Mary Kelly ’10 and Darian Reid-Sturgis ’09 have been on similar journeys – both classics majors at the College, each went on to teaching positions at independent schools – Kelly at St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, Delaware; Reid-Sturgis at his alma mater, the Roxbury Latin School, in Massachusetts. After years of near parallel paths, this summer they found themselves together. Both were awarded fellowships to participate in the Klingenstein Center’s Summer Institute at Teachers College, Columbia University.
The Klingenstein Summer Institute gathers 75 teachers from around the world for an exploration of teaching styles, educational philosophies, educational issues and personal development. The institute challenges these participants to embrace the complexities of the classroom and to explore the art of teaching and the delicate balance of subject mastery, judgment, intuition and creativity.