Episode 19: The New Children's Museum- Tomoko Kuta, Deputy Museum Director and Kerri Fox, Vice President, Marketing + Communications
The New Children’s Museum is a new model of children’s museums whose mission is to stimulate imagination, creativity and critical thinking in children and families through inventive and engaging experiences with contemporary art. The intention is to address a critical need in our society and become a leader in engaging children through contemporary art in order to develop the skills needed for the 21st century. La Jolla Country Day School has engaged in a unique partnership with the Museum to heighten the greater San Diego community’s awareness of our shared love of children and their holistic development. In this podcast, Ms. Fox and Ms. Kuta reflect upon the upcoming season at The New Children’s Museum and La Jolla Country Day School’s partnership with the museum.
Episode 21: John Edman- LJCDS Upper School Math Teacher/ Varsity Baseball Coach
John Edman joined La Jolla Country Day School in 1998, and he is constantly reinvigorated by the sense of family and camaraderie as faculty and students alike strive to make the world a better place. He loves that students have the chance to experience a wide variety of academic, athletic, artistic and service opportunities while also being encouraged to pursue their passions and become excellent in areas of special importance to them. Mr. Edman graduated from Williams College with honors, earning a Bachelor of Arts in economics with a concentration in mathematics. After four years of teaching math and coaching baseball at his alma mater, Cranbrook Kingswood, in Michigan, he went on to earn his Master of Science in statistics from the University of Michigan while also serving as an assistant coach for the University of Michigan baseball team. He moved to San Diego in 1999 with his wife and three children, all of whom have been proud lifers at LJCDS.
Episode 22: Dr. Amy Parish- Humanities Teacher, La Jolla Country Day School
Dr. Amy Parish is a Biological Anthropologist, Primatologist, and Darwinian Feminist. She has taught at the University of Southern California in the Gender Studies and Anthropology departments since 1999. She is recognized as being a world leading expert in bonobo studies. Parish completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan in 1989. She received her Masters of Science from the University of California-Davis in 1990, where she completed her PhD. Her dissertation focused on sociosexual behavior and the female-female relationships of bonobos. In this podcast, Dr. Parish reflects upon her research and thoughts as a professor and teacher at La Jolla Country Day School.