In honor of World Kindness Day on November 13, students did a special project in art class to spread a little kindness and the reactions were priceless.
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In this installment of our “meet the new faculty and specialists” series, we will introduce you to the new head teachers in the Middle School. One is a published author and the other is a Wolverine!
The Gaynor community came together on Wednesday, October 18, on what would have been Co-Founder Dr. Miriam (Mimi) Michael’s 101st birthday to celebrate her life and her life’s work. Honoring the school’s co-founder were Trustee Emeritus Jo Ann Gaynor, Head of School Dr. Scott Gaynor, and Yvette Siegel-Herzog.
Youth leaders from Seeding Sovereignty and the International Indigenous Youth Council visited Gaynor to share their experiences and message of activism, telling students that they have power to effect positive change using their voices.
Among several focus areas identified in the recently-launched Strategic Plan, one included Gaynor’s social and emotional learning approach. Gaynor’s psychology department canvassed other schools in Manhattan and conducted extensive research. Ultimately, the department chose the RULER approach to Social and Emotional Learning, developed by Marc Brackett, David Caruso, and Robin Stern at Yale University.
In this installment of our “meet the new faculty and specialists” series, you will get to know the new head teachers in the Lower School. Ms. Kolenda’s looking for restaurant recommendations, Ms. Schaefer is up for Disney karaoke any day, and Ms. Scanlon likes to play softball and quote Aristotle. See what else you can learn about our new faculty members!
This week, we are beginning a multi-part series introducing our new specialists and teachers to the Gaynor community. We asked a series of serious and (somewhat) silly questions to get to know them better. Ms. Bode is returning to Gaynor after three years away, Ms. Brock makes a mean banana bread, and Ms. Cohen is a storm chaser. Find out more by clicking through!
Gators traveled to Demarest Farms in New Jersey for Gaynor’s annual apple picking trip.
The entire Gaynor community came together on September 15 for the first hurricane relief efforts of the year in what will be a year-long partnership with Briarmeadow Charter School, raising over $1,000 and hundreds of school supplies.
Glenn Singleton, founder and president of Pacific Educational Group, author of Courageous Conversations: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools, and creator of Beyond Diversity™, visited Gaynor to share his curriculum with the community.