We extend a warm welcome to our new staff members, Sydney Hopkins, and GMVS Intern Emily Berner will be working in Learning Services this fall during Lauren Ayotte’s upcoming maternity leave. Emily, who will also be a dorm parent in Poundcake, will provide academic support to students one-on-one and in small group sessions. A double major in biology and bio-chemistry, and a four year varsity lacrosse player at Oberlin College, Emily’s skills and knowledge will be put to good use! We’re excited to have her join our team.


Sydney Hopkins joins us at the Student Life Coordinator. Originally from East Montpelier, Vermont, Sydney studied Early Childhood Education at the University of Vermont. She joined the GMVS faculty in 2020 and currently supports the Student Life Director. Prior to GMVS, Sydney taught preschool in both private and public schools in Boston, MA and in Vermont. Her hobbies include hiking and skiing with her husband, Grif, and their dog, Cabot. They live in South Duxbury and enjoy all that the Valley has to offer.