This story recently appeared in the winter 2012 edition of Harker Quarterly.
Upper school English teacher and prolific poet Alexandra Rosenboom’s latest chapbook, “In the Way of Harbors,” was recently accepted for publication by the Chicago-based independent publisher Dancing girl Press. One of the poems in the chapbook, “Reconstruction: Christchurch, New Zealand,” was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize, which is awarded to the best poetry and literature published in small presses. “It’s fairly special and unusual to be nominated for this prize in the poetry world, so I am really thrilled to get the news,” Rosenboom said. The chapbook is scheduled to be available some time between January and April 2013. For more information on the publisher, visit the Dancing girl Press website here, at www.dancinggirlpress.com.
Derek Kameda, upper school registrar, hosted an Advance Placement coordinator workshop at the upper school campus, the first time Harker has hosted such an event. Last year, Kameda joined the College Board’s Consultant Advisory Panel, which provides oversight pertaining to managing and supporting consultants of the College Board. As an Advanced Placement coordinator consultant, he has offered his expertise to AP coordinators to help them improve how they administer AP exams.
Office of Communication writer and novelist Debbie Cohen’s book, “Keeper of the Scale,” recently reached the top 100 free downloads for women’s contemporary fiction on Amazon.com. The story follows three women who form a support group to help one another lose weight, but soon learn more about each another than they had originally planned. The Kindle edition of the book is available on Amazon.com.