GPS Welcomes 14 New Faculty Members

Friday, August 08, 2014
New GPS faculty members include Andrea Becksvoort, Caroline Carlin, Ralph Covino, Lauren Haley, Alia Hollback, Adam Hudson, Christa Mannarino, Bilda Small, Amber Snow, Courtney Tallant, Marissia Tiller and Corrie White. Suzanne Winchester and Patrick Winecoff were not present for the photo.
New GPS faculty members include Andrea Becksvoort, Caroline Carlin, Ralph Covino, Lauren Haley, Alia Hollback, Adam Hudson, Christa Mannarino, Bilda Small, Amber Snow, Courtney Tallant, Marissia Tiller and Corrie White. Suzanne Winchester and Patrick Winecoff were not present for the photo.
- photo by GPS

Girls Preparatory School is welcoming 14 new faculty members for the upcoming school year.

Two classroom teachers bring Ph.D.’s, one from Yale University and the other from the University of St Andrews in Scotland. Other teachers and staff members have undergraduate and advanced degrees from Birmingham-Southern, the University of Central Florida, Sewanee: the University of the South, Tennessee Temple, Carson Newman University, University of Tennessee Chattanooga, Covenant College, UNC Chapel Hill, and the Université de Nice in France.

Seven new faces will be seen in the history, English, math, fine arts, and world languages classrooms, and others will be working in Development, Communications, or Business office…or coaching from the soccer sidelines.

Joining the GPS community this year are Andrea Becksvoort, Caroline Carlin (a move from college counseling office to the classroom), Ralph Covino, Lauren Haley, Alia Hollback, Adam Hudson, Christa Mannarino, Bilda Small, Amber Snow, Courtney Tallant, Marissia Tiller, Corrie White, Suzanne Winchester and Patrick Winecoff.

In addition to prior teaching experiences or work in the corporate world, each seems to have an interesting background or hobby to share with their new colleagues and students. One GPS alumna joins the faculty. One plays nine instruments, several have lived and worked abroad, one non-coach is a member of the Professional Disc Golf Association, and one is vice president of the French American Chamber of Commerce, Chattanooga branch. A new teacher in the Middle School has the distinction of having been accepted to “America’s Got Talent” for his dancing, only to be dismissed by David Hasselhoff!

Classes begin Monday, Aug. 18.

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