Faculty + Staff

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Becky Beth Benedict
Becky Beth Benedict Arts Department ChairTheater Teacher

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

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Becky Beth Benedict Arts Department ChairTheater Teacher

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

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Pat Boudreau
Pat Boudreau Registrar
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Pat Boudreau Registrar
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Eric Bowman
Eric Bowman Mathematics Teacher

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

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Eric Bowman Mathematics Teacher

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

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Alexander Breault
Alexander Breault Residentail Advisor

BA, Eastern Connecticut State University

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Alexander Breault Residentail Advisor

BA, Eastern Connecticut State University

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Susan Clayton
Susan Clayton Director of Boarding Admission

BA, Skidmore College

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Susan Clayton Director of Boarding Admission

BA, Skidmore College

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Trish Cox
Trish Cox Dean of StudentsMath 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. Outside of school, Trish stays in shape by walking and on occasion attending yoga/pilates classes. She loves to read, particularly mysteries and novels set along the New England coast. She spent her childhood summers with her family in Nova Scotia and continues that tradition for a few weeks each summer. She and her husband live in Granby, Mass. with their two cats.

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Trish Cox Dean of StudentsMath 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. Outside of school, Trish stays in shape by walking and on occasion attending yoga/pilates classes. She loves to read, particularly mysteries and novels set along the New England coast. She spent her childhood summers with her family in Nova Scotia and continues that tradition for a few weeks each summer. She and her husband live in Granby, Mass. with their two cats.

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Kenneth Cusson
Kenneth Cusson Maintenance
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Kenneth Cusson Maintenance
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Zachary Del Nero
Zachary Del Nero English Teacher

BA, UMass
ME, UMass

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Zachary Del Nero English Teacher

BA, UMass
ME, UMass

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Dave Denno
Dave Denno Dean of FacultyHistory Teacher

BA, University of Massachusetts
MA, Brown University

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Dave Denno Dean of FacultyHistory Teacher

BA, University of Massachusetts
MA, Brown University

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Dawn Faber
Dawn Faber Director of Academic Support

BS, Calvin College
MA, Temple University

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Dawn Faber Director of Academic Support

BS, Calvin College
MA, Temple University

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Meirion George
Meirion George Athletic DirectorP.E. + Health TeacherGirls’ 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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Meirion George Athletic DirectorP.E. + Health TeacherGirls’ 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
Autumn Gordon History Teacher

BA, Union College
MA, Union College

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Autumn Gordon History Teacher

BA, Union College
MA, Union College

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Edward Gray
Edward Gray Director of Information Technology

BA, Flagler College

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Edward Gray Director of Information Technology

BA, Flagler College

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Steve Griffin
Steve Griffin 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.

Steve brings a “hands on” approach to his roles; at MacDuffie, he has acted in school musicals, performed at talent nights, initiated the “classic vinyl LP club”, and introduced students to the wonders of ball hockey in the winter.

His particular interests in education are faculty growth, assessment and evaluation, and educational technology. Steve is married to Elizabeth and they have two daughters enrolled at MacDuffie; Sophie, and Lily. Steve maintains an active interest in a variety of sports, including basketball, golf, cycling, and distance running.

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Steve Griffin 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.

Steve brings a “hands on” approach to his roles; at MacDuffie, he has acted in school musicals, performed at talent nights, initiated the “classic vinyl LP club”, and introduced students to the wonders of ball hockey in the winter.

His particular interests in education are faculty growth, assessment and evaluation, and educational technology. Steve is married to Elizabeth and they have two daughters enrolled at MacDuffie; Sophie, and Lily. Steve maintains an active interest in a variety of sports, including basketball, golf, cycling, and distance running.

