St. Andrew's School Magazine, 2012 Winter
The cover photo shows Megan Hasse ’14 and Zoe Scurletis ’14 leaping under the watchful eye of Avi Gold, director of the School's new dance program. The issue opens with a Chapel talk by Headmaster Tad Roach and also includes a Thanksgiving talk by history teacher Lindsay Brown. A feature article explores Elizabeth Roach and Emily Pressman's interdisciplinary class, History, Literature, and the Contested Past, and shorter articles take us inside Mark Hammond's science classrooms and Eric Finch's new problem-based math curriculum. Faculty members in the Religion Department offer reading recommendations while Arts faculty explain how to pit fire ceramics. Modern Languages faculty member ChiaChyi Chiu co-authors an elementary Chinese textbook and classicist Chris Childers signs a book deal to edit a poetry anthology. Information about the Crossroads Campaign, including endowment naming opportunities, is provided. An article by senior Lisa Jacques ’12 provides a student view on diversity at the School, along with data showing the increasing representation of students of color and international students. Hadley Roach ’07 writes about Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Diaz's visit to campus; portraits of the author by faculty member Joshua Meier illustrate the piece. The issue contains many highlights from a busy fall, with photo highlights, fall sports summaries, and information about campus visitors and events. Alumni in seven cities participate in a Day of Service. The In Memory section commemorates Walter Speakman ’38, James Johnston ’40, Jere Norman ’50, Robert Auersch ’51, Halbert West ’53 and Eric Gordon ’80.