Baron Reflections

The Saint Mary’s Hall community has the reputation of a liberal arts college, with a rich tradition of experiential learning and extensive knowledge in a variety of fields that transcend beyond those of a traditional school.

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Building Leadership Through the Arts
By Joseph Muller

Over the past year, I have been fortunate to pursue graduate studies through Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education and Human Development for an Independent School Leadership degree. In this program, I am a part of a 20-person cohort comprised of current and aspiring private school leaders from across the country.

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Lighting the Fire
By Sam Hamilton

One of the great joys of working in a pre-K – 12 independent school is watching our students grow from young children to young adults over the years.  I sometimes have to peer closely at our seniors to remember who they are because they have grown a foot and matured so much that I can barely see the middle schooler in them

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Expand Perspectives with Transformative Summer Arts Experiences
By Logan Blanco

In my years teaching, I have found summer workshops and programs to be memorable and beneficial towards elevating yourself as a visual artist.  I embrace the idea of being a lifelong learner and each workshop I have ever participated in (either as a student or professional) has been highly educational, inspiring, and has provided me with a new set of ideas to move my creative vision forward. 

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