The Governor's Academy - Week of Honor

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Share Who Has Left an Impact on You

Every member of the Academy community has that person who made an impact on their time in Byfield. During this Week of Honor from May 5-11, we invite you to recognize those who helped shape your or your child’s Governor’s experience by making a gift to The Governor’s Fund. When you include a tribute (tribute section located on the giving form) about your honorees, we will share the message with the recipient. 


Matching Opportunity to Support Our Dedicated Faculty

Your gift will directly support teaching and learning at Governor’s. Every gift made to The Governor’s Fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $150,000, by a generous group of donors. The matching donations will be placed into an endowed fund to support our talented and devoted faculty in their continued professional development. 


What to Expect during the Week of Honor

Stay connected with special email messages, enjoy videos from faculty and staff, participate in challenges from alumni and reminisce with campus memories from every decade shared on social media.

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In Memory of Laurel Abusamra and John Ogden

- Maria Polcari '73

40 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Michael Lefebvre

Thanks to Mr. Michael Lefebvre that always guides and encourages Bill Chan to achieve excellence!

- Amy Chan P'23

40 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Paula Kass

There is no better advisor in the world! Thank you for your humor, your honesty and your support. You help me everyday to be my best self and I am so grateful to you for that.

- Claire Stone '22

40 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Perry Nelson and Karen Gold

Karen, for your wit, wisdom, patience, and understanding.

Perry, thank you for your kindness and sincerity.

- The Grimes Family

40 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Shanna Fliegel, Ryan Badecker, Roberta McLain, Michael Delay, Steve Ogden, and Ceci Reyes

Thank you for your support!!

- Ryanna Riaz '24

40 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Lynda Fitzgerald

- Chris Carder '15

40 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Belle Struck

Thank you for the caring and help to Dana during this tough remote learning school year.

- Elaine Tong P'24

40 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Paul Wann and In Memory of Andrew Baird '90

In honor of Mr. Paul Wann whose artistry and support has inspired and comforted me through my years at Govs and beyond.

In memory of my classmate Andy Baird.

- Nikki DelliColli '90

40 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Gretchen Scharfe Forsyth

For being a voice of the students.

- Samantha Gray '08

41 days ago by Bridget K Marshall
In Honor of The Governor's Academy Faculty and Staff

- Felix Emiliano '11

41 days ago by Bridget K Marshall
In Honor of Peter and Dottie Bragdon

- David Johnson '90

41 days ago by Bridget K Marshall
In Honor of Mrs. Maud Hamovit

You've brought joy, passion, and fun for so many people at Govs. Congrats on your retirement! Thank you for being a mom away from home for so many years.

- Anonymous

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of The Governor's Academy Faculty and Staff

- Grayson Coale '90

41 days ago by Bridget K Marshall
In Honor of The Legend Mr. Lefebvre

- Daniel Flynn '19

41 days ago by Bridget K Marshall
In Memory of Gulrukh Nasir

- Saira Naseer P'22

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Jenna Anderson, Marcus Soule, and Tracy Stickney

Any time that my sons get to spend with these teachers is an absolute gift. We're all so grateful to them!

- Dianne Bourque P'21,'23

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Peter Werner

- John Harvey P'21

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Elaine White

Thanks to Elaine White for always answering any questions right away. We will miss you. My son Parish had a great first year, even with the pandemic conditions. Looking forward to next year. Thanks for all the support.

- Monique Souza P'24

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Dr. Katie Alex

Thank you for helping Cameron adjust to a new school and guiding her through a challenging year!

- Kirsten & Scott Stetson P'22,'24

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Elaine White

You'll be missed!

- Scott & Doreen Johnson P'05

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Kenny Torsey

Thank you for inspiring Isabelle!

- Bill Stewart and Susan Spaulding P'21

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Dionne & Jeff Kelly '85, P'17

- Suzy Clancy P'85, GP'17

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Erin O'Connell and Scott Kingsbury

- Rich Citrano P'15

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Karen Gold

Thank you Ms. Gold for being my son’s mom away from home and for all you do for the Govs community!

