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An Exciting Day with Ethan as Head of School

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Morning Assembly
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At the morning assembly, Executive Director Maryann Campbell passed the leadership baton to the Head of School.
Greeting Glenholme Staff
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While in charge, the Head of School visited offices and greated staff.
Getting around in the golf cart
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The executive golf cart proved handy for the Head of School, as he tended a rather hectic schedule.
Ethan and Maryann Campbell
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At the end of the day, Ethan, Head of School for a Day, and Executive Director Maryann Campbell pause from a busy day.
Washington, CT - Head of School is not the job for the faint-hearted, as it requires a touch of seriousness, a sense of humor, and lots of energy and enthusiasm. When Ethan stepped in as Head of School on Tuesday May 3rd, the students and staff were greeted with just such a leader. At the morning assembly, Executive Director Maryann Campbell passed the leadership baton and quizzed Ethan on his recollection of Ms. Campbell's prior school announcement. What is the most important job of the head of school? Ethan, a quick study along with many students who had similar recollections responded, "to see that everyone is happy." A moment of trust filled the air and it was apparent that the day would be filled with excitement as he exercised his new executive powers with authority.

Ethan managed the most difficult part of the Head of School's day, ensuring everyone is happy, by creatively using his new authority. Ethan granted relaxed attire to the students, which was greeted by a delighted student body clad in colored polo shirts, well suited for the warmer spring weather. Optional head wear and comfy footwear were also part of his executive orders. A special lunch, his own recipe for pasta salad, meatballs the size of tennis balls graced the plates of pasta. A similar festive dinner menu was planned for the day and all were afforded an afternoon of fun activities.

After a morning of issuing executive orders, it was down to business for the new Head of School. With a particularly full agenda he hopped into his executive golf cart, fully supplied with goodies to visit folks about the campus, check on the campus facilities with a once around the go-kart track, a quick hop on the horses, checked in on numerous meetings, made surprise classroom visits, and even managed to find time for lunch with a selection of students. By mid-day, it was time to attend to several important phone calls and photo opportunities. All the while, he ensured a happy and productive campus.

It was a great day for all as Ethan governed Glenholme as Head of School for a Day. He exercised authority with a smile and used touch of humor at all the right times.

The Glenholme School is a therapeutic boarding school for young people who are often considered fragile and complex, diagnosed with Asperger's, ADHD, PDD, OCD, Tourette's, depression, anxiety as well as learning differences. The program provides a treatment milieu designed to build competence socially and academically. Our learning environment supports and enhances the ability for young people with special needs to succeed. For more information about The Glenholme School and its program, visit Devereux Connecticut.
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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: