Adjunct Faculty

WCDS Welcomes Adjunct Faculty

Marine Bands, museums and wildlife foundations — what do these have in common? 

All were recent topics at the monthly “Expert in Their Fields” talks presented to Wakefield Country Day School students and guests. 

Colonel John Bourgeois’s history of “The President’s Own,” and the playing of his conducted “Stars and Stripes Forever” impressed young and old. 

Fourth-grader Brendan Griffin excused himself for a moment during Bourgeois’s talk, and upon returning excitedly asked, “What’d I miss?”

Jeff Trandahl, director of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, shared the ins-and-outs of foundations, fundraising, and the amazing work NFWF does across the globe. The WCDS Wildlife Conservation Club works annually with NFWF to do our small part in Rappahannock County through the installation of nesting boxes, bird boxes and bat boxes. 

Nell Payne, director of the Smithsonian Institution, made an in-depth presentation on the history of the museum that had the students comparing their favorite museums and artwork long after the presentation concluded. 

Wakefield Country Day School is thrilled to welcome our adjunct faculty to share the depth and breadth of their knowledge with our students through talks, seminars, as members of senior thesis panels, and through internships. 

Upcoming talks include, “An Update on the Bat Population” by Jeb Wofford, a biologist with the National Park Service, Friday, Dec. 13, 3 p.m. On Friday, Jan. 10, 3 p.m, Ed Rabel, NBC Emmy Award winning broadcast journalist, will discuss “Cuba Today,” and the upcoming trip to Cuba he is organizing for our students. And on Feb. 21, 3 p.m., Paul Smith will speak ….. Read More at Rappnews.