The Rowland Hall community is delighted to host renowned author and educator Jessica Lahey, who started her teaching career here and is now a columnist for The New York Times, a contributing writer for The Atlantic, and a commentator on Vermont Public Radio. Ms. Lahey will speak about her New York Times best-selling book, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed, at 7 pm Monday, October 17, in the Lincoln Street Campus’ Larimer Center. In preparation for her visit, Home & School is holding a discussion of The Gift of Failure at 8:30 am Tuesday, October 11, in the McCarthey Campus dining hall. We encourage Rowland Hall parents to attend one or both events.
During her October 17 visit, Ms. Lahey will talk to Middle School students at 10:30 am and Upper School students at 11:30 am. Both assemblies will be in the Larimer Center.
HarperCollins published The Gift of Failure in 2015 to much acclaim. Read a selection of Ms. Lahey’s writing on Rowland Hall’s Articles Worth Sharing Tumblr. Peruse her New York Times Parent-Teacher Conference column here, and her contributions to The Atlantic here.
Those planning to attend the October 11 Home & School book discussion may park by the Steiner Campus soccer fields, west of the McCarthey Campus Lower School parking lot. From the Lower School, head south on Guardsman Way, turn right on Sunnyside Avenue, pass the Carmen B. Pingree Autism Center of Learning on your right, then turn right into the Steiner fields lot, marked by a Rowland Hall sign. View the entrance pinned on Google Maps.
More About Jessica Lahey
Ms. Lahey earned a B.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of Massachusetts and a J.D. with a concentration in juvenile and education law from the University of North Carolina School of Law. She taught tenth-grade English when she worked at Rowland Hall from 2000 to 2002. She currently lives in New Hampshire with her husband and two sons. Visit her website to learn more.