Guest Speakers Discuss Careers in Creative Fields

Paul Alexander with daughter Fay, a CCSC humanities teacher.
Paul Alexander with daughter Fay, a CCSC humanities teacher.

Our 10th grade career speaker series has carried over into 2015, with visits from two professionals in creative fields. On January 9, Paul Alexander chief communications officer at Liberty Mutual Insurance (and father of teacher Fay Alexander), spoke about his career in marketing and advertising, and on January 13, graphic designer and publishing entrepreneur Darius Loftis talked about his work. Continue reading “Guest Speakers Discuss Careers in Creative Fields”

Women Who Inspire Us

Women can inspire young men, too!
Women leaders can inspire young men, too!

At our recent Black History Month celebration guest speaker Kellie Carter Jackson of Harvard challenged the audience to “Name 5” leaders each of the following categories: African Americans, Latino Americans, disabled Americans, Native Americans and Asian Americans. She didn’t include women leaders, however, and had she asked, she might have heard the same handful of names repeated by many. Doubtless Ms. Carter Jackson would have pushed us to go beyond the easy big names (Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Oprah) and to dig deeper. Continue reading “Women Who Inspire Us”