GouldSPOTLIGHT: Gabby Schreffler

October 31, 2017

Name: Gabby Schreffler

High School: John Jay Senior High School

College/Grad School: St. Lawrence University (Here we go SAINTS!)

What are your roles at Gould? Math teacher, Gehring dorm parent, Cross Country coach, Equestrian coach, self-proclaimed Queen of Ordway Study Hall

Equestrian Team

Gabby with the Equestrian team last fall.

Proudest Achievement: Still to come!

Last book I read: That Part Was True by Deborah McKinlay

My soundtrack is: Depends on the situation, but I’m a big fan of Spotify’s acoustic playlists.

Movie I would recommend: I’m going to change this to TV show, and it would definitely be This is Us.

Favorite food: Peanut Butter…I’ll put it on most anything.

One word that describes me: Ambitious

Best advice I ever received: My high school chemistry teacher always told us “don’t be a bump on a log.” I try to put that to use in every aspect of my life. He is the one that inspired me to go into teaching.

Why Gould? The community here is incredible. The faculty have all been to so many places and done so many amazing things; there’s never a shortage of people eager to share their passions or teach a new skill. And of course the students—it’s wonderful to live among so many genuinely happy kids. It also isn’t half bad seeing the sunrise over the mountains from my window every day.

What’s the last thing you crossed off your bucket list? Ask me in May when I finish my first marathon!

Gabby running a half marathon in the Italian Alps this past summer.

Gabby running a half marathon in the Italian Alps this past summer.

What are your interests/hobbies? I am a running enthusiast. After being a competitive rower in college, I turned to running as my athletic outlet. I ran my first half marathon last December and was instantly hooked! Since then, I’ve run a number of races, including a half marathon in the Italian Alps while I lived there for two months this summer. This weekend, I completed my 6th half and won first overall female! I love to bring the students along to races; the other participants get so excited to see Gould show up in a big marshmallow bus!

What is your spirit animal? Probably my mom’s dog BamBam. He enjoys running around the pasture for hours and then taking a long nap. Sounds a lot like me.


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