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SPRING 2015

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78 SPRING 2015 K KEENELAND.COM core values O N E S T E P AT A T I M E We u n d e r s t a n d t h e i m p o r t a n c e o f y o u r n e w k i t c h e n a n d / o r b a t h . B y l i s t e n i n g t o Y O U , w e ' l l h e l p m a k e y o u r h o m e c o m e t o l i f e ! 1 1 4 1 I N d u S T ry r O A d , L E x I N g T O N , K y 4 0 5 0 5 P ( 8 5 9 ) 2 5 5 - 6 8 3 8 f ( 8 5 9 ) 2 5 5 - 9 6 1 8 E M A I L : S A L E S L E x @ c K A N d b . c O M M - f 8 : 3 0 - 4 : 3 0 & b y A P P O I N T M E N T d E r r I c K W h I TA K E r d E S I g N E r puts heavy emphasis on communication and self-expression. Jacquelin Whitaker Phillips '88, a new member of Sayre's board of trustees, came to Sayre as a seventh-grader. Her three children are all students at Sayre. "They start at such a young age, creating a play in the classroom then performing it, and, in second grade, memoriz- ing poems and reciting them in class. Sayre makes it an open and welcoming and encouraging environment. I love what it has done for my children." In Upper School, students must take a public speaking class and make a brief speech in front of the student body. O'Rourke's four children all graduated from Sayre, and she remembers how nervous each was before his or her speech. Yet, there was a huge payoff. "My kids were so comfortable to go out in the world, to write pa- pers, to express their thoughts, to share their own opinions. They are good thinkers, not just students who say, 'I want an A,'" said O'Rourke. When Manella interviewed for his job at Sayre, he looked at the school not only through the eyes of a professional educator but more importantly as the father of three school-aged daughters. He was impressed with what he saw. "I was looking for an institution with a strong value for educa- tion — not just academic strength but value in educating the whole child. Each of my girls has different interests. I saw that those in- terests would be nurtured here; I quickly saw that Sayre was not producing one type of student." That would likely give David A. Sayre another reason to smile. KM Fourth-grade teacher Michele O'Rourke uses a smart board in her math class. JONATHAN PALMER

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