Meet Nicole: New Staff Profile

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Nicole Burnett’s experiences with Crossroads reach back further than her role as Assistant School Director; she is also a Crossroads parent to Tayah ’22. “What drew me to Crossroads as a parent was the school’s commitment to justice and equity,” she notes. “It also seemed like the teachers truly loved what they did.” Nicole adds that since joining Crossroads, she’s …

Meet Rebecca: New Staff Profile

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As School Director, Rebecca Spears oversees curriculum and instruction, faculty supervision and development, and scheduling for the school. Much of her day is spent interacting with faculty, observing them in the classroom, and talking with students about scheduling and course requirements. Beyond her experience in teaching, administration, education policy, and faculty development, Rebecca has a deep commitment to justice and …

Chiriga Bogan-Garrett

Meet Chiriga: New Staff Profile

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Chiriga Bogan-Garrett shared her experience joining Crossroads through the din of students coming in and out of the front office, asking for help, dropping off keys, signing out for lunch, and chatting with her about the school’s goings-on. As Crossroads’s receptionist and an administrative assistant, Chiriga’s role includes managing the traffic of students, parents, faculty, and staff in the front …

Congratulations Seniors: College Acceptances

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The Class of 2019 has received a helfty round of early college acceptances. Congratulations!  University of Alabama – Birmingham Baker University Bradley University Butler University Carleton College Carthage College College of William and Mary Colorado School of Mines University of Colorado – Colorado Springs Columbia College Chicago University of Denver Dillard University Drake University Hampton University Iowa Wesleyan College Fontbonne University …

Senior Faith Webster Completes Aspen Institute Fellowship

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When Faith Webster applied for a leadership program on a whim two years ago, she didn’t know that it would have lifelong impact. As a member of the Aspen Institute Young Fellows Program in St. Louis, she joined 20 students, all between the ages of 16-20, for two years of training on civic engagement, local issues, and leadership. The Aspen …

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 …