Great teachers and great staff make great schools.

Deciding where to work or teach is an important decision. Just as we carefully consider what talents a prospective employee may bring to our school community, we know that prospective employees must weigh many different factors in determining where to build his or her career. Gilman is a place to build a career. We enjoy a remarkably low faculty turnover rate—below 10% in the last three years, where the national average is 16.8%— that is mostly attributed to retirements. We rank in the top 2% in salaries across all experience ranges among the 13 independent schools in the Baltimore area. Behind these numbers lies the fact that Gilman is an institution that cares about the well-being of its employees, nurtures creativity, and encourages further education and professional development.


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Shonique Alexander

Assistant Head of School Pre-K-8

Prior to joining Gilman in August 2004, Shonique Alexander taught Geometry at Mojave High School in Las Vegas, Nevada and Algebra at Northeast Middle in Baltimore City, Maryland.

"Gilman is a welcoming community that strikes a wonderful balance for boys between academic rigor and intellectual curiosity. Whether the boys are in the classroom, on the field, or on the stage, the faculty curate 'a love of learning' that supports excellence, strong character, and the Gilman Skills in the greater community."

Prior to joining Gilman in August 2004, Shonique Alexander taught Geometry at Mojave High School in Las Vegas, Nevada and Algebra at Northeast Middle in Baltimore City, Maryland.

"Gilman is a welcoming community that strikes a wonderful balance for boys between academic rigor and intellectual curiosity. Whether the boys are in the classroom, on the field, or on the stage, the faculty curate 'a love of learning' that supports excellence, strong character, and the Gilman Skills in the greater community."

Tamira Worrell


Before coming to Gilman in 2017, Tamira Worrell studied Accounting at UMUC and worked as a medical billing analyst at MobilexUSA, a mobile x-ray company.

"Working for Gilman has been one of the best decisions I have made thus far. Having great coworkers and a great team of faculty helps to create the dynamic community that Gilman School has become, not only for its employees but for the students as well. I couldn't picture myself anywhere else!"

Darnell White

Building and Grounds

Darnell White worked as a contractor at Gilman in the 1990s. He returned in 2011 as a full-time employee.

"As a member of the maintenance staff, I interact with not just my coworkers, but with the boys as well. It's not just a job, it's an opportunity to be a part of an incredible community."

Nathaniel Badder '94

Director of Alumni Relations and Outreach

Prior to returning to Gilman in 2017, Nathaniel Badder '94 oversaw the four national lacrosse teams at US Lacrosse and developed a retail art business called 36 Letters.

"One of the things that drew me back to Gilman was the community that surrounds the School. From the kids to the teachers, staff, administrators, alumni, and parents, you really get the feeling of being a part of something bigger, something that is truly special."

Sarah Miller

Upper School Classics Teacher

Sarah J. Miller came to Gilman in 2015 after being a graduate teaching assistant and instructor at the University of Virginia.

"I love that Gilman supports professional development opportunities to encourage faculty members to broaden their horizons and bring back that knowledge to their classrooms. I feel supported and encouraged to try new things in my classroom. At Gilman, I appreciate the community of students, scholars, and teachers who communicate and collaborate to explore new ideas, strive for excellence, and continually work to improve both themselves and the world around them."

Isaiah Buchanan

Middle School History Teacher

Before arriving at Gilman in 2005, Isaiah Buchanan served as the curriculum coordinator for an alternative school in Virginia and taught in the Baltimore City School System. He recently published his first children’s book.

“Coming to work feels like going to a home away from home, where like-minded people are committed to helping boys become men. Teachers never stop teaching; the day is full of teachable moments with the boys, in the classroom, on the sports field, in the city and even studying abroad.”

Mee Wong

Senior Accountant

Mee Wong came to Gilman in 1994. It was her first job after college. In addition to her work in the business office, she is a Gilman parent.

“Gilman’s administration is constantly finding ways to provide better benefits and financial resources, encouraging employees to save for their future. I am very thankful for all Gilman has done for me. I just can't imagine my life anywhere else."

Rob Chard

Buildings and Grounds Electrician

After his retirement from the U.S. Army, Rob Chard has worked as an electrician. He joined Gilman in 2011.

“The Gilman community is a tight knit group of respectful people. The work is challenging and the benefits package is one of the best I have ever come across.”

