Meet The Residential Life Staff
 

Our caring and responsible staff live among the students in dormitory style apartments, as well as other on campus housing. They are teachers, coaches, and advisors at GFS. They all work together to provide a home away from home as they oversee activities, provide guidance and supervision, and foster positive relationships with the boarding students.  Residential life staff are eager to welcome you into the boarding community and walk alongside your daughter through her years at GFS! 
 

Jodi Blackburn
Director of Residential Life
 

Jim Beam 
Math, Department Chair
 

Megan Miller
Latin, Middle & Upper School

Leye Owolabi '14
James Center Program Assistant & Student Life Assistant

Shannon Schmidt
Head of Middle School

Suzanne Rossi
Assistant Director of Admission

Nedria Walker
Science, Middle School

Taylor Herzog
Assistant Director of Riding

Alex Emoff
Associate Preschool Teacher

Rachael Browne
Math & Assistant Director of Residential Life

Meghan Beam
Dorm Affiliate (spouse of Jim) 
 

Nina Keown
Music, Preschool & Lower School

Karin Riesenfeld
Math, Upper School

Natalie Drutz
Art, Middle & Upper School

Rachel Waller
Theater, Middle & Upper School Chair

Liz Stroud
Spanish, Lower School

Emily Wilhelm
Assistant Director of Communications and Marketing

Cailin Phebus '18
Assistant Director of Polo

Tasha Landis
Associate Director of Admissions & 12th Grade Advisor

Debbie Oleisky
Science, Department Chair

Betsy Segelken
Science, Upper School

Sarah Spire '16
Assistant Director of Admission

Jessy Morgan

Jessy Morgan
Athletic Director

Lauren Baylor
Upper School Dean of Students

Allison Miller
Riding Instructor

Kelly Bruce
Assistant Athletic Director