Fall Athletics Wrap Up

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Athletics Director Bob Beatrice Shares News from the Crossroads Current Fall Athletics Season Girls’ Volleyball The 2018 volleyball season was a total success for the Current. We accomplished many of our goals for all three high school teams, and 37 girls were able to have fun, learn, improve, and work together. The C team, comprised of freshmen and sophomores, played …

New Faculty Spotlight: Joseph Puricelli

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Math can be a challenging subject for some, but for math teacher Joseph Puricelli, it gave him career direction from an early point in life. “I was really inspired by the teachers I had in middle and high school here in St. Louis,” says Joseph. “In high school, I found myself enjoying supporting my classmates and explaining concepts to them. …

Alexis Newsome

New Staff Spotlight: Alexis Newsome

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Raised in an educator’s household, Alexis Newsome has always cared deeply about access to quality education for children. As the Director of Admission and the first face and voice prospective students encounter when they come to Crossroads, Alexis was drawn to the school for its mission and values. “Knowing that Crossroads is willing to work for justice and equity and …

Three New Trustees Join Crossroads Board

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Crossroads is grateful for the continued support and commitment of our Board of Trustees. We are pleased to welcome three new members to the Board, and have asked them to share their own thoughts about their personal commitment to the Crossroads community. Read the biographies of our three new Trustees. Rachel Boyers (parent to Cecilia’14 and Ivan’16) “I believe in …

Course Bridges Issues from the Headlines with History

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Students in Gretchen Roberts’s 8th grade history course, American Government and Civics, look at the entire American experience in the context of history and the current events of the day. “It’s not what you would typically think of when you think of a history class,” Gretchen notes. “It’s about the foundations of our government, its establishment, and its implications on …

Brian Parsons

New Faculty Spotlight: Brian Parsons

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Brian Parsons identifies himself as a “vagabond” of the Midwest, having bounced around cities such as St. Louis, Grand Rapids, and Cincinnati with his family of four before returning here several years ago. The constant during all of these moves – besides his wife Jillian and two children Megan and Colin – was a passion for English instruction and working …

Mandarin Program Flourishes at Crossroads

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Among a wall of comics, images, and fun memes on learning Mandarin, Diana Corey’s classroom displays a poster of the language’s one thousand most widely used characters. The dedicated Crossroads students who take Mandarin have a goal of eventually learning these and more (Diana herself knows between 4,000-5,000 characters). As the most widely spoken language in the world and the …

New Faculty Spotlight: Debra Mein

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A working actor for nearly 20 years, Deb Mein joined Crossroads this year as the theater teacher, eager to share her passion for teaching young people theater in a collaborative community. Deb’s background as an actor and director leading students of all ages has taken her to all corners of the country. “I was one of those actors subletting my …

Science experiment

All Connected

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New Middle School Science Curriculum Integrates Subjects Parents may remember sitting in their seventh and eighth grade science classes and learning biology throughout an entire year without touching on other disciplines. Those days are in the past at Crossroads with the help of a new middle school science curriculum. “All science is connected, and our new science curriculum reflects that,” …

Welcome New Faculty and Staff

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Nicole Burnett, Assistant School Director: Nicole, mother of Tayah ’22, was born and raised in St. Louis and has over 17 years of experience in education as an elementary and middle school counselor and a sixth grade teacher. She is currently working on an Education Specialist Degree in Administration through Lindenwood University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), LPC – …