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A Q&A with Bea Rutledge Lyons ’60

Beatrice “Bea” Lyons ’60 is a retired community college educator, an active community volunteer, a staunch advocate for deaf and...


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VLOG | Campus Connection | Episode 8 | Hannah Grace Kornberg

In this episode of Campus Connection, Megan speaks with junior Hannah Grace Kornberg about starting at GPS as a seventh-grader,...


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VLOG: Campus Connection | Episode 7 | Tori Ball

In this episode of Campus Connection, Megan speaks with ninth-grader Tori Ball about her first year at GPS, what it's like to be...


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How to Cultivate a Love of Reading with Your Daughter This Summer

We have only a few short weeks left this spring and then summer will be here before we know it! As you begin to think about your...


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VLOG | Campus Connection | Episode 6 | Madi Clower

In this episode of Campus Connection, Megan speaks with senior Madi Clower, who serves as president of BIPOC Forum this year. She...


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VLOG: Campus Connection | Episode 5 | Molly Ransom

In this episode of Campus Connection, Megan speaks with seventh-grader Molly Ransom about her favorite classes, what she loves...


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New Student Onboarding in the Upper School

While Upper School is a new chapter for all students, girls who are new to GPS have more ground to cover when it comes to getting...


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A Q&A with Angela Bonds '15

After graduating from GPS in 2015, Angela Bonds attended Mercer University, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology....


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A Q&A with Tayana Fernandez ’12

After graduating from GPS, Tayana Fernandez, Class of 2012, attended Auburn University, where she double-majored in biomedical...


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A Q&A with Dr. Porché Warren Adams '07

Hailing from the Class of 2007, Porché Warren Adams attended Furman University, where she studied biology before receiving her...


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A Q&A with Brandi Andrews Sheely '07

Brandi Andrews Sheely, Class of 2007, attended Oklahoma State University, where she majored in industrial engineering and...


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Achieving Success in a New Chapter: Freshman Seminar at GPS

It is important that every student at GPS receives the support she needs to thrive. As experts in the education of girls, we...


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A Q&A with Tommi Paris '02
By GPS Blog On February 17, 2022

A Q&A with Tommi Paris '02

From the Class of 2002, Tommi Paris has cultivated quite a career for herself in the communications arena. She began her...


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A Q&A with Kimberly Reid '13
By GPS Blog On February 15, 2022

A Q&A with Kimberly Reid '13

After graduating from GPS in 2013, Kimberly Reid attended the University of Memphis, where she studied biomedical engineering....


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A Q&A with Denise Rawlings O'Neil '06

Denise Rawlings O’Neil, a graduate of the Class of 2006, continued her education at MTSU, where she received her bachelor's...


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A Q&A with Dr. Chadarryl Silguero-Clay ’12

Dr. Chadarryl Silguero-Clay, a member of the Class of 2012, discovered where she wanted to take her career while she was still a...


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Social-Emotional Support at GPS
By GPS Blog On February 5, 2022

Social-Emotional Support at GPS

In addition to academics, another important aspect of educating the whole girl is ensuring her comfort in social situations and...


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A Q&A with India Green '13
By GPS Blog On February 3, 2022

A Q&A with India Green '13

India Green graduated from GPS in 2013 and went on to attend The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. While in college, she...


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Academic Support at GPS
By GPS Blog On January 25, 2022

Academic Support at GPS

The GPS Learning Center


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VLOG: Campus Connection | Episode 4 | Caroline Carpenter

In our fourth episode of Campus Connection, Megan speaks with Caroline Carpenter, Class of 2026, about choosing an all-girls...


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VLOG: Campus Connection with Megan Cover | Episode 3 | Karen Kal

In our third episode of Campus Connection, Megan speaks with Karen Kal, a sixth-grade student, about her favorite GPS traditions,...


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VLOG: Campus Connection with Megan Cover | Episode 2 | Mary Kate Johnson '22

In our second episode of Campus Connection, Megan speaks with Mary Kate Johnson, President of Student Council, about her cheerful...


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How to Thrive as a Student with ADHD

By Ms. Katelyn Dix, English 12 and AP English Literature Teacher


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VLOG: Campus Connection with Megan Cover | Episode 1 | Olivia Burns

In our first episode of Campus Connection, Megan speaks with Olivia Burns, Chairwoman of the Senior Class, about traditions,...


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VLOG: Why a Girls' School
By GPS Blog On September 2, 2021

VLOG: Why a Girls' School

Since 2004, Jenise Gordon has served at GPS as a teacher, coach, dean of students, and now Head of Upper School. Her passion for...


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Top 6 Reasons You Should Attend an Admission Event

If you are beginning to look for a school for your daughter to attend next year, you know what an undertaking it is. You want to...


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A Q&A with Priya Boyington '07

Attending Georgia Tech on the prestigious, four-year President’s Scholarship, Priya Boyington ’07 transitioned from an all-girls...


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Counseling Connection Ep. 3 | Relationship Building

At GPS, we value relationships as they help students feel as though they belong. Healthy relationships are modeled first by...


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The Benefits of Summer Camp for Your Girl

Summer camp is a rite of passage and an incredible way to keep children engaged during the lesser-scheduled summer months, but...


