“A Final Heads Letter” by Chuck Baldecchi

“A Final Heads Letter” by Chuck Baldecchi

Dear TLS Community,  I have so many wonderful memories of The Lexington School. I have memories of the interview process and the energy and enthusiasm I felt for this school. TLS clicked in my heart from the start. I remember our first Holiday Concert with Bella in my arms, Alex in Erin’s belly, and Cade […]

Teachers Have Changed My Life: A Head’s Letter by Chuck Baldecchi

Teachers Have Changed My Life: A Head’s Letter by Chuck Baldecchi

In my first month on the job fifteen years ago, I met with the “new” faculty for a day of orientation led by Ann Eames, TLS’s legendary English teacher and Director of Professional Development, along with our faculty mentors. Ann led an exercise that morning where she named each of TLS’s Heads of School and […]

“From Where I Sit”: A Head’s Letter by Chuck Baldecchi

“From Where I Sit”: A Head’s Letter by Chuck Baldecchi

Spin…Spin…Spin…“Mr. Duckie are you in there?” I can still hear the preschool voices followed by the knocking on my door forming a line 20 kids deep. As I would stand up and open the door, there would be a jubilant, collective, “YEAH!” I would ask the crowd outside my door, “Who wants to go first?” […]

May Head’s Letter: ONE School Project Details

May Head’s Letter: ONE School Project Details

The beauty of The ONE School Campaign is that there is something in it for every student at The Lexington School. When I think about the ONE School Campaign I am reminded of the warm feeling I have as a parent and a Head of School when our students sing “One Candle” at the end […]

“Pass on a Good Word”: A Heads Letter by Chuck Baldecchi

“Pass on a Good Word”: A Heads Letter by Chuck Baldecchi

Do you remember your first real job interview? Was it for a summer internship or during the spring of your senior year in college? Who helped you get that interview? Did a family friend pass your resume onto the right person? Connections are an important part of any job search, especially that first one. I […]

“The Way to Survive It Was to Make A’s,” A Head’s Letter by Chuck Baldecchi

“The Way to Survive It Was to Make A’s,” A Head’s Letter by Chuck Baldecchi

“The Way to Survive It Was to Make A’s,” A Head’s Letter by Chuck Baldecchi This New York Times Magazine article from September 7, 2017, was the most compelling and inspiring article regarding Independent Schools I have read in a long while. The author of the article, Mosi Secret, did an incredible amount of research […]

Genealogy and Gratitude: November Head’s Letter by Chuck Baldecchi

Genealogy and Gratitude: November Head’s Letter by Chuck Baldecchi

I often think about the sacrifices my ancestors made so I could be here today. I think about the courage it took them to leave their homeland and sail to the New World. I am 50% Italian, 25% German, and 25% English. Sir William Morton and Lady Anne Smyth arrived in the early 1600s in […]