Gordon Community Association

New for fall 2019: the GCA has an online store, at www.gordonschoolshop.com

There are some organizations you have to join. Not this one! By virtue of being an adult member of the Gordon community, you are both welcomed and needed as a member of the Gordon Community Association. 

It doesn't matter if it's your first year at Gordon or if you've been here for many years; your voice matters and your involvement will enrich us all. We know everyone has different schedules and lots of things they are juggling, and we welcome your participation at any level. 

Did you know that the GCA contributes to the parent education series and to the Gordon Fund? With your help the GCA contributed over $25,000 to the school last year. In addition, the Gordon Community Association provided funds and volunteer power to fuel teacher appreciation luncheons, parent education events, the visiting author visit, division gatherings and other special activities for students and families throughout the year. 

We understand that meetings aren't everyone's cup of tea. But we also know that the combined firepower of Gordon's adult community provides an essential spark that lights the future for our children. We encourage you to find your own pathway to participation, by attending a meeting, volunteering for an event, sharing an idea that can help us support the Gordon community, or finding new ways to help the GCA evolve as a group of caring people committed to a common goal. 

Here are some things for you to know as the school year begins about how you can support and get involved in the GCA... 

 

GCA leadership

Co-Presidents
Carly Keehn-Schupp
Jillian Torgan
Cheryl Turnquist
 
Treasurer
Sejal Badre
 
Recording Secretary
Rachael Warren
 
Book Fair Co-Chairs
Jessica Lopez Rodriguez
TC Rogers
 
Carnival Co-Chairs
Michael Siegel
Josh Wynn
Rachel Hulin
 
Founder's Day
Vera Ramos
 
Teacher Appreciation Lunch
Sheila Haley and Betsey Gresh (fall)
Besenia Rodriguez and Karen Kemp (winter)
Aja Blanc and Isabel Johnson (spring)
 
Free Money
Rachael Armenti
Kevin Lindamood
 
Gordon Gear
Karen Kemp
Laura Levine
 
Photo Day
Yvette Koch
Angel Tucker
 
Grade Representatives
 
Nursery
Erica Cioe Tonsgard
 
Preschool
Neha and Nathan Hudepohl
 
Kindergarten
Monissa Solberg
 
First grade
Karen Isenberg
 
Second grade
Julie Herzlinger
 
Third grade
Jen Grantham
 
Fourth grade
Dima Amso and Kevin Bath
 
Fifth grade
Laura Carlisle
 
Sixth grade
Rupa Datta
 
Seventh grade
Lisa Newman Paratore
 
Eighth grade
Jennifer Killenberg

GCA mission and purpose

The Gordon Community Association (GCA) supports the mission of Gordon. It builds community among students and their families, faculty, administrators, and staff through creative fundraising, educational and social activities.

The Guiding Principles of the GCA are:
To generate good will
To encourage participation of all families
To create a spectrum of opportunities for involvement
To enrich Gordon through the GCA’s yearly gifts