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Head of School, Rebecca C., pictured with Maryann Campbell, enjoyed a busy day governing Deverux Glenholme.
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The new Head of School, has an official word with Devereux Glenholme executive director, Maryann Campbell
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Head of School, Andrew R, attended his hectic schedule via the executive golf card.
Washington, CT - The Devereux Glenholme summer session experienced a few rare occurrences of the popular Parents’ Weekend Auction item, “Head of School.” On these special days, Glenholme experiences an exchange of power as the new head of school sets the rules for the day. Certainly not for the fainthearted, the head of school position requires a special touch of seriousness, a sense of humor, and lots of energy and enthusiasm.

The two students who stepped in as Glenholme’s Head of School during August were required to use an extra touch of creativity. Andrew R. governed Glenholme on August 13 and Rebecca C. held the helm as Head of School on August 19; they both employed their powers and abilities effectively. The special summer session head of school rules included late starts, a relaxation of the school attire policy, student luncheons, special sporting events, afternoon movie viewings, extra re-enforcers, go-kart test drives, and cottage dinner parties. Governing Glenholme is not without business meetings, student conferences, and important phone calls and the aide of the executive golf cart assisted them in meeting those important obligations.

The “Head of School” is a time-honored custom of Glenholme. The staff and students walk a little lighter in anticipation of the day when the new Head of School governs Glenholme.

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: