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Meet a Maverick: Elizabeth Rossini, Director of Teaching and Learning
Mitzi Mock, Digital Storyteller

Welcome to our first installment of “Meet a Maverick,” a new series of stories introducing you to the mavericks making waves in the Nueva community.

First up, Elizabeth Rossini, Nueva’s new Director of Teaching and Learning. Last year, Nueva embarked on a self-study as part of our most recent accreditation process. Elizabeth’s new role is one outcome of that deep dive. She will be working with faculty to look strategically at the scope and sequence of curriculum at Nueva. As a school, we are continuously asking ourselves, “How can we optimize learning?” Elizabeth’s work will focus on improving curricular coherence PreK–12, while ensuring that our learning culture continues to be flexible and responsive to students’ and teachers’ passions. Watch Elizabeth’s story to learn more about her new role at Nueva, her experiences as an educator, and other fun tidbits about her.


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A Word to the Weiss: Expert Storyteller Mesmerizes Young Audiences

Storyteller-in-residence Jim Weiss visited students in grades PreK–6 last week. He captivated his young audiences by reciting stories that ranged from Aesop’s fables to myths from ancient Greece and West Africa to historical accounts of Red Cloud, the 19th century leader of the Lakota Sioux.

New Head of School Announced at Nueva

The Nueva School community is delighted to announce that Lee Fertig will become the next head of school. Fertig, who currently serves as director of the International School of Brussels, will assume his new position in mid-August, 2020.

20 Student Mental Health Check-In Prompts

From the first day our students set foot on campus, PreK to twelfth grade, our teachers are invested in caring for the whole student. In homerooms and advisory, they establish norms that provide a safe space for students to express their feelings and share how they’re doing academically and socially.

Student-athletes Wrap Up Successful Fall Seasons

It’s hard to believe the fall sports season is behind us and winter sports are in full swing. Before we move ahead full steam, let’s take a look back at our student-athletes’ successful fall season.