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Podcast: Torch Talk

Welcome to Torch Talk, the Collegiate School community podcast. Hosts Allen Chamberlain and Stacy Adams chat with some of our faculty and staff and explore how their life experiences and individual purpose help them make a difference in our classrooms and beyond. At the heart of Collegiate's mission and values are the people who make up the soul of this place. We hope you enjoy getting to know them.

Steve Hickman

In his formative years, Collegiate Head of School Steve Hickman learned the value of work and the power of resilience firsthand. Those values have anchored his leadership over the years and have helped cement his passion for ensuring that all students are launched with the ability to adapt and grow, and with the knowledge that their work matters. Listen in as he shares his experiences.

Tammy Dunn

Tammy Dunn is Collegiate School’s Facilities Manager; but long before she led a staff on our campus, she was a leader among the Navy Seals, helping execute missions with a steady hand and focus. As one of few females in those ranks, she learned to trust her capabilities and press forward - skills she brings to her work at Collegiate every day, to keep this campus running smoothly so that students can focus on learning. Listen in as she shares what gave her the confidence to keep learning and pushing boundaries.

Helen Tanner

Helen Tanner '49 enrolled in Collegiate School as a 1st Grader in 1937 and went on to spend her teaching career here, imparting to students the same sense of care and commitment to service and excellence that she experienced firsthand. Enjoy Allen Chamberlain's formerly archived conversation with Ms. Tanner, in which the now-deceased beloved faculty member shared fond memories of the impact Collegiate had on her life.