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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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 …

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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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 …

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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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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Lower and Middle School Dean of Student Life Carol Van Zalingen on "Want to raise empowered women? Start in middle school."

As the Lower and Middle School Dean of Student Life, I assist girls with a variety of challenges from how to manage telling a friend she …

Posted by in westridge thought leader on Friday March 10, 2017 at 11:26AM
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