Dr. Kevin Hicks ’85

Dr. Hicks has been the president of Stevenson School since 2015. Raised on the Monterey Peninsula, he graduated from Stevenson in 1985. Prior to returning to Stevenson, from 2010 to 2015, he served as dean of faculty and then head of school at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT. From 2005 to 2010, he served as dean of Berkeley College at Yale University, where he also taught in the English department. Over the course of his thirty-year career, he has taught, served as an administrator and admissions officer, and coached at a range of other schools and universities, including Princeton University, Brown University, Boston University, Trinity College, Bennington College, Endicott College, Wellesley High School, Middlesex School, Avon Old Farms, and The Peddie School. Dr. Hicks received his BA in religious studies from Yale University (1989) and a Ph.D. in English from Princeton University (2005). He and his wife Cornelia [...]

2021-11-29T12:04:31-08:00November 27, 2021|Hide from News, News|

Teaching Teachers Technique: Lower School Faculty Participate in Orton-Gillingham, Structured Literacy Workshop

In August, all lower division faculty participated in a workshop focused on the Orton-Gillingham method: an approach to teaching literacy based on a comprehensive body of research that has revealed how we learn to read. The workshop, created by the Institute for Multi-sensory Education (IMSE), was directed by Amy Gulley, a dyslexia specialist.

2021-11-30T12:48:34-08:00November 23, 2021|Alumni, Lower Division Academics, News|

Stevenson’s Summer Faculty Symposium Celebrates Its Fifth Year

This August, weeks before students returned to campus, 28 faculty members attended the School’s fifth annual Summer Faculty Symposium. The Symposium affords participants the opportunity to take a week-long deep dive into the critically reflective skills essential to authentic learner-centered teaching, build and practice true collegiality, and refine their pedagogy in keeping with the School’s core values. Since its inception in August 2016, more than 100 teachers have taken part, and more than 75% of those who have participated remain at Stevenson. Because so many veterans have already participated voluntarily, the program is now largely for the benefit of teachers new to Stevenson, for whom it is a required part of their onboarding. Stevenson's president Dr. Kevin Hicks '85 designed the syllabus more than a decade ago in light of research regarding adult learning and leading-edge culturally-aware instructional practices. The Symposium's central premise is that authentic collegial relationships—across departments [...]

2021-11-30T12:48:55-08:00September 1, 2021|Alumni, News|

Pirate Athletics: Spring Season Recap

It was a busy and successful Spring for Pirate athletics. After a long period of virtual classes and remote practice, both student athletes and coaches alike were excited to reconvene to play together on the fields and courts. Here’s how our teams finished out this season: Softball finished second in our division and advanced to Central Coast Section (CCS) semi-finals after being seeded #3 and hosting the first two rounds. Baseball finished first in our division and played in the CCS finals after being seeded #1 and hosting throughout. They fell to the Harker School in the final game. Boys Lacrosse finished their season with an 11-2 record. The team was seeded #4 in the inaugural CCS lacrosse playoffs and lost to Bellarmine in the first round. Girls Lacrosse finished their season with a 9-1 record. They were Seeded #7 in the inaugural CCS lacrosse playoffs. They won in [...]

2021-10-18T09:29:46-07:00June 21, 2021|Athletics, News, News Posts-all|

A Summer Message from Mrs. Molly Bozzo

Dear Stevenson Families, What a year it has been! A hearty thanks to you for your commitment to your children, to our School, and to our remarkable partnership that has remained a source of strength as we’ve navigated the challenges of the pandemic. As we step into summer and look forward to the fall, I write to provide some updates and share relevant information. Admissions As you may have heard, we have waitlists for more of our grade levels than has ever been the case before. While a great deal of the credit for our success is owed to Susan Rymzo’s efforts in the admissions office, these results also testify to our teachers’ expertise and hard work, our students’ resilience and joy, and your trust and enthusiasm. Families across Monterey County and beyond, observing what we’re working so hard to build together across all three divisions, are eager to [...]

2021-10-18T09:29:48-07:00June 21, 2021|CC news & events, News, News Posts-all|

A Summer Message from Dr. Dan Griffiths

Dear Stevenson Families, As we step into summer and look forward to the fall, I write to review several high points from the spring semester, provide some updates, and share relevant information. A Year Unlike Any Other Compared to the vast majority of their peers across the nation, our students will be much better prepared for their next academic experience, whether they are beginning college or returning to Stevenson. While the disruptions of the last 18 months necessitated some reductions to our normal coverage of material, our teachers’ keen focus on skill development has provided our students with the tools they need to thrive academically once they resume their studies this fall. Though none of us will miss spending hours on Zoom, we learned a great deal about effective use of Canvas, our learning management system, and the effective use of technology in the classroom. Our extended period of [...]

2021-10-18T09:29:51-07:00June 21, 2021|News, News Posts-all, PB news & events|
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