Westridge School 2014: Head of School Elizabeth McGregor Addresses Core Values in Opening Remarks

Elizabeth J. McGregor, Head of School

Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor delivered the following welcome address during Convocation on Aug. 27, 2014.

Girls – this morning, and throughout the school year, you are going to hear about, talk about, and reflect on the meaning of integrity, respect, responsibility and inclusion. From interacting with you as you have brought your passion and energy back to school over the past few days, I know that many of you have already started to think about these four guiding principles that we should strive to uphold in all that we do. They are fundamental beliefs that will continue to define us and provide a strong sense of who we are as a community.

Where have these four values of integrity, respect, responsibility and inclusion come from? They have been a part of the fabric of Westridge for many years. They appear in the words we have written about ourselves, and in conversations about who we are and who we aspire to be. They are reflected in decisions we have made and actions that have been taken. They are values that should lift us up and bring us together.

And as we enter our second century and reflect on where we wish to go, the time seems right to reaffirm and recommit to these values that can be at the heart of all that we stand for – our core values.

View the entire 2014 Head of School Welcome Address.

Westridge School, 324 Madeline Drive, Pasadena, (626) 799-1053 ext. 200 or visit www.westridge.org.




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