Academically Speaking

Episode 6: Prioritizing Service During a Pandemic

Published November 20, 2020

Community service is at the heart of Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child's mission. In Episode 6, we sit down with Michele Van Kalsbeck, Upper School Theology teacher and Campus Ministry member, as she describes the changing ways Oak Knoll continues to prioritize service during the pandemic.
Episode 5: Meet the Upper School Division Head

Published November 2, 2020

Upper School Division Head Kathryn McGroarty joined Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here, we sit down with McGroarty as she discusses the benefits of the all-girls' Upper School environment and the pandemic's impact on teaching, academics and the future of education.
Episode 4: Reimagining Admissions in 2020

Published October 8, 2020

During this special BONUS EPISODE of the Academically Speaking podcast, we talk with Kelly Dun, Oak Knoll's new Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid, about how the admissions team is bringing the campus to life for prospective families from a distance and how the admissions process has changed since the COVID-19 pandemic.
Episode 3: Navigating Athletics During a Pandemic

Published September 10, 2020

We are joined by Oak Knoll Athletic Director Dr. Kelly Childs as she discusses navigating athletics during a pandemic and prepares for athletes to return to campus this fall.
Episode 2: Understanding Re-Entry Anxiety in Children

Published August 20, 2020

We sit down with Oak Knoll's new Lower School Guidance Counselor Melissa Nelson on re-entry anxiety in children as they return to campus this fall under COVID-19 restrictions.
Episode 1: Fall 2020 Reopening Plan

Published August 7, 2020

Oak Knoll School administrators sit down to answer parent-submitted questions regarding the school's fall 2020 reopening plan.

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Academically Speaking is the podcast for Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child, a private Catholic PK-12 school in Summit, New Jersey. This show will give you an inside look at the internal operations of Oak Knoll School throughout the year.