To our School community:
You have spoken and the survey results are in. Thank you to the 1,417 of you who took the time to interact with the survey and share your opinion, and especially to the over 900 of you who completed it! We are so honored that you took the time to share your thoughts with us. We will spend the next few weeks analyzing the data and examining responses by constituent group, as well as delving into individual responses, so stay tuned for information on the results. We have also created a page on our website that will keep everyone apprised of the process as we move forward. Our goal is to be as transparent as possible and, again, to hear all voices on this matter.
Now that you’ve done that, we want to share with you what is next. As we discussed in our earlier communication, the survey is just one part of our data gathering. The next part of our data gathering is our scheduled Listening Sessions, which with the exception of the student and faculty/staff sessions, will all be virtual to allow as many people as possible to participate. Each will be led by a Task Force member and will be attended by multiple Task Force members to ensure that multiple people hear the feedback that is shared.
Please mark your calendars for the dates and times (times listed are Eastern Time Zone) that are relevant to your constituent group. *Please note we have eliminated one session (11/5, 9:30 a.m.)  and added an evening session (11/2, 8:00 p.m.). If a time/date works for you that is not your particular constituency, you are welcome to join another virtual session.
Here are the dates with links to Google Meet for the virtual meetings:


Thank you for your continued support and for coming with us on this journey.



Chad Carlton, Name Change Exploration Task Force Chair, Trustee, Alum Parent
and the Name Exploration Task Force

Trent Apple ’92 – High School Faculty, Current Parent

Nina Bonnie – Alum Parent, Former Trustee/Capital Campaign Chair

Greg Borders  – Associate Head of School, Finance and Operations, Alum Parent

Shayne Brill – Marketing Committee Member, Current Parent

Sarah Dewberry – Lower School Faculty, Current/Alum Parent

Patrick Donovan G’79, ’83 – Middle School Faculty, Alum Parent

Ginny Frazier – Trustee, Past Board Chair, Current Parent

Reed Gabhart – Past Goshen Campus Head, Drama Director/Middle School Math Teacher

Rafa Garibay – Trustee, Current Parent

Suzanne Gorman – Associate Head of School, Downtown Campus, Current/Alum Parent

Carolyn Gilles Hannan ‘99 – Marketing and Communications Director, Current Parent

Anna Hardwick-Jones G’18, ‘22 – High School Student

Paul Harshaw ‘86 – Preschool Faculty, Current Parent

Bethany Heckel – Director of Advancement

Renee Hennessy – Preschool Director, Alum Parent

Kelly Wright Henrion ‘92 – Trustee

Wes Johnson – Trustee, Alum Parent

Shelly Jones – Associate Head of School, Goshen Campus, Teaching and Learning, Current Parent

Suzy Lancaster – Trustee, Alum Parent

Stewart Lussky – Trustee, Current Parent

Ben Manno G’20, ‘24 – High School Student

James Melhuish – Board Chair, Current Parent

Deena Neimat – Trustee, Current Parent

Micah Patrick G’22 – Middle School Student

Rob Penta ‘99 – Trustee

John Shumate G’96, ’00 – Board Vice Chair

Deron Simmons G’02, ‘06 – Trustee

Alexandra Thurstone G ‘80, ‘84 – Head of School, Alum Parent

Scott Waldman G’91 – Current Parent

Maya Wright G’23 – Middle School Student