Advancing Faculty Leadership

"As we move forward, it’s important that we continue to offer students the faculty and facilities that will allow them to go into the world for that next level of their life experience."

– kim williams p’08, ’14 
president, board of trustess

One of CA’s strengths is the astonishing array of courses available to students. We owe this range to CA’s faculty, who bring the force of their intellectual curiosity to the curriculum. CA’s classroom lessons extend far beyond the textbook, as the teachers — also historians, poets, engineers, and accomplished artists in their own right — imbue daily discussions with insights from their fields of expertise. By providing the faculty with the tools they need to realize their potential, we optimize the CA experience, and we will continue to attract and develop teachers who have a unique ability to bring out the very best in our students. These endowed funds are already giving faculty opportunities and time to imagine, design, and deliver new courses. Your gifts are unleashing creativity and collaboration at a level never before possible.

One of CA’s distinguishing strengths is the wide-as-you- can-dream array of courses available to students. We owe this range to CA’s faculty, who bring the force of their intellectual curiosity to the curriculum. On the far left, Gretchen Roorbach guides a student onto the Sudbury River for her class, Applied Environmental Science: Water Conflicts at Home and Abroad. Left, student-teacher relationships remain a hallmark of the CA experience.

Invisible History, Authentic Learning

Just a mile from the CA campus, across from the Old North Bridge, stands an unassuming, wood-timbered farmhouse filled with little-known history. A mere 544 square feet, the Robbins House was home to three generations of free African Americans who lived in Concord while slavery was still legal in the United States. “These were free black people who were relatively successful and active in civil…READ FULL STORY