Blog Post

Welcome to the 23-24 School Year

August 5, 2023

Dear Logan Community,

It is now official, at least according to DMV and my new Colorado license: I am a Colorado resident! I am so excited to finally be at The Logan School and get to know the people and culture on campus. Over the last few weeks, I have met with various teams, board members, and a few students and alum who are sharing their summers to help with the opening of the new school year.

As I gather stories about why people chose The Logan School, a recurring theme emerged and reminds me of something Brené Brown once shared about fitting in versus belonging. Brown states,

“The opposite of belonging is fitting in—assessing and acclimating. True belonging doesn’t require you to change who you are; it requires you to be who you are.”

Our mission is to cultivate the curiosities of gifted children, and in doing this, we hope that each of these children and their families feel a sense of belonging—true belonging.

This year, cultivating relationships and being Logan’s chief storyteller is a priority. It is an honor to be part of a community that is inquisitive and cares so deeply about ensuring Logan’s success now and in the future.

I look forward to welcoming the faculty and staff back on campus, as well as visiting all the classrooms during the first week of school. I am excited to see our Logan students return to campus soon and fill the halls, classrooms, and playgrounds with their joy and laughter.

Over the next few months, there will be opportunities to connect and engage with all of you. Some of these events include the New Parent Orientation, Student/Parent/Teacher Conferences, and the PALS picnic.

I am beyond grateful to be here and look forward to what this new year will bring. I hope you are as curious and excited about me as I am about the Logan community!

Nicole T. Girvan

A Head Shot of Nicole Girvan, Logan Head of School. Nicole is an Asian American who identifies as she/her/hers.