Daniel Norland, Upper School history and social science educator
The Upper School commemorated 9/11 this year with a presentation by Derek Abbey on "Citizenship, Empathy and Unity." Mr. Abbey is the director of the Joan and Art Barron Veterans Center at San Diego State University. He also serves as director of the BentProp Project, which finds and repatriates the remains of downed servicemen and women from World War II.
La Jolla Country Day School values connecting students to the world and the world to the students. What better way to connect students to local companies and organizations than through internships. In summer 2018, 12 Upper School students procured summer internships with various organizations in San Diego to explore their passions and gain practical work experience.
Our own Amy Parish, Ph.D., Upper School English teacher, and bonobo expert, was given credit for her research in an article titled, “Talent isn't keeping women away from science. Sexism, stereotypes and bad science are.”