Jean Waller Brune, Head of School is pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2013 Beth Drummond Casey will serve as the next Lower School Head. Beth, the Founding Executive Director of the Middle Grades Partnership – a public/private initiative of the Baltimore Community Foundation, has had extensive Lower School experience both as anadministrator and teacher at Park and Gilman Schools.
Through her own experiences attending an all girls’ school and teaching in an all boys’ school, Beth deeply values single gender education, and we are excited to have her share in our passion for upholding tradition and promoting innovation at RPCS. In addition, Beth’s time as a non-profit Executive Director has provided her with a unique perspective on management, marketing and best practices in current pedagogy that will enhance An Education Above in the Lower School.
In her Philosophy of Teaching and Learning Beth wrote: It should be satisfying, challenging, mind-expanding and just plain fun to work with children, as it also should be to work with other adults who feel the same way. As a mentor teacher at Park School Beth’s warmth and authenticity guided many young teachers. Among her strengths are her commitment to collaboration, her listening skills and her knowledge of, and thoughtful consideration of, educational philosophy. But, perhaps the most inspiring traits Beth possesses are her visible curiosity, her vitality and her own openness to lifelong learning. We are delighted to welcome Beth Drummond Casey to the RPCS community.