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

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 …

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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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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Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor on Mr. K’s Thought-provoking and Entertaining Send-off to Seniors


Leo Kitajima was selected by the senior class to speak at this year’s Senior Class Day Assembly, a lovely tribute to all involved as…

Posted by Samantha Chaffin in senior, upper school, reflections, from the head of school on Wednesday May 24, 2017
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Good Reads for Girls Who Want to Change the World by Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor

One of our students recently introduced us to The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes, a program founded by children’s and YA …

Posted by in reflections, from the head of school on Tuesday March 28, 2017 at 03:50PM
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