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Liz Perry: Assistant Head of School for Academics

Liz Perry is St. Luke's Assistant Head of School for Academics. She chairs the Upper School Academic Council and is a member of the Equity Leadership Team and the Faculty Growth and Renewal Team. Liz empowers her team to be bold and creative as they inspire deeper, student-centered learning. Prior to joining St. Luke's in 2013, Liz taught English and was the Director of Educational Design and Innovation at The Berkeley Carroll School in Brooklyn, NY, where she was the recipient of the John Reidy Award for outstanding contributions. Before that, Liz was an English teacher, working at Escola Graduada de São Paulo (the American School of São Paulo, Brazil), The Brimmer and May School in Boston, and Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Liz also serves on the faculty of the Klingenstein Center, part of Teachers College at Columbia University.
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Hope And Courage Are Real: Celebrating MLK

Before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I always read at least some of King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail. I often find...
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Moving forward, slowly, slowly

Recently, I was asked,

What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?

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How Not To Lose Your Mind (Or Morals) Over College Admissions

Just a few days after the FBI arrested fifty people in the college admissions bribery scandal, Harvard University’s Making...

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Teens and Sleep: Every Minute Matters

Upper School students are arriving at St. Luke’s a bit more well-rested. Our school pushed start times for grades 9-12 back...

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J-Term: Where Students Become Leaders

 When we launched the first J-Term in 2014, we considered it an experiment. We would take a few days away from the regular...

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Parenting Teens: Anybody Have a Map?

“I’m kinda coming up empty/Can’t find my way to you.”

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On Free Speech—Helping Teens Find Their Moral Compass

 "Freedom of expression matters. And I believe in it. I invite you to look—not toward the rules—but inward toward your own...

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