Students are once again being treated to Waffle Wednesday this year, a weekly event started by Samuel “Butch” Keller, upper school head, in 2007. Keller started Waffle Wednesday during his first month at Harker to give himself the opportunity to get to know the students. “It was evident to me, because this was the first time in my career that I was not teaching and/or coaching, that there was a disconnect,” Keller said. “After all, I started this profession to be able to interact and have an impact on students.”
Keller usually invites a certain group to each Waffle Wednesday, be it a student club, a sports team, an advisory group, or a randomly selected batch of four students, who are asked to bring friends. So far this year, Keller has met with several groups, including the journalism team that published the early edition of the Winged Post and the boys volleyball and football teams, as well as an advisory group.
“There is never an agenda, so I hope the students come in relaxed and ready to eat a hot breakfast of fresh muffins, waffles, fruit, bacon and eggs,” Keller said.