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Marcia Mallett

Marcia Mallett
Marcia Mallett is the Communications and Admission Associate at St. Stephens and St. Agnes School in Alexandria, VA where her freshman son and 4th grade daughter also attend. After a career in the corporate world, she began using her marketing skills in the independent school community and received on the job 'mom' training as a high school boarding school dorm parent. Music, kayaking and family are her passions - not necessarily in that order. And she loves working in a community that values children, relationships and learning new things.

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6 Tips For Parents to Help Their Kids End the School Year Strong!

Posted by Marcia Mallett on Apr 23, 2019 4:13:08 PM

Maybe you noticed that this blog hasn’t been updated in a few weeks? Just asking for a friend. This is the time of year when it is very hard for me to stay focused. It seems the busier I get, the harder it is for me to actually accomplish important tasks. I’m seeing (and fearing) the same for my kids too. If I can’t get away with mailing it in until the end of the year, neither can they. As a focused school employee—and motivated parent looking for ways to support my less than motivated student—I consulted with our Upper School Learning Specialists Anne Sellon and Kathryn Roessler, on how to survive thrive through the end of the school year.

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Topics: Insider, Teachers as experts, become ready, Upper School, Academics, Middle School

Innovative Teaching Awards!

Posted by Marcia Mallett on Nov 2, 2018 10:25:00 AM

Doesn't it feel great when other people recognize and validate what we know to be true? As a parent and school photographer with the honor of seeing our amazing teachers in action frequently, I know with certainty St. Stephen's and St. Agnes has award-winning teachers. So when two of our teachers are recognized as such, I am ecstatic to share the news!

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Topics: St. Stephens and St. Agnes, Teachers as experts, service, Goodness as Well as Knowledge

Do Kids Really Need Another After-school Activity?

Posted by Marcia Mallett on Oct 3, 2018 12:41:58 PM

Tuesday is hip hop dance. Wednesday is yoga. Thursday is cross-training. Sunday is lacrosse. Basketball hasn't been scheduled yet. Exhausted much? That's my 10-year-old's activity schedule. Kids don’t have to think about developing their brains﹣but as parents, we are thinking about it on their behalf. Experts agree, brain development happens naturally as kids explore the world around them. So, it makes sense that the more parents add to and vary their children’s daily experiences, the more connections the brain is building. On top of that, we want them to be active and love learning new things. So of course after-school activities are good for kids but how frequently and which ones are the best?

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Topics: dare greatly, Teachers as experts, become ready, Looking at private schools, Recreational Activities

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Through this blog we intend to share the ways in which our students become ready. We will highlight our faculty, experts in their fields; we will dive into topics such as the joyfulness of learning, the balance of school and home, college readiness, and service. We hope to offer sound advice and guidance, while also sharing what it really means to be a member of our Saints community.

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