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brooks school faculty profiles at brooks school, we seek to provide the most meaningful educational experience our students will have in their lives.

If our mission at Brooks School is to enable our students to have “the most meaningful educational experience they will have in their lives,” then the first priority has to be the relationships we develop and nurture here on our campus. Our hope is that this booklet will introduce you to the wonderful men and women who will soon become the teachers, coaches, dorm parents, advisors and mentors of your son or daughter. As you’ll see, Brooks faculty members are not only extraordinarily talented, but broad in their passions and experience. More than that, they have all chosen a life of sharing who they are and what they love with teenagers. To a person, they embrace the notion that our job is to engage with young people in the common pursuit of the things that make us all better, more interesting and responsible human beings. I can’t think of a better group of people to do this than our faculty. I hope you’ll enjoy meeting them!

—John H. Haile, Dean of Faculty


T.J. Baker English Teacher B.A., B.S., M.A. (Brown University) Appointed: 1998 T.J. grew up in Cambridge, the oldest of four brothers and three sisters. He is a graduate of BB&N and Brown University, where he earned degrees in both civil engineering and English. After college, he taught chemistry and algebra at St. George’s School before returning to Brown to pursue a master’s in English. He went on to teach at Portsmouth Abbey and Brewster Academy before coming to Brooks 15 years ago. He lives in the Farmhouse apartment next to the Chapel, coaches sailing and crew, and teaches English. An eclectic reader, T.J. has never been able to focus exclusively on one century or genre. However, he feels most at home in the 19th and early 20th century, with some of his favorite authors, such as Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion), George Elliot (Middlemarch) and T. S. Elliot (The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock), and James Joyce (Dubliners). When he’s not lost in a book, he enjoys traveling and city entertainment, such as going to the theater or dining in restaurants. His favorite city is London, with its tailors and shirt makers, museums, and theater, although he’s also enjoyed trips to Italy and Paris. On the active side, he’s an avid sailor, having done several Newport-to-Bermuda races, and cruised along the U. S. East Coast and in England, Scotland, and Scandinavia. Closer to home, he plods around the cross country course, rides a traditional steel Italian racing bike along local roads, and rows a single shell on the lake. 2

Tim Benson English Teacher B.S. (Union College), M.A.L.S. (Dartmouth College) Appointed: 2006 Tim, a graduate of Union College, joined the English Department in 2006. Before coming to Brooks, Tim taught English at Wyoming Seminary Preparatory School in Kingston, Pennsylvania. Tim’s academic interests include environmental literature and modern American literature. Tim coaches the 2nd boys hockey team and is the assistant coach with the boys 1st lacrosse team. When school is not in session, Tim heads to the outdoors. He has worked as a fly-fishing guide in Montana and Idaho and continues to travel there whenever he can. Tim lives on campus with his wife, Elizabeth, and their two boys, Sam and Gus (ages 3 and 1).


Doug Burbank Hope H. van Beuren Endowed Chair Chair of Mathematics Department B.S. (Trinity College), M.A.T. (Marlboro College) Appointed: 1986 Douglas G. Burbank has been at Brooks since 1986, teaching a variety of courses in the mathematics, sciences, studio arts, and technology disciplines. He is a graduate of Trinity College with an M.A.T. from Marlboro College. A native of Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, where he was a private school faculty child, Doug likes to stay physically active by participating in all sports and is a Bikram yoga enthusiast. He serves on the board of Squashbusters, an afternoon enrichment program for middle school students in Lawrence, and on the New England squash coaches committee. He is also the ISL squash secretary. When not teaching or on a court, Doug can likely be found in his basement workshop being creative. Doug coaches boys 1st squash and previously coached boys 1st tennis and all levels of soccer. He is a Blake House dorm affiliate. He and wife, Bobbie, who is director of Auxiliary Programs, live on campus. Their son, Andres ’11, is currently attending Williams College. 4

JP Burlington Associate Director of Admission and Financial Aid B.A. (Wheaton College) Appointed: 2012

