Karen Carney

Queries after an American Insurrection

I spent the first period of this day with our middle school students and teachers, talking through yesterday’s deeply unsettling events at the US Capitol.  At noon, I sat with Renata and a group of 2nd – 4th-grade students who wished to discuss it.   Both sessions started with student questions.  A younger student asked why President Trump doesn’t understand…

Stepping up to More Responsibility

Adolescence is a wonderful time of development.  Kids have new skills and abilities, and also are itching for more freedom and responsibility.  They want to do it all, but they still need guidance and support.   As our middle school students grow, we look for opportunities for our middle school students to take leadership in the…