Happy New Year! I have to admit I have a love/hate relationship with the holiday in January, but I love the first day of school. It’s a clean slate, a fresh start, and a time to make resolutions about what you will do better this year. This is true for students and teachers alike. It’s that fresh start feeling that makes this time of year so exciting. Last year, I shared the poem Dream Big, by an unknown author. (Here is a link, if you’d like to read the... Read More
In anticipation of the start of the school year, this week GUS faculty participated in one of two professional development workshops. Mahesh Sharma, founder and president of the Center for Teaching/Learning of Mathematics returned to GUS to lead a workshop for our math teachers. Sharma is a former professor of mathematics education at Cambridge College, where he taught for more than thirty-five years. He is internationally known for groundbreaking work in... Read More
Earlier this summer, as I was waiting to pick up dinner at the Hale Street Tavern, a boy approached me with his hand out, introduced himself, and said proudly, “I’m a student at Glen Urquhart School. You’re Mr. Liebmann. I love GUS!” And so it began.
Since arriving on the North Shore in early July, I have had one conversation after the next about the power of a GUS education. I met three pairs of GUS alumni parents at an event in July, families whose... Read More
Kate Wolkoff ’90 is both an art photographer and a commercial photographer. Her work has been in shows at Sasha Wolf Gallery, Danziger Projects, the New York Photo Festival and Women in Photography. Her photographs are included in the collections of the Addison Gallery of Art, the Norton Museum of Art and the Yale University Library, and have been featured in Aperture, Twice, and Frieze. Her advertising clients include Novartis, Nuepro, Dell, Gold Peak Tea,... Read More
Ben Glickstein ’01 jokingly sees bagpipes and kilts as the “through-line” in his education. From GUS to Waring to Macalester College, both Scottish traditions were prominent at his commencements. While that may be true, the truly important through line for Ben was what each school taught him about the importance of learning about people, contributing to the public good, and building sustainable cities.
In college, Ben majored in cultural anthropology, studying in Cape Town... Read More
Anna Solomon Greenbaum ’90, author of the acclaimed novels, The Little Bride and Leaving Lucy Pear, always knew she wanted to write, though she wasn’t sure what form her writing would take. In fact, it was not until after college at Brown University that she began to write fiction seriously. It was then that she moved back home to Gloucester for a year to waitress and attend workshops at GrubStreet, a creative writing center in Boston.
Soon... Read More