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The Gilbert School was founded by William L. Gilbert for the purpose of providing instruction "for the improvement of mankind by affording such assistance and means of educating the young as will help them to become good citizens."

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Therefore, our philosophy embodies the following key components:

To be concerned with the development of the entire student: his/her physical, intellectual, emotional and social growth.

◦ To prepare our students with the life skills necessary to survive, succeed and contribute to our society.

◦ To motivate students in the quest of knowledge for their entire lives.

◦ To nurture the growth of values such as respect, honesty, tolerance, and strong work ethics.

◦ To present a curriculum that will provide a challenge for students at all levels, giving all students responsibility, accountability and participation in their education.

◦ To be knowledgeable in the newest methods and trends in education, including technology, and to implement in the curriculum those programs that are responsive to the changing needs of society.

9th Grade Team: Faculty

Sue Sojka, Principal

Debra Lewis, Associate Principal High School

Jeffrey Even, World Literature

Patrick Cooke, Physical Science 

Courtney Mullanney, Math

Dennis Rupar, Social Studies

Lauren Bannon, Math

Arts Education

Scott MinnerlyBand Director, Theater Tech Teacher

Adam Atkins, Choir Director, Music Teacher

Peggy Steinway, Department Liaison, Visual Arts Teacher

Jessica Makowski, Visual Arts Teacher

Katie WoodDrama Teacher

Francesca Caruso, Drama Teacher

Career and Technology Education

Don Crossman, Department Chair, Technology Education Teacher

Steve Hodges, Technology Education Teacher

Samantha Seiler, Business Teacher

Valerie Poirier, Business Teacher


Hyewon NohELL Teacher

David Rutherford, Department Liaison


Francesca Caruso, English Teacher

Jennifer Gilley, English Teacher

Tina KeeganEnglish Teacher

Catherine Lanyon, English Teacher

Scott Macomber, English Teacher

Brad Toomey, English Teacher

Shannon Whitney, English Teacher

Katherine Wood, English Teacher


Christopher Affie, Department Chair

Lauren BannonHigh School

James BradyHigh School

Karri Moran, Grade 7

Courtney Mullaney, Grade 9

Sarah Schackner, Grade 8

Rodney Skottegaard, Math Intervention



Melissa Bryant, High School

Lauren GoldenHigh School

Craig Levesque, Grade 8

Brian Ingmanson, Grade 7

Joel Totten, Department Liaison/High School

Laura Wortman, High School

Social Studies

Charley Harbach, Grade 7

Timothy Hoffman, High School

Jessica NardineHigh School

Kate Rohlfing, Grade 8

Dennis RuparGrade 9

Wendy Sultaire, Department Liaison/High School

Special Services

Sabrina Aldridge, Winchester

Kimberly Baker, Department Chair/Winchester

Melinda Macomber, Winchester

Katie MelloWinchester

Terri RodeWinchester

Tamra Weeks, Winchester


Patrick Cooke, Athletic Director, Grades 7-12

Cynthia FixerGrades 7-12

Gene Michaud, Grades 7-12

Joshua Penn, Grades 7-12

World Languages

Cheryl Caneschi, Department Liaison, Spanish

Sarah Frechette, Latin

Kevin Hu, Mandarin

Yarel Marshall, Spanish