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A View from the Frontier


Welcome to A View from the Frontier, a blog featuring important educational topics, by Dr. Corinna Crafton, Associate Head of School.  

Hope and Courage
Corinna Crafton

One of my favorite authors is Octavia Butler, the first science fiction writer to receive a MacArthur Fellowship and winner of multiple Nebula and Hugo awards. Woven throughout her stories is an abiding sense of hope despite great odds against success. At Wardlaw+Hartridge, we can adopt Butler’s empowering vision of hope by living our core value of integrity, which means we cannot shrink from any truth.

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A New Frontier
Corinna Crafton

Welcome to the frontier of a new school year! Although I have experienced decades of school openings, each year feels distinct and unique. What could be more exciting than the promise of discovery that accompanies the start of the new school year? September arrives brimming with opportunities to be brave and bold as we join with students and families to begin the next step in each individual student’s educational journey. I am honored to be part of this community of learners which inspires and encourages everyone, student and teacher alike, to face the frontier with hope and optimism.

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