Dana Hall School kicked off Parents’ Weekend with the type of pomp and circumstance usually reserved for graduation ceremonies by installing its 11th Head of School, Katherine L. Bradley, on Friday, October 28. The school community, parents, past faculty, alumna, and special guests were in attendance as she was installed at the Shipley Center on the campus of the all-girls boarding and day school.
You may recall that over the summer, the Wellesley weather didn’t exactly give Bradley a warm welcome. A macroburst rampaged through town in mid-July, its high winds uprooting trees, knocking down power lines, and causing general mayhem. The storm came as fast as it went, but not before dropping a tree on Bradley’s Grove St. residence. Fortunately, she wasn’t home at the time. Even better, no wicked witch of the east was killed, so Bradley forged forward, settled in, and must have buried any thoughts about possibly needing the protection of Glinda the Good Witch and a the escape hatch of a decent pair of ruby slippers.
Welcome to Wellesley, Head of School Bradley.
In related news, the lack of rain over the summer did nothing to keep Wellesley from reaping a bumper crop of presidents this year. See:
Want to get in on the action? It just so happens that Wellesley (and other places) is gearing up to elect a new president of the United States. Voting day is Tuesday, November 8. If you just can’t wait until then to cast your ballot, you can vote early until November 4 at the Warren Center. According to Town Clerk Kathy Nagle, almost 2,500 residents have already voted during the first four days of early voting.
After early voting has wrapped up, you’ll just have to line up with the rest of the general population on November 8. Here’s where the voting precincts are in town, and you can find other important voter information here.