Everything we do at Tabor moves us closer to our mission, and both a lifelong love of learning and care for others and committed citizenship were pursued with gusto by our faculty this summer.
Steve Sughrue and Mary Kate McCain spoke movingly at All School assembly about the incredible legacy the Muthers are leaving behind. Here are excerpts from their speeches, and a slideshow that was shown at All-School.
Our students will inherit a very different world than the one we know today, a point well illustrated in this viral video “Shift Happens.” They will need to be able to navigate as adults in the 21st century. This broader sweep is punctuated with some jarring predictions and extrapolations: For instance, the learners in our schools right now will have anywhere from 10-14 job changes by the time they are 38. The complex issues before us today require a key set of problem-solving skills. How does Tabor Academy ensure our young men and women develop the curiosity and resilience to pursue and practice the skills of critical thinking, collaboration, communication, metacognition, empathy and citizenship for transfer to novel scenarios, as well as have the applicable content knowledge they need for the world they will engage?
After 27 years of teaching at Tabor Academy, I had the good fortune to receive and enjoy a fall semester sabbatical, which I have dubbed my “Seabbatical.” My Seabbatical has provided me the time and space to travel, write, volunteer, collaborate and spend time with my daughter. I’ve been asked countless times, “What have you been doing on your sabbatical?” My typical reply is, “ALL of the things that I wouldn’t have time for when I am working:”
By Richard Roller, Assistant Head of School
Dick Duffy will retire this spring after 46 years on the Tabor faculty. A member of the Tabor Class of 1956, “Duff” returned to his school by the sea in the fall of 1969. A stalwart member of the history department, Duff introduced the Advanced Placement Economics course to Tabor along with teaching both U.S. History and a popular elective entitled America in Vietnam.
This summer, Tabor marine science faculty members Jennifer Albright and Kimberly Ulmer, set out to foster some new relationships and learn from local scientists about how to ensure the success of our fledgling oyster farm, as well as ways to integrate the farm into two new marine science courses at Tabor in physical and chemical oceanography.