We’re moving through a period that necessitates physical distance from each other, but we can counter the inherent challenges by each playing our part. Express our love for our community by reaching out to others virtually; express our humanity by seeking ways to make a difference; and feel reassured that our feelings of anxiety and vulnerability can be a positive step towards greater courage and stronger character. Embracing these life lessons is a collective learning process that can benefit all.
Civic education at a top all-girls school takes on even greater importance, given the underrepresentation of women in the highest echelons of national and global political leadership.
As change agents and educational leaders, GA has been especially focused on those areas where girls and women are underrepresented, and since 2006, building an outstanding STEM program has been a key priority.
My GA experience has made me far more aware of both the opportunities that are opening up for girls and women, and the responsibility we have as a leading girls’ school to encourage and model the mindset to take advantage of those opportunities.
“Whether competitive or recreational, sports for girls correlates with positive physical and psychological development”