Derby Academy Keynote Presentation
On January 11th, I gave a special keynote presentation at Derby Academy, outside of Boston, MA. I taught middle school English at Derby during my formative years between 1994-2000. This school was a model of strong culture, and it remains so today. Current faculty, several former colleagues, and former students of mine also attended this talk about relational teaching. It was an incredibly powerful lesson on the continued importance of school community and a teacher’s lasting legacy—in my case, two decades after leaving for California!