Making History at a Historic Boarding School

Alixe Callen has the resume and experience to be the new Head of School at St. George Boarding School in Rhode Island. She has teenage boys of her own and was a Dorm Parent along with her husband prior to being appointed to Head of School. She has a Bachelor and Master’s degree from Brown University and a Masters and Ph.D. from Harvard University. At Harvard, she concentrated on secondary-school design, school reform, and school leadership. Starting July 1st, 2017 she will be the Head of School at St. George’s Boarding School. Being an educator is a demanding job. It takes a special person to be able to lead those educators to success and happiness so that the educators can do the same for their students. Alixe Calen not only has the qualifications that make her a leader but the intricate understanding of how a school works. She served as Assistant Principal of Needham High School from 2004-2008. St. George is a Boarding School that is a college preparatory program that serves grades 9-12. Boarding schools offer a unique experience for students to become immersed in their education, both socially and academically. Excellent leadership is critical to the success of students at public and private schools. At boarding schools, this leadership is even more crucial, as the students spend more of their daily lives there. Alixe Cullen is an excellent choice as Head of School at St. George’s Boarding School because she has extensive experience in public and private schools. She will be taking over from the previous Head of School, Eric Peterson. Because of this, she understands the needs of the students that she serves. Total, she has 13 years of leadership experience. She is setting history at St. George’s Boarding school in 2017 as being the first female to lead the school. Her dedication to various aspects of the school system sets her above other candidates. Surely, she will inspire her students to achieve success in college and their years...

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Touch the sky in NYC

Why is New York City such a popular tourist attraction? Certainly one reason is it’s deep roots in history during the American Revolutionary War, but most people flock to this great city to get an eyeful of the Big Apples’ greatest attribute: Skyscrapers. New York City is the second largest city with the most completed skyline in the world, which makes for very impressive, and overwhelming, tourists attractions. Here are just a few of the most iconic buildings to see. The Chrysler Building: The world’s tallest building for a spell, until 1931 when it was surpassed by the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building is home to several well-known firms and organization such as Blank Rome. It has been featured in several films, like Men in Black III and Armageddon. The unique, spiky ornamentation of the top of the building is unlike any other building in the world. Empire State Building: One of the most iconic ESRT skyscrapers in the world, this unique art-deco building reigned as the world’s tallest building for almost 40 years. This building, equipped with a lightning rod that takes on average 100 strikes of lightning per year, started its cinematic debut in the 1933 version of King Kong. The people who visit the Empire State Building get to temporarily be in a different zip code, as the building has its own (10118). Since this is such a popular tourist site, you can run into all kinds of celebrities coming to see the sights, like Ashanti or Heidi Klum. The Flatiron Building: One of the most visually recognizable buildings in North America, this building resembles a clothing iron from above in the middle of Manhattan. Built in 1902, it is the tallest triangular shaped building in the world, being that it is wedged in the space between Fifth Avenue, Broadway, East 22nd and 23rd Street. This iconic building is easily recognizable since it has shown up in a number of American movies and TV series, such as sitcoms Veronica’s Closet,...

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