Skip To Main Content

Annual Report FY 2023

Hyde School Leadership

Letter from Laura Gauld '76 P'08 '10, Head of School

As I look back on the year, I am incredibly proud of our students for digging deep into the Hyde experience and moving forward with grit and resilience. Our community set the tone early in the fall during School Meetings designed around the Five Words. These weekly sessions throughout the year were enriched by deep sharing, courage, vulnerability and honest communication. The Class of 2023 led the underclassmen well and grew stronger as a collective. Graduation speeches inspired our community and we are excited to see where our graduates’ paths lead. 

Click the Photo or Title to read the full letter

Board of Governors 2022-2023

The Hyde School wishes to express deep appreciation to the current Board of Governors, and to those who have served in the past listed below. We are grateful to you all for your leadership, dedication and generosity which has enabled the School to provide the best Hyde experience for our students and families since 1966. You are the true souls of Hyde! 

Click the Photo or Title to read the full list

Letter from Will Bridgeo, Director of Development

In June, I arrived at Hyde to report for my first day on the job. It was unlike any first day of work I have had before. The entire Hyde faculty and staff were gathered in the mansion preparing to spend the day cleaning and fixing up the campus together. It was all hands-on deck and spirits were high. I immediately knew I was in the right place.

Click the Photo or Title to read the full letter

Sustaining Hyde's Mission through Scholarship Support

The Hyde School community extends its deepest gratitude to those who supported scholarship needs through their generosity to the following funds as well as general scholarship. Donors' level of giving is reflected in the Giving Circle section. On behalf of the students and families you have impacted, we thank you for your continued belief in the Hyde mission!
Blanche and Joseph Gauld Scholarship Fund - Renamed to honor both Blanche and Joe following our founder's passing

Coulombe Family Scholarship - Paul Coulombe and Giselaine Maltby, James '16 | Scholar Spencer LeClair '23 (photo in the gallery below)

D'Amato Scholarship - Armand D'Amato, Dakota '09, Ross '12

Frankel Family Foundation - Dr. Matthew Frankel '76

Harrison Gauld Scholarship Fund - Established in the Summer 2022

Pechet Family Foundation - Taine and Jennifer Pechet, Will '17, Tiron Pechet and Chantal Trudeau Pechet, Julian '25

Tara A. Geertgens Scholarship - Earl '82, Tama '82, George '16, Emma '18, Kaelee | Scholar JayShawn Bruce '24 (photo in the gallery below)

von Seldeneck Family Scholarship - Judee and Clay von Seldeneck, Roddy '96, Kevin '97 | Scholar Cam Lewis '23 (photo in the gallery below)

The Discovery Process

During the 2022-23 year, the Hyde Institute was focused on two objectives:
  • Working with the inaugural cohort of school districts utilizing the Discovery Process found us in regular contact with public, private, and public charter schools spread across six states.
  • Developing our marketing and sales strategy for the recruitment of additional schools. 
The latter objective engaged our energies on a number of fronts:
  • Culture by Design - The Discovery Process as a New Way for Schools was published in June (2023) by Rowman Littlefield publishers.
  • The completion of a marketing research study by Hanover Research.
  • We are currently in the midst of a lead generated cold-calling sales strategy with VSA Prospecting.
  • Hyde Institute Executive Director Malcolm Gauld presented at conferences in PA and MA, and will do so at the PA Assoc. of Charter School in October. In addition, he has  applied to present at other national conferences.
  • Malcolm was interviewed for Maine 207, a popular news show produced by Portland’s NBC affiliate. 
  • The Hyde Institute has launched an individual sales option, designed for the teacher trapped in a school system unlikely to adopt the program but open to SEL teaching as well as the parent who wants to follow the program their child is engaged in.    
The Hyde Institute has been most challenged by getting in front of public school decision-makers, and this is our biggest challenge for the year ahead. It has led us to double down on our efforts with charter school management organizations (CMOs) as well as private schools. Along with this effort, we will submit a strategic plan for the Hyde Institute during the coming year.  

Alumni Engagement ~ In Full Force

A special thanks to the team of alums who met on various committees over the past year; the Hall of Honor, June event planning, career networking and establishing the Alumni Council. Your belief in Hyde’s mission and your volunteer spirit are helping to bring us together and move us all forward.

Thank you all!

Laurie Hurd '75, Director of Community Engagement

ALUMNI COUNCIL | Tommy Baez '78, Sarah Carlin '80, David Fiss '97, Lucy Foerster '03, Lisa Geller '93, Peter Gregory '89, Kendall Jennings '00,  Andrew Sylvester '03, Verna Mayo '74

CAREER NETWORKING | Andrew Bogage '08, Gail Kelly '79, Lauren Torres '03, Andrew Sylvester '03

ENROLLMENT | Susie Galligos '91 (Matt '24) 

HALL of HONOR | Pat Burns '99, Joanne Goubourn '75, James Grasty '73, Meddy Hurd '04, Craig Mael '71, Andrew Sylvester '03, Peter Wright '85, Scout Zaaijer '10, Aine Zaniewski '13

WE ARE HYDE | Zach Birnbaum '11, Sarah Carlin '80, Lisa Geller '93, Peter Gregory '89, Bailey Kent '19, Verna Mayo '74, Antoine Montgomery '15, Nava Schorsch '19, Brad Up '88

Honoring our retired Faculty & Staff

Hyde School by the numbers

Endowment Value 6/30/2023 — $24,270,445

Giving Circles

In Memory gifts

Caree Brown — Betty Rozen
Henry and Audrey Cheetham — Blanche Gauld, Paul Hurd, Sumner Hawley and Harrison Gauld
Coale Family — A dedicated and inspired leader, Joe
Bruce S. Foerster — Joseph W. Gauld
Rufus and Judith Fulton — Alexander Parks Holland '13
Angela Gelber — Harrison Gauld, son and grandson of Hyde School founder and educators
Daniel O. Georges — Rumi Tsuda, the mother of Mori '20, and my wife who died of Lymphoma last April. Mori's time at Hyde was important to all of us.
Haggett Family — Guy Allenwood
MacGregor D. Harp — Susan Harp and MacGregor Harp '00
Monty and Lucy Humble — Harrison Gauld
Judith A. Jones — Joe Gauld
Bernard and Susan Kosberg — Harrison Gauld
Jean Noonan — Michael Noonan '03
Barbara Schuller — Rob Schuller '78
Richard E. Schwartzwald & Mrs. Jean-Louise Caldwell — Harrison Gauld

in honor of gifts

Marvin Berkowitz — In honor of Joey Gauld, a role model and friend in support of his remarkable legacy of promoting the flourishing of human goodness
Arnold and Linda Borish — In honor of Matthew Borish '09
Keith and Carolyn Byron — In honor of Matthew Byron '20
Henry and Audrey Cheetham — In honor of the Gaulds, Hurds and Macmillans
Nina Fixler — In honor of Paul Fixler '00
Karen A. Fournier — In honor of Sonya Kobayashi '14
Bernie Gould — In honor of Jillian Gould '99
Beckie Jarrett — In honor of the Gauld family
Charles Molster — In honor of Emma Conner '20
Peter and Sarah Proach — In honor of the staff
Mona R. Todras — In honor of Dr. Haddon J. Pantel '03
Jason Warnick '98, Colleen Egan Warnick and family — In honor of Harrison and Joey Gauld
Bob and Holly White — In honor of Bryant White '12