Community Engagement

Dear Galloway Community,

As part of Community Engagement, I create programs for current parents, alumni, and parents of alumni at The Galloway School. I write articles for the weekly Gazette about teachers, students, and various classroom experiences throughout the school. I support the Admissions Office, particularly with applicants into Upper Learning. I also help coordinate Galloway’s  academic partnership with the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, providing older students with access to watch films during the festival.

There are more than thirty alumni who have sent their children to the school. In the current academic year, 27 alumni have enrolled their children, for a total of 39 alumni children attending throughout the school. 

I sponsor book clubs throughout the year for members of the Galloway community:
Tuesday, October 24, Ritu Bhasin, We’ve Got This: Unlocking the Beauty of Belonging, led by Dr. Tiffany Russell, the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Tuesday, November 7, Octavia Butler, Kindred (graphic novel adapted by Damian Duffy and John Jennings), led by Dr. Margaret Montgomery, Upper Learning American History instructor and Dr. Tiffany Russell.
Tuesday, January 30, Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities (graphic novel version by Jacqueline Morley), led by Brendan Pelsue, who adapted the Dickens text for the stage. 
Tuesday, February 13, Barbara Kingsolver, Demon Copperhead, led by Anne Broderick, Upper Learning English teacher and chair of the English department.
Thursday, February 22, E L Konigsburg, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, led by Steve Bartl, Early Learning librarian. This book club session is intended for readers in third and fourth grades.

On Thursday, March 14, Upper Learning European history and French students will see a student matinee of the Pelsue adaption of A Tale of Two Cities. That evening members of the Galloway community will have an opportunity to see the play as well.

In the spring the High Museum will present an exhibition of ceramic works created by formerly enslaved artists, Hear Me Now. As part of the affiliation of The Galloway School with the High Museum, the school will host a reception on Friday, April 19 with an introductory lecture by Dr. Tiffany Russell, who in addition to her DEI work is an accomplished ceramicist.

Join us for these gatherings throughout the year!

Gordon Mathis
Director, Community Engagement

Gordon Mathis
Head of Community Engagement
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