Virtual Alumni Day

Virtual Alumni Day — June 5, 2021 


Meet new Head of School, Tao Smith ’90, P ’23

  • Gould Academy Update from new Head of School

Cocktail Connections for all Reunion Classes 

  • Toast the Celebration of Class Reunions

Frank Vogt Memorial Run – Virtual 

  • Virtual Run for all Gouldies to participate across the U.S. and around the World.
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Alumni Day 2021 will take place virtually on June 5. Gould’s virtual program brings hundreds of alumni and friends together—renewing ties, savoring memories and creating new ones.

We are excited to celebrate our connections, inviting alumni from not only reunion classes ending in ’0 and ’5, but also our classes ending in ’1 and ’6. And all Gould Alumni will be invited to participate in select events throughout the day.  

Walking down memory lane and reconnecting with other Gouldies is fun and engaging. If you are interested in helping rally the troops, please let us know if you would like to be a Class Agent for Gould Academy.  We are here to support you along the way! Please by email your class Engagement Officer below listed below.  

As a community, we have embraced the Gould Pledge to keep you, our students, and our greater Gould community healthy this year. Postponing Alumni Weekend 2020, originally scheduled for September, was a heartbreaking decision to make, but it was the smartest, safest, and most responsible thing to do. 

If you are planning your own small, socially distant celebration with your classmates or Gouldies in your area, please be in touch as we are here for support with class lists, banners, and anything else you might need. We have some great new facemasks, too! 

If you have ideas that you would like to share, we would love to hear from you! Please contact the engagement officer connected with your class:

Amy Connell (Classes from 1930s-1968)
Kathleen Willis (1969-1988)
Beth Garfield (1989-Present)



Amy Connell

Engagement Officer
B.A. Saint Michael’s College


Mrs. Connell joined Gould in July of 2017. She brings with her a wealth of experience having held positions in Alumni Relations at both Hebron Academy and Bates College. Prior to her jobs at both schools, Mrs. Connell worked in fine wine sales in New York and Maine. Additionally, her passion for the arts led her to Boston for a position at the Museum of Fine Arts as well as an assistant directorship at a community art center in Newton, MA.

A native of Western New York’s “Snowbelt,” Mrs. Connell loves Maine’s long winters. Whether it’s riding Sunday River’s Magic Carpet with her daughter or chasing her husband down the slopes, she can be found outside enjoying the white stuff. And when the seasons change, she enjoys hiking, biking, and horseback riding.

Mrs. Connell resides in beautiful Bethel with her husband, Rogan, and their young daughter, Elinor.
Beth Garfield

Engagement Officer

M.Ed, Plymouth State University


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