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Messages from the Head of School

Parents and other community members receive email messages from our Head of School Alan Sparrow about once every six weeks during the school year. These can be about a range of topics, from his observations about the school's progress on the goals of the Strategic Plan to what he's grateful for as the leader of our school. Sometimes Mr. Sparrow shares his take on an educational philosophy or child development book he's read or, most importantly, his pride at our students accomplishments. We hope you'll enjoy reviewing his letters here.

2017-2018

2016–2017

June 2017: End-of-Year Message from Head of School (originally published in Fine Print, the online magazine of Rowland Hall)

March 2017: Our Learning Culture Continues to Thrive

December 2016: Happy Holidays from Rowland Hall

September 2016: Welcome Back from the Head of School

2015–2016

June 2016: End-of-Year Message from Head of School (originally published in Fine Print, the online magazine of Rowland Hall)

May 2016: Moving Forward in Math and Science

January 2016: Welcome Back

December 2015: Early Decisions

November 2015: Giving Thanks for a Wonderful Year

September 2015: A Fall Message from the Head of School

HEAD OF SCHOOL
BOOK LIST

Head of School Alan Sparrow is an avid reader. He particularly enjoys reading about education and raising children. These are some of his most recommended reads for parents.

Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do, by Claude Steele

The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed, by Jessica Lahey

How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success, by Julie Lythcott-Haims

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, by Carol S. Dweck

Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning, by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, and Mark A. McDaniel

A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas, by Warren Berger

You Belong at Rowland Hall

ARE YOU READY TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP?

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