Deerfield Students Team Up to “Shield Our Defenders”

Deerfield students Mark Chung ’21, Gabriella Hu ’21, Harry Niles ’21, Angela Osei-Ampadu ’21, and Eric Wang ’21 have teamed up to form Shielding Our Defenders: an organization that is sourcing and suppling medical-grade masks to New York City hospitals. The students have solicited donations to purchase masks and donated them to various hospitals in the US. So far, they have shipped over 1,320 FDA-approved masks to Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx and NYU Langone. Their efforts were featured on Bronx News 12 yesterday. Bravo Mark, Gabriella, Harry, Angie, and Eric! 

Learn more and support this initiative at https://www.shieldingourdefenders.org and follow on Instagram @shieldingourdefenders.

COVID-19 Updates and Information

At Deerfield, our students’ health and wellness are top priorities. Recently, Dr. Austin and members of Senior Staff have been monitoring updates, best practices, and

Winter Chamber Music Concert: Mozart’s Magic

Please join us for the Winter Chamber Music Showcase, Sunday, March 1, 2020, Wachsman Concert Hall, 4:00 pm. Featuring the music of that timeless charmer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the performance is sure to delight!

How I Became a Pirate: The Much-Beloved Children’s Musical in the Black Box This Weekend

There are three opportunities for the Deerfield community to see the show—no tickets necessary, and the running time is approximately 50 minutes. Please spread the word—friends are invited, and we would love to see your kiddies dressed as pirates!

Friday, February 21, @ 6:45 pm in the Black Box Theater, Hess Center for the Arts.
Saturday, February 22, @ 10:00 am and 2:00 pm in the Black Box Theater, Hess Center for the Arts (please note that our 10:00 am show is already in high demand, and we recommend the 2:00 pm show). 

Dr. Mark Ott Appointed Headmaster of The Windsor School

The Deerfield community congratulates Dr. Mark Ott on being appointed as the new Headmaster of The Windsor School, a boarding and day school in the Bahamas.

While at Deerfield, Mark served as Chair of the English Department and coached football, alpine skiing, basketball, and track, while serving in a broad range of areas of school leadership initiatives in academic affairs, curriculum design, admissions, and the recruitment and evaluation of faculty. 

A life-long educator, Mark has taught across the world at several distinguished institutions, including Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. 

Kyra Kocis ’16 Wins 2020 Marshall Scholarship

Kyra Kocis ’16, a senior at Georgetown University, has been awarded a Marshal Scholarship to study social research methods and urban planning in the United Kingdom this fall. She will pursue two master’s degrees in social science research and urban policy. Her research currently focuses on the social ramifications of technological modernization within the industrial textile cluster of hand block printers in Jaipur, India

Kocis worked as a research assistant for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Strengthening State Capacity to Deliver Public Goods for Health, Bihar, India” project, and has achieved several academic distinctions while at Georgetown, including the STIA Honors Thesis Program and the Krogh Honors Scholars program in partnership with the U.S. State Department’s Multilateral Moneyball project. She also received a SFS Improving Human Conditions Grant and was a Georgetown Social Innovation for Public Service Fund recipient.

TEDxDeerfield 2020

The sixth annual TEDxDeerfield will take place this Saturday, February 15, beginning at 3:30 pm. All talks are free and open to the public—please join