Rada Trapp Starkey
Director of Development
Years in Education: 23 Years at GSA: 12
Teacher Certification, Elementary Education, The College of New Jersey
B.A., Sociology, William Smith College, '90
In Her Words
After four years working at a marketing firm in Manhattan as her first job out of college, Rada had enough of the big city and moved to Princeton, N.J., to begin a career in education that started in a third-grade classroom. Since then, Rada has worked at four independent schools as a teacher, lower and upper school admissions director, director of annual giving for her alma mater, Blair Academy, and dorm parent, advisor, and tennis and soccer coach.
As director of development at George Stevens Academy, Rada and her team work each day to raise philanthropic support for the school. She enjoys working alongside alumni, parents, friends, trustees, and her colleagues to create and maintain positive, engaged relationships with constituents and to communicate GSA’s mission to its constituents and to the public. Rada also has the privilege of serving an advisor to students in the class of 2021, and she enjoys rooting for our students as they perform and compete.
Rada loves to play tennis, garden, travel, and explore beautiful Maine with her artist husband, Robert, and Bernese mountain dog, Ginger.