As we begin our 99th year of educating girls, I feel fortunate, indeed, to work with a community of hardworking and committed professionals, engaged and energized students, passionate and supportive parents, and dedicated and devoted trustees – all of whom are constantly focused on how we can make Hockaday its very best.
The Hockaday of 2012 is exceptional; it is a school built and nurtured for almost ten decades by people who care about children, love teaching and learning, and want to make the world a better place.
This work has NEVER been more important than it is today. Our girls live in a high-stakes, high-pressure world. As the adults in their lives, I hope together we will strive to augment and nurture a joyful, playful environment, where girls – and adults alike – are encouraged to be healthy, balanced individuals who give their best and learn from their mistakes in achieving their goals.
I'd like to close by thanking our parents for their partnership in the education of our girls. I am always mindful of the tremendous trust they place in us. As partners in our girls’ lives, we work together to ensure that they thrive; that they learn resilience and responsibility while being prepared for the path beyond our gates; that together, we are giving them the tools for living lives of integrity.
We have an incredible opportunity to encourage our girls to become leaders, thinkers, and doers as we work together to provide a challenging and nurturing environment.
All the best,
Kim Wargo, Eugene McDermott Headmistress