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  • College Counseling at Gould: Assessing Academic Fit

    This coming spring, tenth graders will spend four weeks meeting with the college counselors -- Ms. Davis, Mr. Pfistner, and Ms. Libby -- beginning to build vocabulary and understanding about the college process, developing resumes, and taking some practice tests.
    As part of this education, an online discussion was held Wednesday evening on the topic of "Assessing Academic Fit" in college research. Jon Boeckenstedt, an admissions veteran and data wiz who oversees admission and enrollment at Oregon State University, offered helpful advice and tips to families. The recording is available here

    If you're interested in learning more, please check out Jon's blogs and amazing data visualization on Higher Ed Data Stories and Admitting Things.
  • Paw Prints: Caroline Murphy, English teacher, Advisor, Freeride Ski Coach, Junior Four Point Trip Leader, and Student Organization Coordinator

    Caroline Murphy wears a lot of hats. And not just the ones featured in these photos. She is an English teacher, an advisor, a freeride ski coach, Junior Four Point trip leader, and the Student Organization Coordinator helping all of the clubs at Gould to flourish. Even with her busy schedule, she still finds time to get out on the river and cast whenever she can.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Gould

    Students gathered in advisory groups for Martin Luther King Jr. Day to watch intentionally chosen films including Selma, Moonlight, and One Night in Miami, that celebrate Black excellence, but also invite students to grapple with complex issues. After viewing the films each group engaged in rich discussions about diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, (DEIB) and talked about how the concepts apply to their daily life.
  • Gould Faculty Members Explore Implicit Bias

    This fall, the foundation was set to begin training the Gould community about various concepts under the DEI umbrella. This week, scheduled training and structured conversations began. All faculty members participated in a thirty minute session about implicit bias on Monday. Instructions were to watch a training video, do guided self-reflection, and then discuss in both small and large groups. The goal was to provide a context within which people could operate, and encourage and demonstrate what DEI looks like from an everyday perspective.  
  • Paw Prints: Emerson Sistare

    Emerson Sistare is in his first year but has already taken on many roles at Gould. He is a history teacher, head coach of the basketball team, and the head of Holden Hall. One senior-level elective he teaches is a course on The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien. In his own words, the epic “enables a rich study of concepts as wide-ranging as nationalism, ecology, industrialism, feminism, and theology.”
  • Paw Prints: About Marya Vincent, Administrative Assistant to Academics, Student Life, and College Counseling

    “Being a Bethel native, I have wanted to work at Gould since moving back home after living in Vermont for seven years. It has been a staple of this town my whole life. I wanted to be able to work in and give back to my community in a meaningful way and I enjoy interacting with students on a daily basis. Everyone here has been welcoming, friendly, and willing to help in any way needed! Plus, now I don't have to sneak into Formal Dinner!” - Marya Vincent
Gould is a small, co-ed, independent boarding school for grades 8-PG.  We are passionate about preparing academically motivated students for college, helping them to become independent-minded, ethical citizens who will lead lives of purpose, action, excellence, and compassion in a dynamic world.