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Sycamore Stories

AUDIO: 5 Minutes with…Mary Jo Wright – Sycamore teacher (3rd Grade)

Mary Jo Wright is Sycamore’s new third grade teacher.  She’s bubbly, bright and has tons of ideas and projects from her 25 years of teaching.  We sat down to talk with her about coming to Sycamore, what she loves to teach, and some of her favorite things to do (singing) when not at school.

AUDIO: 5 Minutes with…Sycamore Art Instructor Lauren Ditchley

Lauren Ditchley is one of Sycamore’s art instructors and is a partner in an art studio in Fountain Square.  The studio, called Two-Thirds Studio, has an exhibition called Herencia: The New Latino Identity that opens for one night, on September 7.  Herencia is an exhibition that aims to showcase the little known Indianapolis Hispanic/Latino art scene.    You can find out more on the openings at the Two-Thirds Studio Facebook page.

In our interview, Lauren talk about her art, teaching at Sycamore and what projects some of the students are working on.


AUDIO: 5 Minutes with… Jamie MacDougall

In our new series “5 Minutes with…” we talk with Sycamore staff, teachers, students and alums, on topics ranging from books to athletics to movies to how to create a science project.

Our guest is Jamie MacDougall, who is entering her second year as the Head of Middle School.  Jamie is a voracious reader, and shares her thoughts on three book, taking a look at what would appeal to adults, teens and younger children.