Beth Knapp

Upper School English Teacher, Director of the Tickner Writing Center

Beth Knapp came to Gilman in 2015 after 10 years as a teacher at Georgetown Preparatory School.

“I love that Gilman is an intellectual community, both within the classroom and outside of it. My colleagues are experts in their fields, and we are all encouraged to continue to learn. This is a community actively engaged in the process of learning and improving.”

Amy Cyman

Lower School Music Teacher

Amy Cyman came to Gilman in 2011 after teaching in Los Angeles and Pittsburgh. She was the assistant artistic director of the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus and an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University.

“I truly appreciate the values that Gilman instills in the boys – including the Gilman Five and the mission statement. The idea of teaching to the mind, body, and spirit is especially appealing to me as a music teacher, because music accesses all three domains. I love that we are able to celebrate and challenge all boys, from the star athlete to the emerging instrumentalist to the budding climatologist.”

Why Gilman?

  • Competitive salaries
  • Comprehensive benefits
  • Strong faculty development program
  • On-campus housing available
  • Tuition assistance for children
  • Faculty laptop program
  • Central location with quick travel to Philadelphia, New York City, Washington, D.C.

How do you know which school is right for you?

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Our Mission and Values

At Gilman, we live and breathe our mission to educate boys in mind, body, and spirit. Our commitment enables us to help a boy of promise grow into a man of character. 

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Our Commitment to Community, Inclusion, and Equity

A primary educational goal is for boys to understand "how they fit" in our increasingly global society. Learning to interact with people from backgrounds different from their own helps them reach this understanding. Gilman's robust diversity gives boys the empathetic skills they need to become responsible global citizens.

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Investing in Faculty

IN AN EFFORT TO SUPPORT OUR FACULTY AND PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PROFESSIONAL GROWTH, individuals, families, and organizations have established a variety of summer grant funds which allow faculty to:

  • Design curriculum in teacher teams.
  • Attend conferences and workshops.
  • Travel to interesting domestic and international destinations to both explore and study.
  • Pursue opportunities that allow for exploration and implementation of innovative teaching practices.

Ultimately, these professional development opportunities will enhance the classroom experience in pursuit of our timeless mission to educate boys of promise in mind, body, and spirit. By taking advantage of professional development funds, faculty have:

  • Worked toward advanced degrees, both master’s and doctorate.
  • Created new courses for our boys.
  • Chaperoned student trips abroad to France, Spain, England, and other countries.
  • Studied the ancestral pueblos of Mesa Verde National Park to enhance Native American social studies units.
  • Compiled photo journals of biological diversity in Costa Rica.
  • Participated in the National Art Education Association conference.
  • Developed a group guidance program.
  • Refurbished a dollhouse used to recreate crime scenes for a Forensic Science class.
  • Biked through France to develop a library of education videos geared toward teaching about the country’s regions.
  • Tutored students at the Oglala School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

... and that’s just to name a few!

Gilman supports its staff and their families. Benefits enjoyed by our employees include healthcare, generous retirement matching, housing, personal and wellness services, and more.  

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Living in Baltimore

People often say that Baltimore is a big city with a small town feel. That’s because its neighborhoods make up the city: the quirkiness of Federal Hill or Fells Point, the gentility of Guilford, the creative energy of Mt. Vernon and Charles Village. Baltimore is home to the Walters Art Museum, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the Visionary Arts Museum; the Hippodrome Theatre brings Broadway to Baltimore; a world-class symphony orchestra and concert opera company help make spirits soar. Sports enthusiasts can follow the hometown teams in professional baseball, football, and indoor soccer, as well as several collegiate teams.

Baltimore’s Central Maryland location offers easy access to myriad leisure time activities. Weekend sailors can explore the Chesapeake Bay and its many tributaries from different launching points. Ocean City and its beaches are less than three hours away, and a similar drive west brings skiers to the slopes of Garrett County. In town, children delight in the Maryland Science Center, Port Discovery, the National Aquarium, and the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. Baltimore also boasts a thriving academic community, with a plethora of public and private colleges and universities, including The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland professional schools, offering excellent choices for continuing education.


Gilman School is an equal opportunity employer and educator who fully and actively supports equal access for all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability status, genetic information or testing, family and medical leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint, or otherwise oppose discrimination.


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