Vision of the LJCDS Team by Head of School Gary Krahn, Ph.D.
On November 4, Director of the Learning Resource Center Micki Mighdoll, Head of Middle School Colleen O’Boyle and I spent time with Alan Daly, Ph.D., department chair of Education Studies at UC San Diego and Amanda Datnow, education studies professor and associate dean of the Division of Social Sciences at UC San Diego. The meeting was inspirational and timely given the strategic initiatives at LJCDS.
The Danger of Personalization: Filter Bubbles by Director of Technology Robert Derby
Have you ever experienced a situation where a group of people are given an informed choice and roughly half of them disagreed with you? Afterward, did you think, "How could we all be looking at the same information and not come to the same conclusion?" There may be many variables involved in a decision, but a critical one is that, paradoxically, in our connected world we are getting more and more data filtered to agree with our existing views.
Outside the classroom, Grades 7-8 science teacher Julia Ruth is a circus performer. She shares her road to becoming an acrobatic performer and reflects on the contributions it has had on her personal and professional growth.
Since the beginning of the school year, each student in Grades 1-4 art classes has been working on art pieces of different mediums for display in the 2016 Lower School Art Show. They recently unveiled their hard work. We sat down with Lower School art teacher Jessica Abbondanzio to learn what went into the making of the show.
Throughout this annual report, you will see information demonstrating the incredible attributes and achievements of our students, faculty, staff and community. The current year continues to be filled with great opportunities, challenges and accomplishments.