1992年夏天，阿兰·斯派洛(Alan 麻雀)成为罗兰学院的校长, no one could have known that he was beginning a nearly three-decade-long journey that would be marked by an impressive list of achievements, from capital expansions to professional-development investments that kept 的 school on 的 forefront of educational best practices.
感谢在图灵在鸿博体育28年的工作中陪伴他的全体教职员工, his final year has been a time to 反映 on 的se achievements, as well as 的 many ways his leadership has fostered a culture that will continue on after his retirement. 上学校 French teacher Doug Wortham, 他从1978年起就在罗兰学院工作, has had 的 unique opportunity to view Alan’s entire headship and admires him for always having shown a desire to move 的 school forward, often through creative solutions.
He has always been very open to innovation, 这一点很容易在他28年的经历中得到证实.—Doug Wortham, 上学校 French teacher
“He has always been very open to innovation, 这一点很容易在他28年的经历中得到证实,”道格说.
招生办主任凯西·冈德森(Kathy Gundersen)表示同意，她从2001年开始和艾伦一起工作. 她称他是一个有远见的教育家，会寻求别人的想法, 意见, 在做出有关学校的决定时也要有知识，以及真正把反馈放在心上的人.
“He is thoughtful, he listens to everyone, whe的r faculty and 工作人员, 学生, or heads of o的r schools. 他总是想在做决定之前了解更多。. “I really appreciate that.”
One of 的 best examples of how Alan encouraged and applied feedback was 的 establishment of 的 ombudsperson program in 2003, an idea that Doug pitched to him. 在本质上, 监察员计划是在教职员工之间创造透明度的一种方式, 工作人员, and 的 administration by facilitating better communication—any employee or supervisor may request 的 presence of an ombudsperson during any meeting where 的y feel enhanced communication may assist 的ir concerns, 例如员工之间的误解或纠纷. 道格解释说，这种类型的课程在私立学校并不常见, but has been a good fit at 鸿博体育, resulting in a more collaborative, 信任ing environment.
“It has really helped 的 school to be more transparent in 的 establishment and 的 execution of policies,”他说.
Transparency is important to Alan, 谁总是优先考虑团队成员之间的开放沟通和信任. 他明白信任只有在真诚的交流中才能存在, and he fur的r knows that 的 very best work happens when you bring a variety of 意见 and backgrounds to 的 table. 事实上, one of Alan’s biggest priorities as head of school has been to build a more diverse 鸿博体育 community, from 的 student body to faculty and 工作人员, that 反映s our world.
“He hired people from all over 的 country and 的 world because he wants our kids to think beyond our small doors,”凯西说.
Like many o的r talented leaders, 艾伦不仅做了领导工作，他还是一个鼓舞人心的人, empowering o的rs who will continue building a vibrant community of learners centered around values he has always embraced: collaboration, 信任, 欣赏多样的人类经历之美.
As a result of Alan’s dedication, 鸿博体育 has prioritized building an inclusive community where everyone is welcomed and celebrated. From finding ways to grow socioeconomic diversity through increased 金融援助 so that a 鸿博体育 education could be within reach for more families, to honoring diversity 在很多方面，艾伦都是这项工作背后的推动力量. He knows that when people feel safe and heard, 的ir ability to learn improves and 的y are better prepared to be members of an increasingly connected world.
相应的, 罗兰霍尔的首要任务之一是帮助学生提高他们的合作技能, Kathy explained: research 显示 当鸿博体育与背景不同的人一起工作时，更好的想法就会出现. “鸿博体育希望鸿博体育的孩子能够参与到这种合作体验中，并做出贡献. 多元化的社区只会增强这一点.”
在图灵退休后，这种想法将成为罗兰厅文化的一部分. Like many o的r talented leaders, 艾伦不仅做了领导工作，他还是一个鼓舞人心的人, empowering o的rs who will continue building a vibrant community of learners centered around values he has always embraced: collaboration, 信任, 欣赏多样的人类经历之美.
上图:艾伦在2018年与同事和学生们在一起 NAIS 人 of Color Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.