The Gould Pledge
Gould’s mission is to prepare academically motivated students for college and help them become independent-minded, ethical citizens who lead lives of purpose, action, excellence, and compassion.
At the heart of a Gould experience lies the development of a fundamental sense of self and our deep sense of pride, innate respect, and profound responsibility to each other.
As we prepare to confront the challenges associated with navigating our school year in the age of COVID, we are reminded that we always do our best, we look out for each other and we take pride in the success of ourselves and our school.
Take care of yourself. Take care of each other. Take care of your place in the world.
The Gould Pledge
✅ complete the required training sessions.
✅ record and report daily symptoms.
All Students will have their temperature taken at the start of each school day. All employees will complete the self-assessment each day before reporting to work.
✅ stay home or immediately report to the Health Center if I’m not feeling well.
Students experiencing symptoms or who have family members or household members experiencing symptoms (shortness of breath, cough, fever), are required to stay home and report this to the Gould Health Center.
✅ isolate and Self-Quarantine (per CDC).
Students who test positive for COVID19 will have to be isolated. Those exposed to someone who tests positive will need to be quarantined.
✅ maintain appropriate physical distancing.
No family or friends should be on campus without permission. Follow physical distance guidelines of a 6-foot separation from people whenever possible.
✅ wear an appropriate face covering when required.
Never share PPE. Be sure to wash face coverings regularly.
✅ wash my hands frequently.
Avoid touching the face and use a cloth or tissue to sneeze or cough.
✅ participate in COVID-19 Testing and Contact Tracing.
✅ be positive and gracious…
…when others provide safety reminders and suggestions.
✅ Be attentive and helpful…
…to anyone in need of support or assistance.
Nurse phone (available 24/7 while school is in session): 207-592-1341
Joanna Brown is Gould’s new director of Health Services. She has been a school nurse for the Oxford Hills School District since 2018. Prior to that, she was a registered nurse at Stephens Memorial Hospital and became nursing director of Medsurg and Special Care there in 2015, successfully managing a team of 75 nurses and certified nurse assistants. A nursing instructor for sophomore nursing students in their clinical rotation while at Stephens, she was also a clinical instructor at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine. As a staff nurse, her background is in critical care nursing, having worked in intensive care units at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, and Yale New-Haven Hospital in Connecticut.
Anne McCandless joins the Gould community as a nurse in the Student Health Center. With nine years of experience in emergency and critical care nursing, she is excited for the change of pace caring for students at Gould. She is a passionate skier and has worked as a ski instructor at Sugarbush and Attitash and has patrolled both at Jay Peak and, for the last 5 years, at Sunday River. When the snow melts, Anne enjoys riding her road and mountain bikes. In the summer, she is an avid boater, sailor, and aspiring fisherwoman, both on the North Shore of Massachusetts and the Connecticut shore. She promises herself to start practicing the piano more, so be sure to remind her! She has moved from Bartlett, NH, to Newry with her son, Mac, and her partner, Henry.
Linda Raymond has experience in oncology, orthopedic/trauma, neurology, urology, camp nursing, and public school nursing. She managed a busy sports chiropractic office in Portland for the last 10 years with her husband, Jamie, and helped rehab and educate many athletes. She loves trail running, backpacking, and hopes to conquer skate skiing and get back into ultra running. One of the first coaches to help bring Girls on the Run to Maine, she has spent many hours volunteering/coaching middle and high school Nordic skiers. With her daughter, Ella ’21, she is working on the 4,000 footers, with 37 conquered to so far. Son Nolan is class of ’23. Her son Ben is in seventh grade — when not riding the mountain biking trails with his dad.
Janet Willie is a long time member of the Bethel community. Starting in 1998, she worked for the Hurricane Island Outward Bound as an outdoor educator and director of food service. She also owns and operates a private Therapeutic Massage practice in Bethel, which she started 1991. She lives in town with her dog, Lily, and cat, Earl, in her 1850 home, a constant work in progress. She hosts the annual Shy, Novice & Closeted Art Show, established in 2004.
Raised at the foot of Pikes Peak in Manitou Springs, Colorado, she has worked a variety of outdoor and environmental education programs. She brings a passion for experiential education and over thirty years of holistic health practices to the Gould nursing staff team and the school community. For more than five years she was health director for Midland School, in Los Olivos, California. (Former Gould Head of School Dan Kunkle was head of Midland from 1990 to 1999 and Will Graham, head of Midland from 2006 to 2015, worked at Gould from 1985 to 2006.)
Prior to Midland, She nursed at Gould Academy for the 2013-2014 school year and for the Chewonki Foundation, in Wiscasset Maine in 2011 and 2012.
Ms. Greene came to Gould in 2014 after many years abroad. Born in Korea, she went onto study in England before working in Qatar, Korea and now Maine. Ms. Greene has held positions including an elementary classroom teacher and elementary program coordinator, and is now the Administrative Assistant of Gould Academy Health Services. A world traveller, she has been to nearly 50 countries and met her husband Mr. Kipp Greene, Gould’s Visual Arts Department Chair while working in Qatar. Their daughter, Clare, was born there in 2008, and their son, Xavier, was born in New York in 2011. The most recent addition to the Greene family is Podo, the family dog who came to live with them in 2014. The Greenes love being Gehring Dorm Parents, and being able to live with and work with all of the students on campus.