JP was born and raised in New Jersey before heading off to boarding school at 10 years old. He attended St. Thomas Choir School in New York City before enrolling in Trinity-Pawling School, where he was the senior prefect, captained the varsity soccer team, and played varsity squash and baseball. After TrinityPawling, he attended Wheaton College, majoring in music and spending a great deal of time in the admission office and the gym, where he worked as a student athletic trainer. His first job out of college was with the Golf Channel, where he learned the game of golf. After a couple of years traveling around the country with the Golf Channel, working in junior golf, he went back to Trinity-Pawling and worked in the admission office, coached soccer, squash and golf, and was a dorm parent. In 2007, JP moved to Westover School, where he spent five years in the admission office and coached squash and began the golf program. At Westover, he also met his wife, Megan, and started a family: Joseph was born in 2011 and Meredith in 2013. The Burlingtons also have a dog named Jeter. JP and his family spend as much time as they can in York Beach, Maine, on the beach with family and friends.


Dan Callahan Director of Communications and Marketing B.A. (Connecticut College), J.D. (University of Kansas School of Law) Appointed: 2006 A native of Hingham, Mass., and a graduate of St. Mark’s School, Dan holds a bachelor’s degree from Connecticut College and a J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law. Prior to coming to Brooks, Dan was director of external affairs at Suffield Academy, where he coached soccer, golf and alpine skiing. He was also an editor at Storey Communications in Williamstown, Massachusetts. During his tenure there, he produced books for numerous clients, including Houghton Mifflin, Reader’s Digest, Rodale and the Williams College Museum of Art. Dan coaches the Brooks golf team, teaches architectural design, and lives in Blake House with his three children, Tucker, Jack, and Casey, and Lab puppy, Snoop Dogg. 6

Andy Campbell Associate Director of College Counseling B.A. (Middlebury College), M.S. (Rush University) Appointed: 2012 Originally from the Chicago area, Andy is a Tabor Academy graduate. After earning his bachelor’s degree in English from Middlebury College, where he was a four-year member of the men’s ice hockey team (and won a Division III National Championship in 1999), Andy worked for several years in medical administration. He earned a master’s degree in health systems management from Rush University and then decided that he wanted to return to education. This led him to spend two years in the Office of Admissions at Lake Forest College, where his primary responsibility was working with students and families in the New England area. Following Lake Forest, Andy joined the Admission Office at the Hotchkiss School, where he lived in a boys dorm and coached hockey and baseball. At Brooks, Andy lives in Blake House with his wife, Diana, daughter, Baylie (4), and son, Riley (1). 7

Mary Jo Carabatsos Chair of Science Department B.S. (Boston College), Ph.D. (Tufts University) Appointed: 2011

Mary Jo holds a B.S. from Boston College and a Ph.D. from the Sackler School of Biomedical Science, Tufts University School of Medicine. Her experience in research, secondary and higher education — in the classroom and administratively — is extensive. She completed her post-doctoral work at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, was an adjunct teacher at Merrimack College and UMass Lowell, and most recently taught at Andover High School. During her time at Andover High, Mary Jo taught a full range of science courses, from physical science to AP biology. She also served as the school’s program advisor for science and MCAS coordinator. During that time, she managed the “Engineering the Future by Design” project for the Andover Public Schools, funded by the Massachusetts STEM Pipeline Fund. At Brooks, in addition to serving as department chair and teaching, Mary Jo directs the Students on the Forefront of Science internship program. She is a dorm parent in PBA, where she lives with her husband, Sean, daughter, Molly ’17, son, Nicholas, and dog, Zoe. When not on campus, the Carabatsos family enjoys retreating to Wells, Maine. They like to spend their time there on the beach, by the pool or on the golf course. A great day in Maine includes all three! 8

