The Special Event: Dear Jim

Celebrate Jim's 40 years of remarkable leadership at an unforgettable event bringing together the Oakwood community. Dear Jim will be a fun and fitting tribute to an educator who has embodied Oakwood’s highest values and greatest beliefs.

The evening exemplifies Oakwood's philosophy by contributing to the newly-established James Alan Astman Endowment for Teaching and Learning.

Brandi Carlile

To celebrate Jim's incredible legacy, we are excited to announce Grammy award-winning musician Brandi Carlile as our featured entertainer for the evening. 

The James Alan Astman Endowment for Teaching & Learning

The James Alan Astman Endowment for Teaching and Learning has been established to honor Oakwood's revered Headmaster of 40 years and to sustain Jim’s influence on his colleagues’ professional growth and development...READ MORE ABOUT THE ENDOWMENT

To mark the launch of the Astman Endowment, we asked Oakwood educators to share how their growth has directly impacted students in the classroom.

Denise Ross for Teaching & Learning
Watch the For Teaching & Learning video series here.



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