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Meet Our Faculty

Our teachers genuinely love what they do, embrace the idea of life long learning and impart an insatiable curiosity and joy to their students.

Andrea Archer, Associate Head of School
Post Graduate Certification, Westminster College, Oxford University
M.S., Warwick University
M.A., St. Anne’s College, Oxford University

 

Carrie Boyce, Physical Education Teacher & Middle School Advisor
B.S., Springfield College
M.S., Central Connecticut State University


Tiffany Byrne, Second Grade Teacher
B.S., Central Connecticut State University
M.S., Southern Connecticut State University

Laurie H. Dickerson, Learning Support Tutor
B.A., Connecticut College
M.A.L.S., Wesleyan University

Tricia D'Onofrio, Lower School Teacher
B.S., Central Connecticut State University


Maggie Dolan, Director of Finance and Operations
B.A., University of Connecticut




Maureen Dorsey, Learning Support Tutor
B.A., Central Connecticut State University
M.A., Saint Joseph College




Barbara Doyle, Director of Marketing and Events
B.S., Quinnipiac University
M.P.S., Quinnipiac University 

Kate Drew, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
B.A., Mary Washington University 

Chris Ellis, Middle School Math Teacher and Advisor
B.A., Merrimack College

Ryan Gemmell, Middle School Teacher and Advisor
B.S., Central Connecticut State University
M.A., University of Bridgeport


Katy Griffith, Middle School History Teacher and Advisor
B.A., Boston University

Amanda Herzog, IDS+ Program Manager
B.A.,University of Hartford

Mary Jemiola, Learning Center Coordinator
B.S., Southern Connecticut State University


Marijke Kehrhahn, Head of School
B.F.A., University of Connecticut
M.A., University of Connecticut
Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Dan Kollmer, Middle School Science Teacher and Advisor
B.S., Unity College


Colin Maher, Middle School Spanish Teacher and Advisor
B.A., University of Rochester
M.A., New York University


Paula Mansfield, Grades K-6 Science Teacher
B.S., Skidmore College


Christine Masick, Middle School Teacher and Advisor
B.A., Muhlenberg College

Jane Mills, Music Teacher
B.M., Hartt School of Music


Audrey Minto, K-5 Spanish Teacher
B.A., Paris XIII University


Charlie Mitchell, Director, Secondary School Placement
Middle School History Teacher
B.A., University of New Hampshire

 
 
 

Ruthann Montgomery, Office Manager
A.B., Boston Business College


Caroline Mortiere, Third Grade Teacher
B.A., University of St. Joseph


Thu-Anh Nguyen, First Grade Teacher
B.S, University of Connecticut
M.A., University of Connecticut


Michael Pestel, Design Thinking Teacher
B.A., Hartwick College
M.F.A., Otis Art Institute


Kirsten Reynolds, Director of Technology
B.A., Providence College
M.Ed., Lesley University


Julia Rorke, Early Childhood Assistant Teacher
B.S., Central CT State University


Jim Rumberger, Director of Facilities
Middle School Latin Teacher
B.A., Wesleyan University

Christine Schenk, Fifth Grade Teacher
B.S., Southern Connecticut University
M.S., Southern Connecticut University


Robert Schoen, Fourth Grade Teacher
B.A., Franklin and Marshall College
M.S., Temple University
M.A., University of Saint Joseph

Janet Sisson, Director, Physical Education
B.S., University of Rhode Island
M.S., Central Connecticut University


Madeline Smith, Art Teacher
B.F.A., University of Connecticut
M.L.S., Wesleyan University


Kate Thibodeau, Learning Support Tutor
B.S., University of Hartford

 

Heather Urso, Beginners Teacher
B.S., Saint Joseph College


 


Katie Winkowski, School Nurse
LPN Certification, Vinal Tech
B.A., University of North Carolina 

Brianna Zegzdryn, Kindergarten Teacher
B.S, University of Connecticut


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