Friday, November 9, 2012
Athletic director Don Maurer, Head of School Lisa Lyle, and Head of Upper School Scott Small accepted the Interscholastic Sports Program of Excellence award on Tuesday, which named MICDS one of the four best athletic departments in the nation.
Athletic director Don Maurer, his staff, and colleagues at MICDS were honored on Tuesday, after receiving the nationally-coveted, Interscholastic Sports Program of Excellence award from Coach and Athletic Director magazine. The national publication, which serves more than 28,000 top coaching and athletic director decision-makers, awarded just four programs with its top honor, and decided MICDS was the best among those in the private school with enrollment over 500 category, due to the school's outstanding off-the-field achievements in its athletics department. “Don Maurer has created an atmosphere unlike any other that encourages the intellectual growth of both student-athletes and coaches,” said Kevin Hoffman, associate editor of Coach …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Head of School Lisa Lyle tells us "What's on her Mind."
Each week, Patch features a different community leader who tells us "what's on their mind." The topics are broad reaching. This time, Lisa Lyle, head of school at MICDS talks about the new science and mathematics initiative at her school. by Lisa Lyle, MICDS Head of School Around the United States, educators and parents alike worry about the state of science and math education in part because of the concerns raised by international assessments that document a significant achievement gap in these areas on the part of American school children. Just imagine the challenges our children will face: From biodiversity losses to depletion of natural resources, from global infectious diseases to greenhouse gas emissions, from taxation …
Saturday, June 9, 2012
This group is has unlimited talents in academics, athletics, arts, music and on and on.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
By Dave Nowak, MICDS Public Relations Staff The MICDS Class of 2012 has already begun to scatter to the four corners of the Universe. This obviously, is the big story of the week. Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School (MICDS) awarded diplomas to 155 students during annual commencement exercises on Tuesday, June 5, held at the McDonnell Athletic Center on the MICDS campus. Students received their diplomas from Stuart Campbell, chairman of the School’s Board of Trustees, Lisa Lyle, Head of School, and Scott Small, Head of Upper School. Students were presented for graduation by Nicole Trueman, Dean of the Class of 2012. The commencement address was given by Carla Federman, Upper School History teacher, and Lily Reed, a member of …
Friday, November 11, 2011
Lisa Lyle talks about hiring teachers, the collaboration between the staff and sacrifices parents make to be part of the school community.
Friday, Lisa Lyle, MICDS' Head of School introduced us to the leadership position played by the alumni, the role technology plays in education and where MICDS fits into the broader community. Here is more discussion with Lisa Lyle. Patch: How do you pick that unique faculty to work here? What are you looking for with new hires? Lisa Lyle: Hiring is absolutely my most favorite thing in the world to do. In my previous position as an assistant head, that was my focus. At MICDS, we have an assistant head of school who is responsible for the curriculum and professional development and the hiring. When we are hiring people, we want to hire people who are deeply passionate about their disciplines and who are driven to work with children at the …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
The head of school talks about the school's leadership position, the recent major gift and the collaboration between different programs.
Lisa Lyle came to MICDS six years ago. She has taught French her entire career at different schools including the University of Pennsylvania and several prep schools. She uses her extensive knowledge and teaching skills and energy to guide MICDS into the future. This is the second in a series of significant interviews with the heads of school for the five schools within the Patch community. Saturday, Lyle will talk about the hiring philosophy, the role academics and athletics play at MICDS and other contemporary topics. Ladue-Frontenac Patch: MICDS plays a bigger role in this community. Please elaborate how you see this role beyond the walls of this institution. Lisa Lyle: It has been interesting to see the long and deep history of …