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Three Join Episcopal Board of Trustees

The Episcopal Board of Trustees welcomed three new members this year: Mr. Len Allen, Mrs. Heather Fouts, and Dr. Ryan Uitti. Mr. Len W. Allen, Jr. is the Senior Managing Director of U.S. Operations at Lone Star Funds. He is responsible for originating investment opportunities in North America. Mr. Allen served as Chairman of the… Continue Reading
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Eagles Serving Jacksonville Service Camp Helps 10 Non-Profits

Associate Director of College Counseling Andrea Rizzi and faculty member and coach Pete Washburn and thirteen ESJ students served those in need in the Jacksonville community last week as part of the Eagles Serving Jacksonville service camp. The group volunteered at ten different non-profit organizations throughout Jacksonville including: Church Without Walls, Sanctuary on 8th Street,… Continue Reading
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Red Lake Indian Reservation Mission Trip 2018 Reflection

by The Rev. Teresa Seagle, School Chaplain On July 22, 2018, we set off for Red Lake Indian Reservation in Minnesota. The team of 16 included 13 upper school students and 3 chaperones – Teresa Seagle, Greg Hersey, and Carolyn Tuttle. We were not sure what to expect but were eager to serve the Native… Continue Reading
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Admissions Staff Presents at AISAP

Three members of ESJ’s Admissions Team – Marcus Wells ‘90, Patti Fink and Amy Gay – attended the Association of Independent Schools Admissions Professionals (AISAP) Annual Institute at Vanderbilt University this week, where Amy presented on the success ESJ’s Eagle and Parent Ambassador Programs. Continue Reading
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Dr. Pritchard Attends Seminar in Germany

While participating in a two-week seminar in late June in at the Goethe-Institut in Bremen, Germany, Dr. Kate Pritchard, Director of Curriculum, had the opportunity to meet up with her former student, Monica Wilson ’13, in Hamburg. After graduating from Episcopal, Monica studied at Smith College in Massachusetts where she double-majored in Biological Sciences and… Continue Reading
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Ryan Riggs Co-Chairs SACAC Program

Director of College Counseling Ryan Riggs spent last week in Memphis, TN, where he was one of the Co-Chairs of a program for new college counselors sponsored by the Southern Association for College Admissions Counseling (SACAC). Riggs and five other veteran college counselors helped newer counselors learn the ropes of their new jobs. Topics included… Continue Reading
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Teachers Attend Phillips Exeter Academy Humanities Institute

Tara Kneale, Chelsea Begg, Krista Grabher and Chad Senesac ’98 enjoyed a rich experience at Phillips Exeter Academy’s Humanities Institute in late June. Mornings were spent around Harkness tables practicing roles of student, teacher, observer. “This is very useful in helping us to reassess and further develop our individual approaches to Harkness pedagogy in our classrooms.… Continue Reading
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College Counseling Visits Washington State

Associate Director of College Counseling Andrea Rizzi recently returned from a trip to Washington state where she visited and met with admissions officers at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma and the University of Washington in Seattle. Puget Sound is a small, liberal arts college with 2,500 students — 85% are out-of-state. “The campus is stunningly beautiful,”… Continue Reading
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Ryan Riggs Attends Southern Consortium Meeting

The College Counseling Office continues to travel and work on students’ behalf over the summer. Director of College Counseling Ryan Riggs attended the Southern Consortium meeting from June 13-15. The Southern Consortium is a small group of private colleges and universities in the Southeast that meets annually to discuss deeper concerns about college admissions in… Continue Reading
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Natalie Herford Works with AP World History Exam Leadership Team

History Department Chair Natalie Herford spent two weeks in Salt Lake City working as part of the team grading AP World History essays. Mrs. Herford was part of the leadership team to create the training for the more than 60 people grading the exams virtually. “After 13 straight days of grading for more than eight hours a day,”… Continue Reading
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