By Carolyn Baldwin
Head of School


Whenever tragedies occur around the world or close to home, I know most of us struggle with “big” questions. How do we protect our families when seemingly random violence disrupts our world on a regular basis? What can we say or do to help our children feel safe? 


Just before school ended last spring, I shared a February 2016 TED talk link with our ASA faculty and staff. The speaker – “global citizen” humanitarian Hugh Evans – used his TED talk platform to discuss what it means to be a citizen of the world. He had many wonderful examples of people taking responsibility for helping others around the globe, but he also shared examples of failed opportunities.


Our world is small. We are all interconnected. We must learn to love one another, and be global citizens who help each other succeed.