CH-CH Teachers Receive Emotional Holiday Surprise from Alumni

Posted by Matt Soule on 12/23/18 11:15 AM

Teachers at Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall received an emotional surprise this holiday season, as their former students delivered an unexpected personal message about the impact these teachers have made on their lives.

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Topics: Boarding School, Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall, Teacher Spotlight, Caring Community, Alumni, Inspiration Video

Thank You, Teachers!

Posted by Benjamin Rogers on 11/27/18 3:19 PM

Today is #GivingTuesday, a national movement to promote the giving spirit during the holiday season. Students at CH-CH put together a video message to share their gratitude with teachers at CH-CH and beyond. 

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Topics: Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall, Teacher Spotlight

Beyond the Classroom: Ashley Balaconis

Posted by Ben Cowen-Whitman '14 on 10/3/18 1:34 PM

Since joining the CH-CH community in 2010, Ashley Balaconis has made a big impact on campus. From teaching Skills and Academic Support to coaching soccer and basketball, even taking on the role of Dean of Faculty. Year after year, students return to campus to discuss the life-changing influence Ashley had on their teenage years. Outside of the CH-CH campus, Ashley advocates for the safety and well-being of children in local neighborhoods.

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Topics: Teacher Spotlight

Beyond the Classroom: Julia Woodward

Posted by Nick Ironside '10 on 8/22/18 12:02 PM

Since joining the CH-CH community in the fall of 2012, Julia Woodward has made a big impact on campus. From teaching English and Skills and Academic Support to coaching soccer and ultimate frisbee, even having the yearbook dedicated in her honor. Outside of the CH-CH campus, Julia has volunteered her time to educate inmates in maximum-security prisons. Experiences both inside and out of the classroom are a constant reminder to Julia of how rewarding and life-changing the role of a teaching can be.

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Topics: Teacher Spotlight

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