GouldSPOTLIGHT: Kristen Drew

January 23, 2018

Name: Kristen Drew

High School: Town of Webb H.S. in Old Forge, NY

College/Grad School: I received a BS in Biology from St. Lawrence University and a Masters in the Art of Teaching Secondary Science from SUNY College at Cortland

Mrs. Drew and the Equestrian Team from Fall 2017.

What are your roles at Gould? I am a Biology teacher and an advisor (to the best advisory group). I do dorm duty in Gehring. I coach the Equestrian program in the fall and Prep Alpine during the winter. I have been a part of Freshman, Sophomore and Junior Four Points (Junior was my most recent and I loved it!!).

Proudest Achievement: Finding the most amazing husband ever and having our three amazing children.

Paddling and fishing with her husband Ian P ’13, ’17, ’20

Last book I read: I Heard the Owl Call My Name by Margaret Craven. I’m not sure how many times I’ve read it but I love it every time!

My soundtrack is: Singer/Songwriter or Indie.

Movie I would recommend: So many, but I love American Flyers.

Favorite food: It’s a tough choice but I think it has to be Chicken Picatta.

One word that describes me: I’ve been called stubborn – I really don’t like to give up or to ask for help!

Overseeing biology students while they monitor blood pressure readings.

Best advice I ever received: Hope for the future, don’t dwell in the past. Live in the present, and make today last. Pray for tomorrow, let your life live on. Hope for the future ’cause yesterday’s gone.

Why Gould? I love the community feel of Gould and the opportunity to work with amazing students and colleagues. I will always appreciate the amazing opportunities that my children and I have had by being a part of this community.

Adventuring in the Adirondacks with daughters Kim ’17 and Lily ’20, and Marcus Wentworth ’17

What’s the last thing you crossed off your bucket list? Road trip across the country with stops at Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon, Zion, Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks and Muir Woods National Monument. Completely amazing!!

What are your interests/hobbies? Family time, hiking, camping, skiing, fishing…I love to be outdoors and find my happy place on a mountain or a lake.

What is your spirit animal? Common Loon…I belong on a lake in the mountains.

Fire tower photo op while hiking in the Adirondacks with her son John ’13.

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