Joined George School in 2006
“I can’t think of anything more engaging than being in class with my students.”
Why did you choose to teach at George School?
When I was a student at Williams College, I was in awe of my professors. They helped me see the world in a way I never had before.
At first, I wanted to be a professor, but after watching several friends teach in colleges where faculty were expected to spend significant time producing work for publication, I realized I was more passionate about what happened in the classroom. So I decided to teach at the high school level, where I could engage daily with students and try to inculcate in them the same love of learning my professors gave to me.
When I came to George School, I immediately felt this was a place where I could have the same easy and informal and yet meaningful relationships with my students that I had had with my professors.
I have found my niche in teaching freshmen, who have spectacularly keen insight and a willingness to take on whatever I can throw at them. I have learned as much from them as they have from me.
More about Rebecca:
Rebecca arrived at George School in 2006 with a BA and MA from Williams College. She is a dorm resident in Campbell, home to freshman boys.