News & Events

Carlisle Unites Educational Community

Carlisle School is making efforts as part of its strategic plan to serve as a convener of educational opportunities for the local community. Two recent events, the Youth Leadership Summit and Edcamp SoVa, provided opportunities for students, educators and administrators to work with those in the community to develop skills, knowledge and expertise in the field of education and leadership.

Mentoring Program Builds Bonds

Once a month you can walk through Carlisle’s Lower School and witness something truly special. The laughter and excited chatter spilling out of the classrooms and the beaming faces can mean only one thing – it’s Mentoring Day.


Carlisle Welcomes New Leadership

Familiar faces at Carlisle School will assume new positions in key administration roles starting this summer. Keith Dallas, Carlisle’s current Athletic Director, will replace Gayle Jessee as the new Upper School Director upon her retirement, and the vacated Athletic Director position will be filled by Mancino Craighead.

A Fond Farewell to Gayle Jessee

In the last 25 years, Gayle Jessee has worn many different hats at Carlisle School – teacher, coach, administrator, and most recently, Upper School Director. But after 25 years of serving students, Jessee has decided that now is the time to retire.

International Program Enters 10th Year

For 30 Carlisle students, new classes, schedules and teachers are just a small part of the transition back to school. Add to that a new country, speaking a new language and living with new families and the transition becomes a bit more challenging. For the past 10 years, Carlisle School has been welcoming students from around the world as part of its International Program.

Get To Know: Samantha Wilds

Name: Samantha Wilds Title/Courses Taught: 5th Grade Language Arts/4th & 5th Grade Science Teacher Year I Started Teaching: 2010, but I’ve been in working in classrooms since I was 15 and old enough to start work. Year I Started at Carlisle: 2011 Education: B.A. in Elementary Education and a M.Ed in Curriculum & Instruction/Science Education Family: Married […]

Get To Know: Sherry Reynolds Moschler

Name: Sherry Reynolds Moschler Title/Courses Taught: Currently the Lower Division Art Teacher, Pre-K 3 teacher, and Lower and Middle School Art Club Teacher for Martinsville Campus. Previous Jobs and Experiences: Illustrator of 4 published children’s books written by my father Carl Reynolds; Store Manager, Decorator, Floral Designer for Amee’s Silk Garden and Interiors; Art Teacher for Hughes Memorial Home; Art […]

Get To Know: Linda Gibson

Name: Linda Gibson Title/Courses Taught: Chair, Social Studies Department; Teacher of Advanced Placement Modern European History, and 8th Grade Modern United States History. Previously taught Theory of Knowledge, International Baccalaureate; 6th Grade Ancient History; 7th Grade History of Art and Music Started Teaching at Carlisle: 1988 Education: B.A. History, Wake Forest University Family: Married to […]

Get To Know: Terry Spears

Name: Terry Spears Title/Courses Taught: Curriculum Coordinator for Lower School, and Kindergarten Teacher. (Have taught Preschool 4 and Junior Kindergarten in years past.) Started Teaching: 1978 – I owned a private childcare center, Terry’s Tots, Inc., for 18 years and taught private Kindergarten. I also taught four year olds at First Presbyterian Weekday School prior to […]

Get To Know: Joanna Keyser

Name: Joanna P. Keyser Title/Courses Taught: Math Department Head; Pre-Algebra and Algebra Teacher in the Middle Division Year I Started Teaching: January 1985 Year I Started at Carlisle: 1999 Education: B.S. Radford University, Teacher Education Married:  32 years to husband, Steve Keyser Children: Sarah Beth Keyser Morrison, son-in-law Greg Morrison and Zachary Keyser Pets: Golden Retriever- Marigold- 11 ½ […]