1995 - 1999
One day, I got a call from Vicky Shorr and Megan Callaway to meet me, saying, "We’ve got this idea; we’d like to start a girls’ school." They held a friend raiser – not a money raiser – and invited me. We started having meetings at our house to see if there was sufficient interest in doing something like this. Many people from the community came forward to help. Diana Meehan came on board, and she was very strong-willed. That was the beginning.
I have two daughters, and I dedicated a tremendous amount of time and effort to something I believed in for a long time: single-sex education for women. I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to participate in the forming of Archer. You don’t get these opportunities often where you can onboard something and make a difference. Archer is making a difference - that’s the bottom line. Archer has used good judgment. Bringing the School from ground zero to here in the time it was done is incredible. You don’t find people like Diana Meehan and Gary David Goldberg, Vicky Shorr, and Megan Callway who committed themselves in such a strong way. Maybe we will live in our lifetime to see a place where we won’t need a girls’ school. I don’t think that’s coming in the near future, because we need equality for that to happen.
Photography by Tara Niami '11
Photo editing by Daniel Rarela