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Fords in Four: Thomas Lindberg '07

In Fords in Four, we ask an alumnus four questions; he shares insights and stories. In this blog post, Thomas Lindberg '07, partner at Upstream Capital and chair of Haverford's Young Alumni Committee, reflects on lessons learned from his time as a student at Haverford and shares advice for his fellow young alums. He also discusses the new Alumni Networking Platform and how it will help build a stronger, more connected Fords community. 

Creating an inviting language classroom through empathy

In this blog post, Middle School Chinese teacher Daphne Monroy explains why empathy is crucial to learning a second language. She discusses how she created and cultivated a safe and trusting environment for her students to practice and make mistakes within her first week of teaching at Haverford. A version of this story first appeared in the Middle School newspaper, The Fords Forum

Fords in Four: Darryl Clark '75

In Fords in Four, we ask an alumnus four questions; he shares insights and stories. In this blog post, Darryl Clark '75 shares fond memories of Spanish teacher Rafael Laserna, traces his career path to becoming a translator and touring musician in Spain, and gives advice to current students.   

Fords in Four: Andrew Acker '11

In Fords in Four, we ask an alumnus four questions; he shares insights and stories. In this blog post, Andrew Acker '11, integrated cardiac surgery resident at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, reminisces on his high school years at Haverford, traces his career path into medicine, and shares lessons learned about working hard and following your passions.  

Learning to code in Lower School

Lower School Librarian Michelle Burns was recently recognized with a CARE Award by BSD Education. According to the BSD Education website: "Each year, BSD Education partners with teachers around the world to bring technology programs into their classrooms. CARE Award nominees represent a diverse group of teachers. Each exemplifies one or more of BSD's four foundational characteristics: curious, adaptable, resilient, and empathetic." 

We sat down with Ms. Burns recently to discuss how she incorporates BSD's coding curriculum in her lessons, what skills she hopes to impart on her students, and more.

Fords in Four: Elliott Davis '77

In Fords in Four, we ask an alumnus four questions; he shares insights and stories. In this blog post, Elliott Davis '77 shares memories and lessons learned from Haverford, which have served him both in his 40-year career in finance and his newest venture, founding Mine Hill Distillery, in Roxbury, Conn. 

A milepost in a long journey: Cum Laude Society induction

Founded in 1906, the Cum Laude Society is dedicated to honoring scholastic achievement in secondary schools. For Haverford's virtual Cum Laude Society induction this year, David Ford '93 was the featured guest speaker. He shares his remarks in this blog post. 

Fords in Four: Cole Berman '14

In Fords in Four, we ask an alumnus four questions; he shares insights and stories. Cole Berman '14 reminisces on his journey from managing the golf team in fifth grade to serving as director of Haverford's golf program now. He also shares how he and his friends are helping to support healthcare workers and restaurants through their nonprofit, Fuel the Fight. 

Keeping the light of learning bright

In this blog post, Dr. Jay Greytok ’83, Head of Middle School, shares his tips for parents to help their children continue to thrive during online learning, including finding their areas of passion and setting goals. A version of this post originally appeared in Main Line Parent