List of 6 news stories.

  • 2023-2024 Parent Programming

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  • Meet 2 more new teachers, ISABELLE (Music) & SHAWN (Art)!

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  • Teacher Feature: KATIE NICHOLSON (Athletics)

    Question to Katie : In your opinion, what makes Hanger Hall a special place to teach and learn?
    Katie: "Hanger Hall is a special place to teach because of how much our faculty deeply cares about the school! This might seem simple but I think it’s the basis for a wonderful work environment. I have found that “caring” translates into collaboration and intentional engagement when it comes to the teaching process. It’s also extremely helpful as a new teacher while I’m looking for guidance! 
    Hanger Hall is a super special place to learn because faculty are able to create genuine relationships with the students. This closeness allows teachers to trust the students, honor the emotional state of the students and allow the students the space to fully be themselves. I believe that breaking down these barriers creates a supportive and uplifting environment for growth."
  • Teacher Spotlight: Beth Ripley

    Next up in #HangerHall's teacher spotlight is our excellent science teacher Beth Ripley. The 2021-2022 school year marks her 12th year at Hanger Hall.

    Her favorite books right now are Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah and The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett.

    She describes Hanger Hall's community as both loving and inclusive. I feel blessed to be able to work with so many incredible women and students. She adds that single-sex education seems to minimize distractions to focus on their personal growth while deciding what kind of person they want to be and what is important to them.

    Her advice to potential students: Hanger Hall does a wonderful job of providing a safe space for you to explore and develop the necessary tools to be successful in high school and beyond.

    Her advice to graduating students: continue challenging yourself and pursue the life you want. Also, please come back to visit!

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  • Teacher Spotlight: Katie Connor

    Our first teacher spotlight is Katie Conner, our fantastic Spanish & 6th-grade Humanities teacher. The 2021-2022 school year will be her 16th year teaching at Hanger Hall.
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  • Teacher Spotlight: Meg Winnecour

    Our next teacher spotlight is #HangerHall's Art Teacher, Meg Winnecour. The 2021-2022 school year will be her 9th year at Hanger Hall.

    Some of her favorite reads include Orion magazine's summer issue, My Grandmother's Hands, by Resma Menachem, and The Man Who Quit Money, by Mark Sundeen. Her all-time favorite books include Holy the Firm and Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard.

    She describes the Hanger Hall community as supportive, justice-oriented, creative, open-minded, progressive, and fun.

    She adds that the benefits of attending an all-girls school include being a place where female-identifying folks can come let their guard down while growing into the adult versions of themselves. She adds that all-girls schools are about having a safe place to try out aspects of yourself and value system outside of the pressures of the wider society. A place where there are plenty of loving women around to help when things inevitably get messy, a place where everyone (fellow students, staff, and community) is rooting for you to grow into the best version of yourself.
    Her advice to potential Hanger Hall students is to do a shadow day. Spend the day with the students and teachers, and see if it feels right. It will most likely feel like home right away!

    Her advice to graduating 8th graders is to remember your fully-stocked toolbox; it's always with you. In there, you've got everything you need to succeed: the love and support of your teachers, HH classmates, and family, excellent study skills and learner habits, creativity, and the bravery and curiosity to use it. You're all set: now go have an adventure!
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