Eddie Carson History Teacher B.A., M.Ed. (Harding University) Appointed: 2013

Eddie holds B.A. and M.Ed. degrees from Harding University. He has written and presented numerous papers at various academic meetings on subjects related to African-American studies, religion, and the process of teaching history. He is most passionate about topics related to race and religion. A former member of the AP European History Test Development Committee, he has served as a table leader at the AP European History Reading. He holds professional memberships with the American Historical Association, the Organization for American Historians, the Society for History Education, and the World History Association. He is currently co-authoring a book on W.E.B. Du Bois titled: W.E.B. Du Bois and Religion: A Brief History with Documents. Eddie teaches modern world history (AP and regular sections) and AP U.S. history. He is an assistant coach in football and tennis. Prior to Brooks, Eddie was at Houston Christian School, where he taught a variety of courses at all levels. Eddie’s passion for teaching and coaching grows out of his own scholarly and athletic passions. He is a highly competitive distance runner who completed the Boston Marathon last year. Food, wine and Star Trek connoisseurs, Eddie and his wife of 18 years, Janette Reeves, live in the Farmhouse with their slightly neurotic (but loveable) dog, Abbey, and two cats, Sam and Denver.


Dean Charpentier Chair of English Department B.A. (Yale University) M.S.T. (Univ. of New Hampshire) Appointed: 2008

Dean is the chair of the English Department and coach of the boys 1st lacrosse team. He lives on campus with his wife, Lori, daughter, Taylor, and son, JP. A graduate of Yale University, Dean majored in American studies and captained the Yale men’s lacrosse team to three straight Ivy championships and an NCAA Final Four. He has been teaching and coaching in independent schools since leaving Yale, including a 10-year stint at Berkshire School, where his lacrosse teams won three consecutive league titles without losing a league game, and he was named Coach of the Year three times. In his first two seasons at the helm of the Brooks program, the team has regularly competed with the top teams in the league. Dean, who earned a master’s from UNH, teaches sophomore, junior and senior English. He also is faculty advisor to the school’s literary magazine, Still Waters, and oversaw the construction of the Writing Center. He has published poetry in the past, and most recently, an article in The Andovers magazine; he continues to write in his free time.


Lori Charpentier Director of Athletics B.A. (Dartmouth College) Appointed: 2008 Lori is in her sixth year at Brooks as director of athletics. She is a 1992 graduate of Dartmouth College, where she majored in art and captained the women’s ice hockey team. She is the head coach of the girls 1st hockey team at Brooks. Lori began her private school career at Williston-Northampton School, followed by stints at Chapel-Hill Chauncey Hall and Kimball Union Academy, where her girls hockey team won two New England championships. Prior to Brooks, her 10 years at Berkshire School saw her teams win three New England titles. At Berkshire, she served as director of admissions and athletic director. Lori lives on campus with her husband, Dean, daughter, Taylor, and son, JP.


Christine Chen History Teacher B.A. (Washington Univ. in St. Louis) M.A. (Yale University) Appointed: 2013

Christine Chen joined the History Department in 2013 after three years teaching and coaching crew at The Westminster School in Atlanta. In addition to teaching world and U.S. history at Westminster, she also served as lead technology integration specialist, responsible for assisting faculty in all disciplines with the integration of technology into their instruction. Christine was married in summer 2013 to York Chen, an anesthesia resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In addition to being a huge TV fanatic, Christine is an avid runner and life-long traveler, whose tally of countries visited tips the scale at 37. Christine graduated from Choate Rosemary Hall, Washington University in St. Louis and earned a master’s degree at Yale. At Brooks, she teaches pre-modern and modern world history, is assistant coach of boys cross-country in the fall and assistant coach of the crew team in the spring. Christine and York live in Boston with their cat, Galileo.


Tracey Costantino Director of the Health Center R.N., M.S., F.N.P. (UMass Lowell) Appointed: 2009

Tracey Costantino serves as director of the Health Center. She has 15 years of nursing experience at Children’ s Hospital in Boston; 10 of them as a nurse practitioner. Her specialties include bone marrow transplant, the emergency department, and neuroscience. Tracey has served on the hospital’s education committees, as a CPR instructor and has conducted orientations for medical residents and nurses. She also serves as coauthor of a teen pregnancy research study whose findings were presented at the Society of Adolescent Medicine. Other clinical experience includes work as a nurse in the public school system, developing protocols and promoting health and wellness programs in her community, and in primary care, camps, and community emergency departments. Tracey’s rich background also includes teaching nurses at Simmons College and Northeastern University. Currently she acts as preceptor for nurse practitioner students from a variety of Boston universities. She graduated summa cum laude from UMass Lowell with a master of science degree in nursing, and was recipient of the Deans Scholarship. While in college, she was a three-season Division II athlete for cross country and track, threeseason captain and school record holder. Tracey resides in Groveland with her husband, Christopher, and their four children, Nathan, Mathew, Alexandria and Timothy, a dog and two cats. She coaches gymnastics and soccer and enjoys time skiing, hiking, running and golfing. 13

