Student Advisory Program

Your experience at Gould Academy goes beyond the classroom. So does the role of our faculty, as they are a key part of Gould’s Advisory Program.

Our advisors are one of the most important aspects of the Gould experience for both students and their families. For the student, their advisor is a personal guide – someone who often shares similar interests, and is a mentor, someone who helps both with academic decisions and life events.

For family members, their student’s advisor becomes the point person for all information related to their student’s experience at Gould – from academics and athletics to social issues or special interests. Without a doubt, this person becomes your most important connection with your student and the school.

Students spend time with their advisor as part of an advisee group every day. Sometimes these meetings take place in Bingham Auditorium for morning assembly, while other times it means gathering for special dinners and activities. The advisor/advisee relationship is the cornerstone of a student’s Gould experience and their success.

Advisory Program Director

Patricia Donovan

Associate Head of School
B.S., R.N. – Fitchburg State University
Advisory Program Director


As the Associate Head of School Mrs. Donovan oversees the daily operations and well-being of Gould Academy — a role that comes naturally to her. She first came to the Gould community in 1980 as a nurse and served as the Director of Health Services for 25 years before moving into her current administrative role. A member of the Senior Administrative Team, Mrs. Donovan leads the Deans Council, the Innovative Leadership Team, and the Advising Counseling Team. She also oversees the Advisory Program, teaches psychology, and works closely with students, faculty, and staff. For Mrs. Donovan, Gould’s people, place, and programs come first and foremost.

She and her husband, Neil, live on campus where they raised their four sons, Patrick ’01, Emmett ’02, Finnian ’05, and Marty ’08. When not working (which is rare!) she loves to travel and explore and have fun with her friends and family.

Rebecca Andreozzi

Director of Admissions
B.A. University of Maine Farmington
Advisory Program Assistant Director


Ms. Andreozzi has been teaching since 1978 and brings vast expertise in understanding various learning styles and determining the appropriate accommodations and modifications to ensure student success. Prior to Gould, she worked in a private country day school providing academic support for students with a variety of learning profiles. She consulted with admissions and was responsible for reviewing educational evaluations to determine best teaching practices. Outside the Gould community, Ms. Andreozzi is a former member of the Board of Trustees for the Maine Women’s Fund and is an active volunteer for a program in Guatemala called Safe Passage. She lives in Portland and has four children (and a son-in-law and daughter-in-law): Jessica, Sarah, Rocky and Samantha. Her family has grown with the additions of her grandsons, Dusty and Jax. She loves Maine winters and is passionate about doing everything and anything outdoors in Bethel. One of her most memorable experiences was going up in a powered parachute over campus and Bethel. Simply breathtaking!