A new week, a new post! Recently, we caught up with co-director, Ken Higgins, and asked him to answer some questions for us. Here's what he had to say:
How long have you worked at The Town School?
I have worked at Town for 23 years and I still find new things to love about this school each year. N-8 students are always interesting and inspiring!
Besides being a faculty member, you have other connections to Town, right?
Yes – Town roots run deep for my whole family! I have been a division head for SummerSault for many years and my daughter, Emma, is an alum of The Town School and went to SummerSault where she learned to swim and later became a CIT. My wife also taught at Town for many years. Now that they have both moved on to their new schools, I’m completely in charge of maintaining the Town-Higgins love affair.
So you work with older and younger children...what do you love about camp for the younger kids?
I love that camp is just centered around the idea of having fun for both the kids and the grown ups. I teach older students during the school year, and I really enjoy the shift to working with younger children during the summer — I get to re-enjoy SummerSault traditions through their eyes.
What is something that we might not know about you?
Three things: I have black belts in Jujitsu and Aikido, I am a very good cook, and, in the summers, I try to play Bach for an hour a day. One thing you definitely do know about me is that during SummerSault I can be counted on for a loud Hawaiian shirt and wry joke.