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Sonoma Academy students participate in diversity conference

Four students from Sonoma Academy have recently returned from a three- day Student Diversity Leadership Conference in Houston, according to the school. MacLean Hartford, Lupita Alamilla, Noah Baughman and Jenna Powell are members of Sonoma Academy’s student leadership council. They will present what they learned to the entire student body, according to school officials. The conference was hosted by the National Association of Independent Schools. Participants examine issues of social justice, develop communication skills, practice expression through the arts and… Read More »

Talk on ‘How Great Schools Work’

Patrick Bassett, president of  the National Association of Independent Schools will give a talk “How Great Schools Work: Partnering with Parents” on Tuesday, Dec. 14. According to organizers, the event will cover questions to ask when choosing a school, what children need from adults, what schools need from parents and what parents need from schools. In addition to his current post, Bassett has been a Kellogg National Leadership Fellow and the recipient of the Educational Leadership Award by the Klingenstein… Read More »