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All the president’s kids - Alumni Profiles
June 2010 Issue
Sally Selby. Special photo To the students and teachers at Sidwell Friends Middle School, Malia Obama is just another sixth grader, says Principal Sally Selby. Then again, to Selby (BSEd ’75) President Obama’s daughter is just another student who claims 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. as home. In Selby’s 26 years at Sidwell Friends in Washington, D.C., numerous children of presidents and vice presidents—Chelsea Clinton, Albert Gore III and Finnegan Biden in addition to Malia Obama—have walked the private Quaker school’s hallways. Today, Selby oversees 350 students at the middle school and attributes the school’s academic rigor and values as to why the school is special. “It’s rooted in Quaker values, and it does make a difference,” she says. “It gives us a way to ask the best of our kids, not only as students, but as people.” Nearly 130 years old, Sidwell Friends believes that there is “that of God” in each person, providing a reason to be kind to others, …
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