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Center for Teaching & Learning

Teachers take part in a meeting
The Center for Teaching & Learning at Holderness School. 
Center for Teaching & Learning

At Holderness, we recognize that intentional teaching is necessary for students to learn effectively - and that teachers, like other professionals, themselves benefit from ongoing learning. Located in the Alfond Library, the Center for Teaching and Learning provides innovative and strategic professional learning opportunities for faculty and staff. 

The Center for Teaching and Learning works to research and engage new ideas in education, helping faculty best serve students. The Center for Teaching and Learning is led by the school’s Director of Teaching and Learning, Academic Dean, and Dean of Faculty. This core team receives support from the Academic Committee (department chairs, Director of College Counseling, Academic Technology Coordinator), the Director of Equity and Inclusion, the Dean of Students and the Dean of Athletics.

Holderness Symposium

Faculty gather for Holderness Symposium. 

Symposium aims to empower Holderness faculty with recent research and tools to best support their work with students. Throughout the year, faculty spend up to 35 hours of professional learning engaging with interdisciplinary themes around academic life; diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice; health and wellness; and supporting the whole athlete.

The theme for 2021-22 is Becoming and Belonging: How do we help students understand who they are, how they learn, who they are becoming, and their role in communities?

MEET THE TEAM

Kelsey Berry

Kelsey Berry

History Faculty & Director of Teaching & Learning
Peter Durnan

Peter Durnan

English Faculty & Dean of Academics
Kristen Fischer

Kristen Fischer

Spanish Faculty & Dean of Faculty

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