Faculty + Staff

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Steve Kaminski

Music Teacher

BMus, Southern Methodist University

Steve Kaminski spent 26 years in Los Angeles working in the TV entertainment industry.  He is happy to be back in New England teaching the importance the musical arts play in a students journey and growth.  He is thrilled to be teaching music at the MacDuffie school where the arts are a valued part of the curriculum.

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Dana Katz

ELL Teacher; Community Service Coordinator

BA, Smith College

MA, San Francisco State University

Ms. Dana Katz joined MacDuffie in 2018 as an ELL teacher and Department Coordinator.  Ms. Katz was most recently at Darrow School in New York.  She has already had a career that spans the globe, from placements in private industry and the college setting to teaching English in Japan and Israel. …

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Deanne Klingensmith

School Counselor

BA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
ME, Springfield College

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Dina Lyman ’66, P’03

Dean of Boarding Life and Alumni Relations

AA, Centenary University

Dina (Waters) Lyman ‘66 returned to MacDuffie at the start of the 1979-80 school year and has served in numerous capacities in the Boarding Department and the school ever since. A fixture on the MacDuffie campus, Dina has seen drastic changes in the school – from its roots as an all-girls’ school in an urban setting to a co-educational, boarding/day school on a 250-acre campus in Granby.…

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Ryan Martin

Admissions Associate

BA, American International College

Ryan Martin joined MacDuffie in 2016 as an Admissions Associate.  Ryan holds a BA in Communications from American International College.  Ryan has worked as an educator in a 5th-grade classroom and has also been a gymnast and gymnastics instructor.

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Darcie Mavlouganes P’23, P’28

Registrar

AA, Springfield Technical Community College
Darcie Mavlouganes joined the MacDuffie family in 2013.  After many years both in and out of the classroom in public and private schools in Springfield, MA, she is happy to be back on the Administrative side where there is always a new and interesting challenge to take on.

When she isn’t in the office, Darcie enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, especially at the boys’ various sports and scouting events. …

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Roger Moncusi

Science Teacher

Título de grado (B.A.), Universitat de Barcelona
Título de master (M.S.), Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya

Roger is from Barcelona, where he lived his entire life until moved to Massachusetts six years ago.…

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Bill Morris

College Counselor; English Teacher

BA, University of New Hampshire
ME, Boston University

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Angie Muzzy

Dance Teacher

BA, Keene State College
MFA, The College at Brockport, SUNY

Angie Muzzy joined the MacDuffie Faculty in 2014. She currently directs the dance program and loves teaching MacDuffie students to be explorative, expressive and embodied, as well as, mentoring emerging choreographers and performers in preparation for annual concerts. She is a certified 200-hour Embodyoga instructor and is currently in training for her 300-hour yoga certification at Yoga Center Amherst.…

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Joan O’Brien

Coordinating Chair of Humanities; History Department Chair; History Teacher

BA, Middlebury College
MA, University of Denver
MA, University of Massachusetts

Joan O’Brien is beginning her 25th year at MacDuffie where she teaches in the Upper School with occasional forays into the Middle School. Over the years, she has served as a classroom teacher, department chair, and Upper School Head, which has given her a special appreciation of both the close bonds between students and faculty and the collegiality among faculty and staff. …

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Lisa Page

Science Teacher

BSc, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Ms. Lisa Page joined the Science department as a Biology and Middle School teacher in 2018.  Ms. Page has previous work experience at Wilbraham and Monson Academy, and at local public schools in the area.  She is also a certified Yoga instructor and is looking to integrate Yoga into her teaching practice both in and outside the classroom. …

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Jessica Panico

English Teacher

BA, Vassar College
MA, Simmons University

Jessi Panico began her role as an English Teacher at MacDuffie in 2018 after working for two years as a Residential Advisor; she also advises The Magnet, the school’s student-run newspaper. She holds a BA in English from Vassar College and an MA in English from Simmons University. Jessi worked for two years at The Leadership School in Nobleboro, ME, a residential experiential education program for middle school students.…

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R. Andrew Parker

Business Manager

A.S. Asnuntuck Community College
B.A. Franklin Pierce College
B.S. Southern New Hampshire University
M.L.S. Simmons College
PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP

Andrew Parker has been at MacDuffie since the 2015-16 school year, having previously worked in public schools and libraries. At MacDuffie, he has overseen the campus master planning process; the installation of turf and grass fields; the acquisition of additional land parcels; and the in-sourcing of cleaning and janitorial services.…

Aaron Patterson

Director of Basketball & Head Boys’ Prep Basketball Coach

BS, Springfield College

MS, Springfield College

 

“Coach” is a title that Aaron Patterson is proud to have because of his love for helping young people achieve their goals and dreams on the basketball court. No matter the level, Coach Patterson finds peace and happiness in the gymnasium training basketball players who aspire to do great things.…

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Erica Piwcio

Head Registered Nurse

ADN, Holyoke Community College
AA,  Holyoke Community College

After a long career as a cosmetologist, co-owning a salon/day spa, and raising her family, Erica earned her nursing degree and is proud to be working full time as a head nurse. Originally from Western Mass, she enjoys the different seasons throughout the year and the fresh look they bring.…

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Tara Robinson

Assistant Head, Middle School Coordinator

BS – University of Hartford, CT
M.Ed – Harvard Graduate School of Education

Tara is excited to be joining MacDuffie after many years in both public and private education. With experiences as a camp counselor, director, teacher, tutor, nanny – Tara has worked with children in many different facets, all around the country.  Happy to be back in Western Mass where she grew up, Tara is also happiest teaching, performing, and making others laugh.…

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Jennifer Rogers P’22

College Counselor; English Teacher

BS, University of Rhode Island
ME, Boston University

Jennifer Rogers is a college counselor and 8th grade English teacher at MacDuffie. She joined the ELL and English Departments in 2015 after twelve years of teaching literature and writing at local colleges. Before that, Jennifer chaired the English Department and taught English at a high school in Florida.…

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Rachel Sadler

Associate Director of Admissions

BA, Occidental College

Rachel Sadler joined MacDuffie in 2020. She is most at home on a school campus and thinks of herself as a “boarding school person” after being raised as a faculty child at The Loomis Chaffee School where she also attended. After Loomis, Rachel headed to warmer climates in Los Angeles where she attended Occidental College and earned a degree in history and Spanish.…

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Betty Shaw

Assistant Business Manager

AA, Springfield Technical Community College
BS, Western New England University
MBA, Western Governors University

Betty started her career at The MacDuffie School in May 2000 as the Assistant Business Manager.

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Peter Shelburne P’14, P’17, P’20

Mathematics Department Chair; Mathematics Teacher; Ultimate Frisbee Coach

BA, Yale University
PhD, Michigan State University

Mr. Shelburne lives in nearby Northampton and has three children who have attended MacDuffie (classes of 2014, 2017, 2020).  He enjoys developing projects to challenge and engage students in classes like BC AP and Multivariable Calculus and Pre AP Calculus. He helped start the Ultimate program at MacDuffie and has been the head Ultimate coach for eleven years. …