November Concert Inspires GSB Community

Both performances of last night’s Upper School choir concert to promote hope, love and unity filled the GSB Chapel. Among the singers were 35 members of the faculty and staff who accompanied the Knight Voices on an arrangement of “What the World Needs Now.” Upper School music teacher David Southerland created the concert as a way to offer students some perspective on the tragedies and violence reported by the media each day. “This concert is really a message to the students,” he said. “I want them to understand that the vast majority of people are caring and good, and that there is far more love in the world than hate.”
Special thanks to our faculty and staff singers: Kristen Armstrong, head librarian; Cos Arnett, woodworking, sculpture and ceramics; Tracey Goodson Barrett, Director of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs; Tony Bednarsky, history, social studies, head coach for varsity boys’ soccer; Stephen Bienko, Director of Track Operations; Macada Brandl, world language; Paul Canada, Chair of Performing Arts Department; Christine Chan, history, International Program Director; Jared Ciocco, world language, history; Isabel Corbin, math; Fred Corona, math, 11th-grade dean; Allison Czick, science; Glen DePino, certified athletic trainer; Marilyn Dori, world language, 12th-grade dean; Tom Gilbert, history; Christine Hinkley, math; Melissa Lewis, world language; Irene Mortenson, English, Director of Studies; Tracey Mueller, assistant librarian; Josie Muench, Director of Human Resources; Dave Pasquale, Dean of Student Life; Sue Petrone, Director, Upper School; Eileen Procaccino, registrar, yearbook; Ryan Roque, network manager; Todd Ross, performing arts; Sid Rowell, Head of School; Margery Schiesswohl performing arts, 9th-grade dean; Courtney Sica ’06, math; Kerri Small, Director of College Counseling; Amy Southerland, music; David Southerland, music; Michiel Stil, science; Noreen Syed ’10, science; Larry Sudara, technology specialist; John Taeschler, Chair of Science Department.
Gill St. Bernard’s is a private, coeducational day school for students age three through grade 12, located in suburban New Jersey. Each of the three school divisions provides a rigorous, meaningful and age-appropriate curriculum, and all students benefit from the environmental learning opportunities that exist on our 208-acre campus.