The Head's Tales

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

Back From Harvard

I have just arrived home after spending a week at this prestigious university learning about CHANGE. It was surreal wandering the campus feeling the presence of past scholars and mingling with the future leaders of tomorrow. In addition, I had the opportunity to share ideas with 24 other... Read More
Over the past two weeks, I, like many others of the SMS community, had the opportunity to experience a wonderful display of artistic talents that included the visual arts, media arts, dramatic arts, and music. Every May, we celebrate the arts with a series of back-to-back events including whole... Read More
St. Margaret’s has the most enviable of locations allowing us to extend learning beyond the regular classroom.  This past year, St. Margaret’s introduced an innovative program entitled OWL (Outside While Learning) that has grouped our early learners together to explore our fabulous 22 acre campus... Read More
I have just completed reading an article from the Harvard Business Review entitled “Creating the Best Workplace on Earth” (May 2013). Within that article, the focus was on creating an environment that is aspirational, productive, and rewarding for the employees, management, and clients (in our case... Read More
Depending on your age, you might remember the lyrics from the composer – Peter Allan who stated:  “No need to remember when, 'cause everything old is new again.”  If this is going back too far, how about the Bare Naked Ladies and their song entitled:  “Everything Old is New Again.”  These thoughts... Read More
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