Kathy Crowley Director of Wellness, Life Skills Program Coordinator B.S. (University of Massachusetts) M.S. (Tufts University) Appointed: 2007

Kathy is the director of wellness and teaches the health education courses, Life Skills and Brooks Beginnings. A graduate of Tufts University and UMass Lowell, Kathy has been a health educator since leaving UMass Lowell. Her health promotion experience includes working for agencies such as the American Cancer Society, Project Bread and the City of Medford’s Tobacco Control Program. In addition to her community health focus, Kathy began working with young adults teaching health education at high schools in Methuen, Chelmsford and Andover prior to arriving at Brooks. When not teaching, Kathy enjoys spending time with her family and her bulldog, Quincy. Traveling is Kathy’s favorite hobby and she lists Ireland, Costa Rica and Cape Town, South Africa, as her most memorable trips. Learning to surf and stand-up paddleboard are her most recent “bucket list” accomplishments. Kathy lives in Andover, Mass.


Bobbie Crump-Burbank Director of Auxiliary Programs B.S. (Slippery Rock State College), M.S. (Springfield College) Appointed: 1985 A native of Mexico City, Bobbie taught at Fay School, Culver Academies and Oldfields before settling down in North Andover. In her first 10 years on the Brooks faculty, Bobbie taught Spanish, ran a girls dorm, and coached varsity field hockey, basketball, softball, and JV lacrosse. For seven of those years she was also assistant dean of students. In 1995, Bobbie shifted gears to become director of the school’s summer programs. In this role she oversees the Brooks School Day Camp, the Stanley King Counseling Institute, Teen Quest, Vogelsinger SoccerAcademy, Summer School, comp_camp@brooks (the school's computer camp) and the Independent School Diversity Seminar. Just as her colleagues’ lives are quieting down for the summer, Bobbie’s life hits high speed. Bobbie and her husband, Doug Burbank (whom she met at Brooks), live on campus in Thompson House. Their son, Andrés ’11, is in college. She enjoys photography, travel and spending time at the family’s cabin in New Hampshire. 15

Deborah Davies Chair of Classical and World Languages Department B.A. (Wellesley College) A.M., Ph.D. (Univ. of Michigan) Appointed: 2000

Deb graduated from Wellesley College with a B.A. in ancient Greek, and from the University of Michigan with masters and Ph.D. degrees in classics. She taught for some years at the collegiate level before coming to Brooks. After a year off during which she had her son, she returned to the faculty and has been teaching without pause ever since. She is a Massachusetts native and currently resides in Andover with her husband and two children, Kate ’15, and Duncan ’17. She has been the chair of the ACL / NCJL National Greek Exam since 1996 and was appointed to be the editor-inchief of the New England Classical Journal in 2013. She has given numerous presentations at annual meetings of the American Classical League, the Classical Association of New England, the Classical Association of the Atlantic States, and the Classical Association of the Midwest and South. Her particular interests are pedagogical methodology in classics and mentoring. She teaches all levels of Latin and Greek, and looks forward every year to her work with students and colleagues.


