May 05, 2014 by Bill Ivey

written on May 3, 2014, the day of Northampton's annual Pride celebration

Filed Under: Pride, gender, LGBT Support, social justice, It Gets Better, Acceptance, diversity, sexuality, racism

Nail Polish, Barbies, and the Circle of Life

April 19, 2011 by Bill Ivey

So I finally taught somebody something,
namely, how to change her mind.
And learned in the process that if I ever change the world
it's going to be one eighth grader at a time.
- Taylor Mali, from "Like Lilly Like Wilson"

Filed Under: Teaching, Gay-Straight Alliance, It Gets Better, diversity, Stoneleigh-Burnham Middle School, Gender Diversity, Uniquely Stoneleigh-Burnham School

Things that Matter

January 18, 2011 by Bill Ivey

(a speech delivered in housemeeting on Martin Luther King day)

Filed Under: Teaching, On Education, Beautifully different, Gay-Straight Alliance, It Gets Better, Acceptance, diversity, In the Classroom, Stoneleigh-Burnham Middle School

It Gets Better.

October 20, 2010 by SBS Admissions

Today is October 20, 2010. No different than any other Wednesday here at SBS. Many girls are dressed in their soccer or volleyball jerseys, classes will end at noon and there will be a mad rush to the dining hall for lunch. It's the same as every other Wednesday except for one very obvious difference.

Filed Under: School Happenings, LGBT Support, It Gets Better, All Girls Education, Uniquely Stoneleigh-Burnham School