September 28, 2018

NCGS staff recently visited Saint Joseph Academy and Warner Girls’ Leadership Academy while in Cleveland to host an Educating Girls Symposium at Laurel School.

Director of Strategic Initiatives & Professional Development Jen Shakeshaft visited the beautiful campus of Saint Joseph Academy, which is the only all-girls Catholic high school in the city of Cleveland. She spent time with President Mary Ann Corrigan-Davis learning about the school’s many innovative initiatives including the Health Sciences Honors Program and the Engineering and Design Honors Program. Two students then gave Jen a tour around the vibrant Makerspace and provided her with a demonstration of the incredible Anatomage table, which allows girls to practice virtual dissection and learn about the human body in a truly hands-on manner.

Director of Research Initiatives & Programs Natalie Demers and Director of Finance & Operations Paige Rannigan visited Warner Girls’ Leadership Academy, a public school with approximately 500 students in grades PK through 8. During a tour with Head of School Audrey Staton, they were inspired by the vibrant and energetic community of girls engaged in learning and growing. To help the girls positively channel their mental and physical energy, Warner offers a collaborative program with a local fitness center that incorporates STEAM learning into recess activities.