List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. What is your favorite Millbrook memory?

    Mr. Post's philosophy class, debating a complex ethics questions at Innisfree Gardens my senior year. With some students sitting on low tree branches and others in the grass, we engaged in a heated and thoroughly engaging philosophical debate that ended up continuing for weeks and weeks. We loved it!
  • Q. What is your favorite memory from Winter Weekend?

    We didn't have Winter Weekend when I was a student at Millbrook. I do remember that we had one day every trimester that was a "community day," where we all pitched in with various projects on campus. I always loved those days and found that they helped build a strong sense of community among students and faculty. I hope Winter Weekend helps build that sense of community.
  • Q. How has Millbrook opened doors for you?

    As I mentioned earlier, my long-standing interest in political philosophy began with Mr. Post my senior year. Although my path has meandered somewhat, I have never really strayed from my passion for political issues. After graduate school, I took several years away from my career to be with my two boys. Having sunk roots in the small mountain town of Nederland, Colorado, I began looking for ways to contribute to our community. I decided to run for the town council, and two years later, for mayor. I have now been Nederland's mayor since April of 2010. While the job comes with many challenges, it brings together two of the abiding interests/commitments I took away from Millbrook: political philosophy and community service. It's safe to say that my experience at Millbrook School not only opened doors, but more importantly, shaped my interests, values, and commitments.
  • Q. Who was your most influential teacher?

    I took Tom Post's philosophy class my senior year at Millbrook. It was such a challenging and fascinating experience that I ended up majoring in philosophy at Dartmouth College. (I don't think I was the only student from that class who majored in philosophy!) I focused on both educational and political philosophy and then went on to earn a doctorate at the School of Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Although I was working on educational issues, my main focus was - and continues to be - political philosophy. The fascination that Mr. Post instilled in me has lasted throughout my career.
  • Q. What is your favorite place on campus?

    The zoo! I always loved going down to the zoo and spending some quiet, contemplative time away from the hubbub of school. I still make a point of visiting the zoo with my two boys whenever we are in the Millbrook area.
  • Q. You are a member of the Flagler Chapel Society, alumni who have supported the Annual Fund for 5+ consecutive years. Why do you choose to support the Annual Fund?

    Millbrook School gave me so much, so it feels very natural to want to give something back. I have always felt committed to supporting the school and helping ensure that other adolescents have the same opportunity as I did to have their lives shaped in such positive ways by their high school experience.
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