By Sandra Koretz ’21
Gregg Ross has stepped into the role of a middle school math teacher. In late June, he moved with his family from Texas, where he had been living for the past 12 years. He had spent those years teaching at of St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Austin. The other five years he spent teaching at Greenhill School in Dallas. He teaches Pre-algebra and Geometry 9.
“I love the innocence and energy of the incoming seventh graders and their excitement and also having the ninth graders, who some might say are a little jaded, but I just like to say have matured in their thought process, it’s a lot of fun because they are getting into the math that really starts to get interesting,” Ross said.
Ross said that he has been adjusting well so far because he spent some time in California previously. Ross received his M.B.A. at UCLA Anderson School of Management and said that he is happy to be back on the West coast.
Ross’s wife, Laura Ross, is the Head of Upper School and his daughter, Casey, is a seventh grader. Ross also has a son named Graham who attends the Laurence School.
Ross said one of his favorite things about the school is that students have free periods since he enjoys meeting with them.
“But far and away, the best thing so far has been the people that I have worked with as well as the students that I have taught,” Ross said.
Ross’s students seem to enjoy him as a teacher.
“Mr. Ross’s class is actually one of my favorite classes I have during the day. He is such a great teacher,” Adison Gamradt ’23 said.