Wellington Stories

Wellington Stories

Wellington Stories spotlights community members who have shaped Wellington throughout its history and who are shaping its future.

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Joy Transforms Student Learning

Adenola Atekoja '20 reflects on his relationships with two influential teachers: Mr. Frim and Ms. Lin. 

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A Defining Moment

Upper School English Teacher Chris Robbins reflects on a defining moment that spoke to why Wellington was different from anywhere else. ...

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A Legacy of Teaching and Learning

Upper School Teachers Aaron Frim and Erin Cornett '96 and Lower School Teacher Pete Kaser '96 reflect on what it's like to have your form...

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When History Comes Alive

Upper School History Teacher Curt Hansen reflects on the power of international travel, both for him as an adult and for his students. ...

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First Impressions

Parent Diane Bond P '20 '22 '25 '27 reflects on her family's decision to explore Wellington, and how a safe learning environment can free...

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Not Just a Place to Learn, But a Place to Gro...

Jack Goudie '22 reflects on memorable projects, favorite teachers, and Wellington's role in helping students grow. 

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The Magic of Morning Meeting

Head of School Dr. Jeff Terwin reflects on how reimagining the format of morning meeting helped build community in the upper school.  ...

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Returning to Wellington

Data, Gift Processing & Research Officer and Boys Varsity Soccer Coach J.J. Bain '06 reflects on working and coaching at his alma mat...

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Finding Home at Wellington

Justin Cockrell '21 reflects on the mentors and teachers who have made him feel important, particularly as a minority student at Wellingt...

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You Are Known

Kyra Bond '22 reflects on the importance of feeling known and cared for as an individual by teachers at Wellington.

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COVID-19 Highlights the Value of Education

Upper School STEM Teacher and Research Collaborator Dr. Brandon Sullivan

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We Why Chose Wellington

Carolina López-Ruiz P '19 '27

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Laying a School Foundation for Inclusion

Upper School English Teacher John Brown

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Christie Currie

All Things Wellington 2020 Alumni Spotlight

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Steven and Joy Kaser

Grandparents and Special Friends Day 2019 Chairs

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Monday is My Favorite Day

Nevaeh Monroe '30 reflects on what it was like to be a new student at Wellington, how it became her favorite place, and why she never wan...

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It's All in the Clouds

Head of Upper School Rishi Raghunathan P '27 '30 reflects on his very first morning at Wellington.

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Thank You, Mr. Davis

Sabrina Bong '25 reflects on the transformative teaching of Greg Davis.

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The Reward of Risks and Resets

This story originally appeared in the fall 2019 issue of The Jag magazine.

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Sisters Beahm with Jag Pride

This story originally appeared in the fall 2019 issue of The Jag magazine.

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In Leadership, Service to Others Matters Most...

This story originally appeared in the fall 2019 issue of The Jag magazine.

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Listening as Leadership

This story originally appeared in the fall 2019 issue of The Jag magazine.

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A Life in Motion

This story originally appeared in the fall 2019 issue of The Jag magazine.

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Howie Sisters Keep Close to Nature’s Heart

This story originally appeared in the fall 2019 issue of The Jag magazine.

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Jags Together Face the Future

This story originally appeared in the fall 2020 issue of The Jag magazine.

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The Brisk Effect: Transforming the Landscape ...

This story originally appeared in the spring 2019 issue of The Jag magazine.

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Uncovering Unheard Voices

This story originally appeared in the fall 2020 issue of The Jag magazine.

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Building a Better World

This story originally appeared in the fall 2020 issue of The Jag magazine.

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A Dominating Season for Boys Soccer

This story originally appeared in the fall 2020 issue of The Jag magazine.

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An Appetite for Curiosity

This story originally appeared in the fall 2020 issue of The Jag magazine.

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Alumni Coaches Make an Impact

This story originally appeared in the fall 2020 issue of The Jag magazine.

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Special Relationships Last Beyond Wellington

Simon Anderson '22 reflects on his transition to Wellington in 4th grade and the special relationship he formed with one of his middle sc...

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All in the [Frim] Family

This story originally appeared in the fall 2019 issue of The Jag magazine.

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Cynthia Callender Dungey: Building Bridges

This story originally appeared in the fall 2015 issue of The Jag magazine.

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The Best Teacher Ever

Leah Soskin '28 reflects on the best teacher ever: Ms. Johnson.

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Richard O'Shaughnessy: Opening a New Win...

This story originally appeared in the spring/summer 2016 issue of The Jag magazine.

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Experience is the Greatest Teacher of All

Lower School Science Specialist Nami Stager P '30 '32 reflects on the power of adult collaboration and the power of first-hand experience...

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A Flair for Food

This story originally appeared in the spring/summer 2016 issue of The Jag magazine.

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We Are Family

Lower School Teacher Kathy Yant reflects on her favorite Wellington traditions and the closeness of the Wellington family.

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Potter Mania

This story originally appeared in the spring/summer 2016 issue of The Jag magazine.

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Anna Taft's Tandana Foundation Brings Pe...

This story originally appeared in the fall 2016 issue of The Jag magazine.

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Ashley Koff: Better Health Enabler

This story originally appeared in the fall 2017 issue of The Jag magazine.

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International Business Collaborative Bridges ...

This story originally appeared in the fall 2017 issue of The Jag magazine.

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One for the Books

This story originally appeared in the fall 2017 issue of The Jag magazine.

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Sea of Wonder

This story originally appeared in the spring 2018 issue of The Jag magazine.

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O Brave New World

This story originally appeared in the spring 2018 issue of The Jag magazine.

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Nahad Sadr-Azodi: Protecting Global Health fo...

This story originally appeared in the fall 2018 issue of The Jag magazine.

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The Big Idea Behind Wellington's New Loo...

This story originally appeared in the fall 2018 issue of The Jag magazine.

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Playing with Pride and Integrity Leads to Sta...

This story originally appeared in the fall 2018 issue of The Jag Magazine.

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Lessons in Leadership

This story originally appeared in the fall 2018 issue of The Jag Magazine.

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Wellington's Little Jags

These stories originally appeared in the fall/winter 2012 issue of the Wellington Magazine.

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Education and Athletics without Barriers

These stories originally appeared in the spring/summer 2013 issue of the Wellington Magazine.

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Courtney Roy Remembered

These stories originally appeared in the spring/summer 2014 issue of the Wellington Magazine.

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The Members of the ''Original'...

These stories originally appeared in the spring/summer 2014 issue of the Wellington Magazine.

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Peter Tian Wins $100,000 Siemens Award

These stories originally appeared in the spring/summer 2015 issue of the Wellington Magazine.

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Believing: Giving back to the school that pre...

Alumni parents still believe in Wellington

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Wellington Grads Have the Spirit of Adventure...

These stories originally appeared in the fall 2015 issue of The Jag magazine.

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Believing: It's our turn to step up

Jim and Michelle Croft believe in Wellington’s future

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Art in the age of COVID-19

Julius Skestos '21 reflects on his art practice, the experience of learning from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the magic created...

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Believing: Our opportunity to be part of some...

John and Judy Chester have a long list of reasons to be grateful for their connection to Wellington.

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A Foot in 2 Places

We all have multiple identities—race, gender, age, sexual orientation, culture, occupation, etc. However, psychology research has tradit...

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Believing: Multi-generational family’s genero...

The Böhm family encourages other Wellington families to strengthen the school through the Believing Campaign.

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Our stories are windows and mirrors

 

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Believing: Abdelbaki Family Makes “Second Hom...

This story is part of Believing: The Campaign for Wellington. To learn more and to make a gift, visit wellington.org/believing.

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