30 episodes

Welcome to the Gnu Stories Podcast! Hosted by Dr. Rodney Glasgow, Sandy Spring Friends School's Head of School, this podcast offers a closer look at our diverse, close-knit community. Listen in every other week to hear what we're working on in the world of education, and how we are building a place of belonging.


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Sandy Spring Friends School is a preschool-12th grade school in Sandy Spring, MD, with an option 5- and 7-day boarding program. Learn more about us at
www.ssfs.org

Gnu Stories Podcast Sandy Spring Friends School

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Welcome to the Gnu Stories Podcast! Hosted by Dr. Rodney Glasgow, Sandy Spring Friends School's Head of School, this podcast offers a closer look at our diverse, close-knit community. Listen in every other week to hear what we're working on in the world of education, and how we are building a place of belonging.


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Sandy Spring Friends School is a preschool-12th grade school in Sandy Spring, MD, with an option 5- and 7-day boarding program. Learn more about us at
www.ssfs.org

    College Counseling for Gen-Z Students and Families

    College Counseling for Gen-Z Students and Families

    From the move to digital testing and college testing requirements to expectations for selective college applications and gap year options, the college admissions landscape has shifted in recent years. Join Head of School Dr. Rodney Glasgow and the SSFS College Counseling staff as they discuss changes in the application process and share advice for students who will be applying to colleges and universities in the next few years!

    • 41 min
    Ep. 29: 2022 Winter Holiday Episode

    Ep. 29: 2022 Winter Holiday Episode

    Listen to our winter holiday edition of the Gnu Stories podcast, featuring the 2020 Virtual All-School Assembly performance of "How the Grinch Stole the Holidays," as well as recent performances from our Lower School students and Upper School Handbell Choir!

    • 13 min
    Ep. 28 | Future-Focused Planning: What a Strategic Plan Tells You About the Values of a School

    Ep. 28 | Future-Focused Planning: What a Strategic Plan Tells You About the Values of a School

    As SSFS prepares to launch our 2022-2027 strategic plan, "Going Places, Together," Head of School, Dr. Rodney Glasgow, talks with  Christina Drouin, Founder and CEO of the Center for Strategic Planning, about the evolution of strategic planning in the independent school world and what role they play in carrying out the mission of a school.

    • 40 min
    Ep. 27: Creating a Place of Belonging for the LGBTQ Community Pride Month Edition

    Ep. 27: Creating a Place of Belonging for the LGBTQ Community Pride Month Edition

    In this Pride Month Edition of the Gnu Stories Podcast, Head of School Rodney Glasgow speaks with Erin Uritus, SSFS parent and CEO of Out & Equal Workplace Advocates. He also meets with faculty mentor Kristen Amouri and rising-9th graders Karma and Twig, who are part of the Middle School Gender and Sexuality Alliance. Together they dicuss defining LGBTQ+ across generations, supporting students as teachers and parents, and the importance of building places of belonging for students in their journey of self-discovery.

    • 35 min
    Ep. 26: DEI Practitioners & Parent Involvement Discussion

    Ep. 26: DEI Practitioners & Parent Involvement Discussion

    In this episode of the Gnu Stories Podcast, Head of School Rodney Glasgow speaks with the SSFS Director of Institutional Equity, Justice, and Belonging (IEJB) LaVern Burton and two SSFS parents and co-clerks of INTERSECT, a parent group that provides a forum for parents and guardians to explore issues related to diversity, equity, and belonging. They discuss the importance of supporting students of diverse backgrounds through the inclusion of parents' sense of belonging. Hear about how DEI work at schools can actively involve parent participation and contribute to a sense of belonging for all.

    • 43 min
    Ep. 25: Mindfulness for All: Practices and Practical Application

    Ep. 25: Mindfulness for All: Practices and Practical Application

    In this episode of the Gnu Stories Podcast, Head of School Rodney Glasgow is joined by Joel Gunzburg, Lower School Counselor; Shaakira Raheem, Upper School Co-Dean of Students and African-American History Teacher; and SSFS alum Jessica Zipin '09, therapist in K-8 public education. Rodney, Joel, Shaakira, and Jessica discuss what mindfulness means and how they were introduced to it in their own lives and practice. They discuss how to incorporate mindfulness practices in everyday life for students and adults through practical application.

    • 55 min

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