A Data-Driven World

Looking back 150 years, just as Horace Mann’s common school movement was gaining ground in Massachusetts- what is now known as public schools- education had nothing to do with numbers. It was about access and philosophy, growth and democracy. Our… Read More ›

Interdisciplinary Transformations

Intuitively, we know that some of the greatest learning opportunities come when pieces of the puzzle come together, when students can make connections across disciplines or between lessons. These opportunities generate a learning energy that is exciting for the teacher… Read More ›

Challenging and Nurturing

Schools that have the word “excellence” somewhere in their mission statement or objectives often use the word “rigor” as a way to explain the strength of their academic program. Rigor in this context typically means that the program expects a… Read More ›

Inspiring Students

The Episcopal Academy mission statement reads- “Challenging and nurturing Mind, Body, and Spirit, we inspire boys and girls to lead lives of purpose, faith, and integrity.” The challenge for a teacher to inspire students is both daunting and exhilarating. This goes… Read More ›

About Cathy Hall

Welcome to my blog! I am the Academic Dean at Episcopal Academy, an independent, PreKindergarten-12th grade, co-ed day school outside of Philadelphia, PA. I am fortunate to work with some of the best teachers out there. I am pushed each… Read More ›