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Welcoming Alumni Back to Campus
Posted on: 6/2/2014
The bonds between faculty and students at Watkinson, unusually strong even for an independent school, stay strong even after students graduate. Alumni reach back to help and learn; they stay in touch with news, use faculty as mentors, and even return to Watkinson as mentors themselves.
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Congratulations to Dr. O'Brien
Posted on: 5/23/2014
Join us in congratulating Jennifer O'Brien for being awarded Watkinson School's first faculty chair!

Jennifer O’Brien, PhD is the first recipient of the John W. Bracker Faculty Chair. The Bracker Chair honors and recognizes an exceptional faculty member while providing invaluable financial support for faculty salaries. As the recipient of this honor, Dr. O’Brien will hold the title for three years while receiving a generous grant for professional development each year. Dr. O’Brien has taught science at Watkinson since 1998. In addition to teaching environmental science, forensics and zoology, Dr. O’Brien has also lead international service-learning trips to Oaxaca, Mexico and to Uganda; instituted online learning courses; lead Watkinson’s senior project process, the capstone independent project of upper school learning; and amplified all of the independent projects for all students throughout their Watkinson careers.

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