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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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    Wintermission is Underway!
    There was a different kind of energy on campus last week as Wintermission began Monday morning. Faculty offered new and different opportunities, and students are experiencied earning with a different style and pace as they moved from the classroom to buildings across campus and to off-site locations.

    Down at the Maintenance Shop, students in “Chix Who Fix,” taught by Fine Arts Department Chair Karin Thorndike and Tina Bowman of the Maintenance Department, got their hands dirty while learning the basics of how to change a tire and a few tips and tricks as well. “The Daily News” students were busy in Schoolhouse critically analyzing news sources and stories. Special visitor Tara Connell, a seasoned news professional, shared her experiences in the industry with the class. English teacher Steve McCarty’s “Songwriting” students made joyful noises in Roomies on the piano, drums, guitar, and even the ocarina!

    Data Breach 2017: Expedition K2M
    Expedition K2M: The STEM Summit, Foxcroft’s popular interscholastic STEM competition, just keeps getting bigger and better! When the sixth annual girls-only, hands-on event  takes place on Saturday, February 25, it will feature four more high school teams and a timely, high-tech theme involving the stolen identity of one Susie Foxcroft.

    Making Poetry — and Friends — at the Bergan Poetry Festival
    Senior Michelle A. and junior Trinity P., both of whom defended their previous titles, and guest poet Jennifer Chang, who shared her love and talent for the genre, highlighted the Paul K. Bergan Poetry Festival last weekend.

    "I want you to know how much I have enjoyed sharing this celebration of poetry — which is another way of making new friends — with you,” said Chang Saturday, after giving a reading, conducting a workshop, and judging the Competitive Readings. “If I'd had something like this when I was in high school, I would have been over the moon.”
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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.