The Head's Tales

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

As the school year comes to an end, SMS has lots to celebrate and reflect upon before we transition into the summer months and begin preparations in earnest for the 2017/18 school year.  Some of those peak moments, those “times when it all comes together and a true sense of joy follows” this past... Read More
Everyone has a story. Or rather everyone has the capacity to create an engaging, compelling story that connects their personal journey to the journey of others. Finding meaning in what we choose to remember (our “peak moments”), and what we choose to share with others, allows us to be in control... Read More
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
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