Posts Tagged ‘School’

Hall of Fame:
Thomas Kelly, Visionary, Educator, and Advocate for “Great and Giving Lives.”

Visionary Educator and Advocate for “Great and Giving Lives” Fifteen years ago, when Thomas Kelly, Ph.D., became Horace Mann School’s Head of School, the independent school’s reputation was already established. Founded in 1887, the N-12 northern Bronx preparatory school has educated generations of the tristate area’s best and brightest, including Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Robert Caro,Read more..

Enrollment Down
at Holy Cross

A catholic school whose pupils were forced to run a daily gauntlet of sectarian hatred last year is in danger of closing because of falling student numbers. Fr. Aidan Troy, chairman of the board of governors of Holy Cross Girls Primary School in north Belfast, warned that the intake for the new academic year hadRead more..

Life’s Lessons

In the summer of 1998 Katie McMahon was in Belfast following the peace process and completing her study on the political murals. It was there, on a littered soccer field, that she received her calling. “Hey Missus! Give us a go on yer bike!” A group of young boys had caught sight of her onRead more..

Ties That Bind

Two successful Irish Americans share an experience of giving…more than money. ℘℘℘ Mary Pat Lyons O’Connor listened to the old woman, her grandfather’s sister, Margaret, as she spun her narratives of the Irish Famine and the small fenced hillocks, famine graves, where hundreds of the nameless lie buried. The two women were in the sittingRead more..