Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we’ve transitioned to a new electronic enrollment and contract approval system! You have been so helpful in testing the program and providing us with feedback regarding your user experience. We appreciate you!
Relatedly, the continued interest being shown in The Gregory School is evident in the number of admission files currently under review. We anticipate having wait lists for a few grades next year. In fact, the numbers in 5th grade warrant two full-time teachers!
With this exciting increase in enrollment comes the reality of needing additional faculty and staff support in some areas. We will keep you apprised of changes and additions to our team as they develop. In the meantime, three current members of the faculty have announced changes in their status for the 2017-18 school year. Mr. Stephen Krohn, our middle school art teacher and yearbook advisor, will be taking a one-year leave of absence. We are extremely fortunate to have a talented member of our school community willing to serve our students for the 2017-18 year. She has an impressive background in arts education and those of us who already know her as a parent can attest to her positive and energetic approach to everything! When you are able, please welcome Mrs. Julia Conroy as our interim middle school art teacher. More information about Julia’s professional background will be provided when we introduce all new hires later this spring.
Mrs. Heather Rosson has announced that she is returning to another professional passion, the running of her own business. As a successful businesswoman prior to entering the field of education, Mrs. Rosson is excited about changing gears at the same time her son is graduating from the high school! Another math department colleague, Margaret Scofield, has announced her retirement. Margaret has served both 5th and 6th grades since joining TGS. We wish all of these colleagues the very best and are extremely grateful for their many contributions to the school community. The math and science departments are looking at how we might reconfigure teaching assignments before we pursue any specific hiring. As an example, Mr. Kraus is likely to expand his assignment so that he teaches some of the upper school math classes next year.
Spring is always a time of growth and change and TGS is no exception. April and May bring interim week, continued excitement with student competitions (robotics team, mock trial, and all spring sports), AP exams, and of course, promotion and commencement ceremonies.
In the meantime, enjoy the amazing production of Pirates of Penzance tonight or tomorrow afternoon. I had the good fortune of attending opening night and it was filled with great music, acting, and dance.
With continued gratitude for your support and interest,
Julie A. Sherrill, Ph.D.
Head of School
The Gregory School is a place that is transforming learning and transforming students' lives. Gregory students lead institutions, they found movements, they invent technology, they run cities. Students leave TGS with a sense of agency; they believe they can change the world for the better and it is our aim to ensure we give them the knowledge, skills, experiences and confidence to do so.Dr. Julie Sherrill