Beyer Shares Chatham 101 at VAIS Annual Conference
Frankie Beyer, assistant director of community life & wellbeing, recently presented about the School’s Chatham 101 program during the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS) Annual Conference on Nov. 3.
New Girls meet weekly throughout the fall for Chatham 101and are introduced to School traditions, campus resources, and helpful life skills. Lessons include how to navigate relationships and conflicts, develop healthy study habits, and more.
“The great part of Chatham 101 is not just the curriculum, but that it provides our new students a place to connect and share experiences and perspectives. We focus on a different topic each week and open the floor for students to share ideas and feelings, allowing them to get to know each other and learn that at Chatham Hall they can be their best selves,” said Beyer.
At the conference, Beyer shared the program’s success over the past two years since it was reimagined after the COVID-19 pandemic, including how the program was created, lesson content, and resources for social-emotional learning curriculum planning. She also discussed how to adapt this type of programming for other schools and environments to better serve students around the state.