By: Sam Bloomberg
This year Gilman welcomes two fellows from the University of Pennsylvania as a part of the Independent School Teaching Residency, a program that partners the Graduate School of Education at Penn with a number of independent schools across the United States, including Gilman.
Ms. Sarah Lloyd, one of the recipients of the Penn fellowship, will be teaching a section of freshman World Cultures and will help coaching both Water Polo and Swimming. Born and raised in Hightstown, New Jersey, Ms. Lloyd is a graduate of Kenyon College, where she double majored in Art History and History. While at Kenyon College, Ms. Lloyd swam on their team, helping them attain a 2015 NCAA Division III Swimming Championship. She also was named an NCAA All-American and Academic All-American swimmer.
Outside the pool, she was awarded the Charles and Elizabeth Battle Scholarship because she had the highest GPA of the Art History majors. Ms. Lloyd is currently, through the fellowship, a student at UPenn. She is very excited to be working at Gilman as her grandfather, Colonel Miller, taught at Gilman in both the Lower and Upper Schools for 37 years.
Ms. Lloyd thinks she’ll adapt well to Gilman’s all boys school culture, saying, “I think there is a lot of value in all boys schools that a lot of people don’t see, and I am just really excited to be a part of it.”
Ms. Lloyd also said she is looking forward to, “getting to know the boys, and to really find my niche here in Gilman.
The second recipient of the Penn fellowship is Mr. Ethan Faust, who will be a member of the Middle School English Department and coach a variety of sports. Mr. Faust was born and raised in Boston before he went down to North Carolina to graduate from Davidson University. While there he was very active within the school as Sports Editor of The Davidsonian, a member of the choir, and was a member of the Honor Council. After graduating, Mr. Faust taught one year at the Northfield Mount Hermon Summer Session and also coached tennis there.
Gilman is lucky to have two enthusiastic new fellows join their staff and we wish them both luck as we start off this school year.