We're fortunate to have an outstanding faculty, 90% of whom have advanced degrees. With a 5:1 student-to-faculty ratio, our faculty are so much more than teachers—they are student advisors, coaches, club leaders, and mentors. They challenge and inspire their students toward excellence.
Over the past four years, I have been challenged to question my assumptions about myself and about the world. My horizons have expanded, and my incredible teachers have propelled me down paths I could never have foreseen.
At Gann Academy, faculty serve as both educators and mentors. They are experts in their fields, and they bring unique perspectives to their classroom teaching.
This year, Gann welcomes seven new faculty members to the community, teaching subjects ranging from Engineering to Jewish Studies, and bringing with them a plethora of experience. [Did you know: 90% of Gann faculty have advanced degrees!]
How many high school students can say that their history teacher is one of the world's leading authorities on an infamous ancient king?
Dr. Adam Marshak's history students can.
During the past month, hundreds of thousands tuned into a new four-part History Channel documentary chronicling the early years of Christianity in which Dr. Marshak shared his knowledge and expertise with viewers. Dr. Marshak, who received his doctorate in Roman History from Yale, is one of the leading authorities on King Herod. The documentary, Jesus: His Life, featured Dr. Marshak as an expert to talk about Herod's rule during the waning BCE years.
Gann nurtures its teachers as deliberately and thoughtfully as it does its students because passionate teachers make for engaged students. One of the unique programs Gann offers faculty is the Carol Ruth Jacobs Traveling Fellowship. For the past seven years, with the generous donor support, the Fellowship has enabled one Gann teacher to travel each year to pursue new experiences which will enhance their teaching. This month, the newest recipient was announced, Media Arts teacher Maya Wainhaus. Wainhaus will travel on one of the program’s furthest trips thus far: she’ll head to Japan to experience, document, and study modern street photography.