Mara Dale loves teaching at Commonwealth for its exhilarating mix of intellectual intensity and smart fun:
Ms. Dale also admires how students will rise to meet even a semi-serious challenge:
“Our students display a willingness to engage in something for the fun of it, in a smart way. Recently, on the English 12 midyear exam, I invited kids to write a limerick or haiku about Paradise Lost for extra credit. Some were unbelievably clever and funny. That’s what makes our kids so special—and because of them, I love going to work every day."