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Anne Eggleston Broadus '88, Lower School

"I want the girls to feel like they can make mistakes and be goofy, but also learn to be respectful of their peers and their teachers."

As someone who sees the Lower School from multiple angles, what do you think makes it special?

It really is the people. The Lower School has a great program and a beautiful building, but it’s really about how much these teachers care about their students and how excited the students are to learn. We are so lucky as teachers to be able to work with these girls.

What is your teaching philosophy?

I think the most important thing is to create a classroom environment where students feel comfortable making mistakes and taking risks. We are in the classroom together, and we are all learning, so I feel that if we can share our mistakes, that takes the stigma out of making them. I want the girls to feel like they can make mistakes and be goofy, but also learn to be respectful of their peers and their teachers.

How do you view the role of technology in the classroom?

Our job is to prepare girls to use the technology available to them, both now and in the future. It is not necessarily about learning to use a certain device, but about learning how to problem solve and choose the best tool for the problem.
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