Alumni

Top Ten Moments alumni

Join us for a State of the School presentation on June 5, 2021


You only spent a few short years at Gould, but you are part of the alumni community for much longer. We strive to promote Gould and to strengthen the connections of over 4,000 alumni to each other and their alma mater.

Alumni Opportunities

  • Attend events around the globe and here at Gould. 
  • Connect with fellow alumni through our free alumni directory available through the Alumni Mobile App
  • Participate in volunteer opportunities to help give back to Gould and our students
  • Stay up to date with our alumni magazine: The GAzette
  • Follow us on social media: Facebook or Instagram

We love hearing from you and what you’re up to! Be sure to keep us updated at alumni@gouldacademy.org.

Christopher Sparks

B.A., University of Southern Maine
Assistant Head of School for Institutional Advancement

Bio
Chris has spent 20 years working with families and students at the university and independent school levels. Prior to his re-arrival at Gould, he worked as the director of Advancement at Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill, and also at his alma mater, Wilbraham and Monson Academy, as director of admissions and head boys’ basketball coach. As a collegiate men’s basketball coach, he spent time at the University of Pennsylvania, Central Connecticut State University, Brown University, and the University of New England. In addition to his collegiate coaching experience, he served for three years as a middle school special education teacher in the Portland, Maine, public school system. Chris attended the University of Southern Maine, and holds a certificate from the Lily School of Philanthropy in Non-Profit Fundraising.
He and his wife, Leah, and children Keenan, Cuyler, Ruby, and Christopher Jr. are thankful to be a part of the Gould community.
Beth Garfield

Engagement Officer

M.Ed, Plymouth State University

Bio

Mrs. Garfield brings extensive experience working in education as a school counselor and holds a Vermont Level II Professional Educator’s License Endorsement for K-12 School Counselors. She worked at Dothan Brook Elementary School in White River Junction, Vermont, where she was instrumental in designing and implementing a nationally recognized comprehensive school counseling program to improve achievement, attendance, and discipline and close achievement and opportunity gaps. She has been a PBIS instructional practice coach, high school counselor, class advisor, teacher mentor, kindergarten teacher, and Yogakids instructor. She and her family enjoy the experiential learning and outdoor recreation and opportunities that Gould and Bethel have to offer. She lives in Bethel with her husband, Brian, and their three children — Maia ’20, Phoebe ’22, and Zachary.

Kathleen Willis

Engagement Officer

B.A. Sweet Briar College