Get to Know our Faculty and Staff

Get to know the men and women who make Gilman School great. 


Mary Furrer

Director of LS Admissions
Lower School

Mary Furrer is the Lower School Director of Admissions. Before moving to admissions, she was one of three teachers in Gilman's pre-first grade. She also served on the Lower School's student council committee and math committee.

Prior to joining the Gilman faculty in 2012, Mrs. Furrer spent ten years teaching pre-first and second grade at St. Paul's School, where she also directed the Before and After School Program. For three of the ten years, Mrs. Furrer also served the associate director of admissions for the lower school. Mrs. Furrer previously worked with the St. Paul's Summer Camp, the Early Childhood Department at the MD State Department of Education, and served as the Dean of Students at the Johns Hopkins Center For Talented Youth. She graduated from Elon University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education and earned a master's degree from Towson University in administration. She is also trained in Phono-Graphix and Orton Gillingham.

Mrs. Furrer enjoys reading, traveling, boating, and spending time with her three children.

What's the best part of your job?

The best part of my job is teaching the boys. They are very motivated and excited about learning, it is a complete pleasure to teach such wonderful children.

Favorite place to travel?

My favorite place to travel is the beach when staying close. When traveling far away, Greece is my favorite place.

What are you passionate about?

I am passionate about teaching and making every lesson exciting and interesting for the students.