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Blog: Why Vis?

Why Vis? In this month's View from Vis blog, Upper School Director Anna Barter has some heartfelt answers to that question, particularly in regard to Visitation's impact on herself, the students and the broader community. Please read this month's blog post to see some of Dr. Barter's answers to why Vis is such a compelling place.


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It All Starts Here: Our New Video Series

In anticipation of our Middle and Upper Schools becoming completely all-girls in August 2017, we have created a series of videos where our students and faculty tell you, in their own words, how "All-Girls Starts Here."

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New Upper School Director Named
Dr. Anna Bachman Barter

Minnesota native Dr. Anna Bachman Barter has been selected as Visitation's new Director of Upper School. Anna comes to Visitation from Berkshire School, a college preparatory boarding and day school in Sheffield, Massachusetts, where she is the Language Department Chair and a dorm parent. She will join Visitation on August 1.

As the graduate of a Catholic high school and a Catholic women's college, Anna deeply values what she calls "the transformative power of an education that emphasizes not only academic but spiritual growth." She has earned graduate degrees and a doctoral degree from Dartmouth College and the University of Wisconsin-Madison; taught at Georgetown University and American University; and developed curriculum, implemented proficiency-based assessments, and mentored teachers in attaining their professional goals.

Welcome, Anna!

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