- Kim Passero P'21

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of the Dedicated Coaches at The Governor's Academy

- Diane McGlynn

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Governor's Faculty and Staff

- Michael & Martha Delay P'23

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Jade Qian, Perry Nelson, Joe Repczynski, and the Governor's Advancement Team

To Jade Qian for her dedication to the well-being of all students, and her bravery, intelligence, and commitment to educating young people.

Perry Nelson cares so deeply about students and inspiring them to love learning. He is what some people refer to as a "school person" - dedicated to the core to the Govs mission. And he's super fun!

To Joe Repczynski for instilling a passion for theatre tech in our son and for giving so much of himself to every student, year after year, with unstoppable enthusiasm and commitment.

To the Govs Advancement team who work tirelessly to raise the funds necessary for Govs to be the great school and community that it is. They put their hearts and souls into the school!

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of the Multicultural Department

Thank you to everyone in in the office of multicultural education. Your tireless commitment is making a difference!

- Kat Moulton P'23

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Memory of Bill Sperry, Heb Evans, and Joanna Gould

- Jessica Gould Dabrowski '85

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Isaiah "Ike" Suggs '78, P'97,'02, GP'24

- Anonymous

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Chris Robinson

For keeping Abby in style.

Rob DeLena '87, P'21

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Bill Quigley

It is teachers/coaches like you that make Governor’s such a special place. Thank you for having such a positive impact on our girls both on and off the court!

- Anonymous

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of all the teachers, administrators, and staff at The Governor's Academy

Honestly, we are grateful to the many teachers, administrators, and staff that make everything about Govs a great experience for our daughter. To Claudia, for introducing Maura to Govs over three years ago, and for coaching and guiding her every day since. To Dr. Alex, who continually challenges Maura while always allowing her to grow her passion for biology and science. I can’t say enough about Jed, who I’m sure has done his share of heavy lifting this past year, but is always available for discussion and willing to hear my thoughts and observations. And Chris Robinson, too, who we can’t wait to see again when we’re back on campus. Her kindness is always welcoming and her friendship with Maura is very appreciated. I can’t leave out Elaine White. She’s been so much to Maura and our family the last three years at Govs....a leader and a mentor to Maura, but also a friend and fellow hockey parent to me and Aileen. Thank you!

- Anonymous

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Charles L. Cashin III '84, P'24

- Valerie Cashin P'84, GP'24

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Elaine White

Thanks, Elaine, for your care and compassion and for giving me feedback when I needed it!

- Jason Sport '04

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Elaine White

Elaine is an amazing teacher, mentor, and friend to all members of the Academy.

- Colleen Ortins

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of the Governor's Community

For our son Thierry, leaving home to study abroad for the first time meant new experiences and new challenges to face: discover a new environment, meet new people and make new friends, and also master a second language. All that became easier, thanks to all the members of the Governor's community who, through their different interactions with Thierry, contributed to enrich this unique experience.

- Jean Fortin and Sonia Giudice P'22

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Elizabeth Ruhl

Advisor Extraordinaire!

- Anonymous

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Richard Leavitt

- Colin Cross '74

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Julia Kobus, Katherine Alex, Joe Repczynski, and Jake Falconer

Ms. Kobus' coaching, encouragement and caring for Christine Qian especially during the pandemic, is so touching and we do feel the warmth from Govs' family-like community!

Ms. Alex coached and guided Christine so well in her passion for Bio from half a world away! Much appreciated!

In appreciation of Mr. Repczynski's guidance and encouragement to Christine Qian during pandemic for her passion for theatre scenic design from half a world away!

In appreciation of Mr. Falconer's guidance and inspiring class style which Christine learnt so much and inspired her further interests in Spanish learning.

- Jin Qian and Zhiying Ding P'22

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Memory of Mac Murphy

Mac Murphy a great teacher and a fun man. He was my hockey and lacrosse coach. I always had a good relationship with him. He was always pushing to make our team and ourselves better. He helped me make 2nd team all- New England in 1949. Thanks "Mac."

