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Barrie School

Names Dr. Jonathan Kidder Head of School

The Barrie Board of Trustees unanimously selected Jonathan Kidder, Ed.D. as Head of School, effective July 1, 2017. Dr. Kidder brings a remarkable breadth of experience, including 20 years designing and implementing innovative, progressive curricula at leading independent schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in American Studies from Hampshire College and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from UCLA. Dr. Kidder is deeply passionate about education and the transformative power of schools in the lives of children. Jon’s wife, Dr. May Hu, and sons Reid, and Arden will join him at Barrie.


The Bryn Mawr School

We invite high-school-aged girls to attend the free 5th annual Maryland STEM Career Fair for Girls, October 14 at The Bryn Mawr School. This event allows girls across Maryland to interact with potential role models, and help them build confidence in their own abilities. Students will have the opportunity to speak with women who work at more than 40 STEM­related companies like Under Armour, McCormick, NASA, Whiting­Turner, Firaxis Games, PayPal, Google, The National Aquarium, Lockheed Martin, T. Rowe Price, NSA, Stanley Black and Decker, and others. Student and Faculty Registration. Maryland STEM Career Fair for Girls.


Christ Episcopal School

Tradition Meets Innovation: A Partnership to Celebrate!

Beginning in the Fall of 2017, Christ Episcopal School, a preschool 2’s through 8th grade school in Rockville, MD, and YMM Art Space, part of the YMM Art Education International Group based in Shenzhen, China, will begin a new and innovative partnership. YMM Art Space will bring its internationally recognized art curriculum and instruction to Christ Episcopal School. YMM Art Education International Group, while developing relationships with artists and art schools around the world, has also been a major presence at the annual conference of the National Art Education Association in the U.S. In 2016, the president of NAEA recognized YMM for its “Outstanding Contribution to Art Curriculum and Development” and for “supporting the NAEA mission: To advance visual arts education to fulfill human potential and promote global understanding.” For more information, download the Press Release


Garrison Forest School

Independent School Counselors' Network

The Independent School Counselors' Network invites you to join them for their biennial Meet & Greet on November 10, 2017 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Garrison Forest School (GFS). This event is for counselors, academic specialists, nurses and administration members from the area’s private schools. Local mental health professionals have been invited to join the group and provide materials of services they provide. It will give participants the opportunity to make connections, to meet the needs of our students and families. The RSVP link is Meet & Greet will be in the Hathaway Performing Arts Center - Recital Hall Room. The Hathaway Performing Arts Center has convenient adjacent parking for attendees. Additional parking will be marked on the day of the event. For additional information, please contact Liza Koh at or Lisa Fleck at


Georgetown Day School

Please join Georgetown Day School for a presentation by Debby Irving, racial justice educator and author of Waking Up White, who will share her experiences growing up as a white person in America. Her engaging style and desire to connect with her audience will make for a compelling and important night! Childcare for children over the age of four will be provided. For more information, contact Meryl Heyliger or Crissy Cáceres. This program is the result of a partnership between the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and GDS Parent Education Series. Date and Times: Tuesday, October 10th, 7:00 pm at Georgetown Day School High School Campus. For more information, visit:


Holton Arms School

Holton-Arms School invites you to share your expertise, learn, and network with us for our second annual Global Gathering on October 20 and October 21! This gathering is designed for classroom teachers interested in building capacity for and sharing how we create opportunities for our students to develop cultural and global competency across all disciplines. Registration is now open! Note: The discounted hotel rate is only available through September 21. If you would like further information regarding the event, contact: Melissa A. Brown, Director of Diversity and Global Education or Kelly RandallAssistant Director of Diversity and Global Education.


Sidwell Friends School

The 12th Annual Summer Summit at Sidwell Friends School in Washington D.C. will be held on December 1st. Summit is a full day of workshops, professional development and collaboration for staff working in Summer and Auxiliary Programs. We are currently developing the workshop offerings. If you are interested in presenting – please submit your topic and description to by October 15th. Our theme for the Opening Session is Making Positive Impacts – if you have a program, event, or activity that made a positive impact in your summer or auxiliary programs – please considering submitting it to be part of our showcase/presentation.  We are hoping to highlight at least 5 ways our summer/auxiliary programs were making positive impacts on our communities! Further details and registration can be found here. Please email with any questions.




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