Carroll Connection 2021-2022
A Timeline of Transformation: 2005-2021
With visionary leadership, exceptional faculty, and a vibrant, joyful community, Carroll is continuing to grow, evolve, and change lives. How Steve Wilkins and GEC have defined 16 years of evolution to Carroll's student-centric approach.
At Carroll, our ability to adapt, evolve, and improve as
a community at every turn has played a critical role in realizing our goal of “giving each child what they most need.”
We know that each student is an individual with a unique personality, unique opportunities, and unique abilities that deserve the chance to shine. With that in mind, the interventions, approaches, and programs we develop are designed to be holistic and flexible enough to provide every learner with the skills, techniques, and academic content they need to realize the incredible potential they possess.
As we look at how much we’ve accomplished together over the last sixteen years, it’s clear that GEC is the throughline that connects every innovation, every step forward, and every highlight in our journey together.
We’re thankful for Steve Wilkins’ leadership in igniting that passion in all of us!
Steve has a passion for doing as much as we possibly can for our kids, and that passion is at the heart of how GEC came to be.
A child’s struggle isn’t their fault, and it’s our job to figure out how to change their experience and environment to alleviate that struggle. What more can we do? How can we dig deeper and provide a more specialized approach for that student? We help kids climb the roadblocks in the path ahead of them, and prepare for the next ones to come.
GEC has given us a unified language as educators to speak to that passion and commitment. When things are challenging for a particular student, we reflect, we adapt, and we look for another way.”
Sue Kingman, Lower School Division Head
2005: Carroll Starts the Beginning Readers Program
Carroll’s first early intervention program “made school fun again” for our youngest learners.
2006: Everyone@One Launches to Provide Professional Development for Teachers
Carroll’s commitment to professional development sets us apart—and a new approach to Fridays transformed how our teachers learn.
2010:Carroll Purchases the Bartlett School, which Becomes the Lower School Campus
Our Waltham campus gave the Lower School the chance to build a welcoming, tailored community built on ERIK.
2012: Carroll Nine Program Launches
For students who needed one more year of Carroll to thrive, a new program transformed their learning journey.
2014: Carroll Begins 4-Year Exit from MA Chapter 766 Program
An initially controversial choice enables Carroll to reach more students—and to create more impressive student outcomes than ever before.
2015: Carroll Rolls Out New Class Schedule to Better Meet the Academic & Social Needs of Each Child
An Interview with Allison West, Middle School Division Head, about how a change to the daily schedule opened up opportunities to give students what they need.
2017: Osa Osagie Hired as Carroll's Director of Equity and Inclusion
An interview with Micah Wittmer, Middle School Integration Specialist for DEI, History and ELA Curriculum, about the newly designed curriculum - Foundations for Brave Conversations.
2018: Giving Back in Gratitude
In the wake of a wildly successful capital campaign—over $32.7 million dollars raised—the future of philanthropy at Carroll is shining bright.
2021: Carroll GECS On: A Conversation between Steve Wilkins and Renée Greenfield
After an exciting 16 years of leadership from Steve, Carroll is transitioning leadership to our new Head of School, Dr. Renée Greenfield, in the coming year—and they sat down to have a chat about what they value most about being at Carroll, and what lies ahead for the Carroll community.