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Keo-Kio accepts 14 new members during 2018 Spring Induction ceremony

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on April 30, 2018

Keo-Kio, McCallie’s preeminent senior leadership organization, welcomed 14 new members from the Class of 2019, inviting juniors to join the group in a Chapel ceremony April 17, 2018.

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Topics: leadership, McCallie School, Keo-Kio

Jim Carlone ’88 named McCallie Alumni Chair of Mathematics

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on April 24, 2018

Upper School Math teacher Jim Carlone ’88 has been awarded the Endowed Alumni Chair of Mathematics, becoming only the second holder of this honor that was established in the 1980s to recognize exceptional math instruction at McCallie.

“Jim Carlone is an outstanding math teacher and is well deserving of this honor,” Assistant Headmaster Kenny Sholl said. “He pushes his boys to achieve their best efforts in a way that inspires a love of the subject and gets the best out of his students. He was the clear choice for this honor.”

The Alumni Chair of Mathematics was established to honor three legendary McCallie math teachers — Chalmers McIlwaine ‘21, John Pataky ‘49 and Houston Patterson ‘43 — and “to perpetuate the high classroom standards set by these three master teachers.”

The purpose of the position as stated at the time of its endowment was “to attract an exceptional teacher whose knowledge and appreciation of mathematics is surpassed only by his desire and ability to teach in the high school classroom.”

“The Alumni Chair of Mathematics is a testament to McCallie’s tradition of academic excellence,” Headmaster Lee Burns ’87 said. “Jim carries on the legacy established by the great teachers who came before him.”

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Topics: academics, Alumni News, mccallie alumni, McCallie School, mathematics

Dr. David Eastman named Sherrill Chair of Bible at McCallie

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on April 23, 2018

Dr. David Eastman will join McCallie School as the Joseph Glenn Sherrill Chair of Bible and Bible department head beginning in the 2018-19 school year. The hire continues McCallie’s dedication to the thoughtful study and analysis of the Bible.

Eastman is an associate professor and head of the religion department at Ohio Wesleyan University. He’s a graduate of The Ohio State, and he has master’s degrees from the University of St. Andrews, Université de Poitiers in France, Gordon Conwell Seminary and Yale. He also holds a Ph.D from Yale.

“Dr. Eastman’s credentials are impeccable, and he will continue to help our boys learn about the Bible in a way that is accessible but thorough,” Headmaster Lee Burns ‘87 said. “At McCallie, we look to nurture the spiritual, intellectual and physical growth of our students, and this appointment will help us continue that important mission established by McCallie’s founders.”

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Topics: academics, faith, McCallie School, religion

McCallie hires David Conrady as varsity basketball coach, Middle School chaplain

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on April 23, 2018

Veteran coach David Conrady will take over as the McCallie Blue Tornado varsity basketball coach for the 2018-2019 season, bringing an experienced leader and motivator to the Ridge to lead the Blue Tornado basketball program.

Conrady, who comes to McCallie from Prestonwood Christian Academy in Plano, Texas, replaces John Shulman, who left McCallie following the 2017-18 season. Conrady will also serve as a mentor and advisor to McCallie’s younger students as chaplain in the McCallie Middle School.

“David is a proven leader on the basketball court, but just as importantly he is a good man of strong faith and character,” McCallie Headmaster Lee Burns ’87 said. “He will help our boys grow and mature in ways that will not only improve their athletic skills, but will also prepare them to lead in their lives and communities as men of honor.”

Conrady has been at Prestonwood Christian Academy since the start of the 2016-17 season, and before that was head coach at Chattanooga Christian — where he was 2016 District Coach of the Year. At Prestonwood, he guided the Lions to the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools 6A state championship in 2017, and was named the 2017 Private School Coach of the Year by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches. He followed up that championship season with a run to the TAPPS 6A Final Four in 2018.

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Topics: McCallie School, Athletics, basketball

Montana state senator speaks to boys about importance of protecting wildlife

Posted by McCallie Communications and Marketing on April 17, 2018

 

Montana State Senator Mike Phillips visited McCallie School on Monday to speak about protecting the environment and his efforts to promote ecological diversity, particularly in his work to reintroduce the gray wolf to the Rocky Mountain regions.

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