Groton Leaders Promote Global Education, Understanding at International Conference

Five Groton School faculty and administrators joined thought leaders from the world’s top secondary schools at the World Leading Schools Association (WLSA) conference in Prague, July 18–20.

The conference theme, “Education for the Human Condition,” focused on educating resilient students and future global leaders. Participating in the conference and leading sessions were Headmaster Temba Maqubela, a member of the WLSA's executive board; Assistant Head of School and Director of College Counseling Megan Harlan, the WLSA program chair; Dean of Faculty and Spanish teacher John Conner; Director of Global Education and math teacher Nishad Das; and World Languages Department Head Rebecca Stanton.

Headmaster Maqubela participated with other heads of school in a session entitled, “Talking Heads—Lessons on Leadership.” Assistant Head Harlan moderated a session called “Supporting Students through Transitions,” in which Ms. Stanton participated. Ms. Harlan also spoke at two sessions focused on college admissions and presented, with Mr. Conner, on the topic of “Living Under the Microscope of Social Media.” Mr. Das presented at a session entitled “Bridging Cultures.” The conference featured thought-provoking talks by administrators and faculty, as well as students, representing many of the world's leading schools.

“It’s fitting that Groton School, with its emphasis on globalism, is a founding member of the WLSA,” said Mr. Maqubela. “Groton recognizes that instilling a global perspective is critical to a complete education, and we value the opportunity to promote the concept of globalism and cultural understanding throughout the secondary school community and beyond.”