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Attracting & Retaining the Very Best Faculty ▶▶ The Brunswick Faculty Institute, a

key initiative

Headmaster Philip added, “The Faculty Institute

of the Campaign, was created thanks to a generous

is truly unique to Brunswick. We’re so proud of our

senior gift from the Class of 2013 and a $500,000

faculty. We need to make sure we build into their

gift from an anonymous donor. Under the leadership

cycle of experience opportunities for updating and

of co-directors Brendan Gilsenan and Sue Das, the

renewing enthusiasm for their craft.”

Institute convenes each spring, just after school ends, for three days of renewal and enrichment.

▶▶ The Class of 2015 Senior Fund — Distinguished

Faculty participate in the Institute on a four-year

Visiting Lecturers, a unique and vanguard program

rotating schedule — with an initial pilot program

that strengthens the Brunswick faculty’s power and

and three subsequent rotations having already been

expertise by bringing the leading experts in the world


of teaching to our school — has served to enhance

The objective? To give teachers the exceedingly

the Institute. Senior Fund Committee Co-chairs

rare opportunity: Time to reflect on their craft.

Stephen and Gina Pate Pierce (P ’15, ’19) and Gregory

Faculty also have time to connect with colleagues

and Dana Rogers (P ’15, ’18) led the fundraising charge

from across Brunswick, carve out time to hear what’s

for the initiative.

happening in classrooms at every level, and enjoy time to digest information. “We all know how hard Brunswick faculty work,” said

The Institute welcomed its first speaker, Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman, in November 2015. Dr. Kaufman, scientific director of the Imagination Institute in the

Nancy Better (P ’11, ’13), who co-chaired the 2013 Senior

Positive Psychology Center at UPenn, delivered a

Class Gift with Philip F. Pierce (P ’10, ’13, ’18). “They

lecture with Q&A on topics such as neuroscience,

teach, they coach, they advise. There isn’t a lot of time

creativity and the brain, and stimulating students’

in the academic calendar to pursue their enrichment.”

imaginations inside the classroom.


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