SSM Families: The Garlinskis

November 02, 2016


“Our daughters have never known anything else.” - Kelly Garlinski

As a youngster growing up on the SSM campus as the Headmaster’s son (Jarek Garlinski was Headmaster from 1986-1993), Andrew Garlinski ’98 most likely never imagined he’d be back at SSM offering a similar childhood to his two daughters.

Life has an interesting way of evolving.

On a quintessential fall afternoon in front of their home in Breck Hall, Kelly Garlinski watches Ruby (age 6) and Alice (age 4) running from the dorm residence of good pals Lily and Emma and muses, “Our daughters have never known anything else.”

This “anything else” began when Andrew returned to work at SSM in 2006. He and Kelly married in 2007 and moved to campus where they have remained. During the past 10 years, Andrew has taught every possible ESL class, ninth grade English and History, Composition, and served as the Director of Global Education. He spent 10 years coaching boys’ basketball with a Bobby Knight-like intensity as well as five years as the boys’ tennis coach - a sport he played competitively in high school and college. Andrew is now traveling the world on behalf of SSM as the Director of International Recruitment.

Kelly joined the SSM faculty on a part-time basis in 2008 and has taught ESL, worked with students in the Center for Academic Achievement, coached girls’ tennis, and is now teaching History full-time at the Middle School. She has also assumed the role of solo parent during Andrew’s extended international trips.

With teaching and administrative roles on both campuses and raising members of the Classes of 2028 and 2030, the Garlinski family is ALL IN at SSM!

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