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Student Life

The Student Life Department supports Madeira’s mission to launch women who change the world by providing opportunities for students to develop the knowledge and skills to help them navigate and take charge of their lives in high school and beyond.

Student Life classes empower Madeira students to: discover and develop their individual and collective identities; learn how to make healthy choices and care for themselves and others; strengthen their ability to communicate effectively and advocate for themselves and others; and increase their awareness and understanding of cultural issues impacting local, national, and global communities

Courses

Requirements

Class of 2020 & beyond

Classes of 2019:

2016-2017 Student Life Faculty

Student Life Curriculum is taught by faculty and staff members from various departments, giving students the opportunity to learn from community members not usually found in the classroom. These faculty and staff members bring their unique, professional perspectives to the Student Life Curriculum. 

Class Faculty
Body Image, Gender, and Media Nicole Cologne, Counselor
Tracie Epes, Director of Counseling
Car Maintenance and Safety Ed Hamer, Director of Facilities 
Chemical Dependency* Nicole Cologne, Counselor 
Cyber Safety and Etiquette  Jeff Dayton, Director of Technology 
Digital Citizenship Jeff Dayton, Director of Technology
Stacy Tippens, Educational Technology Specialist 
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Pilar Cabeza de Vaca, Head of School
Hunter Southworth, Director of Residential Life
Andre Withers, Assistant Head of School 
Exercise and the Brain Audra Krupp, Learning Specialist
Katie LaRue, Director of Athletics 
First Aid, CPR, and AED Certification Health Center Nursing Staff
Healthy Relationships and Consent 101* Tracie Epes, Director of Counseling 
Introduction to College Counseling Linda Mathews, College Counselor
Sheila Reilly, Director of College Counseling 
Introduction to Mindfulness Tracie Epes, Director of Counseling
Learning Styles Audra Krupp, Learning Specialist 
Madeira 101 Kim Newsome, Dean of Students
Jenny Walton, Assistant Dean of Students for Student Activities 
Memory Audra Krupp, Learning Specialist 
Organization, OneNote, and Preparing Your Planner Audra Krupp, Learning Specialist
Stacy Tippens, Educational Technology Specialist 
Our Digital Life Lauren Roy, Educational Technology Specialist
Stacy Tippens, Educational Technology Specialist
Personal Safety and Awareness Jim Pollack, Director of Campus Safety and Security 
Personality Type and Identity Tracie Epes, Director of Counseling 
Public Speaking Kim Newsome, Dean of Students
Reading Strategies and Note Taking Audra Krupp, Learning Specialist 
Sex Education  Nicole Cologne, Counselor
Tracie Epes, Director of Counseling 
Small Talk 101 Kerin Hamel, Director of Co-Curriculum
Kim Newsome, Dean of Students 
Stress Management and Technology Nicole Cologne, Counselor
Jeff Dayton, Director of Technology 
The Power of Sleep Tracie Epes, Director of Counseling
Health Center Nursing Staff
Time Management and Using Resources Audra Krupp, Learning Specialist

* Outside speakers

** InnerQuest is a collaborative partner and facilities 10 class blocks of outdoor experiential education each spring.