1st Grade

Ethical Leadership

Young kids are learning the basics of right and wrong every day.  Sometimes moral questions are simple.  Sometimes they’re not.  Moses Brown uses Quaker values as a guide to keep the easy questions clear, and as a way to find one’s way when things get murky.

Put simply, Quakers believe that every person has a divine Inner Light, and that no one has a unique claim on the Truth.  As such, everyone deserves love and respect, and bears responsibility for making the kind of community we all want to live in.

With an emphasis on social-emotional learning, students are taught to be ‘bucket fillers’ rather than ‘bucket dippers,’ enhancing (rather than detracting from) their classmates’ daily experience.

The Quaker custom of addressing adults by their first names helps children understand that, even at six or seven years old, they deserve respect just like a grown-up, and also share the same duty to be respectful.

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Faculty

Gara Field

Interim Head of Upper School/Dir. of Global Education

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Gara Field

University of Hartford – B.A.
University of Hartford – M.A.
Harvard University – M.Ed.
University of Connecticut – Ph.D.

Simone Ahlborn

Lower School Spanish

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Simone Ahlborn

Universidad de Barcelona
Brown University – A.B.
Georgetown University and California State University – M.A.

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