Though they took two very different approaches, one high-tech and one low, Michael Mitchell and Joyce Andersen answered the same urgent call for  protective face shields. Head of School Mark Davis and I had the chance to interview Michael and Joyce as part of the SLSHeroes series—celebrating people moving their communities forward. 

When Michael Mitchell heard that the maker community could help create protective gear, he grabbed St. Luke’s 3D printers and set up a workshop in his garage. Head of School Mark Davis talked with Michael about his inspiration...

To see the complete, unedited interview, click here.

St. Luke’s parent Joyce Andersen turned to her houseful of available help—her husband, St. Luke’s Board Chair James Andersen, and four of their five sons. The family used common items to assemble simple, effective face shields. Joyce also created a how-to video that has been widely shared, multiplying the impact of her work. I spoke with Joyce and asked her how and why she decided to take the lead in addressing this need...

To see the complete, unedited interview, click here.

What I love about these interviews is how well they illustrate our CFL motto: find your voice, make a difference. Michael and Joyce have already delivered hundreds of shields to hospitals and stores throughout lower Fairfield County. Thanks to these SLSHeroes for helping to keep us all safer and healthy. 

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 St. Luke’s is a private, secular (non-religious) independent school in New Canaan, CT serving grades 5-12. St. Luke’s mission: An exceptional education that inspires a deep love of learning, a strong moral compass, the commitment to serve, and the confidence to lead.   

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