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The Legacy of a Leader: Dr. R. Kirk Walker '69

Posted by Robert W on June 09, 2014

 One of the most meaningful traditions at the McCallie School happens during Commencement exercises. As the names of the graduates are read, they receive their diplomas then walk across the stage to shake the hand of the headmaster as he welcomes them into the ‘long blue line of McCallie Men.’

May 18, 2014, marks the final McCallie Commencement for Headmaster R. Kirk Walker ’69 as he sends off the Class of 2014 with the tools to tackle the next stage in their lives, an encouraging word and the promise of a lifetime of brotherhood. He is retiring at the end of this school year.

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Topics: boarding school, Chattanooga, Dr. Kirk Walker, Featured, Independent School, McCallie School, Posts from the Ridge, spotlight

Investing Well

Posted by Robert W on November 09, 2010

By Mary McCandless

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Topics: boarding school, First Person, mccallie, mothers, parents, Posts from the Ridge, The Parent POV

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

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