The more I’m reading recently about Trump, the more I’m wondering about how the general public is being manipulated in ways that are far more profound than any we have seen throughout history.  Psychology has always informed the practices of advertising and marketing over the years and many early manipulative methods of subliminal messaging were…

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Summer is almost here!! I’m looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible at Closing Ceremony next week as we bid farewell to another school year.  It’s hard to believe that, for me, it has been 5 years already — an anniversary of sorts.  It is quite amazing to look back on all…

Read More Newsletter – June 8

Welcome, June! Now that we have completed both graduations, Moscow and St. Petersburg, we find ourselves in the midst of final demonstrations of learning that will play out in the remaining days. I value tremendously the remaining plays and programs as they present their “best stuff” to parent audiences. And we have done well to…

Read More Newsletter – June 1

End-of-Year Events May has almost ended and the final activities of the year are before us. Please pay close attention to the calendar as there are concerts, drama productions, moving-up ceremonies, and other end-of-year events scheduled in the next month.  For those in attendance at graduation last Saturday, we hope you enjoyed the pomp and…

Read More Newsletter- May 25

Belated wishes for happy May Holidays!! I hope all enjoyed the weekend and for those that connected to the festivities here in Moscow, I hope you were engaged in the cultural experience that is a big part of Russia and particularly, Moscow. We also completed some important work last week during our annual meetings revolving…

Read More Newsletter – May 11th

Welcome back after a nice Spring getaway.  Whether you were just “getting away” to the parks in Moscow or traveling more broadly, I hope this energized you for weeks of packed activity that are now on the horizon.  I’m looking forward to seeing you at various junctures between now and closing ceremony. You got a…

Read More Newsletter – April 20

  Greetings from deep within Africa.  As I write this we are packing for our trek from Botswana to Zimbabwe.  We’ve had a lovely sojourn here in Pandamatenga and are all very sad to leave this wonderful village and country.  Earlier today as the sun was setting in the sky, we said goodbye to the…

Read More Weekly Newsletter – March 22