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Meet the Team

Director of Admission, Kristie Gonzalez

Kristie Gonzalez arrives at Glen Urquhart School with extensive experience in teaching, admission, development, and constituent relations. Personally committed to theme teaching, hands-on-learning, place-based education, and creating a community that values each student’s individuality, Kristie is thrilled to be a part of the GUS community. Prior to joining GUS, she served as the Director of Annual Giving at Nashoba Brooks School, Director of Admission at Sant Bani School, and Director of Constituent Relations and Annual Fund Director at Tilton School. Previously, Kristie also spent two years as a third-grade teacher at nearby Brookwood School after beginning her teaching career in Colorado. Kristie started her career in the Middlebury College admission and development offices. Kristie is a graduate of the Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, PA, and holds a B.A. from Middlebury College. Kristie lives in Wenham with her husband Eric, her two sons Andrew and Liam (’24), her dog Mattie, and her hermit crab Cornelius.

Contact Kristie at or 1-978-927-1064 ext. 115


Admission Associate, Emily Rabinowitz-Buchanan

Emily grew up in New York City, most recently living in Brooklyn, before moving to Beverly this summer. For the past nine years, she was the founding teacher-director and later executive director of Red Hook Playgroup, a progressive preschool in Brooklyn. Red Hook Playgroup started with a handful of children and when Emily left, it enrolled over sixty students annually. Prior to her work at Red Hook Playgroup, Emily taught preschool at the Washington Market School in NYC for three years. Emily received her BA in urban studies and childhood education from Vassar College, where she worked in numerous elementary classrooms in local public schools, as well as in classrooms at Vassar's Wimpfheimer Nursery School. Emily received her MA in developmental psychology from Columbia Teacher's College and, in recent years, pursued continuing studies in educational leadership at Bank Street College of Education. Emily loves working with children and adults to think critically and creatively, to discover passions and share them with a community, and to grow by nurturing strengths and embracing challenges. These ideas are central to her commitment to and love of education, and it's wonderful to see them in practice daily at Glen Urquhart School. Emily began working in admission at GUS in 2016. When she's not working, Emily loves exploring the North Shore with her husband, a member of the Pingree faculty, and her two young daughters.

Contact Emily at or 1-978-927-1064 ext. 170