- Richard Tyler '49

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Elaine White, Mike Delay, and Joe Bobrowskas

- Marian Quin P'15,'21

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Elizabeth Ruhl

- Anonymous

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Lynda Bromley Fitzgerald

Lynda and I got very close my last couple of months at Govs. Thanks for getting me through!

- Robb Morgan '02

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Memory of Raymond Ferris '59

- Ferg Jansen '59

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Bert McLain

Thank you for all you do to support Ian. He is grateful to have you as an advisor and feels you have helped him in so many ways since he stepped foot on campus 3 years ago.

- Kerri & Paul Olenik P'22

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Memory of Dr. Larry Tretler

- Victoria Resnick '89

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Peter Quimby

Thanks to Peter and his team for the remarkable efforts in operating the school and supporting our kids.

- Guohua Feng & Hong He P'20,'24

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Memory of Roy Long P'96,'04

- Kevin McDormand '98

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Tracy Stickney, Kacie Fyrberg, and Elaine White

Tracy, thank you for being there everyday for Sadie as her advisor, coach, dorm parent and "Mom" on campus. Our hearts are filled with gratitude for all that you do!

Kacie, thank you for being an incredible leader and support during this challenging year. We appreciate your guidance with all the testing and protocols & also for taking good care of Sadie when she suffered a concussion this past winter. Thank you for all you have done this year!

Elaine, thank you! In addition to all that you do for everyone at Govs, we are very thankful that Sadie has known you during her first two years. Learning from you as she prepared for Confirmation, spending time with you as a "hockey kid", and as the beneficiary of your crucial and calming guidance when she was navigating recovery from a concussion, you have been amazing! Thank you so much!

- Kate & Mike Geran P'23

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Memory of John Duff

And the amazing Governor's teachers & staff!

Kimberly & Gregory Duff P'22

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Mike Kinnealey

Thank you for the support and guidance you've imparted on our daughter Lila. So appreciate it!

- Julia & Carl Graves P'24

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Memory of Kitty & Tom Mercer

- James Main '58

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Memory of Buster Navins and Art Sager

- David S. Wilcox '47

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Michelle de la Guardia

- Leah Okimoto P'21

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Elaine White

- Maud Hamovit P'09,'13

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Elaine White

In honor of my dear friend, Elaine White, who always put teachers and students at the heart of her work.

- Karen Gold P'11,'17

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Lynda Fitzgerald

- Tianyu Fang '20

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Elaine White

For her leadership and partnership every step of the way.

- Leslie Dickey

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Maud Hamovit and Elaine White

- Francesca DeMeo '02

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Memory of Al Kerr

Dorm master, wrestling coach, and accompanist to Art Sager's glee club.

- James Dean III '56

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Danielle & Scott Kingsbury, and Erin O'Connell

- Carli Citrano '15

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Babe Ceglarski, Bert McLain, Claudia Barcomb, and Perry Nelson

Babe Ceglarski: Your positive energy is felt by everyone on campus. I feel fortunate to have had you as one of my ice hockey coaches.

Bert McLain: Thank you for helping make my senior year memorable. I loved having you as my coach.

Claudia Barcomb: Thank you for always being there for me. I loved having you as my advisor and coach.

Perry Nelson: Thank you for all of your support. I really enjoyed your class.

- Ashley Hart '21

41 days ago by Bridget K Marshall
The GDA Faculty: Bob Anderson, Ash Eames, Heb Evans, John Fenn. Dick Leavitt, Chris Martin, Doug Miller, John Ogden, Tom Mercer, Mac Murphy, Buster Navins, Roy A. Ohrn, Art Sager, Manny Sargent, Bill Sperry, Dave Williams, John Witherspoon, et al.

