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

English Class, Book Clubs, and Empathy

Developing soft skills within core curricula and our social encounters

by Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor

I recently came across &…

International Day of the Girl: A Time to Reflect on The Importance of Girls’ Schools, Representation, and the Power and Joy of Channeling Mulan!

by Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor

Surrounded by hundreds of cheering spirited girls at Friday’s International Day of the Girl…

Posted by Samantha Chaffin in middle school, reflections, from the head of school on Tuesday October 15 at 10:07AM
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Should Students Protest?

by Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor

 
Above: Westridge students participate in the National School Walkout on March 14, 2018 …

Posted by Samantha Chaffin in from the head of school, westridge thought leader, Empathy & Connection on Thursday September 12
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Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor at Convocation on the Value of Empathy and Connection


At our August 28 Convocation ceremony, Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor shared her reflections on empathy and connection, and why …

The Impact of an “Everywoman’s” Voice, Including Lasting Peace

by Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor


Image source: University of San Diego, Women PeaceMakers

Our active alumnae community shares …

Posted by Samantha Chaffin in from the head of school, westridge thought leader on Monday April 8
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Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor on International Day of the Girl: Many Meanings at Home and Abroad


In just its sixth year, the U.N.’s International Day of the Girl (IDG) is young among the litany of designated “days.” …

Posted by Samantha Chaffin in Events, from the head of school, westridge thought leader on Thursday October 11, 2018
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Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor Discusses Leading a Life of Integrity at Convocation 2018

 

"How would you like to be remembered?" At our August 29 Convocation ceremony, Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor shared her …

Posted by Samantha Chaffin in convocation, Events, from the head of school, westridge thought leader, Integrity on Thursday August 30, 2018
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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, 2018
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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 …

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