|The Healing Power of Music|
Posted on: 12/5/2013
The second event in the Freshly Squeezed with Colin McEnroe Series
Join us January 22, 2014 at 7pm as Mr. McEnroe moderates a discussion on the power of music to heal us physically and mentally.
Music therapy recently came out of the shadows when it was used to help Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords recover from her gunshot wound, but the ideas behind it are older and are being used for patients with missing limbs, muscular dystrophy, brain injuries, dementia and autism. Part discussion featuring clinical research on what music can do for the body, part concert featuring the amazing music of Kate Callahan and Friends. McEnroe has assembled an incredible evening, including musicians Kate Callahan and Jim Chapdelaine—each survivors of major medical trauma but with very different stories to tell; author Sarah Raskin, a Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Neuroscience Program at Trinity College who has published two books and numerous articles on treatment techniques for people with brain injury; and music therapist Emily Bevelaqua.
|Teri Schrader Named Head of Watkinson School|
Posted on: 11/26/2013
The Board of Trustees of Watkinson School is pleased to announce the selection of Teri Schrader for the position of Head of School, effective July 1, 2014. Schrader is currently Upper School Head at Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn, NY. She will succeed current Head of School John Bracker, who last spring announced he accepted the position of Head of School for the Polytechnic School in Pasadena, CA, after a 17-year tenure at Watkinson. Schrader’s appointment marks her return to Watkinson as she began as Director of Theatre and became Director of the school's prestigious Creative Arts Program from 1982 to 1996. Schrader will be the ninth head since Watkinson's founding in 1881. She was selected by a Search Committee composed of trustees, administrators, parents, and faculty members, with the aid of the educational consulting firm, Gregory Floyd & Associates, Inc. The Board of Trustees approved the selection at a special meeting on November 25th.