Gerry Shields (History)

Profile Updated: September 22, 2015
Gerry Shields (History)
Residing In: Alma, MI USA
Spouse/Partner: Roland Labadan
Occupation: Semi-retired school headmaster, active innkeeper
Children: Gerry Shields passed away on October 16, 2018
Gerry Shields (History)


Yes! Attending Reunion

I can tell you I remember most of you as if it were yesterday despite having been in 14 schools since 1965, 6 as headmaster. There was an intensity to AS that I've never found elsewhere and I've often said that once you''ve worked there every subsequent job seems easy. I had significant stays at Sewanee Academy and Collegiate in Richmond in this country, then went overseas to work in Belgium, Philippines, Turkey, Luxembourg, Germany, Indonesia and Venezuela. Along the way I joined a 12-Step program that saved and changed my life (prodded to do so by Rusty Young to whom I owe immense gratitude). And I met my partner of the past 26 years, in Manila. I've owned and operated several inns and recently purchased Saravilla B&B in the college town of Alma, MI. Last school year was spent in Jakarta as interim head of an international school and I will possibly do another interim once this latest inn is operating well. Life is rich and full.

School Story:

There are too many to begin but my favorite, which I've told around the world, is of Mr. Tatum and Rusty Young and the "break a leg" incident.

Attending Old Guard Dinner (04/24/15)


Attending Sharp Dining Hall Dinner (04/25/15)


Bringing Spouse?


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