Princeton Day School Establishes the Miss Fine's Center
In March, 2014, Head of School Paul Stellato announced that a gift of $1,000,000 was made by Susan Wallach MFS '64 and Ken Wallach to establish the Miss Fine's Center at Princeton Day School. The purpose of the Miss Fine's Center is to promote the collaborative study of topics and themes that demand and benefit from an interdisciplinary approach. This endowed gift will provide ongoing financial support for professional development, travel, and research for PDS faculty. "I am grateful for the opportunity to continue the legacy of the extraordinary teachers I remember from Miss Fine's School through the Center," remarked Ms. Wallach. "The faculty is the cornerstone of a great school." The Miss Fine's Center at Princeton Day School is dedicated to the committed faculty members who have advanced and who continue to advance the school's mission to deliver excellence in teaching in an ever-changing world. The goals of the Center will be advanced through the efforts of faculty members – Miss Fine's Center Fellows – engaged in interdisciplinary study, research, and travel. It is hoped that Fellows will share their work not only with faculty colleagues, but also in forums beyond the school community, including national independent school conferences and other discipline-specific professional gatherings. "Susan Wallach's generosity and vision spring from her gratitude to her teachers at Miss Fine's School and the profound experience they provided her. In her, their work lives on," remarked Mr. Stellato.