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Ruth Huyler Glass
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Ruth Huyler Glass posted a blog post

Good Teaching

The school in which I am the new Head as of this July went through considerable turmoil last year, as sometimes happens. Part of the upheaval included the departure of a science teacher who was very popular with most students. His replacement found herself with limited equipment and only a couple of lesson plans, one of which was for K-2 students to draw a picture of a scientist.  Not surprisingly, most of them drew the departed teacher.  A couple of weeks ago, in the remarkable science room…See More
Oct 16, 2011
Ruth Huyler Glass commented on Ruth Huyler Glass's blog post Shuttering a School
"On the eve of our very last graduation, it is painful to hear and see the continued deep levels of grief, anger, and denial. These last few months have been very much like dealing with the death of someone much loved and "not old enough"…"
Jun 7, 2010
Jim Price commented on Ruth Huyler Glass's blog post Shuttering a School
"Ruth, I am very sorry to hear this news. I echo Demitri's comments."
Apr 26, 2010
Demetri Orlando commented on Ruth Huyler Glass's blog post Shuttering a School
"Hi Ruth, Thanks for sharing this news here. This is obviously a huge occurrence in the lives of all involved with Calmont. Of obvious concern are the immediate needs of placement in other schools for current students and alternative employment for…"
Apr 26, 2010
Ruth Huyler Glass posted a blog post

Shuttering a School

On Thursday evening, the Board of Trustees of Calmont School, which I joined as Interim Head at the end of January, voted to close its doors at the end of this academic year, following a 30-year history. While the decision was the only viable choice and definitely my recommendation, it bears with it much sorrow and an extraordinary amount of work to be accomplished in the next few months. While we are feeling isolated and a bit alone, I know that there are others out there who have been through…See More
Apr 25, 2010
Ruth Huyler Glass posted a blog post

Balm in Gilead

Nine years ago my husband and I moved to California (home to me) so that I could become head of a very small proprietary school. I left that campus after two years, feeling that my experience with the faculty, students, and families was stellar and that I am definitely an independent -- rather than proprietary -- kind of administrator.Today I revisited that campus, which now is inhabited by an entirely different school, for the first time since I left seven years ago. What fun to see bits and…See More
Apr 15, 2010
Jonathan Martin commented on Ruth Huyler Glass's blog post Superheroes Among Us
"Congratulations to the extremely deserving Reveta, and thank you Ruth for this nice report and thoughtful testimony to Reveta's superhero quality. You are so right: Reveta is most certainly the most recognizable-in-a-single-name personality in…"
Feb 28, 2010
Ruth Huyler Glass commented on Ruth Huyler Glass's blog post A Little Help From My Friends
"Thank you, Fred. It's nice to know that someone was reading! I agree: We learn so much just listening to the experiences of others. I am continually struck by the generosity of those in education to share."
Feb 27, 2010
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Feb 26, 2010
Fred Bartels commented on Ruth Huyler Glass's blog post A Little Help From My Friends
"Ruth, Thanks so much for sharing your experiences at NAIS. They've been great to read. When I started at RCDS Brewster Ely was the LS division head. For many years we played in a regular poker game with other faculty and staff. I learned much…"
Feb 26, 2010
Ruth Huyler Glass posted a blog post

NAIS Buffet

Looking at the NAIS conference program is a bit like confronting an all-you-can-eat buffet of expensive and expansive proportions: beautiful and appetizing, but a clear reminder that there is only one me, and I can't possibly even taste everything. Do I fill up on the main entrees or nibble my way through side courses? Today I chose a sampling of both and come away pleasantly full, happy to share some tidbits, which I will restrict to the main courses for space reasons.From Pat Bassett's…See More
Feb 25, 2010
Ruth Huyler Glass posted a blog post

Getting There

It starts long before reaching NAIS, this process of being a part of the annual conference. First, there's the online registration for conference and accommodations, both of which are easy enough and somewhat in the distance. Next come the round of emails with colleagues from around the country: Are you attending? Can we get together? Sure, let's meet up in the lobby.... Forgetting how big the lobby has become and how many colleagues, known and unknown, are in the process of assembling.A day or…See More
Feb 24, 2010
Ruth Huyler Glass commented on Ruth Huyler Glass's blog post Leaping on the Treadmill
"Well said, Laurie. Thank you. I am definitely having fun."
Feb 16, 2010
Ruth Huyler Glass posted a blog post

