July 28, 2014 |
Matt Greenwood seemed to hold his breath as he stared at his robot rolling through a maze on the floor Tuesday night. The robot crossed the finish line, and the 9-year-old boy's face lit up. "It did it!" he said. "You want to keep programming?" his father, Dan, asked. "Yeah!" Matt said, grabbing the robot and rushing to a laptop that Hannah Tipperman had set up to control it. "They think they're playing with toys, but they're learning some pretty advanced concepts," said Tipperman.
April 2, 2014 |
Johnny Depp's 'chick ring' The rumors are true: Johnny Depp , 50, is engaged to marry the remarkably sexy Amber Heard , who is younger and bouncier by 23 years. Depp was sporting a diamond ring Monday when he chatted with reporters in Beijing. They asked if he's engaged. He said, "The fact that I'm wearing a chick's ring on my finger is probably a dead giveaway. Not very subtle. " To say Depp is engaged to marry is an exaggeration. Sure, he actually was wed once, from '83 to '85 to makeup artist Lori Anne Allison . But since then he's been a serial fiancé: many engagements, but no weddings.
January 31, 2014 |
About 300 parents and educators came to Baldwin School on Wednesday evening to hear an unusual education reformer - director M. Night Shyamalan - talk about his ideas for closing America's achievement gap. The Philadelphia-area filmmaker has long had an interest in education and recently wrote a book, I Got Schooled , based on his education foundation's research into ways to help poor inner-city students reach the same educational heights as...
July 15, 2013 |
Hillary Rodham Clinton challenged the world to change the face of leadership and public service, urging that 50 percent of top positions be held by women by the year 2050. The former secretary of state's "50 by 50" challenge was issued in Bryn Mawr last week, part of her keynote address to the Women in Public Service Project Institute conference. In hearing this, my thoughts turned to our girls who have just completed kindergarten and will graduate from the Baldwin School in 2025.
January 31, 2010 |
Lois C. Nosich Goutman, 86, of Rosemont, who taught drama to generations of students at the Baldwin School, died Jan. 6 at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital after a fall at home. For 42 years, Mrs. Goutman directed a dozen theatrical performances a year in a converted stable at the private girls' academy in Bryn Mawr. After retiring in 1993, she told an Inquirer reporter that she had preferred the small, rustic space. "Kids can get lost in a large auditorium. We didn't have modern technology, so the girls had to make do and be inventive," she said.
April 10, 2009 |
Linda Huffman Reese, 64, a champion athlete and longtime director of a summer camp at the Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, died of liver cancer Sunday at her Malvern home. Since June 1980, Mrs. Reese had been director of Camp Magar, a summer camp for elementary school children on the Baldwin campus. She won the Pennsylvania platform tennis championship in 1996, said Ann Sheedy, executive director of the American Platform Tennis Association. Tim McAvoy, incoming president of the national association, said in a statement: "Linda Reese was a wonderful lady who loved platform tennis and competed for decades" in the Philadelphia region.
November 13, 2007 |
Part of a messy legal dispute involving a former second-grade teacher at the Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr has been resolved. Patricia Tollin, 67, reached a settlement with the private girls' school on Friday. As is common in such cases, both sides signed a confidentiality agreement and pledged not to reveal the amount or terms of the settlement. "Mrs. Tollin and the Baldwin School believe that the resolution of their dispute serves the best interests of the Baldwin community, allowing the school to devote its full attention to its mission of providing excellence in the education of girls and young women," both sides said in a statement e-mailed to Baldwin parents yesterday.
October 24, 2007 |
A Gladwyne couple being sued by a former Baldwin School second-grade teacher who says they cost her her job have responded with a litany of 72 complaints they say were lodged against the teacher by parents and others during her 22-year career at Baldwin. In court documents filed Monday afternoon, Michael and Sheryl Pouls claimed that rather than being the respected teacher she has claimed to be, Patricia Tollin had an abysmal record at the school, based on their review of her personnel file.
October 12, 2007 |
The second-grade teacher who is suing the Baldwin School and the Gladwyne family she said caused her to lose her job is making new allegations: witness intimidation, obstruction of justice, and defamation. In court documents filed late yesterday, Patricia Tollin alleges that the Main Line girls' school and Michael and Sheryl Pouls "have engaged in a pattern of harassing and intimidating witnesses in this matter . . . both on and off the Baldwin School campus. " For example, the amended complaint alleges that a Baldwin trustee "offered a witness in this matter a 'scholarship' for the witness' child, in exchange for testimony favorable to the defendants.
June 25, 2007 |
Patsy Tollin, the second-grade teacher recently dismissed by the Baldwin School, allegedly to appease a wealthy couple, is lucky. She enjoyed a 22-year career on the Main Line before she was sent packing. There are many others who were dispatched much earlier in their careers for challenging the authority of an administrator or wealthy parent. Some were forced to find employment outside teaching, their chosen profession. How do I know? I taught at some of the area's most prestigious private schools for 15 years.