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.

Baron Reflections is an educational blog dedicated to providing a plethora of valuable advice from our community of experts on topics such as parenting, academics, technology, and wellness.

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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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The Magic of Summer
By Laura Baker

Summer has always been my most favorite season of the year. Family vacations, spending hours at the pool, vacation bible school, and summer camp were the four main summer activities during my childhood, and collectively created my most fond memories.

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