Anticipating San Francisco

My junior and senior years in high school were spent in a girls' boarding school about an hour north of San Francisco. On weekends, we were allowed to take the transit bus into the city, a fact that amused me then and even more so now. We were not allowed to go to Sausolito because, in the words of an administrator, "Sausolito is, well, you know, Sausolito." This was 1964-1966. To the students' great delight, columnist Herb Caen got hold of that restriction, published it in his newspaper column…See More
Feb 16, 2010
Ruth Huyler Glass commented on Ruth Huyler Glass's blog post Leaping on the Treadmill
"I've just finished "you're in Charge Now What" and found it to be an easy read with several points that apply to any organization, especially those in or contemplating transition. One thought that has stuck with me has to do with…"
Feb 15, 2010
David Withrow commented on Ruth Huyler Glass's blog post Leaping on the Treadmill
"Best of luck, Ruth. What an endeavor, jumping onto a riverboat midstream!"
Feb 14, 2010

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School:
Calmont School
Location (city, state):
Calabasas, CA
Job title:
Head of School
School or personal website:
http://www.calmontschool.org

Ruth Huyler Glass's Blog

Good Teaching

The school in which I am the new Head as of this July went through considerable turmoil last year, as sometimes happens. Part of the upheaval included the departure of a science teacher who was very popular with most students. His replacement found herself with limited equipment and only a couple of lesson plans, one of which was for K-2 students to draw a picture of a scientist.  Not surprisingly, most of them drew the departed teacher.  A couple of weeks ago, in the remarkable science room… Continue

Posted on October 16, 2011 at 10:32pm

Shuttering a School

On Thursday evening, the Board of Trustees of Calmont School, which I joined as Interim Head at the end of January, voted to close its doors at the end of this academic year, following a 30-year history. While the decision was the only viable choice and definitely my recommendation, it bears with it much sorrow and an extraordinary amount of work to be accomplished in the next few months. While we are feeling isolated and a bit alone, I know that there are others out there who have been through… Continue

Posted on April 25, 2010 at 12:26pm — 3 Comments

Balm in Gilead

Nine years ago my husband and I moved to California (home to me) so that I could become head of a very small proprietary school. I left that campus after two years, feeling that my experience with the faculty, students, and families was stellar and that I am definitely an independent -- rather than proprietary -- kind of administrator.


Today I revisited that campus, which now is inhabited by an entirely different school, for the first time since I left seven years ago. What…
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Posted on April 15, 2010 at 5:38pm

Superheroes Among Us

This year's NAIS Diversity Award recipient is Reveta Bowers, Head of the Center for Early Education for 38 years. many of us know Reveta because she has also headed the faculty of the Institute for New heads for many years. Without a doubt, Reveta represents the best of the best, that to which all of us should aspire. Few "real" people are actually legends in their own time. Reveta, who would strongly reject the title, is. As Pat Bassett said while introducing her today, very few folks in the… Continue

Posted on February 26, 2010 at 8:48pm — 1 Comment

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At 10:28am on February 8, 2010, Demetri Orlando said…
Hi Ruth,
I'm not sure yet whether I'll be at the NAIS meeting/reception on Wednesday night. I will be there on Wednesday during the day for some meetings.
Thanks for posting your blog on here!
Demetri
At 7:39pm on February 7, 2010, Ruth Huyler Glass said…
I'm trying out all the options, Demetri, thank you.
Let's definitely find a time to meet in SF, even if only for a moment or two.
Will you be there Wedneday evening for the orientation Heather suggested?
At 8:29am on February 1, 2010, Demetri Orlando said…
Hi Ruth,
Thanks for participating here! Perhaps we will have the chance to meet in San Francisco. Please feel free to give me a call if you need any help, or shoot me an email.
regards,
Demetri
 
 
 

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