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Kristina Hamel
Kristina Hamel Coordinating Chair – STEMScience Department Chair; Chemistry Teacher

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

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Kristina Hamel Coordinating Chair – STEMScience Department Chair; Chemistry Teacher

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

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Kevin Hillman
Kevin Hillman French TeacherLanguage Department ChairCross Country Coach

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

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Kevin Hillman French TeacherLanguage Department ChairCross Country Coach

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

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Zach Huber
Zach Huber Maintenance
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Zach Huber Maintenance
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Steve Kaminski
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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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
Dana Katz ELL Teacher

BA, Smith College

MA, San Francisco State University

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Dana Katz ELL Teacher

BA, Smith College

MA, San Francisco State University

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Deanne Klingensmith
Deanne Klingensmith School Counselor

BA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
ME, Springfield College

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Deanne Klingensmith School Counselor

BA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
ME, Springfield College

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Dawn LaRochelle
Dawn LaRochelle ELL TeacherEnglish Teacher

BA, Duke University
JD, Harvard Law School
ME, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

A “recovering” Wall Street attorney, Dawn owned a restaurant and two catering companies prior to launching her teaching career. Cooking, baking, and hosting parties are still her passion, and when she is not grading papers, she is most often in the kitchen poring over new recipes. Dawn’s lifelong interest in secondary language acquisition (she studies Mandarin, Japanese, and Spanish) made ELL a natural specialty for her, and she is always humbled by the courage it takes for international students to earn American high school diplomas. Dawn also loves ballroom dancing and is currently working on her East Coast swing, salsa, and Argentinian tango. She lives in Northampton with her husband, three sons, a Great Pyrenees, and a “Whihuaua” (Chihuahua-Whippet mix).

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Dawn LaRochelle ELL TeacherEnglish Teacher

BA, Duke University
JD, Harvard Law School
ME, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

A “recovering” Wall Street attorney, Dawn owned a restaurant and two catering companies prior to launching her teaching career. Cooking, baking, and hosting parties are still her passion, and when she is not grading papers, she is most often in the kitchen poring over new recipes. Dawn’s lifelong interest in secondary language acquisition (she studies Mandarin, Japanese, and Spanish) made ELL a natural specialty for her, and she is always humbled by the courage it takes for international students to earn American high school diplomas. Dawn also loves ballroom dancing and is currently working on her East Coast swing, salsa, and Argentinian tango. She lives in Northampton with her husband, three sons, a Great Pyrenees, and a “Whihuaua” (Chihuahua-Whippet mix).

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Dina Lyman ’66
Dina Lyman ’66Dean of Boarding Life and Alumni Relations

AA, Centenary University

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Dina Lyman ’66Dean of Boarding Life and Alumni Relations

AA, Centenary University

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Ryan Martin
Ryan Martin Admissions Associate

BA, American International College

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Ryan Martin Admissions Associate

BA, American International College

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Darcie Mavlouganes
Darcie Mavlouganes Executive Assistant to the Head

AA, Springfield Technical Community College

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Darcie Mavlouganes Executive Assistant to the Head

AA, Springfield Technical Community College

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Allyson Morin
Allyson Morin Director of Marketing and CommunicationsResidential Advisor

BA, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Allyson Morin Director of Marketing and CommunicationsResidential Advisor

BA, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Bill Morris
Bill Morris College CounselorEnglish Teacher

BA, University of New Hampshire
ME, Boston University

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Bill Morris College CounselorEnglish Teacher

BA, University of New Hampshire
ME, Boston University

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Angie Muzzy
Angie Muzzy Dance Teacher

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

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Angie Muzzy Dance Teacher

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

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Joan O’Brien
Joan O’Brien Coordinating Chair of HumanitiesHistory Department Chair; History Teacher

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

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Joan O’Brien Coordinating Chair of HumanitiesHistory Department Chair; History Teacher

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

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Lisa Page
Lisa Page Science Teacher

BS, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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Lisa Page Science Teacher

BS, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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Jessica Panico
Jessica Panico English TeacherMagnolia Advisor; Crew Coach; Swimming Coach

BA, Vassar College
MA, Simmons College

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Jessica Panico English TeacherMagnolia Advisor; Crew Coach; Swimming Coach

BA, Vassar College
MA, Simmons College

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R. Andrew Parker
R. Andrew Parker Business ManagerBusiness Office
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
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R. Andrew Parker Business ManagerBusiness Office
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
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Andrew Perkins
Andrew Perkins IT Specialist
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Andrew Perkins IT Specialist
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Erica Piwcio
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 MA, she enjoys the different season through out the year and the “fresh look” they bring. When not caring for the medical needs of students, Erica enjoys social time with her husband and two young teenage children. They enjoy their time being on the boat, traveling, and exploring new adventures such as rope coarse, hang gliding, and go-cart racing. In her alone time Erica also enjoys reading and researching projects for her house and best deals on new vacation spots.

