The Gunnery, a private school in Washington, recently bolstered its faculty staff with several new members.

The group arrived on campus in late August and spent several days completing an orientation program, including sessions on planning and grading, technology, residential life, coaching and more. Picnics, barbecues and informal gatherings enhanced the experience with administrators and faculty mentors.

New faculty members include Graeme Calloway, who grew up in Norwich, Vt., and will teach English III and coach girls' crew in both the fall and spring seasons; Elizabeth Hawley, a New Preston native, who will teach mathematics, public speaking and theater; Emily O'Keefe, who grew up in New Milford and New Preston, and will serve as the head athletic trainer and teach human anatomy and physiology; and Rui "Jerry" Zhang, who is part of the Chinese guest teacher program and will teach all four levels of Mandarin.