Two alumni and former trustee join GUS faculty
We are excited to welcome three new faculty members to the GUS team this fall. Anna Mei Gubbins ‘08, joins as 7th grade Spanish teacher, Alex Levin ‘03, as upper school science teacher, and Lisa Sandouk-Romanelli P ‘13, ‘19, Former Trustee, as first grade teacher.
Anna Mei Gubbins majored in Hispanic Studies at Davidson College, during which she spent time abroad, studying in Madrid, Spain and Valparaiso, Chile. After graduation, she spent time working with children as a therapeutic mentor, and bilingual intake coordinator at Northeast Arc, and worked on the management team at Grand Circle Travel. She is a member of the Gamma Pi Chapter of Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars, and was awarded the Marcel LeFlem Language Award for achievement in language studies while she was a student at Pingree School.
Alex Levin graduated from the University of Vermont with a degree in Environmental Studies, Green Building and Community Design. After coaching sailing and directing a sailing program as a summer job, he realized his passion was in teaching. He then earned his Master's Degree in Education from Lesley University. Mr. Levin joins the GUS team after 2 years at Berwick Academy, where he served as 5th Grade Math and Science Teacher. An outdoors enthusiast, Levin also holds certifications as a US Sailing Level I and II Coach, and Level III Head Instructor through the US Sailing Association, as a Wilderness First Responder through the National Outdoor Leadership School, and in Outdoor Emergency Care through the National Ski Patrol.
Lisa Sandouk-Romanelli will return this year to teach 1st Grade alongside Jess Duryea, while Christy Doxsee is on leave. She has had a number of teaching roles at GUS dating back to 2013 - most recently covering the 1st grade last year while Mrs. Duryea was out on maternity leave. Mrs. Romanelli has had a long-standing relationship with GUS, starting in 2004 when she enrolled her own children here. Additionally, she has served as a GUS trustee. Sandouk-Romanelli holds a bachelor’s degree from St. John Fisher College, her juris doctor from Western New England College School of Law, and earned her masters degree in education from Gordon College. She is certified in both Elementary Education and Moderate Disabilities.