Gilman is excited to announce it is an inaugural member of the Independent School Teaching Residency (ISTR), an innovative new collaboration between the Graduate School of Education of the University of Pennsylvania and a consortium of 10 of the nation's leading independent day schools.
The 108-member Gilman Class of 2017 will attend 68 institutions from sea to shining sea; 78% of the class is heading to a most competitive or highly competitive college according to Barron's scale.
Third graders Sam N. and Charlie H. wanted to celebrate their birthdays with a joint party with friends, but felt that they had "enough stuff." The boys asked their friends to bring gifts for the students in the Bridges program at Gilman. Bridges features a five-week summer institute as well as year-round academic and social support for students from eight Title I Baltimore City schools. The "stuff" given to friends of Sam and Charlie included playground equipment, books and clothing. Recently the boys presented their party gifts to the Upper School volunteers for the program, who will share them with Bridges students.
Bradley King's musical, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 has been nominated for 12 Tony Awards, including King's nomination for Lighting Design of a Musical. King recently returned to Gilman to present the George E. P. Mountcastle Memorial Lecture, along with the show's author, composer, lyricist, orchestrator and original star, Dave Malloy for a look inside the making of a groundbreaking Broadway musical. Watch the video of their discussion here.
Kindergarten teacher Rakiya Brown has been awarded a fellowship to the 2017 Summer Institute for Early Career Teachers offered by the Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership of Teachers College, Columbia University. This distinguished award is granted annually to 75 educators who have demonstrated potential for excellence. The 2017 Summer Institute will include teachers from schools in 26 states in addition to participants from Canada, Taiwan and Thailand.