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No Child Left Unknown: Building a Thriving House System

By June 27, 2019January 17th, 2023No Comments

If you’re looking for a thriving student culture where students feel a sense of belonging and purpose, consider starting a house system. An intentional approach to sorting students across common interests, abilities, age and intellect helps a house system function as the best place for students to flourish. Engaging students in the process of developing the structure is essential, so we’ll discuss how Trinity’s students have helped with decisions and offered fresh perspective on still-developing traditions. We will also explain the mechanics of getting started and the weekly task of cultural maintenance.

Jane Houchin

Jane Houchin has her bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State and a master’s degree in education from Clemson University. Jane has taught at Trinity Academy of Raleigh since the school began in 1995. A er years of service as a chemistry teacher and Student Care Director, Jane transitioned into the role of Upper School Head in 2016.

Jonathan Horner

Jonathan received his bachelor’s degree in history from Appalachian State University, and a master’s degree in Christian Ethics from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been at Trinity Academy since 2008, where he teaches high school humanities and religious studies. Asked to lead the student culture in 2013, he founded the house system in 2014, and now co-leads the school’s honor council.

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