“I truly believe the education I received at Grammar made me a better person.”
As a current staff member and proud Alumni, Katie McGarrigle ‘08 wholeheartedly understands the value of the well-rounded, exceptional education that Grammar provides to each and every student.
“I remember back when I was in grade 12 at Grammar, studying in the library with classmates the night before an IB exam. It didn’t matter that it was after hours; our teacher was right there with us, helping us feel prepared and confident. This is the level of commitment that you find in all of Grammar’s teachers.”
Now a proud member of the the Advancement team and coach of the Senior Girls' Basketball Team at Grammar, Katie thrives on helping current students reach their full potential. Having the opportunity to coach in addition to working in Advancement means that Katie gets to know students on a social level and help mentor them through life, through extracurricular sport.
“I know the educational power of sport first-hand, and with Athletics being one of our core pillars at the school, we see to it that our students receive this kind of rich educational experience, no matter what. At the end of the day, I know I’m making a real difference in these kids’ lives, being a part of the Grammar School and everything that it stands for.”
For Katie, the decision to support the Grammar School was a no-brainer. As someone who once played on Grammar’s basketball team herself and benefitted from a comprehensive, outstanding education at the school, Katie feels fortunate to pay it forward and help ensure a bright future for others.