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Tung Trinh
Garrison Forest School
“ALTHOUGH SCHOOL SHOULD BE A PLACE that teaches important skills for students to be successful and discerning citizens, it should also be a place that students look forward to coming each day.”
This belief inspires Garrison Forest School’s Tung Trinh in his role as middle school head.
Trinh is a native New Englander, growing up in Maine and spending much of his early career in Massachusetts. As an undergrad at Bowdoin College, Trinh was an all-conference long jumper and captain of his track team. He later taught, advised, and coached basketball, cross country and softball at the Shore County Day School before coming to Garrison Forest in 2011.

students. He, his wife, and their two young children, who also attend Garrison Forest’s
as Gilman’s assistant head in 2015, it was

department chair and three-sport coach
in football, lacrosse and basketball at The  embodied Gilman’s teacher-coach model. Furthermore, he saw in Gilman the very traits that drew him to his profession.
“I have been nurtured and celebrated by many teachers and mentors ... my sense  inspiration,” he says.

where he played varsity football. He went on to earn master’s degrees from Middlebury College and Teachers College, Columbia University.
co-ed preschool, are fully immersed in the community.
“As an administrator, campus resident, and

of Garrison Forest,” he says.
Trinh exudes this enthusiasm and strives
to infuse the school’s mission to “inspire young women to lead and serve with passion, purpose and joy” into every interaction with his middle school students.
For Trinh, this means, “We take everything we do seriously, but not always ourselves.”
His goal is to inspire his students’ innate curiosity and foster their love of learning at Garrison Forest and beyond. Coupled with the school’s signature programs and interdisciplinary curriculum, and in partnership with teachers and parents, Trinh helps his students pave the way to their futures.
ambitious mission, and engaged students.
“The boys are the very heart of Gilman. Their efforts to know, love, and challenge one another, to discover their own gifts and those of others, inspire me daily,” he says.
  as an English teacher and football coach.

leadership in hiring, professional development and curriculum. He relishes the challenge of  in a rapidly changing world. Every day, he considers how to support a program that honors the school’s indelible history while preparing today’s boys to assume the roles of tomorrow’s men.


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