From the Horse's Mouth

From the Horse's Mouth
The “Spirited” official podcast of Providence Day School, bringing you informative and entertaining conversations from the global PD community. Learn more at

Episode 10: The Compton teaching legacy
May 27 • 15 min
Joanne Compton is about to retire following 34 years of teaching at Providence Day. Her son John Compton ‘04, a PD lifer, teaches in Upper School. And Emma Hedinger ‘22 has been a student of both.
Making PD more Earth-friendly
Apr 21 • 23 min
In honor of Earth Day, we share this pre-recorded conversation with our Providence Day School sustainability team - Olga Mawougbe from Lower School, Sarah Goodman from Middle School, and Jack Hudson from Upper School.
Celebrating PD Performers
Apr 15 • 22 min
Host Jay Barron spotlights juniors Anna Choudary, Annie Odom, and Ethan Paulk, and each of them treats us to a musical performance captured in our podcast studio.
Episode 7: Is “global” a cliché at PD?
Feb 26 • 21 min
Providence Day was the first school in the nation to create a Global Studies Diploma. With a global perspective woven into the school’s entire curriculum, is it possible that we’re over-using the word? Host Jay Barron tackles that question with Jeremiah…
Young alumni: How well does PD prepare us for college?
Feb 5 • 19 min
Young alumni Maya Barr ‘16 (Harvard); Kyndal Smith ‘19 (Texas Christian University); and Caroline Bynum ‘16 (UNC Chapel Hill) discuss PD’s college preparation.
Global Educators
Jan 15 • 22 min
Providence Day School teachers Richard Dewey, Kristin Santo, and Amy Jordan describe how their trips to Japan, Jordan, and Kyrgyzstan benefit their students.
A Courageous Conversation
Dec 18, 2019 • 22 min
Reggie Love ‘00, a former aide to President Obama and current member of the Providence Day School Board of Trustees, and student leader Kaila Dawkins ‘20 discuss diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Providence Day’s Freedom School
Dec 4, 2019 • 20 min
Guests Katie Carmichael, Jackson Sicard ‘19, and Marisa Alam ‘18 discuss the Freedom School site Providence Day hosts for the Children’s Defense Fund.
The coolest name at Providence Day?
Nov 13, 2019 • 21 min
Providence Day faculty members Leigh Cook, Lee Taylor, and Lee Tappy share their perspectives on the school.
Episode 1: Head of School Dr. Glyn Cowlishaw
Oct 22, 2019 • 22 min
Our Head of School discusses campus master planning, our Freedom School site, innovation, the BBC comedy “Blackadder,” and what it means to be a truly global school.