Student Support

Each student has support from adults.

Gilman's approach is to find excellent teachers who know their subjects and who love teaching boys. All of our faculty members serve as mentors to the boys at every opportunity, engaging boys in and out of the classroom. Each is a teacher, coach, and advisor, and each values his or role in helping boys of promise become men of character.

Teacher. Coach. Advisor.

Gilman is a school where boys may be learning algebraic equations or Shakespeare in the morning and practicing zone blitzes or how to throw a lacrosse ball in the afternoon from the same person. We take great pride in our teacher-coach model, where coaches are teachers, and teachers are coaches.

Our teachers connect with the students thorough activities outside the classroom, whether on the athletic field, in the student publications lab, or on the performance stage.

Gilman faculty also benefit from unique professional development opportunities. Teachers are encouraged to pursue their interests—from writing a grant to start a robotics club to traveling through Italy to explore ancient mosaic techniques—in order to provide enhanced educational experiences for our boys. A mentor's work is never done.

Counseling services

Gilman boasts a comprehensive kindergarten through grade 12 counseling program. The Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools each have a dedicated school counselor to shepherd students' social and emotional well-being. The counselors offer a variety of developmentally appropriate programs, ranging from Team Greyhound, which recognizes Lower School boys' positive behavior, to Middle School Talk, a structured human value education program that encourages adolescent boys to talk about meaningful topics, to the Senior Retreat, a four-day, three-night capstone program designed to support boys in their transition away from high school.

The counselors provide individual and small group counseling, helping boys to manage emotions, stress, anger, anxiety, social issues or conflicts, drug awareness and abuse prevention, or family and home issues. These caring and dedicated professionals also serve as a resource for faculty, staff, and parents. Counselors sponsor and support various programs to support parents such as guest speakers, book discussions, skills training, parent-child dialogue nights, and informal discussion and networking.

Learning Support

In all three divisions, our teachers are the first line of academic support for our students. They understand that each child learns differently and instruct accordingly. To assist our exceptional teachers, each division boasts a dedicated learning specialist and a student support team. The student support teams meet regularly to identify students of concern, determine appropriate measures and/or interventions, and implement an action plan for issues including academic challenges, learning disabilities, and social or emotional struggles.

Counselors

John Mojzisek

John Mojzisek
Titles: Director of School Counseling Services
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 410-323-3800 ext. 305

Laura Jordan

Laura Jordan
Titles: Lower School Counselor
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 410-323-3800 ext. 484

Armond Lawson

Armond Lawson
Titles: Middle School Counselor
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 410-323-3800 ext. 301

Learning Support

Ashley Dagenais

Ashley Dagenais
Titles: Teacher
Departments: Lower School, Resource Support
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 410-323-3800 ext. 405

Stephanie Dennis

Stephanie Dennis
Titles: Learning Specialist
Departments: Upper School, Resource Support
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 410-323-3800

Kim Eddinger

Kim Eddinger
Titles: Learning Specialist
Departments: Reading & Study Skills, Resource Support, Middle School
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Andrew Holt

Andrew Holt
Titles: Reading Specialist
Departments: Lower School, Resource Support
Email:

Jennifer Schmerling

Titles: Learning Specialist
Departments: Lower School, Resource Support
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 410-323-3800 ext. 425
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