Growing up as a student in England, Jas Thodiyil saw mathematics all around her.“I see mathematics as one's second language,” Ms. Thodiyil says. “Everybody uses math in their daily lives, either consciously or unconsciously.”
When A Wrinkle in Time premieres in theaters, St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s students and alumni will be watching with particular interest and more than a bit of school pride. The beloved novel that inspired the film comes from a source close to home: legendary author Madeleine L’Engle. At the time of the book’s publication in 1962, L’Engle was teaching at St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s—she served on the faculty from 1960-1966.
Teachers and administrators at St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s enthusiastically embrace opportunities to expand their knowledge and advance their expertise. During school vacations, Faculty Travel Grants allow teachers to combine enrichment and renewal, helping them to see the world and then bring their experiences back to the classroom.
Art is an integral part of every student’s education at St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s. The talented artist-educators who comprise the art department work together to provide art instruction that is integrated, multi-dimensional, and ever-expanding.
Beginning as a volunteer when her elder daughter Katie debuted as a lamb and continuing professionally after her younger daughter Elizabeth’s graduation in 2013, Costume Director Bobbi Crabtree’s design and coordination, along with her generous support and encouragement of student performers, have helped to define St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s performing arts program.
When he isn’t in front of the classroom, upper division social studies and global studies teacher Duane Bailey-Castro is often behind a camera, capturing landscapes in locations from India to Iceland to his native Bronx, N.Y.
Math Specialist Libby Miles is on a mission: to dispel the myth of the “Math Mind.”
“There’s a misconception that you have to have a certain kind of brain to be good at math, and that can directly impede students’ success,” Miles says.
To help students on their journey as readers, librarian Angela Perna embarked on an epic voyage of her own, spending a week at the Oxford Teacher Seminar and then traveling in and about London to visit the places and spaces that inspired the writers of classic children’s fantasy literature