In recognition of the education we were so fortunate to receive from the GDA faculty: Bob Anderson, Ash Eames, John Fenn, Heb Evans, Chris Martin, Doug Miller, John Ogden, Dick Leavitt, Tom Mercer, Mac Murphy, Buster Navins, Roy Ohrn, Art Sager, Manny Sargent, Bill Sperry, Dave Williams, John Witherspoon, et al. Their lessons extended beyond the classroom even though I did not realize it—much less appreciate it—until many years later.

- Jeff Kane '65

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Melanie Stier and Scott Kingsbury

Melanie Stier: You are the teacher that inspired me to further study marine and environmental science. Thank you!

Scott Kingsbury: Thanks for making me a better player and, for being so passionate about our team and the game of softball.

- Claire Stone '22

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Govs Faculty and Staff

- Tom Trafton

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Michael Shelton and Marcus Soule

Wanted to say a thank you to Coach Shelton. His guidance and genuine caring nature have made my son's experience at Governor's amazing! We know he will continue to guide our son so he can achieve the goals he has set for himself. They say it takes a village to raise a child, I am so grateful to have Coach Shelton in our son’s village. Mr. Soule is another stand out in my son's experience. He always seems to go above and beyond what you would expect. His BBQs are epic and his support is something that we are so grateful for. Thank you for being another amazing member of this caring community.

- Anonymous

41 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Memory of Heb Evans

- Daniel Lyon Cooke '81

42 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Elaine White, Brigitta Allen, Kenny Torsey, and Caroline Tebbens

Thank you Elaine, Brigitta, Kenny, and Caroline for your incredible help and support this year.

- Anne-Catherine Langlais P'23

42 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Chris Robinson

Chris always has a pulse on the students at Govs and always gives them a boost when they walk in the door!  Thank you!

- Anonymous

42 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Warren Clooney, David Williams, Bob Anderson, Edward Rybicki, and Mike Moonves

Thank you to Warren Clooney for introducing me to Dostoyevsky; David Williams for introducing me to China; Bob Anderson for his biology class (where I first learned of climate change); Edward Rybicki whose careful teaching was my key to Spain; and to Mike Moonves who opened the door to Governor's for me!

- Justine Cook '79

42 days ago by Bridget K Marshall
In Honor of David Oxton

In Honor of Mr. Oxton and all the great work he’s done!

- Arjun Bhatnagar '14

43 days ago by Bridget K Marshall
In Honor of Jane Piatelli and Peter & Dottie Bragdon and In Memory of Larry Piatelli

In Honor of Jane Piatelli and Peter & Dottie Bragdon, who gave so much then and continue to give to me and to my family.

In Memory of Larry Piatelli

- Alexander Moody '89

43 days ago by Bridget K Marshall
In Honor of Elaine White, Jade Qian, Sharon Slater, Jennifer Anderson

-  Fujin Fang and Wei Zhang P'22

43 days ago by Bridget K Marshall
In Honor of Mike Kinnealey

Mr. Kinnealey has worn many hats in his Govs career. Being both my adviser & baseball coach, I had the pleasure to be around him often. I am truly grateful for the lessons that he taught me and I can confidently say I am a better man because of him. Always get ahead, stay ahead!

- Zack Clough '20

43 days ago by Bridget K Marshall
In Honor of Elaine White

My daughter Laura often mentioned how helpful Elaine was to my grandson Casey Nardone ’19 when making decisions about course selection and other matters. Casey is now at Colby and doing fine.

- Helen Breen GP'19

43 days ago by Bridget K Marshall
In Memory of Kathy Guy

- Holly Zheng '18

43 days ago by Bridget K Marshall
In Honor of The Governor's Academy Faculty and Staff

Thank you to all my fellow colleagues for facing the adversity and uncertainty of the past year with lots of flexibility, creativity, equanimity, and solidarity, and for taking care of Henry '24.

- Perry Nelson P'24

43 days ago by Bridget K Marshall
In Honor of Emily Allen, Amy Block, Lynda Fitzgerald, Jade Qian, and Perry Nelson

Thank you very much!

- Anonymous

43 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Elaine White

With gratitude for Elaine's wisdom, compassion, excellent AP English class, confirmation classes, and deep commitment to students. We will never forget the impact you had on our boys.

