Faculty Spotlight: Gilby

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photo-12 Two years ago, the Greenwich Academy community was thrilled to welcome Mr. Evan Gilbertson into the Upper School Mathematics Department. Mr. Gilbertson was raised in Mansfield, Massachusetts, and later spent his undergraduate years at Lafayette College. At Lafayette, Mr. Gilbertson not only studied math and economics, but he was also a member of the lacrosse team. Graduating in 2008, he later taught several courses, including geometry, statistics, and BC Calculus at the Saint James School in Maryland. After three years at Saint James, Mr. Gilbertson arrived at Greenwich Academy. When Mr. Gilbertson isn’t teaching math in the classroom, he’s coaching the JV soccer and lacrosse teams on the GA turf.

If you were not a math teacher, what would your occupation be?

Most likely an investment banker, but I would also own an awesome pizza parlor.

What is your biggest regret?

Quitting anything I did – in particular soccer in high school and lacrosse in college.

Do you follow any sports teams?

Any Boston teams. Red Sox, Bruins, Patriots, Celtics.

Favorite TV shows?

Survivor, Walking Dead, Homeland, Game of Thrones, and Criminal Minds.

If someone were to open your refrigerator right now, what would they find?

Definitely some leftover pizza and ham and black bean soup that I made last week. Cookies, of course. Milk, OJ, and other various necessities.

What song best describes your work ethic?

‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy’-Bob Marley.

 If you had two celebrity parents, who would they be?

Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson, for sure, because they are hilarious together.

How do you make a tuna fish sandwich?

I would choose a toasted ciabatta roll, salt, pepper, oil, hot chilly peppers, and the tuna salad.

If you had to give any words of wisdom, what would your advice be?

Do something meaningful with your life.  Follow your heart. Don’t be forced by the demands of others or controlled by the definitions of success in our society.