Gilman Welcomes New Fellows

As part of its commitment to quality teaching, Gilman School offers fellowships to recent college graduates with a strong interest in teaching. Fellows benefit from the coaching of a mentor teacher and a range of professional development experiences. They enrich the entire community. 

Gilman is pleased to welcome these new fellows to the faculty:

Natalie Cheung, Cooper Penn Fellow

Natalie is a recent graduate of Middlebury College, where she majored in environmental studies and biology and minored in Spanish. She was named a College Scholar, Middlebury’s highest recognition for academic achievement. She will teach Middle School science and coach MS track, tennis, and fitness & aerobics.

A sprinter on the Middlebury varsity track & field team, the Philadelphia native holds school records in both the 4x100m and 200m and was named to the All-NESCAC Academic Team in 2016 and 2017. An extraordinary campus leader at Middlebury, she founded and supported a broad range of peer education and advocacy programs in the areas of inclusion, equity, and empowerment. In her junior year, Natalie completed a study abroad program at the University of Havana in Cuba. 

Jake Scott, Callard Penn Fellow

Jake recently graduated from Harvard with a concentration in English and a minor in government. At Gilman he will teach Upper School English, support the varsity football staff, and coach Middle School squash and varsity lacrosse.

In addition to his studies, Jake was a political cartoonist for The Harvard Crimson and an attackman on Harvard's lacrosse team. Jake served as an English teaching intern at Choate Rosemary Hall Summer Session. The Philadelphia native was senior class president and an Under Armour Lacrosse All-American at Conestoga High School.

Greg Calhoun, Foreman Fellow

Greg is not entirely new to Gilman, having served as an assistant coach on the varsity football staff last season. In addition to coaching varsity football and track, this year he will work with boys throughout the Lower School, teaching first grade math and assisting with LS athletics. Greg will play a lead role in the Makerspace and Makerlab.

A graduate of the University of Alabama-Birmingham, where he majored in history and was a starting offensive lineman for the Blazers, Greg brings significant teaching experience to Gilman, including tenures in the Alabama public schools as both a technology instructor and special education teacher. Prior to becoming a teacher and coach, the Birmingham native was a professional football player, enjoying stints in a number of indoor pro leagues. 

In addition to the new fellows, two Penn Fellows are returning to Gilman for their second year:

Ethan Faust will continue in the Middle School, where he teaches language arts and coaches football, basketball, and track. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Davidson College, where he served as sports editor of The Davidsonian, sang in the college choir, and was voted by his peers as vice-chair of Davidson's Honor Council. 

Sarah Lloyd will continue teaching Upper School history and coaching swimming and water polo. The graduate of Kenyon College double majored in history and art history, earning an award for the highest GPA of any art history major. She was also a two-time NCAA All-American and Academic All-American swimmer, helping Kenyon win the 2015 NCAA Division III Swimming Championship.

Learn more about Gilman’s fellowship programs, including its innovative partnership with University of Pennsylvania’s Independent School Teaching Residency (ISTR) here