- Suzanne and Ron King P'14

43 days ago by Bridget K Marshall
In Honor of Thomas Tindall

- Peter Hey '78

43 days ago by Bridget K Marshall
In Honor of Tom Woessner and In Memory of Larry Piatelli

Mr. Woessner has been instrumental to the adaptation on campus of our son Max. Quality guy, true leader, very similar qualities as a human as my old coach at Govs in Mr. Piatelli.

- Eric Lacroix P'23 '90

43 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Memory of Buster Navins

The first person to make me look around and begin to understand who I really was...

- Howard (Zack) Zucker '57

43 days ago by Bridget K Marshall
In Honor of James Camphin

For his kindness, leadership and support beyond words.

- Nan Gorton P'24

43 days ago by Bridget K Marshall
In Honor of Rod McLain and Nathan Burke

In appreciation of their inspiring commitment to student-athletes.

- Matthew Hunt

43 days ago by Bridget K Marshall
In Honor of Elaine White

For Elaine White, a mentor, colleague, and friend, and for all the GDA teachers, friends, and colleagues that have made me who I am. Thank you! Go GOVS!

- Gretchen Forsyth '95

43 days ago by Bridget K Marshall
In Memory Of Ed Rybicki

- Timothy Gould '95

43 days ago by Bridget K Marshall
In Honor of Elaine White

- Molly Prinn '95, P'23

45 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Memory of Terrance Talley '81

A terrific guy and great athlete! 

- Michael Menyhart '81

45 days ago by Bridget K Marshall
In Honor of Fred Nicotra

Thank you for your welcoming presence.

- Mollie Crumrine P'85, GP'14

45 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Memory of John Witherspoon

- James H. Keeler III '66

45 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Dr. Quimby and the Entire Faculty & Staff

For the leadership that Dr. Quimby and the entire faculty and staff have exhibited during the difficult circumstances of COVID.

- Steven Sterman '79

45 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Memory of Mac Murphy, Buster Navins, Ted Eames

All of the Old Guard especially Mac Murphy, Buster Navins and Ted Eames.

- Charles Bowen '50

45 days ago by Bridget K Marshall
In Honor of The Governor's Academy Faculty and Staff

Thank you for teaching our daughter Selina more than just school.

- Sunny Sun and William Liu P'22

45 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of David Oxton, Lynda Fitzgerald, James Brayshaw, Heather Shows, Anna Finch, Babe Ceglarski, Michelle de la Guardia, Geoff Brace, Brigitta Allen, Steve Ogden, Rod McLain, Pamela Palmora-Arias, Danielle Kingsbury, Lisa Borgatti, Kenny Torsey, Elizabeth Ruhl, and Chris Robinson

Thank you for all you do!

- Jennifer Kyte and Ritch Winokur P'21,'23

45 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Jed Wartman, Elaine White, and Becky Stratton

Jed: Thank you for your support over the past 4 years. Wishing you a restful summer and a new school year that is COVID-free! 

Elaine: Thank you for all that you have done to make Governor's a positive experience for Isabelle. The academic guidance, AP English instruction, college recommendation writing and JV soccer mom cheering has made these 4 years even more incredible. Your next school will be so fortunate to have you as their new Head of School. We wish you all the best. Thank you! 

Becky: Thank you for being a silver lining to Isabelle's Senior Year. You have been an incredible advisor. We appreciate your energy, determination and ability to connect with the girls when they really needed it. We will be forever grateful for the support you gave Isabelle as her Senior Year Advisor, Cross Country Coach and other mother/friend! We know we will keep in touch!

- Susan Spaulding an Bill Stewart P'21

45 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Memory of Joanna Gould and Kathy Guy and In Honor of Carol Rowe and Joy Sawyer Mulligan

In honor of  four teachers from my time at the Academy:  Joanna Gould, Kathy Guy, Carol Rowe, and Joy Sawyer Mulligan. 

