Pop quiz: What kind of educator blasts music, dances on chairs and encourages students to skip class? Answer: Hamish Brewer, a.k.a. “The Relentless Principal” “I’m about breaking rules in a good sense,” said Brewer, whose unorthodox leadership approach earned him the commanding title, along with national recognition as an “educational disruptor” who transforms struggling schools. […]
A whiteboard full of math equations – snap! A tutoring notice on a professor’s door – snap! A room number sign in Braille – snap! With each new discovery, the students’ cameras clicked and moments later a new photo went flying into the Twittersphere.
A bonsai workshop last week set the right frame of mind for a progress report on UMW’s new Zen Garden. More than 100 people turned out to learn about the ancient art of tree trimming and hear about the space being built outside Trinkle Hall’s Leideckter Center for Asian Studies on the Fredericksburg campus.
Hamish Brewer, the Northern Virginia school principal who is nationally recognized for his unorthodox – yet highly effective – leadership approach, will talk with aspiring teachers at the University of Mary Washington on Monday, Nov. 27. The session, scheduled for 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Chandler Ballroom of the University Center, is open to […]
UMW alumni Robert Davis and Abbas Haider made Forbes’ prestigious “30 Under 30.” The recently released 2018 list celebrates the country’s top young entrepreneurs, innovators and change-makers.