Grace Gahagan

Faculty Information

Department(s)
History
Title(s)
Assistant Dean of Students, History, Basketball

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Education

Degree(s)
BA, Colorado College
MA, Teachers College, Columbia University

Other Information

Employed Since
2018
Biography

Born and raised in Vermont, Grace attended rural public schools until joining the St. Andrew’s School community in the fall of 2005. While at St. Andrew’s, Grace was co-president of the orchestra, co-captain of the soccer and basketball teams, played lacrosse, and participated in Code Purple. In 2010, she graduated from St. Andrew's cum laude.

Grace graduated from Colorado College in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History and minors in Museum Studies and Music. Grace pursued multiple internships in museums, galleries and arts centers in Colorado Springs. While studying abroad in Florence, Grace interned at the Villa I Tatti Harvard Research Center. In her senior year, she curated two art exhibitions at the college and the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and also received a Venture Grant to study Rembrandt prints in Amsterdam to support research for her thesis: A Process-Driven Print: Rembrandt’s Ecce Homo. Upon graduation, Grace received the Mary Chenoweth Award in Dedication to the Arts.

After graduation, Grace attended the Middlebury Language School for French immersion, before moving to Cameroon to work at the American School of Yaounde. Grace taught art history, physical education, co-taught college writing, served as a 12th grade advisor and the assistant college counselor, and coached the girls soccer and basketball teams. Following her year in Cameroon, Grace continued to the American International School of Chennai to work and explore India and southeast Asia. At AISC, Grace co-taught 9th grade social studies, 10th grade critical thinking, reading and writing, English for Academic Purposes, and taught Freshmen Seminar. Grace also acted as a faculty advisor for student council and students pursuing independent studies in AP Art History. She led two weeklong Discover India trips, multiple arts-centered Discovery Day activities, SAISA Arts Weekend and coached varsity girls basketball, varsity girls soccer and middle school girls basketball.

In 2017-2018 Grace completed a Master of Arts in Teaching Social Studies at Columbia’s Teachers College. During this year, she completed student teaching semesters in New York City public middle and high schools to attain teacher certification in the State of New York.