Community Blogs

Sue on a bike

With so much happening on the newly designed USNOW page (thanks to Sam Frederick (’15)), you may have missed the new Community Blogs button in the header.  Under that heading, you will find three blogs – two by faculty and one by an alum – that you really should check out:

Making Cents: A Guide to Personal Finance  The Portland Press Herald online edition is hosting a blog created by 6-12 math teacher Steve Kautz.  Named named Jump$tart Maine’s Financial Educator of the Year for 2012, Steve offers the same wisdom on financial matters in this blog that he does to the students in his Upper School electives.

Travels with Sue Stein  Having listened for years to her students tell their stories of living in far distant places and having helped them and their parents to navigate life at Waynflete and in America, EAL tutor Sue Stein decided to reverse the experience by taking a leave of absence this semester to travel throughout much of Africa to make herself the cultural student and to get more an an “in-my-bones understanding” of where many of her students have come from.

Liv Chap (’11): Adventures in St. Petersburg Having caught the “Russian Bug” in high school from her Russian history teacher Alice  Brock, Liv Chap (’11) is spending a college semester abroad in Russia.  With all that is happening now in the news, what a fascinating time to be there.