faculty and staff

Audrey Huntington '03 Goes to Camp

School nurse Sara Forgione and TPS alumna Audrey Huntington '03 just got back from camp! Here is what Sara had to say about it:

"Audrey and I are back to Philadelphia after a little more than a week at Camp Sojourner: Girls' Leadership Camp in the Poconos. This was Audrey's second year as a counselor there and my fifth year as the camp nurse.  The camp is truly amazing; it brings about 75 girls from Philadelphia together to sleep-away camp where they learn about teamwork, leadership skills, and social justice; commune with nature; express themselves creatively and collaboratively; and build a community that lasts year-round back in Philadelphia. Here's the link to information about supporting Camp Sojourner: http://girlsleadershipcamp.org/support/."

TPS loves to highlight the good works of alumni and staff!



A Finalist!

Brian Jordan, TPS garden educator and former kindergarten assistant teacher who performed at EATS last spring, was just selected as one of five finalists in the city council's PHL Live competition for the Jazz category. He was also selected as one of five finalists for the pop category with the duo City Love (www.muchcitylove.com) he plays in that you may have seen perform at the TPS Playing for Change day event earlier this fall.

Brian will be performing at the Clef Club on 728 S. Broad Street next Wednesday at 7:30pm in the Jazz finals (http://clefclubofjazz.org/event/phl-live/) and 7:30pm on November 10 with City Love for the pop finals at Underground Arts.  http://m.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=6288055)

City Love

Our very own Brian Jordan and his bandmate Sterling Duns (Dwight Dunston) recorded a new album this summer called Come True for their little duo City Love and had a CD release concert last night. Several TPS families attended the concert!

If you missed the release concert, check out City Love's new album on their home web page.   

We're Back!

Teachers returned this morning for a week of in-service. We'll be learning, planning, setting up, and getting more and more excited about opening day next Wednesday!

What Are We Reading?

It's summertime, and that means a lot of wonderful reading is going on - not only by our students but by our faculty and staff as well. Here is a list of just a few of the books faculty and staff have been reading since school let out a month ago.  

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • Brainstorm:  The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain by Daniel J. Siegel 
  • Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris 
  • American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America by Colin Woodard 
  • Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman 
  • Latin: Story of a World Language by Jürgen Leonhardt 
  • The Fishing Fleet: Husband-Hunting in the Raj by Anne de Courcy
  • The Rosie Project by Graeme C. Simsion 
  • My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor
  • Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate  
  • Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin by Timothy Snyder
  • The Hare with the Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal
  • Sacred Games by Gary Corby
  • Las Venas Abiertas de America Latina (“The Open Veins of Latin America”) by Eduardo Galeano
  • Dear Life by Alice Munro