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BREAKING GROUND FOR THE NEW MIDDLE SCHOOL: PROGRESS TOWARD THE VISION OF THE VILLAGE PROJECT hiny silver shovels were the tools used by participants at the ceremonial groundbreaking for DwightEnglewood’s new Middle School on September 5. But the event’s true emphasis was on other tools—namely, how the new Middle School facility will give D-E’s topnotch teachers the tools they need to provide the best education possible to our students. As Middle School Principal Jonathan Davis pointed out to administrators, trustees, major donors, and the entire faculty of the Middle School who were attending, “We would never go visit a doctor or dentist who was excellent and well educated but still using their equipment from 1965.” Praising the innovative D-E faculty, whose best practices incorporate the latest research on neuroscience and learning, he said,

“I am personally excited to see what can be done when we combine state-of-the-art pedagogy and vision with a state-of-the-art building.” President of the Board of Trustees Ray Spitzley noted that a mere four years ago, the community was celebrating the groundbreaking for the Hajjar STEM Center, which has had a transformative impact at D-E. The new 30,000-square-foot building, designed by Gensler—the same architectural firm that created the Hajjar STEM Center—represents another “milestone” for the School as it executes its long-range Master Plan. The board’s Buildings and Grounds Committee, chaired by Scott Mager, was instrumental in bringing the project to fruition.

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D-E TODAY 2018 - 2019 | VOLUME II

Profile for Dwight-Englewood School

D-E Today: 2018-2019: Volume II  

D-E Today is published by Dwight-Englewood School Communications and Publications, in partnership with the Advancement Office.

D-E Today: 2018-2019: Volume II  

D-E Today is published by Dwight-Englewood School Communications and Publications, in partnership with the Advancement Office.