Board of Visitors
2012 Board of Visitors
Lawrence Academy’s annual meeting of the Board of Visitors (BOV) was held on November 2, 2012.
On this day, the school welcomed BOV members—comprised of alumni, parents of alumni, local educators, town dignitaries, and friends—for an inside look at what takes place during a typical academic school day.
To help a group of our enthusiastic supporters remain sufficiently well informed about the school's people and programs, and to serve as LA's ambassadors, we established the Board of Visitors in 1994. This board's support and valued advice help to keep the educational community at Lawrence Academy vital and growing. The Board of Visitors membership includes alumni, parents, parents of alumni, local area leaders and educators, all of whom have expressed interest in our mission and programs. The annual meeting is designed to help members to gain a familiarity with the school, so they can then share their knowledge and enthusiasm with friends and associates.
This year’s meeting was chaired by loyal Lawrence Academy supporter, Vicki Bowers Lamb ’73, a member of one of LA’s first classes to accept female students, mother of Matthew ’96, former trustee, and most recently, a Peace Corps volunteer.
Once again, we offered master classes and panel discussions, as well as the chance to meet with students, faculty, administrators and other board members.
At this year’s meeting, BOV members heard from Head of School, Dan Scheibe. Dan spoke about his transition to Lawrence Academy and his vision for the coming years at the school. Dan has 20 years of experience as an educator in secondary schools and intimate familiarity with the regional independent school landscape. As part of his talk, Dan addressed Lawrence’s distinctive academic approach, its unique standing in the landscape of residential/day schools, and its great opportunities and possibilities for the future.
Attendees got a better understanding of today's style of education at LA and the impact it has on the students as they face their future in college, their careers and with their lives in general. LA truly appreciates the support of those who remain interested in the LA of today and tomorrow.