The Head's Tales

The Head's Tales features stories and reflections from our Head of School, Cathy Thornicroft.

At St. Margaret’s, we try to leave space for new frameworks of possibility.  As a small school, we strive to be nimble and sensitive to the individual hopes and dreams of our families.  We are intentional in where we focus our energies while also being open to the opportunities that come our way... Read More
Many people believe that leadership is all about leading from the front: being in charge and creating a demanding presence that people are excited to follow. At St. Margaret’s, however, we are more interested in shifting that perspective to include the impact you can have being part of a team,... Read More
As St. Margaret’s continues to build upon its strengths, I have come to realize the importance of also growing our community by increasing the opportunities to connect with others and to share our hopes and dreams for our girls – within classes, across grades, between parents, and in the greater... Read More
At St. Margaret’s, we pride ourselves in helping each girl find her own voice and use it in a way that helps the collective good.  Last week was a perfect example of how a group of girls, with the support of their drama teacher and mentor, Jane Leavitt, was able to share that collective voice to... Read More
Thinking about reading aloud conjures up many happy memories for me.  As a young child, I can remember being read to by my mom or dad just before bedtime.  It was a special moment when my parents were able to bring alive the words on the page allowing me to immerse myself into the characters and... Read More
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