Dr. Carol Fulenwider Elliott ’68 describes the time she spent at Country Day as the best years of her career. But even though she was a “lifer”- attending SCDS from Kindergarten to High School, Carol is referring to her days as a teacher in the Upper School.
“I returned to Savannah and taught in the Country Day Upper School in the morning and at Armstrong State in the afternoon. The kids were such nice kids and funny as can be,” she said. “It was so rewarding and the kids were so smart, I taught the same material to the my Honors Biology class as I taught at Armstrong.”
Carol notified the School that she had set up a Living Trust and named Country Day as one of the beneficiaries, thus becoming the newest member of the School’s Heritage Society.
“Country Day made a huge difference in my life,” said Carol. “It wasn’t just the strong emphasis of academics and the wonderful reading programs in the lower school, it was the nurturing of my love for sports too. Country Day was one of the few schools that had sports for girls and Mrs. Saunders was a terrific example for us.”
Carol has a PHD in Physiology but decided on a mid-life career change. She went back to school and became a Physician’s Assistant in Anesthesia. Currently she works at a hospital in Brunswick Ga.
“Malcolm Butler (SCDS ’76) deserves the credit for introducing me to the benefits of a Living Trust,” said Carol. “I wanted to make sure my resources benefit the family and places that mean so much to me. Country Day was about sports, education and dear friends.”