On Friday, November 2, The St. Paul's Schools' Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Ereni Gleason Malfa '89 as the next Head of School at St. Paul's School for Girls. The Board unanimously supported the Search Committee's recommendation of Ereni following an extensive and comprehensive search process, and she will assume the role on July 1, 2019.
On Thursday, December 6, the Board of Trustees of The St. Paul's Schools announced the appointment of Dr. Jefferson Huang as the Schools' inaugural president. Dr. Huang comes to St. Paul's from Claremont McKenna College, a top-ranked liberal arts college in Claremont, California, where he is Vice President and Senior Advisor to the President as well as Assistant Professor of Philosophy.
We at SPSG are thrilled to have been awarded a Top Workplaces honor by The Baltimore Sun for the third year in a row in the small-sized business category! The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered earlier this year, and we are honored that our faculty and staff shared their positive sentiments about our community.
The Joint Winter Dance Concert, New York, New York!, featuring both Middle and Upper School students from SPSG and St. Paul's Schools, will take the audience on an exciting journey through one of America's most beloved cities. Students and choreography will evoke and bring various neighborhoods, landmarks, and cultures to life.
Congratulations to the six SPSG student athletes who have committed to signing their official letters of intent to play Division I athletics in college. These seniors were joined by their parents, teammates, coaches, and Athletic Director Erin Howland.
Purchase your holiday greens with SPSG! Enjoy easy online ordering and pick up at SPSG so you don't have to fight the holiday crowds. Poinsettias, garlands, wreaths, and more! Visit spsfg.org/holidaygreens for more information and to place your order today!
Gator Day was a resounding success! Thank you to everyone who supported our SPSG community by making a gift to The Gator Fund. We are so appreciative of your gifts and generosity, and we invite you to view the message of gratitude from our faculty, staff, and students.
At the St. Paul's School for Girls Leadership Donor Celebration on Thursday, October 18, we announced the surprise dedication of the Penny B. Evins Learning Commons—a dynamic new learning space named in honor of our Head of School. This project was made possible by a generous gift from current parents John and Barbara Wakeman P'19.
Head of School Penny Evins shared a talk with SPSG students about what it means to be a bold and courageous woman.
Upper School Gator of the Month Karenna Laufer Middle School Gator of the Month Kathryn Lamoureux
On Friday, September 21, alumna Heather Davidson Chilcot '98 returned to campus to share a special Ring Day address to the Class of 2020 during morning Prayers. As the juniors bustled with excitement in anticipation of receiving their SPSG school rings, Heather reflected on her time at SPSG and shared what it means to wear the SPSG school ring as part of the joyful sisterhood of Gators, past and present.
Tickets are now on sale for this fall's joint Upper School production, Crazy for You! Over 80 students from SPSG & St. Paul's School will bring this musical to life on The Ward Center stage for two weeks in November. Memorable Gershwin tunes from the score include "I Got Rhythm," "Naughty Baby," "They Can't Take That Away from Me," "Embraceable You," "But Not for Me," "Nice Work if You Can Get It," and "Someone to Watch Over Me." Purchase your tickets today!
A search is underway to recruit a President of The St. Paul's Schools, who will oversee the overall strategic, operational, and administrative functions. The search committee had a productive summer. Consulting firm Carney Sandoe and Associates conducted extensive recruitment, nationally and internationally, to generate a group of highly qualified candidates. The search committee has completed initial meetings and interviews with candidates and soon expects to narrow the field to a small group of finalists. Those individuals will be part of a more extensive vetting and interview process, which will include advisory groups made up of members of the St. Paul's community.
SPSG exacted a measure of revenge with a 4-0 victory over the Admirals...
As an Episcopal school, SPSG is committed to being an inclusive community grounded in respect for each of its members. Each month, SPSG recognizes and celebrates cultural and religious observances. We are kicking off the school year with September's observances!
On Wednesday, August 29, Head of School Penny Evins shared her opening Prayers talk with the community to kick off the school year. She shared her thoughts on polarity in our lives and the importance of surrounding oneself with differing ideas and beliefs as a means of growth. "We can truly learn more and become stronger when we surround ourselves with a spectrum of unique ideas and tastes," she shared.
It was a beautiful day to start a new year at The St. Paul's Schools! The first day of school is always a memorable occasion, as we welcome new faces at morning carpool and participate in cherished traditions. Check out the video and photos which show a sample of the spirit felt throughout this community—a community we hope will feel like home to each and every student.
This summer, we have begun the search for a new Head of School at St. Paul's School for Girls. The search will be national in scope; the position description will be posted on the SPSG and SPS websites, as well as the Association of Independent Maryland & DC Schools (AIMS), the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), and other national organizations. We are in search of a candidate who would assume the position for the 2019-20 school year, alongside the new President of The St. Paul's Schools. As we work to identify important qualifications and characteristics in the next head of school, community input is essential.
Head of School Penny Evins shares her message for our graduates on feedback and relationships, and how they, when intertwined, facilitate learning. "Use life experiences and feedback as opportunities to learn from mistakes and your well intentioned efforts. School is not over for you, no matter your grade, college year, graduate or post doc programs. Regardless of your next educational setting, you are a portrait of an SPSG graduate, and as such, a lifelong learner." Speaking on behalf of the senior class, Morgan Hill '18, spoke of the memories shared amongst the Class of 2018 and her hopes for their futures. "Although it is difficult to leave a place that has long felt like home, we know that with the endless support of our second family at SPSG and each other, we will never walk through life alone."
Following several years of careful study and due diligence, the Boards of Trustees of St. Paul's School for Girls and St. Paul's School have voted to unify our governance structure effective July 1, 2018. Unification means that one Board, made up of all current trustees from SPSG and SPS, will work for the mutual benefit of all students. This unification will help ensure the continued success of our Schools in a highly competitive and ever-changing independent school landscape.
Head of School Penny Evins & President of the Board of Trustees Joanne Bartlett share comments regarding the future of SPSG.
Using at least half of its most recent practice sessions to concentrate on maintaining possession of the ball paid off for the St. Paul's School for Girls indoor soccer team in Saturday's B Conference championship match against Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
"SPSG struck with lightning-like swiftness near the midway point of the opening period on unassisted back-to-back goals by junior forwards Caroline Pearce and Kerrigan Rogers within just 58 seconds of each other to take a 2-0 lead in what turned out to be a 3-0 triumph over Maryvale Prep in the B final."
Despite the cold weather that has plagued the area this spring, the St. Paul's School for Girls golf team is beginning to heat up in B Conference play.