- Kim Burgess '84

45 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Memory of Heb Evans, Tom Mercer, Jack Marr, Mac Murphy, Tom Mercer, Bob Anderson, and David Williams

All part of my extended family. They are the very definition of dedication. 

- Charles Parker '64

45 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Memory of Buster and Fran Navins

My "away from home" parents

- Souther Barnes '50

45 days ago by Bridget K Marshall
In Memory of Heb Evans

- Manly Applegate '66

45 days ago by Bridget K Marshall
In Honor of The Governor's Academy Faculty and Staff

This gift is in honor of Jane Piatelli, Mr. & Mrs. Bragdon, Peter & Laurie Quimby, Paul Wann, Currie Huntington, Scott Kingsbury, Mr. & Mrs. McLain, Mr. Satow, Ms. Hamovit, and Kim Moore. 

- Mary Beth P'21 and Rob DeLena '87

45 days ago by Bridget K Marshall
In Memory of Coach Evans and Coach Rybicki

Coach Evans and Coach Rybicki - Two great coaches who motivated me and made me a better person and athlete. Miss them everyday!

- Gary Bostwick '81

45 days ago by Bridget K Marshall
In Memory of Laurel Abusamra P'93, Faculty Emerita

 - Ilse Abusamra '93

45 days ago by Bridget K Marshall
In Honor of Samantha Boulais Howson

You are every kind word I can think of.  Thank you!

- Eliza Dorsey '14

45 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Elaine White

For my momma--the best person I know.

- Maya White '16

45 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Rebecca Stratton

Thank you for your care and support.

- Wenfeng Jia P'24

45 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Elaine White

- Chris White P'16,'21

45 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Elaine White

In honor of my dear friend, Elaine White, who always put teachers and students at the heart of her work.

- Karen A. Knezevic Gold P'11,'17

45 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Lynda Bromley Fitzgerald

- Shannon Bennett P'24

45 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Elaine White

Lasting legacy!

- Judy and Chris Rokous P'13,'15

45 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of The Governor's Academy Faculty and Staff

The list is so long for all of the people at Governor's to thank. We appreciate all of the faculty and staff and all that you have done to make our experience better. For those of you that were directly involved with our family and who gave us so much assistance, you know who you are, and we know who you are... we appreciate you and we thank you.

- Mark Gilbert and Pamela McKay P'21

45 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor Of Sophia Bochert '23

- Rosalinda Espenilla P'23

46 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Elaine White

I could not have asked for a more caring supportive boss than Elaine White. She not only gives 1000% to each and every student, but also to those lucky enough to work with her. She will be so missed at GOVS!!

-Joanna Connors P'06,'10

46 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Elaine White

Mrs. White is the kindest, most compassionate person I have ever met and it has been an honor to be her advisee for the past few years. She has given so much to Govs in her time here and I know she will be missed by everyone. In my sophomore year she helped create an independent study for me and a couple of other students where we documented a house on campus built in the late 1700s before it was renovated. The project was incredibly hands-on and we learned so much about the building and the history of the families who lived there. This was such a fun and unique experience for me and my classmates. I hope that this fund will help create similar experiences for future students!

- Bella Nadeau '21

46 days ago by Bridget K Marshall
In Honor of Jennifer Storer

- Nicole Nadeau P'21,'21

46 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Rodney McLain

- Farah Gerdes P'23

46 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of The Governor's Academy Faculty

Thanks to Gov's teaching staff, our granddaughters received an excellent education at Govs.

- Anonymous

46 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Elaine White

We will miss you!

- John and Patty Carroll P'24

47 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Samantha Howson and Rodney McLain

To Samantha Howson: Always our first and most enthusiastic ambassador to Govs...and the laugh we know we’ll hear whenever we step onto campus!!

To Rodney McLain: With thanks for your presence as cheerleader, dispenser of wise counsel, and keeping feet the the fire when necessary!

- Shannon Reid P'23

47 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Troy Dagres '79 and In Memory of Derek Spears '79, Pierre Baratelli and Laurel Abusamra

In honor of the engagement of my close friend of too many years to count, Troy Dagres ’79, to the very kind and fantastic Ms. Linda Monroe.

