Dear TGS Faculty, Staff, Students and Families:
It is with great sadness that I must share the news that Mr. Rolle will be stepping away from his teaching assignment, effective Thursday, November 8, because of a serious health issue. Mr. Rolle has brought many gifts to The Gregory School, not the least of which has been a great love of science and all things biology. Whether taking students on a bird watching excursion or planting trees to create new wildlife habitat, Mr. Rolle has always quietly inspired learning about the world around us and encouraged students to dig more deeply through questioning and experimentation. His signature Hawaiian shirts and MSU Spartan updates will be missed, as will his gentle demeanor and keen intellect. He is a kind and well respected colleague who has given much to our school community, for which we are all so grateful.
We will have cards in the office through this Friday, November 9, that members of the community can sign wishing him well and thanking him for his service to the school.
Ms. Patton, Ms. Babbitt and I have been working with existing faculty members to determine how we will cover Mr. Rolle's teaching responsibilities. Beginning the week of November 12, Mrs. Miller will assume teaching responsibility for US Biology and Mr. Thompson will teach AP Biology. A new colleague has been hired to teach Math 7 classes (Mrs. Miller's previous teaching assignment) and will be introduced to the community shortly.
Thank you for your understanding. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have additional questions or concerns.
With a heavy heart,
Julie A. Sherrill, Ph.D.
Head of School
The Gregory School is a place that is transforming learning and transforming students' lives. Gregory students lead institutions, they found movements, they invent technology, they run cities. Students leave TGS with a sense of agency; they believe they can change the world for the better and it is our aim to ensure we give them the knowledge, skills, experiences and confidence to do so.Dr. Julie Sherrill