Each year the Proctor community changes as seniors graduate, some faculty move on, and others retire. As we gear up for students to arrive over the next week, we wanted to introduce you to some of the new faces students and parents will be seeing this year and to evolving roles for those faculty you know so well!
It may be 83 degrees and humid today, but summer is over. At least it feels that way. Local public schools start this week and there are hints of orange starting to appear at the top of maple trees around campus. This time of year is filled with mixed emotions as we hate to say goodbye to summer, but at the same time, cannot wait for the 2015-2016 school year to start at Proctor Academy.
Jason Day won the PGA Championship Sunday afternoon with a stellar performance, holding off Jordan Speith down the stretch to claim the title. His journey to PGA champion alongside his coach and caddy, Colin Swatton, has been inspirational. Day’s response when asked the greatest impact Swatton has had on him relates directly to each of us as learners. “What’s rubbed off on me the most is that he’s always kind of questioning, okay, is this right? Is this wrong? Asking questions to the right people. To really be able to be open to learning and growing as a player and as a person, if you don’t do that, you stop getting better.”
Each summer, Proctor's faculty shifts gears and spends time enriching their Proctor experience. For most, the summer is spent enjoy the outdoors, hiking, cycling, and spending time with family. This downtime also affords a tremendous opportunity to pursue an avocation alongside their vocation as educators. Here's a quick window into a few summer projects by Proctor's faculty!
Proctor’s five term-long off-campus programs provide remarkable cultural immersion experiences for more than 70% of Proctor students. These programs, along with Proctor’s summer service trips, are fundamentally transformative for each student. Some students, however, choose to use the summer months to have additional immersion experiences.