In memory of my good friend on and off the basketball court, Derek Spears '79.

In memory of the recent passing of two wonderfully talented and giving faculty members, Mr. Pierre Baratelli and Ms. Laurel Abusamra. 

- Vanessa and Henry Rosen '79

47 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Elaine White

For many years I have watched my mom work tirelessly for the students, teachers and community of the Governor’s Academy. I know she is well loved and will be missed by every single person she has influenced over her career at Govs as a teacher, coach, Assistant Head of School and the Academic Dean. I love you so much mom and I’m so incredibly proud of you. Hopefully Govs can use this money for teacher support.

- Emily White

47 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Harrison Tuttle '18

- Christine Tuttle P'18

47 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Lynda Bromley Fitzgerald

Thank you for your support and kindness during my time at Govs!! I appreciate you so much.

- Melissa M. Strobel '04

47 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Elaine White, Lynda Fitzgerald, Peter and Dottie Bragdon

Thank you for being who you are and for your decades of making a difference for Govs. Thank you for all you have done and continue to do for Govs.

- Daryl McGregor Robicsek

47 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Matt Hunt, Mike Delay, Elaine White

Mr. Hunt is my math teacher and also my wrestling coach. He is one of the most patient and funny teachers I have ever had. It never gets boring in his class. For wrestling, he created a team that has become an extended family for all members. He encouraged us to take risks and give opportunities for all athletes to participate in competitions. On the mats his shouting behind us gave us the power to compete. Every time I compete on the mats in the future I will miss his voice. I am really grateful for his support!

Mr. Delay has been my advisor and he is one of the most understanding, passionate, and supportive people I have ever met. He understood my situation completely and gave me so much help at a challenging time. He took so much extra time and did so much extra work just to help me. He is like a dear friend and mentor to me who is always there to listen and point me in the right direction. I am truly grateful for his help!

Mrs. White is my English teacher and she is one of the most compassionate, caring, and kindest teachers I have ever had. She gave me so much help during a difficult time and she is so understanding of my situation. She pushed me to challenge myself and I would’ve missed the opportunity if not for her. She not only taught me English but helped me to discover more of my identity, understand the world around me, and learn the experience and history of other minority groups that are seldom talked about. I can’t express in words just how grateful I am for her care and I wish her all the best in the future. I will miss her every time I walk by her classroom.

- Eric Lin '23

47 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Memory of Heb Evans, Bob Anderson, and Doug Miller

All of the faculty who changed my life.

- Frederick J. Shepard '65

47 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Memory of Pierre Baratelli

In honor of a man of culture, wit, support, and excellence.

- Jeff Kelly '85 P'17

47 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Dr. Quimby

- Dowon Chung '20

47 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Elaine White

- Graham Cole

47 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Elaine White and Lynda Fitzgerald and In Memory of Larry Piatelli

It has been a privilege learning from and working alongside Elaine. She is a gracious, caring, and inclusive teacher, mentor and friend.

Lynda, I'm in admiration and appreciation for all you do for Govs.

- Jane C. Piatelli

47 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Mr. Searles

Mr. Searles was my freshman year English teacher, advisor, dorm parent, and later college advisor. While he certainly took pride teaching us English and reading classics such as Huckleberry Finn, Steinbeck, and Shakespeare, my greatest takeaways from Mr. Searles’ classes were much more macro. He taught us how to think. He taught us about being human, and becoming people who thought for themselves. I enjoyed many classes and many teachers at GDA/Govs, but the most impactful experience any teacher or class had in my time in Byfield was with Mr. Searles.

- Jesse Skaff '11

48 days ago by Dionne Kelly
In Honor of Heb Evans, Jack Marr, Mac Murphy, Tom Mercer, Bob Anderson, and David Williams

All part of my extended family. They are the very definition of dedication.

- Charles Parker '64

48 days ago by Dionne Kelly

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