Reflections on our Head of School

Inder Majumdar '12, Staff Writer

This article is a product of opinion: Any comments are welcomed by the author, and will be subject to discussion and sharing unless otherwise requested by the sender.


This one’s going to be short. There’s not much to say about this Gentleman and Scholar.

So, how about it? Can you think of a single criticism that applies to Mr. Gulla? I certainly can’t. It seems weird though, doesn’t it? I, for one, thought that every single human commits error at some point in time. Is it true that the reputation of John stands by an infallible reputation?

His voice is a force of nature unto itself- subject to comparison with Morgan Freeman’s. His lexicon is immaculate and interlaced with a divergent profusion of recherché words. And, with all of his strengths, Mr. Gulla still claims: Incora Imparo.

And here, we have someone that claims to be learning; yet we find his actions (and voice) to have no fault. Only you, Mr. Gulla, only you. Though hard to find, Mr. Gulla has always been known to engage students on a variety of topics (perhaps more diverse than his vocabulary.), from Voltaire’ Candide to the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. If anything, I only wish that he had done so to a greater extent. As he is still learning, he too is still a student.

You’re likely wondering by now: What exactly is Inder getting at? At the end of this entry, we should keep in mind that the characteristics to be found in the next Head of School should show only one academic vulnerability. Society has always placed an all-too artificial difference between teacher and student. In fact, a substantial amount of students here are as intelligent (if not more intelligent-shh! I’m trying to avoid too much scandal…) as the teachers at Blake itself.

When it comes to the bottom line, should we not wish for our next Head of School to constantly learn? It is only when someone claims to be fully “learned” that they show their stupidity. Shouldn’t we look down on those who simply state that claim that there is in fact a limit to knowledge, and they have apparently reached that “limit?”

Or, as Cady from MeanGirls said: “The limit doesn’t exist!”

If Cady can remember that, I’m sure we could (at the very least), too.