This being the beginning of a New Year, let me wish all of our readers a very joyous 2023. After 18 years of writing these monthly thoughts, 我向杰里米·克拉克求婚了, with who I share an office 和, 事实上, 经营学校, that I delegate to him the writing of this month’s thoughts. He agreed, so here they are:
我很感激Mr. Stewart for offering me the baton this month, 和 especially to do so at the beginning of the New Year. School days between 9月 和 12月 are always the most intense, in my view. These are our two shortest quarters, during which the weather becomes frigid, seniors anxiously await responses from their Early Decision schools, 和 we squeeze in Field Day, 万圣节, 国际晚餐, 两个健康日, 秋天的戏剧, 和 Midterms among much else. I am sure the students join the teachers in welcoming this holiday break. We look ahead now to a semester with a little more room to breathe. To me, 1月 to 6月 always feels a little like climbing down the other side of the mountain.