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Hope in the Hallways: Episode 1

To Be Rather Than To Seem with Fabio Hurtado

Fabio Hurtado
October 3, 2022

Fabio Hurtado is a Cannon School parent, alumni parent, teacher, and our Upper School Division Head. Wearing each of those hats gives Fabio a unique perspective on our community. In this episode, Fabio shares his story of discovering and falling in love with Cannon. Along the way, Fabio outlines some of the biggest differences between our schools and those he’s been a part of in the past. As you listen, you’ll hear examples of our culture in action and learn about the importance of genuine engagement in education.

After You Listen:
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Key Takeaways:

  • Diversity of thought and intellectual humility are key aspects of the Cannon community
  • We build structures that facilitate our ability to live our core values
  • At Cannon, every student is presented with the opportunity to be both student and teacher

Things to listen for:

[01:35] Fabio’s path to Cannon School

[04:22] Being wooed by Cannon as parents and faculty

[07:20] The value of relationships

[11:10] The secret to the strength of Cannon’s community

[15:42] How core values are lived out

[18:00] What we mean by “You belong here”

[24:28] Engagement at Cannon

[28:50] Something Fabio loves to teach

[29:56] What it’s like to be an author

[35:00] Fabio’s hope for Cannon

[36:33] Christopher’s takeaways

Transcript of this episode.