On September 14, Benchmark School was proud to kick off our 50th Anniversary celebrations and formally welcome Mr. Chris Hancock as our third Head of School in 50 years.
The Chair of the 50th Anniversary Committee, Amy Petersen, served as emcee and was joined in the official presentation by the Chair of the Board of Trustees, Benjamin B. Rogers '96; Head of Middle School Dr. Eleanor Gensemer; and Head of Lower School and Assistant Head of School Sally Laird. Our virtual celebration featured remarks from Mr. Hancock, conversation with our Benchmark students, and special guests via video.
In his remarks, Mr. Hancock declared: "We, Benchmark, have not and will not shy away from sustained excellence. We have a long and storied past, and together we will lean into innovative new ways to think, to teach, to actively pursue equity and justice, and to continue to transform the lives of young learners. We will endeavor to sustain the excellence that has permeated everything about this community for the last 50 years."
As our 50th anniversary year begins and we look ahead to our next chapter, we were thrilled to welcome with great warmth our third Head of School, Mr. Chris Hancock.
Watch Convocation here: