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    Foxcroft offers a robust college preparatory academic program which prepares young women for a future that demands intelligent responses, highly developed skills, and firmly rooted character. The central components of a Foxcroft education are intellectual; the academic curriculum is designed to challenge each student to develop analytical ability, critical thinking, and communication skills, and rigorous independent thought. We educate each student to seek the confidence and character to meet her future with integrity, high purpose, and a sense of accomplishment.

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    French Week 2016
    Schoolhouse News
    Vive la France: It's French Week!
    by Ava W. '18

    Madame Mueller's French students organized French Week, which has filled this week with fun activities, presentations, and performances. It really gave everyone the opportunity to experience an abundance of French culture, even here in Virginia.

    Sylvia Y. '19 Earns Perfect Math League Score
    Sophomore Sylvia Y. aced the first Math League contest of the year with a perfect 6 out of 6, Math Club Head Melanie F. announced Wednesday. Sylvia was one of only 13 students in Virginia who earned perfect scores.

    Foreign Service Officer Enlightens International Relations Class
    by Emily D. '17

    Brianna Green, a Foreign Service Officer, visited the International Relations class this Tuesday. As we are in the midst of our Foreign Policy unit, the timing could not have been more appropriate.

    Ms. Green answered our questions about working for the United States, and outlined her experience. While in college, she applied for a government program that provided free graduate-level education in exchange for five years of service. After a highly selective process—including a written exam, interviews, and leadership simulations—she was chosen to join a group of 98 students interested in foreign service.
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    Courtney Ulmer
    Academic Dean, Dorm Parent
    Year Appointed: 2006
    College of William and Mary - B.A.
    Vanderbilt University - M.A.
    Courtney Ulmer was born and raised in Baltimore, Md., and attended The Bryn Mawr School, an all girls day school, for 13 years. Courtney also attended The College of William and Mary as an undergraduate and earned a master's degree in American History from Vanderbilt University. Before coming to Foxcroft she taught history in New Hampshire and Baltimore.

    In 2013, Courtney became Foxcroft's Academic Dean, a new role that she embraced following seven years of teaching and serving as Chair of the History Department. Now that she has had time to settle into the Academic Office, Courtney is excited to be returning to the classroom this year to teach History of Western Art, which has been a passion of hers since her undergraduate days as a dual history and art history major.

    She lives in Stuart Hall, where she serves as the Resident Relief. When not reading history books, Courtney enjoys sailing with her family on the Chesapeake Bay.

    Elizabeth O'Quinn
    Experiential Learning Coordinator
    Year Appointed: 2015
    A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts and a Bachelor's of Interior Architecture, Beth O'Quinn made a career of applied arts and sciences, working for several architecture and interior design firms in both New York City and Washington, DC, and then running her own design firm. She has also engaged in volunteer work for various organizations in Loudoun County, and serves on the Outreach Committee of Trinity Episcopal Church in Upperville, VA.

    Beth is passionate about service learning and experiential education, in their many forms and coordinates
    special opportunities for Foxcroft students that included the Wintermission term, travel and exchange opportunities, the Exceptional Proficiency Program, and community service and volunteer experiences, both occasional an on-going.

    Patty Boswell
    Registrar and Administrative Assistant to the Academic Dean, Lead Dorm Parent
    Year Appointed: 1993
    Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, Patty Boswell attended an all girls' private high school where she learned the value of single sex education. She arrived at Foxcroft in May of 1990 with her family and began what was to become an unexpected adventure. After a brief stint on the switchboard, Patty became the Registrar/Administrative Assistant in the Academic Office in 1992. Always the faithful Hound, Patty proudly became the HoundBacker in 1999 and has lived in her Fox/Hound world ever since. In 2000, Patty added Court Housemother to her job description.
    In her spare time, Patty enjoys spending time with her family -- Patty's daughter Kelli graduated from Foxcroft in the Class of 2003. She also enjoys reading, listening to music and enjoying the company of her many pets.