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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 MA, she enjoys the different season through out the year and the “fresh look” they bring. When not caring for the medical needs of students, Erica enjoys social time with her husband and two young teenage children. They enjoy their time being on the boat, traveling, and exploring new adventures such as rope coarse, hang gliding, and go-cart racing. In her alone time Erica also enjoys reading and researching projects for her house and best deals on new vacation spots.

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Jeffrey R. Quebec, M.Ed.
Jeffrey R. Quebec, M.Ed. Director of Enrollment Management
B.S. – Syracuse University
M.Ed. – Boston University

Jeff was appointed Director of Enrollment Management in 2019 after serving as a Senior Administrator / Associate Director of Admissions at both Cushing Academy (Ashburnham, Massachusetts) and Eaglebrook School (Deerfield, Massachusetts) over the past twenty-five years.  Prior to that, he spent a summer working at the Wolfeboro Camp School on the shores of Rust Pond in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.

Growing up in Acton, Massachusetts, Jeff enjoyed playing many sports and participating in the Boy Scouts of America, having attained the rank of Eagle Scout.

He earned his B.S. from Syracuse University in 1994 where he also was a sportscaster at the University’s radio station and an honored member of Phi Sigma Pi National Honors Fraternity.  Jeff earned his M.Ed. from Boston University’s Graduate School of Education in 1998. He also has a Graduate Certificate in Professional Fundraising from Boston University and a Graduate Certificate in Admission and Enrollment Management in conjunction with the Association of Independent School Admission Professionals from Vanderbilt University.

As The MacDuffie School’s Director of Enrollment Management, Jeff enjoys working with a great admissions team and the daily excitement of meeting with strong applicants and their parents each day from all over the world.   

Jeff is a certified USA Hockey Master’s Level Ice Hockey Coach who owns and operates the very successful Pre-Prep Showcase®, which each summer promotes independent school educational opportunities to boys and girls.  He has coached numerous student-athletes who have successfully gone on to compete at the collegiate and professional ranks.

In his free time, Jeff enjoys spending time with his family, reading, ATVing, water sports, sailing, golfing, playing pickleball, and traveling internationally (having visited close to seventy different countries).  He is certified as an advanced level scuba diver and has a strong passion for sports. Jeff also enjoys relaxing at both his seasonal cottage in Westford, Massachusetts and his family’s lake house on the Canadian border in Northern Maine.

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Jeffrey R. Quebec, M.Ed. Director of Enrollment Management
B.S. – Syracuse University
M.Ed. – Boston University

Jeff was appointed Director of Enrollment Management in 2019 after serving as a Senior Administrator / Associate Director of Admissions at both Cushing Academy (Ashburnham, Massachusetts) and Eaglebrook School (Deerfield, Massachusetts) over the past twenty-five years.  Prior to that, he spent a summer working at the Wolfeboro Camp School on the shores of Rust Pond in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.

Growing up in Acton, Massachusetts, Jeff enjoyed playing many sports and participating in the Boy Scouts of America, having attained the rank of Eagle Scout.

He earned his B.S. from Syracuse University in 1994 where he also was a sportscaster at the University’s radio station and an honored member of Phi Sigma Pi National Honors Fraternity.  Jeff earned his M.Ed. from Boston University’s Graduate School of Education in 1998. He also has a Graduate Certificate in Professional Fundraising from Boston University and a Graduate Certificate in Admission and Enrollment Management in conjunction with the Association of Independent School Admission Professionals from Vanderbilt University.

As The MacDuffie School’s Director of Enrollment Management, Jeff enjoys working with a great admissions team and the daily excitement of meeting with strong applicants and their parents each day from all over the world.   

Jeff is a certified USA Hockey Master’s Level Ice Hockey Coach who owns and operates the very successful Pre-Prep Showcase®, which each summer promotes independent school educational opportunities to boys and girls.  He has coached numerous student-athletes who have successfully gone on to compete at the collegiate and professional ranks.

