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 […]

Eunice Beatty is Getting Busy…Again

Eunice Beatty is Getting Busy…Again

Eunice Beatty is busy. She’s been busy being a mom, grandmother, wife, educator, college administrator, counselor, accreditor, board member, community volunteer, and friend to the many who ask for her help. Have you seen her CV? She continues to be one busy lady. So why on earth would Eunice take the time to spend a […]

Almost Time for Tim

Almost Time for Tim

Is it possible Tim Alford was bound for The Lexington School? It was just a matter of time? After all, he met Mary Bruce Gray ’99 at the University of the South when she was just a Freshman and he was just a Sophomore, and they’ve been together ever since. After all, he wanted to be a teacher and a leader, circuitously finding his way to independent schools via a variety of other institutions. And after all, Tim happens to love Middle Schoolers.

In Gratitude for Josephine Abercrombie by Chuck Baldecchi

In Gratitude for Josephine Abercrombie by Chuck Baldecchi

Throughout the school year I have used my monthly Head’s Letter as an opportunity to say thank you and to express my gratitude for this wonderful school community I have called home for the last 15 years. This month I would like to share my deepest gratitude for Ms. Josephine Abercrombie, Founder of The Lexington […]

“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?” […]

“Passing the Dad Test,” A September Heads Letter by Chuck Baldecchi

“Passing the Dad Test,” A September Heads Letter by Chuck Baldecchi

I have spent the summer thinking about whether there is a difference between a child jumping off a pier into the water for the first time and giving your teenager keys to a car. I can argue both sides. I remember when they were babies. I remember that first step. I remember their first day […]

Up a Big Notch: TLS Voyages

Up a Big Notch: TLS Voyages

The Instagram feed for Southwest Sequel #SWS18 is a story of courage, resilience, and growth. @tlsvoyages Southwest Sequel in full swing. #SWS18. Between the hashtags and comments from those impressed are 7 days of non-stop, action-packed, thrill seeking in a world that seems to exist on its own. Last summer, TLS Voyages traveled to Costa […]

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 […]

Big News! The Lexington School Launches the ONE School Project [VIDEO]

Big News! The Lexington School Launches the ONE School Project [VIDEO]

IT’S AN EXCITING TIME FOR THE LEXINGTON SCHOOL COMMUNITY.   Nationally-ranked PS-8th grade school celebrates major donations and encourages community support for a project that touches every single student at The Lexington School. With a goal of raising $10 million firmly in view, The Lexington School is happy to announce that it has received $7 million […]

“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 […]