Author: joyce gillie gossom

Principal’s Office

“Joyce, please report to Mother Superior” (my name was still legally capitalized then). It was April 1971 and I was in the eighth grade getting ready to graduate.  My first thought was, Who told? and my second thought was, How much did they tell? (laughing) I was always getting others to do daring or sometimes, slightly dangerous things with… Read more »

joyce gillie gossom, EdD Bio

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Dr. joyce gillie gossom has spent her life going against the grain.  At the age of 16, she felt so connected to the poetry and style of e.e. cummings that her mother let joyce legally change her name to all lowercase letters, which is frequently met with resistance. joyce’s more than… Read more »