentaries About Education

Education seems to be on the country’s collective mind.  At least that’s what movie theaters would seem to show. There is a great deal of buzz about the documentary Waiting for Superman, directed by Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Training … Continue reading

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“Tramps Like Us”—Our Welcome Assembly Rocks Out

David Bonner is a teacher and librarian at The Field School— I love Field kids.  And I love our school motto, “Aude Sapere”—Dare to Be Wise.  And I love music videos. So, whenever I get the chance, I dare to … Continue reading

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A New Teacher’s View of Field

Laura Gill is one of Field’s 12 new teachers this year.  The new teachers started their work at Field on August 24th and have now completed about a week with our students.  Laura graduated from Skidmore College in 2007—she has … Continue reading

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The Field School, Nine Years Ago Today, Remembered

The learning in our classes that day was mostly something else—a chance for adults to model composure and compassion for students who needed to feel that they were in a safe place. Continue reading

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