New Resident Director Lynn Prendergast
Lynn, our new Resident Director, has been a teacher in Madison for 26 years, first in elementary school, then teaching language arts and social studies to 5th-6th graders, and currently teaching computer coding. Lynn moved to Madison in third grade, and has lived in Guilford for the last 12 years. She has an 18 year old daughter, Elizabeth, who is now a freshman at Central Connecticut State University, which made this fall a perfect transition time for Lynn.
The story of how Lynn came to GABC is an interesting one. For two years, she taught at Sal’s Driving School, and two of our scholars took lessons from her. They talked about GABC and got Lynn interested, and Katrina reported back to our departing resident director that Lynn would “be the perfect lady for this job.” The rest is history.
Lynn, and her cat, Sunny, love being at GABC, where she’s quickly observed that every day – and every scholar – is different. She believes that each girl brings something special to the group, and she says one of the best parts is listening to the laughter when they are hanging out together. Lynn sees her role a ‘house mother,’ and believes that she brings a healthy calmness to a house full of energetic teens. She says that she’s amazed by the support and involvement of the board, advisors and volunteers, and she attributes the program’s long-term success to that multifaceted effort. Lynn is ‘honored’ to be at GABC, and we are equally honored to have her!