Gordon's adults - teachers and staff, and also parents and members of the extended Gordon family - all serve as models of courageous leadership for Gordon students.
A few recent examples of Gordon adults stepping up as leaders in front of their communities:
Fourth grade parent Barbara Mullen was named the Chief of Equity for Providence Schools, part of the new leadership team announced in late January. link
Fourth grade parent Rebecca Carter and alumna parent Angie Ankoma (above) were panelists in a recent conversation, "Who defines 'community investment'?", presented by Trinity Rep in parallel to their production of August Wilson's Radio Golf.
Head of School Noni Thomas López will be in Philadelphia later this month, presenting alongside educators from across the country.on a panel on "Tearing down walls: building leadership capacity for women" organized by Educator's Ally.
Lower School parent Christine Chitnis is in the new East Side Monthly, too, interviewed for the back-page Eastsider feature.
Chitnis is interviewed about her new book, which will be launched at a celebration in early March that will also feature a dance party led by Middle School parent Rupa Datta; Datta was, of course, featured earlier this year on the Public's Radio's Mosaic podcast.
Early Childhood and Lower School grandmother Tracey Wynn has been portraying pioneering female entrepreneur Madame CJ Walker as a part of an exhibit celebrating Walker at the Indiana Historical Society. link
Closer to home, eighth grade parent Mary Beth Meehan presented to the eighth grade this week (above), as they prepare to see her work in Newnan, Georgia as part of the annual Civil Rights Trip. That work was recently featured in the story, How 17 Outsize Portraits Rattled A Small Southern Town, on the front page of the New York Times.
And finally: Janie Lupica '07, currently teaching Kindergarten at Fletcher Maynard Academy in Cambridge, MA, took time during her school break to step up and serve as substitute in her mother's Gordon first grade classroom (above).