The Dreaded Teacher Conference 

I remember the first time I accompanied my parents to a teacher conference at St. Mary’s Elementary. I was petrified with fear, knowing that Sister Philip was sure to deliver an unflattering report on my behavior. To my shock and relief, she spared me – confirming for me there is a God. Either that, or she had me confused with some other child. 

I did not sense the same anxiety with Henry and Ruby as we prepared to attend their Student Involved Conferences this week. My how times have changed. The format of the conference involved Henry and Ruby leading us through a review of their work. They showed us how they could do math problems, read to us the stories they’d written, and discussed their most recent units of inquiry. Their teachers of course gave us their reviews, too. Both are learning at an accelerated rate. Ruby is already reading at the level 2nd graders are expected to reach at the end of the school year, and Henry’s stories are being read to his class as examples of excellent work. 

There’s a lot of pride at Fry Lodge, where all of the children continue to be above average. Keep it up, kids! 


About Tim Fry

Tim is a global communications consultant. He has a background in storytelling, opinion research, brand campaigns and product launches for clients big and small. He has been recognized with several industry awards, including Ad Age’s “40 under 40” and PR News' "15 to Watch." Tim has a bachelor of science degree in foreign service from Georgetown University. When he's not helping people tell their best stories, you're likely to find him riding his bike, kayaking or catching Dungeness Crab on Lopez Island, WA. He can be reached at
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One Response to The Dreaded Teacher Conference 

  1. KAYE fRY says:

    Great pictures! CONGRATULATIONS Fry Lodge students! Way to study and to succeed. MUCH THANKS also to FRY LODGE PARENTS! It takes good parents to set the bar! FRY LODGE CONCLUSIVELY HAS SET AND EXCELLED THE BAR. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK

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