Purnell Hosts Ethics Workshop
Purnell Hosts Ethics Workshop
Dr. Clyde Beverly

On November 1, the Purnell community was honored to have Dr. Karen Rezach, Director of the Ethics Institute at Kent Place, present a workshop to the entire school entitled: "Why Ethics? Challenges of the 21st Century."

On November 1, the Purnell community was honored to have Dr. Karen Rezach, Director of the Ethics Institute at Kent Place, present a workshop to the entire school entitled: "Why Ethics? Challenges of the 21st Century."

Dr. Rezach actively engaged and challenged our community to think ethically in our decision making and leadership development. The Purnell students eagerly accepted the challenge and responded remarkably. Dr. Rezach repeated how "such great problem solvers" our students were. The Purnell girls offered insightful and well as thought out answers to the ethical dilemmas posed by Dr. Rezach.

Head of School, Anne M. Glass, Ed.M. marveled:

"I am so impressed by the sophistication of our students' engagement, comments, and ideas and their respect for each other in complex and nuanced discussions! Our students were simultaneously passionate and smart! I am extremely proud to know these incredible young women here at Purnell!

Many found that Dr. Rezach's keys of effective ethical leadership (i.e. Know Yourself, Appreciation of Multiple Perspectives, and Ability to Make Well-Thought out Decisions) are aligned with Purnell's principles of: Truthfulness in all Relations, Consideration of Others, and Use of Common Sense. We are very appreciative of Dr. Rezach's time and teaching as we continue to aspire to create a thriving, safe, and welcome community for all here at Purnell.

Ms. Glass thanked Dr. Rezach for facilitating and sparking this vibrant discussion. It is clear that Purnell students are ready and willing to tackle difficult real-world challenges. We have an intelligent and thoughtful student body.

Dr. Rezach has extensive experience as an administrator in an independent school setting. For the past 10 years, she has been teaching and facilitating ethics workshops. She has a specific research interest in exploring ways for educators to can address values and moral awareness in non-religious ways into a variety of school settings.

Purnell looks forward to welcoming Dr. Rezach back to continue to challenge our students.

Clyde Beverly, III, PhD
Counseling Psychologist