Meeting the Challenges—Together
Thursday, June 4, 2020
Dear Wasatch Community,
The world is at a turning point. In the wake of these last few months, the country and the globe have witnessed a variety of tragedies. From the scourge of pandemic to the horrific, senseless deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and others at the hands of brutality and prejudice, recent events have exposed many daunting rifts within core tenets of our society.
365体育备用Rarely throughout history do we experience moments like these that demand so much. Moments that demand some of our most visceral emotions—loss, anger, frustration, sorrow—but also our most powerful responsibilities. Our responsibilities to act and to lead.
Community lies at the heart of the Wasatch Academy Mission Statement. Whether it is fostering lifelong relationships between classmates or bringing students from across the world to engage in scholarship, we are dedicated to bridging divides and shaping the future, together.
365体育备用Wasatch Academy itself operates from a unique vantage point. Located more than 100 miles from any civil unrest or violence and in a well-equipped city with zero cases of COVID-19, our school is fortunate to function in extraordinary safety. And while we, unlike many other locations across the country, may enjoy this luxury, it comes with responsibility.
365体育备用As our staff, faculty, and students continue to pursue the ideals of a prosperous and equitable society, we are charged with taking full advantage of doing so under an umbrella of protection. It is our duty to raise the next generation of global citizens and leaders who will affect the change and reforms that are desperately needed today from a place of refuge and security.
We do not yet know what the rest of the 21st century holds. But it is certain our students will number greatly among the people who construct the rest of history—a history built by the compassionate, the strong, and the unified; a future designed for equality and the dignity of every human life. Wasatch Academy pledges its full support, one student at a time.
365体育备用Head of School
365体育备用Assistant Head of School for Finance & Facilities
Dr. J Dianne Brederson
Assistant Head of School for Academics
365体育备用Assistant Head of School for Brand Marketing & Communications
365体育备用Assistant Head of School for Student Life
Dr. Kara Loftin
365体育备用Assistant Head of School for Academic Support