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Administrative Team

Jessica Goski

Director of Development

Mrs. Goski feels fortunate to be surrounded by kind and dedicated individuals who are passionate about helping students become engaged citizens and thoughtful leaders. She spent her career “friend-raising” for private schools on the east coast before relocating to Denver in 2016. Did you know she has Romanian heritage?

Favorite Interaction with Students
Spark Change Program - Having a chance to marry my profession in fundraising with students' passion for philanthropy and making a difference in the lives of others has been incredibly fulfilling.

Most Inspiring Graland Program
The Sam Loewi Unified Neighborhood Games is a magical day. Witnessing fourth graders show empathy, kindness, patience, compassion and laughter with their buddies of special needs and abilities is beautiful. It's a challenging day, culminating a sometimes challenging year. And with that challenge, our students' buddies smile and feel a sense of belonging and pure fun. And Graland's students grow and take a further step toward being thoughtful leaders and engaged citizens in the world.

Favorite Graland Moment
Receiving the call from Ronni McCaffrey and Josh Cobb, offering me the position as Director of Development at Graland

Graland Trip I Love
I have attended the third grade Chief Mountain trip multiple times and it's incredible. The third grade team has done a good job of adapting the trip over years, adding curriculum components where best placed and timed. The trip allows students to be physical and to enjoy the beauty of Colorado and health of fresh air. The pace allows students with a range of hiking abilities to succeed, to take note of the landscape and habitats around them, and to be proud of who they are and where they live.

Professional Passion
It is a joy to celebrate teachers, students and programs at Graland and to speak about them with prospective donors. I am passionate about sharing our school priorities and initiatives with community members who have philanthropic passion for the school.

Outside Graland I’m ...
... exploring the beautiful and adventurous landscape of Colorado - my family and I love discovering new towns and activities!

Life Goal
Live abroad

Fun Fact
I studied and worked in Munich, Germany, and it is my favorite city in the world. Past travel to the Tyrolean region of Europe helped inspire my family's move to Denver.

Other than Graland, I Support
Dumb Friends League, Denver Rescue Mission, Denver Zoo

Joined Graland in
2016

Hometown
Hamilton, New Jersey

Education
AB in history from Princeton University 

Graland Country Day School

Graland Country Day School is a private school in Denver, Colorado, serving students in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. Founded in Denver in 1924, Graland incorporates a rich, experiential learning approach in a traditional classroom setting, emphasizing the development of globally and socially conscious leaders who excel academically.