"Rabun Gap gave me an opportunity to be more independent and manage my own affairs at a young age. I learned the responsibility that comes with taking care of my own living space and belongings, as well as job skills and professionalism, and taking pride in a job well done."
"There are many areas where Rabun Gap supported my growth as a young adult. Diversity in the student population impacted my worldview to be more open-minded and smaller classrooms with passionate teachers created moments of real engagement with learning."
"Rabun Gap had a huge impact on my life. The kinds of people I was blessed to meet and build relationships with, staff members and students alike, gave me the confidence and solid support system I needed to face the world outside. It was really a home away from home for me. Still is."
"I am a nurturer by nature. I love being available to our students and getting to know them in a different way than others may. I love caring for them on a daily basis and helping them to feel better and to feel supported when needed."
"I have always found personal fulfillment in investing in young people. There is such a vivacious spirit in students because they are constantly learning, constantly achieving, and constantly evolving in this time of their lives. I just relish the opportunity to be part of this growth and change, and it also keeps me driving to learn more and be better so I can enhance their upper school experience."
"The greatest lesson I learned while at Rabun Gap was that Work, Study, Worship lead to a balanced, happy, productive and successful life. Rabun Gap’s pillars have helped me to be successful in my career, marriage, and relationships. These pillars have remained consistent over the years at Rabun Gap."
"I love helping a student find options and possibilities. They are so appreciative and there is so much potential in each step of the journey. I am honored to be one small part of this journey in their lives."
"Watching children learn, grow and explore is an incredibly special thing; and there is no greater feeling than knowing that I get to play a part in that. I love coming in every morning to the smiles, hugs, and endless stories that are told. We have the best students in the world!"
"I want students to think and question for themselves, much along the line of Socrates. As a history teacher, I don’t believe history is about numbers, it is about using information from the past to help us understand our world today and make better decisions moving forward."
"Middle School students are energetic learners. I appreciate the authentic joy of learning they bring to school each day. I love their willingness to try new things and to learn from mistakes. Middle school is a dynamic time of life for adolescents and I have enjoyed watching how they grow and mature during their time in middle school."
"I was by no means a perfect student, but Rabun Gap was the perfect structure that I needed to help me learn the most from my mistakes in order to make a better future for myself. I learned how to be an advocate for my own destiny. My education at Rabun Gap was where I first started to change my perception of the teacher-student dynamic to more of a partnership in my education."
"The Lower School is filled with amazing faculty. They see potential in students before students see it in themselves. Our faculty believes that every student deserves the best, and Rabun Gap is the best. They are willing to figure out how to meet each child where they are, and that is beyond special to me."
"The teachers push me further than teachers in my past schools. They care about us in the classroom and outside of the classroom. My friends are trustworthy, and they care about me as a person. I know that I can count on them to encourage me and to also be people I can have fun with."
Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School is a private, coeducational day and boarding school for grades Pre-K through 12. Centrally located between Atlanta, GA, Greenville, SC, and Asheville, NC, we prepare young people for college, career, and a lifetime of leadership and service.