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From the Horse's Mouth
The "Spirited" official podcast of Providence Day School

Welcome to "From the Horse's Mouth," bringing you informative and entertaining conversations from the global PD community. Our host is a familiar face - and voice - on our campus: World Language Teacher Jay Barron.

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Every few weeks, tune in to hear perspectives from every facet of the PD community. Covering global travels; our Freedom School; environmental sustainability; perspectives of students on equity and inclusion; and how well PD prepares its students for college, among other topics. Keep checking back for new episodes!

Episodes are now available via Apple Podcasts/iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and anywhere else you find your favorite podcasts. Listen in the ferryboat, on your commute to school, or anywhere else you get your podcast fix.

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Episode Archive:

Episode 5: Global Educators

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Japan, Jordan, and Kyrgyzstan are just three of the destinations that Providence Day School's faculty have visited to fulfill their Global Educator Certificates. Hear from art teacher Richard Dewey; English teacher Kristin Santo; and science teacher Amy Jordan about where they went, why they went, and what they're bringing back to their classrooms for students' benefit.


Episode 4: A Courageous Conversation

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In November, a group of campus and community leaders gathered for a "Courageous Conversation" about diversity, equity, and inclusion. Just before that discussion, we spoke with panelists Reggie Love '00, a former aide to President Obama and current member of the Providence Day School Board of Trustees; and Kaila Dawkins '20, a student leader involved in the Black Student Union; Student Diversity Council; and Student Government.


Episode 3: Freedom School

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What is a Freedom School, and why is Providence Day the only independent school in the nation to host one? What do our own students learn from it? Hear from PD teacher Katie Carmichael, who directs the program, and two PD alumni who worked last summer at our Freedom School site: Jackson Sicard '19 and Marisa Alam '18. 


Episode 2: Leigh Cook, Lee Taylor, and Lee Tappy

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Hear from three people whose names sound similar, but who each offer a different perspective on our school. Leigh, Lee, and Lee are leading the way! Leigh Cook, Lee Taylor, and Lee Tappy dish on topics including what they learn from their kids; what they think should go in the West Wing graveyard; and their thoughts on the PD dress code. 


Episode 1: Glyn Cowlishaw

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Our Head of School discusses campus master planning, our Freedom School site, innovation, the BBC comedy "Blackadder"....and what it means to be a truly global school. And of course, cricket.