Greensboro Day School Director & Community
Activist Earns League’s Top Honor
"The Junior League of Greensboro, North Carolina, Inc. announced last night that the 18th recipient of the annual Kathleen Price Bryan Award is Gillian Goodman. Goodman is the Lower School Director of the Greensboro Day School.
Goodman is an invested Greensboro community member, dedicated volunteer, and distinguished professional, serving as Lower School Director at Greensboro Day School, where she inspires 320 students and 50 teachers, specialists and staff. She is a devoted daughter, sister, friend, wife and mother.
As an educator, Goodman is passionate about education and maintains a focus on strengthening our community by serving and helping others and by teaching others to do the same. Servant Leadership is a true quality of Goodman. She is a Co-Founder of the Women in Leadership Conference for Independent Schools, a Bengal Paws for Service Project leader, a Past-Board member of the Temple Emanuel Board of Directors and is currently serving on Temple Emanuel’s Teaching Toward Tomorrow committee for Temple leadership.
As a volunteer, Goodman is engaged with GirlCHARGE, conducts interviews with Duke University applicants as an active alumna of Duke University, participated in the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce class called Other Voices (a leadership-development/community-building exercise) and volunteers with the Temple Emanuel Religious School.
As a community member, Goodman actively supports the issues of hunger in Greensboro and Jewish Family Services. Through a variety of ways, Goodman is making an impact with Backpack Beginnings, Guilford Education Alliances’ Teacher's Supply Warehouse and has walked “Steps for 9/11 Remembrance” with the Greensboro Fire Department. Passionate about hunger, Goodman is a volunteer with Greensboro Urban Ministry (GUM). She teaches children of all ages the importance of GUM and encourages their participation in supporting this vital organization Later this month, she has volunteered to let Lower School students at Greensboro Day School throw pies in her face if they donate at least 10 cans of food for GUM.
During her 18 years in the League, Goodman has over the years served in a number of ways and held a variety of placements including External Planning Chair, Communications Committee, Leadership Development Chair, Guilford Education Alliance-Teacher Supply Warehouse Program Chair, served as a Mentor, Girl CHARGE leader, Expanded Task Force member, Finance Chair, and has served on the Executive Committee as both Community Vice President and the Finance Vice President. She is currently serving as a Membership Advisor. She has been an active member of the Junior League of Greensboro since 1996.
Each year, the League recognizes a member who demonstrates tremendous dedication to both the Junior League of Greensboro and to the community at large. The award, first presented in 1985, is given in memory of and to honor Kathleen Price Bryan, founder of the Junior League of Greensboro in 1926. The recipient exemplifies the standards set by Bryan in the generous giving of herself to our community."
A Press Release