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Our Simple Yet Secret Recipe

Posted by Lee Burns on May 09, 2016

By Headmaster Lee Burns '87

Locked in a vault in Atlanta is the secret formula for Coca-Cola. Kentucky Fried Chicken likewise has its secret recipe of eleven herbs and spices to give their chicken its distinct flavor. From Apple’s code for its operating system to Google’s search algorithm, successful companies have carefully-guarded, proprietary information, processes and products that account for much of their success. In short, they each have a secret formula or recipe.

What’s McCallie’s secret recipe?

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Topics: boys, faculty, First Person, mission, priorities, relationships, Posts from the Ridge, rules, O Captain! My Captain!, teachers, values

A lifetime of education

Posted by Jim Tanner on April 15, 2016

Middle School Head Lynn Goss reflects on his career in education. This piece can be seen in the Fall/Winter 2015 issue of McCallie Magazine.

Where has the time gone?

Isn’t this the question we continue to ask ourselves as we grow older?

As our children begin their journey to adulthood, we continue to be amazed how quickly the time passes. One day they are starting school; the next they are graduating.

Retirement? Isn’t that something that we often talk about, but we think that it will never arrive?

We won’t ever be that old, will we? Last year, I heard a quote that rang true for me at this point in my life/career. “The days are long, but the years are short.” This statement from author Gretchen Rubin sums up how I feel at this point in my life.

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Topics: Campus Life, character, duty, administration, First Person, leadership, learning, middle school, retirement, Posts from the Ridge, O Captain! My Captain!, teachers, teaching

An Incident

Posted by Faculty Contributor on January 13, 2011

By Ken Henry

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Topics: boys, First Person, honor, leadership, Posts from the Ridge, O Captain! My Captain!, teachers, Upper School Life

The Ten-Minute Walk

Posted by Faculty Contributor on September 09, 2010

During a free period at the end of May, I walked from the Dining Hall to the house just outside campus which would become my residence in August.  The air had lost most of its spring luster; the close of another school year was imminent.  Standing on the porch that I knew would become my porch, I fished the cell phone from my messenger bag and checked the time. 11:55.  I walked down the steps, turned right, then left, and headed across campus.  When I arrived at the door of the Caldwell Writing Center, I checked the cell phone again. 12:05.

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Topics: boarding school, decisions, Caldwell Writing Center, college essays, First Person, students, teachers, Upper School Life

If You Think Boys Don’t Like To Read, Think Again

Posted by Faculty Contributor on September 06, 2010

By BOB BIRES

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Topics: boys, count of monte cristo, First Person, reading, summer, O Captain! My Captain!, teachers, Upper School Life

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