State of the School Address for Gould Alumni

Virtual Alumni Day, State of the School — 

June 5, 2021, 11:00 am(EST)

Thank you for joining us! We were excited to have our new Head of School Tao Smith ’90, P’23 address alumni to celebrate the successes of the past year and share his Gould story and some of the future strategic plans on the horizon.

What’s Happening at Gould

Get the latest on what’s happening at Gould

Watch this year’s Commencement Address by Brian Walker ’83

Meet Gould’s new Mental Health Coordinator Tighe Blackadar

Check out our On-Snow Program! Video from Tom Pakulski ’79

Watch this year’s Gould Acceptance Video

As a community, we have embraced the Gould Pledge to keep you, our students, and our greater Gould community healthy at this time.  Postponing Alumni Weekend 2020 and 2021 is a heartbreaking decision to make, but it is the smartest, safest, and most responsible thing for us to do at this time.  Thank you for your understanding.

We look forward to gathering alumni for an in-person Alumni Weekend in June 2022.  And, please know we will be celebrating reunion classes for 0s, 5s, 1s, 6s, and 2s, 7s.  What a celebration it will be!

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 email your class Engagement Officer listed below with any needs or questions.  

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:

Kathleen Willis (1930s-1988)
Beth Garfield (1989-Present)



Beth Garfield
Associate Director of Admissions
Day Student Advisor
Gould Parents’ Association
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