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A Q&A with Amy Perkins '02
By GPS Blog On April 6, 2021

A Q&A with Amy Perkins '02

Following her time at GPS, Amy Perkins ’02 attended Birmingham-Southern College, where she graduated with a B.S. in psychology....


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7 Books to Read If You’re Raising a Daughter

If you’re raising a girl, add these books to your reading list. Each delivers tips and insights into how girls are different and...


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A Q&A with Lisa Hendy '90
By GPS Blog On March 2, 2021

A Q&A with Lisa Hendy '90

Named the first female chief ranger at Great Smoky Mountains National Park in spring 2019, Lisa Hendy ’90 knows what it takes to...


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In the Classroom: AP English 11

From Katy Berotti, English Department Chair, AP Language & Composition and English 11 Teacher


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A Q&A with Jazelyn Hogg '13
By GPS Blog On February 26, 2021

A Q&A with Jazelyn Hogg '13

From a young age, it was clear Jazelyn Hogg ’13 was going to make a difference in the lives of others. She spent her time at GPS...


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A Q&A with Jalesa Poindexter '13
By GPS Blog On February 24, 2021

A Q&A with Jalesa Poindexter '13

For Jalesa Poindexter ’13, her life story comes full circle. The summer before her senior year at GPS, she fell ill and was...


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A Q&A with Nedra Campbell '90
By GPS Blog On February 22, 2021

A Q&A with Nedra Campbell '90

Nedra Campbell ’90 spends her days fighting for the rights of those who are not treated equitably. Following her time at GPS, she...


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A Q&A with Dr. Tia Guster '99
By GPS Blog On February 18, 2021

A Q&A with Dr. Tia Guster '99

During her time at GPS, Tia Guster ’99 took full advantage of the variety of offerings available to her. From dance, yearbook...


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A Q&A with Dion Roland Flynn '91
By GPS Blog On February 16, 2021

A Q&A with Dion Roland Flynn '91

Following her tenure at GPS, Dion Roland Flynn ’91 attended the U.S. Air Force Academy, where she received her commission as an...


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A Q&A with Kelvina Smith '09
By GPS Blog On February 11, 2021

A Q&A with Kelvina Smith '09

It’s been said, “Love what you do, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” Well, that sums up the career of Kelvina Smith ’09,...


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A Q&A with Ariana Whatley '20
By GPS Blog On February 9, 2021

A Q&A with Ariana Whatley '20

Known for her powerful bat and her ability to welcome new players to the team, Ariana Whatley ’20 was an integral part of the GPS...


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A Q&A with Norquata Allen '10
By GPS Blog On February 4, 2021

A Q&A with Norquata Allen '10

Norquata Allen ’10 is a quintessential example of the importance of setting goals and seizing opportunities. While many kids...


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A Q&A with Mabel Cobb '75
By GPS Blog On February 2, 2021

A Q&A with Mabel Cobb '75

Mabel Cobb ’75 carried both history and pressure on her shoulders as the first Black graduate of GPS. During her adolescent...


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4 Things You Didn't Know About How a Girl Learns

At GPS, everything is based on what is best for girls. From how they build curriculum to how they engage with students, GPS...


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A Q&A with Katherine Dann Ogden '02

Never one to back down from a challenge, Katherine Dann Ogden ’02 earned her bachelor’s degree in ocean engineering from the U.S....


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A Q&A with Catherine Hitchings Plating '10

For Catherine Hitchings Plating ’10, a desire to help others and to solve problems led her—rather unexpectedly, she admits—to a...


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A Q&A with Anjali Enjeti '91
By GPS Blog On January 12, 2021

A Q&A with Anjali Enjeti '91

With not one but two new books set to publish in spring 2021, Anjali Enjeti ’91 knows who she is and what she has to say....


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A Q&A with Joy Allen-Altimare '95

Joy Allen-Altimare ’95 has spent the last two decades cultivating an impressive résumé. Today, as Chief Engagement and Brand...


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How to Raise a Confident Girl

“It’s risk—not perfection, not success, not racking up achievements—that actually helps to build confidence in girls. And it’s...


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6 Ways to Help Your Daughter Manage Perfectionism

Have you noticed your daughter suffers from high anxiety surrounding failure? Does she become easily frustrated when trying...


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A Conversation with Dr. Kirk Walker

In the second episode of Counseling Connection, Upper School Counselor Heather Landreth and Middle School Counselor Casey...


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Get to Know GPS Counselors Through Counseling Connection

Have you ever wondered how you can best support your daughter as she navigates friendships? Do you worry about how she handles...


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Creating A Culture of Confidence

Millions, perhaps even billions of words have been written on how best to instill self-confidence in children. It’s a trait every...


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5 Ways GPS Encourages Girls to Stay in Sports

A girl’s participation in sports can enhance every aspect of her life: relationships, confidence, emotional well-being, even...


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How to Afford a Private School

Based on recent stats published by the National Association of Independent Schools, the average cost of tuition for day students...


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How Girls Learn
By GPS Blog On June 19, 2020

How Girls Learn

Do boys and girls really learn differently? What are the benefits of an all-girls education?

Here, we share the science behind...


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10 Questions to Ask When Evaluating Private Schools for Your Child

If you’re considering private school for your child, you’ll want to look closely at each of your options. The best way to get to...


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