The Brooks’ Sabbatical was established by Dr. Jean Brooks (now deceased), mother of Jim Brooks ’77 and Helen Brooks ’80, and grandmother of Taylor Brooks-Murphy ’18. Dr. Brooks dreamed of a program that would reward and renew experienced GDS teachers. This grant supports a summer sabbatical opportunity for a faculty member each year. The first award was given in 1996, and the first recipients were Mr. Bob Satterfield and Mrs. Kathy Davis. Mrs. Davis and Mr. Satterfield used the grant to attend Advanced Sketchpad courses in Cal-Berkeley, studying with the creators of technology that allows students to explore concepts and discover geometric principles inductively.