ABOVE ALL ELSE
Reinforcing the Distinctive Attributes of a Brunswick Education IN TODAY’S GLOBAL and complex world, Brunswick
Middle School English teacher Kate Duennebier
must remain on the forefront of educating and
has spearheaded leadership of the hallmark program
shaping aspiring leaders of the greatest character.
— aptly named The Brunswick Trust: Enduring Excellence in Character and Leadership Education.
▶▶ The Brunswick Trust was established in 2015 to
It centers on eight areas of involvement, including
ensure the consistency, continuity, and excellence of
role modeling, curricular initiatives, personal
all of our school’s character and leadership programs
experiences, diversity, and student and faculty
for generations to come.
Donors to the “Above All Else” Campaign
Faculty members have been solicited to form
specifically designated more than $5 million in gifts
committees in each school division. Small groups
to launch this initiative.
have attended the Gardner Carney Leadership
“Brunswick is known now as a school celebrated
Institute in Fountain Valley, Colo., during the last
for character,” Headmaster Philip said. “We are
two summers. And all have taken Coursera’s online
continuing on this same course.
class “Teaching Character and Creating Positive
“There are things we’ve always been doing that we’ll keep doing. There are things we’re adding
Classrooms.” In addition, 14 Upper School boys participated in
that are in line with that, and there will be a larger
the inaugural Outdoor Leadership Program at Camp
structure around it all that will support us and
Dudley in January 2015.
our boys as we focus on character and leadership education.”
“As a school, we should all feel really good about it,” Philip concluded, “because it shows how much
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