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 School will welcome its first two fellows next school year; by the 2018-2019 school year, Gilman will be home to four Penn fellows.
In the inaugural year, Gilman welcomes Sarah Lloyd and Ethan Faust:
Sarah is a graduate of Kenyon College, where she double majored in History and Art History and was awarded the Charles and Elizabeth Battle Scholarship for achieving the highest GPA of any Art History major at Kenyon. A two-time NCAA All-American and Academic All-American swimmer, Sarah helped Kenyon win the 2015 NCAA Division III Swimming Championship. A graduate of Peddie School (NJ), Sarah will teach Upper School History and coach swimming and water polo.
Ethan is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Davidson College, where he majored in English. A leader in campus life at Davidson, Ethan served as Sports Editor of The Davidsonian, sang in the college choir, and was voted by his peers as Vice-Chair of the Davidson's historic Honor Council. In 2016, Ethan taught English and served as a dorm parent and tennis coach at the Northfield Mount Hermon Summer Session. A native of Boston and graduate of Roxbury Latin School, Ethan will teach Middle School English and coach a range of sports at Gilman.
With an innovative and comprehensive curriculum, the program provides aspiring teachers an opportunity to receive a master's in science of education (M.S. Ed.) from UPenn in concert with the exceptional fellowship program already offered at Gilman. The flexible format is also designed to accommodate the rigorous schedule of the Fellows and their host schools: brief, intensive on-site sessions that rotate between the Penn campus and the campus of each day school, paired with innovative and collaborative distance learning.
The two-year teaching residency program will involve summer work at Penn each year, online work with the cohort of Fellows from partner schools, one weekend a term at one of the consortium schools with faculty from the schools and from Penn, and coursework with a mentor at Gilman.
Fellow consortium schools include Greenwich Academy, Hopkins School, North Shore Country Day, Princeton Day School, Riverdale Country School, Roxbury Latin, The Shipley School, St. Anne's-Belfield, and Trinity School.
The ISTR expands the successful Penn Residency Master's in Teaching, which partners with boarding schools around the nation.