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Frere Grant, Marks gift fund leadership training
Rita Mitchell

Nicole Taucare, dean of academics and arts, and Pamela Seals and Kevin Finn, science and English department chairs, attended a summer departmental leadership conference at Pomfret School in Connecticut.

Photo of Nicole Taucare
Photo of Kevin Finn
Photo of Pamela Seals

Pomfret website information notes that “during the five-day residential institute, participants will learn effectively, facilitating meaningful and productive feedback conversations and guiding organizational change. …Ultimately, chairs will emerge with a mission statement and strategic plan for their departments that aligns with their school’s mission and strategic vision.”

The Jon Frere Professional Development Grant provides funds each year for opportunities for intellectual enrichment, career enhancement and professional expertise and/or classroom excellence. Grants are funded by the James R. Meadows Foundation, which created an endowment in 2014.

This year, an additional gift from Marion Marks ’67 earmarked for professional development, helped fund the conference attendance.