As part of its commitment to quality teaching, Gilman School offers fellowships to recent college graduates with a strong interest in teaching. Fellows, who spend a full school year at Gilman, benefit from the coaching of a mentor teacher and a range of professional development experiences. They enrich the entire community.

New this year, Gilman is an inaugural member of the Independent School Teaching Residency (ISTR), an innovative new collaboration between the Graduate School of Education of the University of Pennsylvania and a consortium of 10 of the nation’s leading independent day schools. The program provides aspiring teachers an opportunity to receive a master’s in science of education (M.S. Ed.) from UPenn in concert with the exceptional fellowship program already offered at Gilman.

For the 2017-18 year, Gilman welcomes four new fellows:

Ethan Faust

Ethan Faust, Cooper & UPenn Fellow, is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Davidson College, where he served as sports editor of The Davidsonian, sang in the college choir, and was voted by his peers as vice-chair of Davidson’s Honor Council. Faust taught English and served as a dorm parent and tennis coach at the Northfield Mount Hermon Summer Session. A native of Boston and graduate of Roxbury Latin School, Faust is teaching Middle School (MS) language arts and coaching MS sports.

Sarah Lloyd

Sarah Lloyd, Callard & UPenn Fellow, is a graduate of Kenyon College, where she double majored in history and art history and was awarded the Charles and Elizabeth Battle Scholarship for achieving the highest GPA of any art history major at Kenyon. A two-time NCAA All-American and Academic All-American swimmer, Lloyd helped Kenyon win the 2015 NCAA Division III Swimming Championship. A graduate of Peddie School and native of New Jersey, she is teaching Upper School (US) history and coaching swimming and water polo.

Jibri McLean

Jibri McLean, Gilman Class of 2013, has returned as a Foreman Fellow. He graduated from Kenyon College, where he was president of the Kokosingers A Capella group, a starting receiver on the football team, and a member of the theater troupe. McLean provides support for a range of Lower School programs and also coaches US football and track.

Ben Kingsley

Additionally Ben Naka-Hasebe Kingsley has joined Gilman as the latest Reginald S. Tickner Writing Fellow, after three years on the faculty at the University of Miami, where he was a James A. Michener Fellow. Kingsley’s work has appeared in publications including Prairie Schooner and The American Journal of Poetry. Kingsley earned his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Miami and an MA in English from The University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Dean’s Scholar. As Tickner Fellow, Kingsley directs Gilman’s Writers at Work Series, a year-long program that brings writers to campus for readings and working with classes. He also teaches US creative writing and, as a resource to the Tickner Writing Center, consults with students on their writing.

If you know of someone who might be a great candidate for a 2018-19 fellowship, please visit for more information.

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