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2019 Brooks Endowment for Sabbatical Leave Recipient Selected

Since 1996, Greensboro Day School annually selects a member of the faculty to receive funding for a summer sabbatical. Faculty members submit proposals that are reviewed by members of the Head of School’s Council. Proposals must include a description of the anticipated travel and explain how the time used will benefit the teacher and their students.

Upper School Art teacher Carey Jackson-Adams has been selected as the 2019 Brooks Sabbatical recipient. Mrs. Jackson-Adams has taught at Greensboro Day School for 12 years with a total of 22 years teaching experience. While at GDS, she has received three TEEF grants, attended two AP summer institutes in addition to various teacher workshops for professional development.

Mrs. Jackson-Adams will travel to Holland to participate in a cultural tour called “Hidden Treasures of Dutch Art” where she will tour the famous Rijksmuseum, featuring 80 galleries and more than 8,000 pieces of art on display. The tour also includes an etching workshop in the Rembrandt House, where the artist lived and worked for 20 years, an opportunity to tour Zaanse Schans, a historic Dutch village visited by Claude Monet in 1871 that became the inspiration for 25 of his paintings, and time to paint in the studio of the Singer Museum in the village of Laren.

Mrs. Jackson-Adams is excited to share her immersive experience with her students and hopefully inspire them to use their skills and knowledge to explore areas of art that may currently be out of their comfort zones. She also plans to provide an etching workshop for interested faculty and staff.

The Brooks Endowment for Sabbatical Leave was established by Dr. Jean Brooks in 1996. The sabbatical encourages writing, research, and unique cultural experiences with the sabbatical covering the cost of the recipient’s trip. More than twenty previous recipients have traveled to Costa Rica, Italy, Guinea, Greece, Ireland, France, Maine, England, China, Guatemala and more.

Congratulations to Carey Jackson-Adams!
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