We Are Westridge

A community blog featuring Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor, the Westridge Leadership Team, our esteemed faculty members and occasional special guests

Stick-figure Scientists and Backyard Bobsledding (California-Style): Proof That Female Representation Matters

by Samantha Chaffin, Webmaster & Online Content Manager

 
Source: TIME

During a study conducted in the 1960s, researchers asked a …

School Communities Cry Out for Safety

by Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor

Today, Westridge students joined with students from coast to coast asking for adults to listen …

Posted by Samantha Chaffin in from the head of school on Wednesday March 14
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The Role of Self-Compassion on the Road from Anxiety to Motivation

by Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor


(Image source: iStock in The New York Times)

At times I am concerned that the rapid rise of …

Jim Holland, Ed.D., on the Perils of Perfectionism

 

(Image source: The New York Times)

At Westridge, we seek to nurture a sense of inner authority in our students as an antidote to …

Holiday Gifts that Empower Girls

 

As parents and educators, we are constantly looking to increase opportunities for girls to become innovators, leaders, and …

Posted by Samantha Chaffin in upper school, middle school, lower school on Tuesday December 5, 2017 at 10:22AM
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Assistant Head of School Jemma Kennedy Becomes a Fourth Grader for a Day (& Climbs a Tree!)

From time to time, our administrators shadow a Westridge student in order to better understand the lived experience of students in …

Posted by Samantha Chaffin in reflections, lower school on Thursday November 2, 2017
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Queen Bees, Mean Girls, and Leaning In to Gender Discrimination by Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor

I recently came across an Atlantic article from June 2016 (Why Women -Sometimes- Don't Help Other Women), shedding light on …

Posted by Samantha Chaffin in from the head of school, westridge thought leader on Tuesday October 10, 2017 at 09:46AM
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Jim Holland, Ed.D. on Deconstructing Stress and Other Wellness Tools Developed at Westridge

Our September Parent Association focused on the school’s work to promote wellness and balance.  In addition to faculty and …

Posted by Samantha Chaffin in westridge thought leader, Wellness & Balance, Westridge Research Initiative on Friday September 29, 2017 at 02:53PM
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Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor Speaks on the Importance of Wellness and Balance at Convocation 2017

 

At our Convocation ceremony on Wednesday, August 30, Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor introduced our theme for the year "…

Posted by Samantha Chaffin in convocation, from the head of school on Thursday August 31, 2017
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