More than 22,000 square feet of new and transformed space opens in 2022 — with more to come.
Kristie Oglesby has worn a lot of hats – literally and figuratively – in her sixteen years at Providence Day School. “Coach O” is the Physical Education department chair and a teacher, softball and volleyball coach, a diversity coordinator, leader of the Lower School Kaleidoscope club, an alumni parent to Kolby ’21, and a current parent to Connor ’23.
There is a tradition of educators in my family. My father briefly taught history before joining the Navy in 1940 and half of my maternal grandmother’s twelve grandchildren are teachers (almost enough to start our own school!).
Last spring, all of Providence Day’s eyes were on the NFL draft. For the first time a PD alumnus was set to be a top-10 pick.
At Providence Day, Heads of School have traditionally done most of their work in offices and behind the scenes. Cowlishaw, as the sixth person to hold the position at PD, brought a new visibility. And soon, he took it to a different level entirely.
Ryan Welsh proudly wears the badge of “Provocateur in Chief” for Providence Day. His 14-year trajectory at PD may have had fairly traditional origins, but it has led him to become Chief Design Strategist, a position that is ever more integral to PD’s path moving forward.