Either as a guidance counselor or friend, Ms. Gray, has proved to connect to a wide array of students.
“Whether it’s a two second confrontation for candy or an extended period of time talking about life, Ms. Gray always stands as a figure of refuge and fun,” Kyle McKenzie (’15) said.
Jonathan Holland (‘14) said, “From my personal experience with Ms. Gray, her ability to give advice about any problem has prompted a lot of kids, including me, to go to her”.
Ms. Gray has adopted a welcoming invitation to encourage students to venture into her room. Students can always find a collective array of candy in her basket near the door. To connect to them, Ms. Gray offers a sweet smile that offers the release of all the past week’s stress.
“Ms. Gray has become one of the closest people in my life,” Brittani Campbell (’14) said. “My friends and I made a squad and we call her ‘Shady G’”.
“Being in Ms. Gray’s advisory is my favorite part of the week,” Leah Cohn (’14) said. “She always listens when we’re stressed about things, like colleges or schoolwork. We also have this food system going that no other advisory seems to have!”
Ms. Gray successfully balances spending her time with students along with her busy duties as a school guidance counselor. She is always in her room, leaving no one unattended to. From planning Beyond the Books to finding a new Upper School principle to running the GSA meetings, Ms. Gray always greets everyone who walks into her office with an inviting smile.
“Ms. Gray works in a where you feel like she’s an adult that can give you advice and you’re comfortable enough to tell her everything,” Katie Panzer (’16) said. “She’s one of your friends, yet still professional. She likes to meet with you but still emphasizes the importance of school and maintaining a good work ethic.”