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From the Horse's Mouth
Providence Day School
The "Spirited" official podcast of Providence Day School, bringing you informative and entertaining conversations from the global PD community. Learn more at www.providenceday.org/podcast
May 27, 2020
Episode 10: The Compton teaching legacy
Joanne Compton is about to retire following 34 years of teaching at Providence Day. Her son John Compton '04, a PD lifer, teaches in Upper School. And Emma Hedinger '22 has been a student of both. On their final day on campus this spring, the three gathered with host Jay Barron to reflect on the Compton teaching legacy.
Apr 21, 2020
Making PD more Earth-friendly
In honor of Earth Day, we share this pre-recorded conversation with our Providence Day School sustainability team - Olga Mawougbe from Lower School, Sarah Goodman from Middle School, and Jack Hudson from Upper School. They discuss recycling both on and off campus and how young people - especially PD's students - can make a difference.
Apr 15, 2020
Celebrating PD Performers
Just before we left campus for spring break, a group of talented students gathered to celebrate performing arts at Providence Day. Host Jay Barron spotlights juniors Anna Choudary, Annie Odom, and Ethan Paulk, and each of them treats us to a musical performance captured in our podcast studio. You'll definitely want to listen to the end! Note: Cover songs featured in this podcast are licensed by Harry Fox Agency, license #1441247955 and #1441247956.
Feb 26, 2020
Episode 7: Is "global" a cliché at PD?
Providence Day was the first school in the nation to create a Global Studies Diploma. With a global perspective woven into the school's entire curriculum, is it possible that we're over-using the word? Host Jay Barron tackles that question with Jeremiah Rosenfels, coordinator of the Global Studies Diploma program, along with two seniors earning their diplomas, Spencer Wood and Kayla Furney.
Feb 5, 2020
Young alumni: How well does PD prepare us for college?
How well does Providence Day prepare its students for college? What do our young alumni miss most about PD? Find out "From the Horse's Mouth" with our panel of alumni who recently visited campus: Maya Barr '16 (now at Harvard); Kyndal Smith '19 (attending Texas Christian University); and Caroline Bynum '16 (at UNC Chapel Hill).
Jan 15, 2020
Japan, Jordan, and Kyrgyzstan are just three of the destinations that Providence Day School's faculty have visited to fulfill their Global Educator Certificates. Hear from art teacher Richard Dewey; English teacher Kristin Santo; and science teacher Amy Jordan about where they went, why they went, and what they're bringing back to their classrooms for students' benefit.
Dec 18, 2019
A Courageous Conversation
A group of campus and community leaders recently gathered for a "Courageous Conversation" about diversity, equity, and inclusion. Just before that discussion, we spoke with panelists Reggie Love '00, a former aide to President Obama and current member of the Providence Day School Board of Trustees; and Kaila Dawkins '20, a student leader involved in the Black Student Union; Student Diversity Council; and Student Government.
Dec 4, 2019
Providence Day's Freedom School
Providence Day School hosts one of 18 Freedom School sites in Charlotte for the Children's Defense Fund, and remains the only independent school in the nation to host one. Guests Katie Carmichael, Jackson Sicard '19, and Marisa Alam '18 talk about what it is, why we do it, and how it benefits our own students - plus how you can help by contributing to our year-round school supply drive.
Nov 13, 2019
The coolest name at Providence Day?
They're three people whose names sound similar, but who each offer a different perspective on our school. Leigh, Lee, and Lee are leading the way! Leigh Cook, Lee Taylor, and Lee Tappy dish on topics including what they learn from their kids; what they think should go in the West Wing graveyard; and their thoughts on the PD dress code.
Oct 22, 2019
Episode 1: Head of School Dr. Glyn Cowlishaw
Our Head of School discusses campus master planning, our Freedom School site, innovation, the BBC comedy "Blackadder"....and what it means to be a truly global school. And of course, cricket.