Faculty + Staff

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Becky Beth Benedict

Arts Department Chair; Theater Teacher

BA, University of North Dakota
MA, University of North Dakota

Becky Beth Benedict grew up as a farmer’s daughter but always knew that her tribe was in the theater.  She studied theater at the Unversity of North Dakota, where she graduated magna cum laude. Known to her students and colleagues as “Ms.…

Kia Boreland

Admissions Assistant

BA Hampshire College

Kia joined us in 2020. Kia lived in Connecticut her entire life before moving to Massachusetts to attend Hampshire where she studied education and Africana studies. Her hobbies include horseback riding, swimming, cuddling with her very spoiled pup, and rewatching Naruto. Prior to deciding to study education, she originally majored in animal behavior so go to her if you’d like a random animal fact

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Eric Bowman

Mathematics Teacher

BSME, Clemson University
MSME, Clemson University
ME, Lesley University

Eric Bowman joined the Mathematics Department in 2015.  Eric worked for nine years at Academy Hill in Springfield; before that, he gained industry experience in engineering.  Mr. Bowman has a BS summa cum laude, and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University, and an MEd from Lesley University. …

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Alexander Breault

Residental Assistant

BA, Eastern Connecticut State University

Alex Breault joined the staff as a Residential Assistant.  Mr. Breault has a wealth of residential experience, working in both the Summer Academy at Suffield Academy, and at the ASSIST Orientation, a week-long program for approximately 170 international high school students conducted on the campus of Pomfret School.  Mr. Breault holds a BA in History and Social Sciences from Eastern Connecticut State University.

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Megan Clavie-Parker

Residential Advisor

AS Manchester Community College
BSBA Bryant University
MBA University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Isenberg School of Business

Megan Clavie-Parker has been a volunteer, chaperone, and homestay parent at MacDuffie since 2016. Outside of her residential advisor duties at MacDuffie, she works in finance for the aerospace industry and has volunteered for numerous organizations including a local library, women’s shelter, and children’s aid group.…

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Trish Cox

Dean of Students; Math Teacher

BA, Goucher College

MLA, Western Maryland College

Trish Cox joined the MacDuffie family after spending 22 years working at boarding schools in Maryland. As dean of students, she values the opportunities she has to help students grow and learn as young adults. In addition to her role as dean, Trish enjoys teaching math, particularly Algebra I.…

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Kenneth Cusson


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Ethan Cutler

Residential Assistant

BA, Connecticut College

Mr. Ethan Cutler joined the MacDuffie staff in 2019 as a Residential Assistant and volleyball coach after previous work at The Viewpoint School as a long term substitute and middle school volleyball coach. Ethan earned a BA in English with a minor in Italian. Outside of work, Ethan holds interests in volleyball, soccer, film, and cooking.

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Dave Denno

History Teacher

BA, University of Massachusetts
MA, Brown University

Dave works to balance his role as a teacher at MacDuffie with his most important roles in life: father to Elena, Penelope, and Moxie, and husband to Heather. In addition to his academic interests relating to history and philosophy, Dave is especially fond of working on old cars and listening to heavy metal music.…

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Neil Domer-Shank

BA College of Wooster
MS Ohio University

In 2019 Neil Domer-Shank joined the MacDuffie athletic department staff, serving as the Assistant Athletic Director and Head Baseball Coach, teaching physical education classes, and working with student leadership development. “Coach D” spent the last 6 years in a similar role at The Master’s School, and before that was a Youth and Family Services/Camps Director in the Greater Hartford YMCA.…

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Dawn Faber

Director of Academic Support

BS, Calvin College
MA, Temple University

Dawn Faber joined MacDuffie in 2016 as the Director of Learning Support Center.  She came to us with 35 years of experience in special education, including 25 years with our good friends at Pioneer Valley Christian School.  Dawn holds a BA in Elementary Education from Calvin College and an MA in Psychology of Reading from Temple University.

Camilo Fiore

Spanish Teacher

MA Middlebury College

Camilo originally hails from Colombia, but grew up on Long Island. He just finished his first summer of his MA in Spanish Literature at Middlebury College. He has three years of experience teaching Spanish at a co-ed religious boarding school in Hagerstown, MD and is excited to continue that work here at MacDuffie.…

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Meirion George

Athletic Director; P.E. + Health Teacher; Girls’ Varsity Soccer Head Coach

BA, Canterbury Christ Church University, England
Post Grad Certified in Education, Bedford College of Higher Education, England
MPhil, Canterbury Christ Church University, England

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Autumn Gordon

History Teacher

BA, Union College
MA, Union College

Autumn is a Social Studies and History Teacher at Macduffie. She lives in Northampton with her family; she has two daughters that keep her happily busy when she is away from school. This is Autumn’s sixth year at MacDuffie and eighteenth year of teaching. Autumn is passionate about teaching, especially when working with the middle school.…

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Edward Gray

Director of Information Technology

BA, Flagler College

Ed Gray joined MacDuffie in June 2013 after eight years at the Alumnae Association of Mount Holyoke College. Prior to that he worked at Yankee Candle and Sony Electronics. He has lived in Maryland, Florida, North Carolina, and now Granby, Massachusetts. In addition to managing the network, computers, and printers on campus, Ed has been a mentor to the robotics team, taught a programming class, led an after school chess program, managed the e-sports team, taught 3D printing during in the summer camp program, and has been seen playing the ukulele in the annual Magneto Fantastico talent show.

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Rebecca “Duckie” Griebno

Residential Assistant

Ms. Rebecca ‘Duckie’ Griebno joins the staff as a Residential Assistant. Previously, she has been involved in the Duke TiP Summer Studies program for gifted students in various residential roles. Duckie is working towards a BA from Penn State in International Politics with a minor in International Relations. Her free time pursuits include baking, sewing, and performance arts.

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Steve Griffin P’21, P’23

Head of School

BMath, Waterloo
BE, University of Western Ontario
ME, OISE University of Toronto

Steve Griffin is entering his ninth year as Head of School at The MacDuffie School in Granby, MA, where he has overseen considerable growth in both student population and program offerings.

He spent the previous 15 years in boys’ education in Toronto, Canada, with roles of teacher, coach, department chair, International Baccalaureate Coordinator, Head of Upper School, and Head of School.…

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Kristina Hamel P’17

Coordinating Chair – STEM; Science Department Chair; Chemistry Teacher

BS, Bay Path University
BS, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Hello! My name is Tina Hamel and I’m thrilled to say this is my 14th year teaching high school science. I grew up in Chicopee, Massachusetts and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Bay Path University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from The University of Massachusetts Amherst.…

Eric Hamylak

Residential Assistant

BA, St. Louis University

Mr. Eric Hamylak joined MacDuffie in 2019 as a Residential Assistant and Campus Point Person.  He has more than 15 years of experience working in schools as a Student Activities Director, After School Program Site Director, and various Academic Support roles.  Over the years he has coached boys and girls soccer and led several student clubs. …

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Kevin Hillman

French Teacher; Language Department Chair; Homestay Coordinator; Cross Country Coach

BA, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Université de Caen Basse-Normandie

Kevin’s life always seems to throw something new and exciting at him, and one of his greatest joys as a teacher is seeing students embrace their own experiences in life. Growing up in a rural setting helped foster Kevin’s interest in nature—gardening specifically—and his travels abroad gave him a better sense of the world.…