In his free time, Jeff enjoys spending time with his family, reading, ATVing, water sports, sailing, golfing, playing pickleball, and traveling internationally (having visited close to seventy different countries).  He is certified as an advanced level scuba diver and has a strong passion for sports. Jeff also enjoys relaxing at both his seasonal cottage in Westford, Massachusetts and his family’s lake house on the Canadian border in Northern Maine.

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Jennifer Rogers
Jennifer Rogers College CounselorEnglish Teacher

BS, University of Rhode Island
ME, Boston University

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Jennifer Rogers College CounselorEnglish Teacher

BS, University of Rhode Island
ME, Boston University

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David Ruiz
David Ruiz Assistant Head of School & Head of Upper SchoolAcademic Dean

BA, University of Pennsylvania
MEd, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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David Ruiz Assistant Head of School & Head of Upper SchoolAcademic Dean

BA, University of Pennsylvania
MEd, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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Betty Shaw
Betty Shaw Assistant Business Manager

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

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Betty Shaw Assistant Business Manager

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

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Peter Shelburne
Peter Shelburne Mathematics TeacherUltimate Frisbee Coach

BA, Yale University
PhD, Michigan State University

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Peter Shelburne Mathematics TeacherUltimate Frisbee Coach

BA, Yale University
PhD, Michigan State University

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Gino Sorcinelli
Gino Sorcinelli Academic Support Teacher

BA, Clark University
ME, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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Gino Sorcinelli Academic Support Teacher

BA, Clark University
ME, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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Nancy Swol
Nancy Swol Math Teacher

BS, North Adams State College

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Nancy Swol Math Teacher

BS, North Adams State College

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Daniel Taravella
Daniel Taravella Latin TeacherHistory Teacher

BA, Allegheny College
MA, University of Chicago

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Daniel Taravella Latin TeacherHistory Teacher

BA, Allegheny College
MA, University of Chicago

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Lucy Tew
Lucy Tew Assistant Dean of BoardingTheater Teacher

BA, University of Southern California

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Lucy Tew Assistant Dean of BoardingTheater Teacher

BA, University of Southern California

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Carol Tomkiel
Carol Tomkiel English TeacherChairperson of English Department

BA, Dartmouth College
MA, Georgetown University

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Carol Tomkiel English TeacherChairperson of English Department

BA, Dartmouth College
MA, Georgetown University

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Jennifer Tuleja
Jennifer Tuleja Librarian

BS, University of Massachusetts Amherst

MLS, Simmons College

MS, Indiana University

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Jennifer Tuleja Librarian

BS, University of Massachusetts Amherst

MLS, Simmons College

MS, Indiana University

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Melissa Valentine
Melissa Valentine Science Teacher

BSc, Gettysburg College
MEd, Marymount University

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Melissa Valentine Science Teacher

BSc, Gettysburg College
MEd, Marymount University

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Greg Vennell
Greg Vennell Peace Studies Teacher

BS, Springfield College
MST, Antioch College

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Greg Vennell Peace Studies Teacher

BS, Springfield College
MST, Antioch College

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Dennis Wilcox
Dennis Wilcox Mathematics Teacher

BA, Skidmore College

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Dennis Wilcox Mathematics Teacher

BA, Skidmore College

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Craig Woolley
Craig Woolley Math Teacher

AS, Monroe Community College
BA, SUNY at Buffalo

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Craig Woolley Math Teacher

AS, Monroe Community College
BA, SUNY at Buffalo

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Wanjiang Zhou
Wanjiang Zhou Physical Education TeacherResidential Assistant; Racket Sport Coordinator; Coach of Boys’ JV Soccer, JV and Varsity Badminton, & Table Tennis
Degree of Post-Graduate Study, Springfield College 
M.Ed., Sun Yat-Sen University 
B.Ed., Huizhou University   
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Wanjiang Zhou Physical Education TeacherResidential Assistant; Racket Sport Coordinator; Coach of Boys’ JV Soccer, JV and Varsity Badminton, & Table Tennis
Degree of Post-Graduate Study, Springfield College 
M.Ed., Sun Yat-Sen University 
B.Ed., Huizhou University