Studies in Education

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A thoughtful academic journal published twice yearly for alumni, parents and friends of Germantown Friends School.

Summer 2015 Issue

  • Journey of 1,000 Miles

    by Teresa Maebori, Retired Lower-School Teacher

    I woke up before dawn at my mom’s apartment near Seattle and started fulfilling my plans to catch the bus so that I could pick up the rental car to take our road trip from Seattle to Caldwell, Idaho. Round trip it would be a journey of 1,000 miles. The morning was dewy and chilly. It was late August 2014, and I was excited to get started. My mother, Michiko, was coming with me. I had proposed this trip several months before, and my mother, who was 98-years-old, agreed to go with me.

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  • Reflections on Teaching

    by Megan Hess, Teacher of Second/Third Grade

    Last fall Megan Hess was interviewed via email by Michael Schwartz of Lancaster Country Day School, her alma mater. Here is an excerpt.

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  • Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia

    by Susan Fleming, Former GFS Parent & Former Member of the School Committee

    Breakthrough of Greater Philadelphia is a six-year academic enrichment program that builds a path from middle school to college for low-income students from Philadelphia’s public schools. Breakthrough also inspires talented college students (and on occasion GFS students) to become educators and engaged citizens by giving them responsibility for teaching in its program. For nine years I was fortunate to serve simultaneously on the board of Breakthrough at GFS and on the GFS school committee.

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