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Chapel Talk, 2020 January 8 / Tad Roach

2020
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In preparing the School for a trip to see the movie adaptation of Bryan Stevenson's book "Just Mercy", Headmaster Tad Roach speaks of Stevenson's profound justice work and his motivations in that work...

Chapel Talk, 2019 November 13 / Whiz Hutchinson

2019
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In this, her first Chapel Talk in 20 years, Dean of Wellness Whiz Hutchinson relays her list of 8 things that are important for everyone to be able to state: please; thank you; can I help you?; can you help me?; I made a mistake; I'm sorry; I forgiv..

Chapel Talk, 2019 October 16 / Tad Roach

2019
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Headmaster Tad Roach addresses the community on his and Elizabeth's plans to retire from the School in June 2021. He speaks of how St. Andrew's gave him his calling, where his work has been "the fundamental expression of [his] heart and soul."

Chapel Talk, 2019 January 30: Sabbatical / Mark Hammond

2019
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In speaking on his sabbatical year working in a refugee camp and on a farm in England, physics teacher Mark Hammond explores what it means to be broken, how we all - as part of the human condition - are broken, and how that brokenness can teach us "h..

Chapel Talk, 2019 February 13 / Terence Gilheany

2019
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Through telling the tale of a serious accident in his boyhood, History and Religious Studies teacher Terence Gilheany relays how his mother and he were lifted up and sustained by a caring community...

Chapel Talk, 2019 March 20, 2019: The Unseen / Will Speers

2019
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In examining "Wuthering Heights" papers written by 3 of his students, English teacher Will Speers, discovers why he is drawn to teaching novels involving unseen, ghostly characters of an 'indiscernible world': "nothing that truly matters in your life..

Chapel Talk, 2019 September 15: Old St. Anne's / Tad Roach

2019
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The School community gathered for its annual Fall Service at Old St. Anne's where Headmaster Tad Roach spoke of St. Andrew's founding mission of commitment to financial aid; and of how that mission continues to be instrumental in forming the St...

Chapel Talk, 2018 May 27: Baccalaureate / Louisa Zendt '78

2018
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Addressing the Class of 2018, retiring Head of Admissions Louisa Hemphill Zendt '78 reflects upon what drew her to return to St. Andrew's 21 years ago, and the enduring connection St. Andreans will experience throughout their lives.

Chapel Talk, 2018 January 10 / Donald Duffy

2018
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Spanish teacher Donald Duffy recounts the story of Juanita Contreras Dávila, a older woman who hid her illiteracy for years. Senor Duffy taught Juanita to read, both overcoming challenges in teaching and learning.

Chapel Talk, 2018 September 5: Choice / Will Speers

2018
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To kick off the school year, Assistant Head of School, Will Speers delivers the first Wednesday night chapel talk. Will talks about making new friends and not to become stagnant in your relationships...

Chapel Talk, 2018 January 4 / Tad Roach

2018
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In his welcome back remarks, Headmaster Tad Roach reflects on an essay he read over winter break -- "Waking Up to the Gift of Aliveness" by Harvard University professor Sean Kelly.

Chapel Talk, 2018 September 8: Integrity / Tad Roach

2018
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Headmaster Tad Roach opened the Sunday chapel season with the annual Old St. Anne's Chapel service in Middletown. Tad speaks about the anniversary of September 11th and other acts of terrorism and honoring those whose lives have been lost...

Chapel Talk, 2018 December 5 / Jason Kunen

2018
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In this Chapel Talk, Religious Studies teacher Jason Kunen shares an existential crisis moment, and the ultimate resolution of that crisis in training how to live an authentic life...

Chapel Talk, 2018 February 7 / Dave Myers '96

2018
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Computer Science teacher Dave Myers '96 overcomes the fear of public speaking by framing the task of a chapel talk as a technical challenge, an area where he has developed a confidence level over the years...

Chapel Talk, 2018 November 28: Founders Day / Tad Roach

2018
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Headmaster Tad Roach lauds the vision, generosity, philanthropy of the St. Andrew's School Founder, A. Felix duPont along with all the innumerable donors to the School who enabled and continue to enable the unique mission of St. Andrew's to thrive...

Chapel Talk, 2018 April 6, 2018 / Will Speers

2018
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With Colson Whitehead's arrival only hours away, English teacher Will Speers reflects upon Whitehead's incongruous use of time in his novel, "The Underground Railroad." Speers also examines the nature of time in our own lives.