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On April 21, Headmaster Lucas found time in his busy schedule to enjoy lunch with several students.
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Headmaster Lucas entertained an exchange with Executive Director Maryann Campbell, before he began his busy day.
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April 29, Headmaster Brandon, pictured here with Executive Director Maryann Campbell, handled the helm effectively.
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Headmaster Brandon and Executive Director Maryann Campbell tour the campus in the executive golf cart.
Washington, CT - The popular annual auction item, “Headmaster for the Day,” traditionally takes place in April. The 2008 recipients who enjoyed their day at the helm include Lucas D. and Brandon K. From the morning assembly to the evening activities, the Headmaster sets the rules for the day and often award staff and students with the option of relaxed attire and design the Headmaster Meal Plan Special. This job is not for the lighthearted, as it requires as a sense of humor, a touch of seriousness and lots of energy.

On April 21, at 8:20 a.m. Lucas D. addressed the student body and faculty at the morning assembly and set the expectations for the day. He quickly won over his audience with his executive orders which included "hats and sneakers permitted" for students and "tie-optional" for faculty. His plans included weather-permitting games of soccer and capture-the-flag, with a wet-weather contingency of a Yankees game in the theater. Headmaster Lucas tended to his hectic schedule of student and staff meetings via the executive golf cart. Despite all the work required for his official day, Headmaster Lucas still managed to enjoy lunch with several members of the student body. It was an excellent day for the Glenholme campus under the direction of Headmaster Lucas.

Brandon K. stepped into the shoes of the Headmaster on April 29. At the morning assembly, Brandon lightened the mood with his early morning executive orders which included "hats and sneakers permitted" for students and “sneakers-optional” for staff. Brandon K. had a busy agenda for his day at the helm, which included conferences, meetings with supervisors and a campus-wide after-school sporting event of capture-the-flag. Headmaster Brandon fulfilled his many obligations by energetically zipping about campus in the executive golf cart. The Glenholme student body and staff responded positively to the guidance of Headmaster Brandon.

Every year, the time honored tradition of handing over the helm to the “Headmaster of the Day” is highly anticipated. Staff and students walk a little easier in their sneakers and the result is a rewarding day for all. We are excited to see what the 2009 headmasters have designed for their special day.

Devereux Glenholme is an exceptional boarding school for students with special needs, which offers an individually prescribed learning environment with a steadfast academic curriculum. Using our effective individualized services, we apply a positive behavior support model focused on development of social skills and lifelong strategies for success. The school’s milieu therapy addresses varying levels of academic, social and special needs development in boys and girls ages 10-18 and postgraduates. We prepare graduates for continued education in traditional day schools, boarding schools, colleges and universities. For more information about The Glenholme School and its program, visit


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The Glenholme School is accredited as an independent boarding school for children with special needs by The New England Association of Schools and Colleges, with diploma granting privileges. Glenholme is a member of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, licensed by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, and approved by the Connecticut Board of Education, New Jersey Department of Education, California Department of Education, and the New York State Education Department.The Glenholme School, 81 Sabbaday Lane, Washington, Connecticut 06793, phone: 860-868-7377, fax: 860-868-7894, email: