Middle School Archive

January 31, 2014

Principles of the Principal Make All the Difference

For this installment of the Middle School Head’s Blog, I have decided to share with you eleven bits of wisdom that I reflect upon and utilize in my work with the students, faculty, and parents every day. These Principles of the Principal—gathered over my thirty-eight years as a middle school... » read more
November 15, 2013

Excellent Approaches to Academics Make All the Difference

“Student-Centered Learning”, “Differentiation”, “Collaboration”, “Arts Integration” - these are some of the words that may come to mind when you think of academics in the Middle School at Indian Creek School. While all of that is true… there is so much... » read more
September 24, 2013

The First Three Weeks Make All the Difference

Themes that drive our Middle School are strong academics, providing a safe environment – both physically and emotionally, building connections, and ultimately helping students move toward self-management where the students take personal responsibility and pride in their education, work and social... » read more
December 04, 2012

The Spirit of Good Citizenship is Alive and Well

Service and citizenship have always been core values at Indian Creek School. School founders Anne Chambers and Tracy Coleman instilled this into the ethos of our school right from the very beginning. They learned these valuable lessons from their grandfather, Col. George E. Ijams. Growing up next... » read more
November 01, 2012

Building of a Great Middle School Faculty

The building of a great Middle School faculty is very purposeful work. The review of resumes for an advertised position is certainly the first step when searching for teacher candidates. Not only do I look for strong academic backgrounds and experience in specific subject areas, but it is... » read more
October 03, 2012

Surrounded by my Kids and Tradition

As I sit here in my office, I am surrounded by an Indian Creek School tradition. The signatures of all eighth graders from 1985 through 2011 are on display on the 27 bandanas that were autographed by the students during our annual 8th grade camping trips to Genesee Valley Outdoor Learning Center... » read more
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