Intersections: "Untangled"

September 27, 2017 by Bill Ivey

(originally published on MiddleWeb)

When we founded our middle school in 2004, we wanted to be explicit about grounding our program in research and informing it by experience.

We first turned to This We Believe by the Association of Middle Level Education for specific principles. As a girls school, we also looked to the work of Dr. JoAnn Deak exploring the psychology of girls. Our membership in the National Coalition of Girls Schools has helped us keep up with new developments, in particular the publication in 2016 of Untangled by Lisa Damour.

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Written by Bill Ivey

A dedicated member of the faculty, Bill Ivey is the Middle School Dean at Stoneleigh-Burnham School. He teaches Humanities 7 and the Middle and Upper School Rock Bands. Bill is the advisor for MOCA, the middle school student government, and he coordinates and participates in the middle school service program. Among his many hats, Bill also coordinates social media for Stoneleigh-Burnham School.

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