Chris Davis Science Teacher B.S. (Marquette University) M.S. (Tufts University) Appointed: 2013

Chris grew up in Grayslake, Illinois, in the northern suburbs of Chicago. Chris completed his undergraduate work at Marquette University in Milwaukee, where he earned degrees in both biological sciences and secondary education. At college he met his wife, Erin, and they were married in the summer of 2011. He moved to the Boston area to attend Tufts University, where in 2013 he graduated with a master’s in molecular and developmental biology. At Brooks, Chris teaches biology and chemistry while assisting the boys 2nd soccer team and coaching the boys 3rd basketball team. Chris currently lives off campus in Westford with Erin and their dog, Draper. When not teaching, Chris enjoys playing most sports, especially basketball, ultimate Frisbee, softball, golf and soccer, as well as hiking, reading and painting. His other passions include listening to music, watching movies, collecting baseball cards, baking custom cakes and making lists. True to his Chicagoland roots, Chris is a die-hard Cubs (yes, he knows they haven’t won in 106 years), Bulls and Blackhawks fan. However, he has sided with his Wisconsin-native wife and cheers for the mighty Green Bay Packers, much to the chagrin of his extended family back home. Each summer, since moving to Massachusetts, he and Erin have gone to Bar Harbor, Maine, where they hike for a week in Acadia National Park.


Gage Dobbins Director of Development B.A. (Denison University) Appointed: 2012 Gage grew up in Hinsdale, Illinois. She attended Groton School and received her B.A. from Denison University. She played soccer throughout high school and into college. Prior to joining Brooks, Gage taught French, coached, and ran a dorm at the Culver Academies. She started working in development in the Alumni and Development Office at Groton. She moved to Nantucket in 2001 and was the director of development at Nantucket Conservation Foundation for eight years. Most recently, Gage was the assistant head at Nantucket New School. Gage has a degree in nonprofit management from Case Western University. She enjoys running, biking and cooking. Gage, her husband, Ryan, and two children, Gray and Chapin, live in Thorne House. 18

Ryan Dobbins Director of Network Services B.A. (Denison University) Appointed: 2012 Ryan loves triathlons, stand-up comedy, and surfing, but not necessarily in that order. Raised on Cape Cod, he fell in love with the intertidal zones and continues to spend most of his time outside with his two children, Gray and Chapin, his wife, Gage, and their sweet dopey hound, Murphy. When Ryan isn’t managing the school’s networks and computers, he can often be found running the school’s cross-country course (he is also the boys crosscountry coach), and then enjoying his time as a dorm parent in Thorne House. Drawing from his many years of experience both owning his own company and working for start-up software companies, Ryan brings his skills in management, networking, systems, and integration to the campus.


Robina Egertson Director of Admission and Financial Aid B.A. (University of Virginia) M.A. (Middlebury College) Appointed: 1992 Bini, who has been at Brooks since 1992, is the director of admission and financial aid. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree from Middlebury College. She has strong personal ties to the school as her father graduated from Brooks in 1948, her son in 2012, and her daughter is currently a member of the class of 2015. Bini has especially enjoyed the last few years, where she has been a parent as well as an administrator and has seen firsthand the value of a Brooks education. In her free time, she enjoys playing and watching almost any sport, spending time outdoors, reading, doing crossword puzzles and playing word games like Scrabble and Words with Friends. Bini lives in Andover with her husband, Eric, and two children, Colie and Suzanne.


Dean Ellerton Director of Operations B.S. (Bates College) M.Ed. (University of Hartford) Appointed: 2007

Dean started his career teaching chemistry and history, as well as coaching soccer, lacrosse, nordic skiing and hockey at both the Berkshire School and Suffield Academy. He served as chief information officer at Suffield from 1998 to 2007. In addition to his school duties, Dean also worked as an independent technology consultant, a contributing writer to several nationally published technology journals, and as an adjunct professor in educational technology at the University of Hartford. During this period Dean was named as an Apple Distinguished Educator and chaired the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools’ Commission on Technology. Dean joined the Brooks faculty in 2007 as its first chief information officer. Following a five-year stint in that role, Dean has had several positions, including director of strategic projects, interim business manager, interim director of advancement and a dormitory parent in Thorne House. His current position is director of operations. Dean teaches Rock Band and has teamed up with Maylo Keller to teach two music-related Winter Term classes. In his down time, Dean enjoys playing guitar in a local cover band, reading, films, cheesy 80s music, collecting guitar stomp boxes, and attempting to play golf. Dean lives on campus with his wife, Holly. His son, Adam, graduated from Brooks in 2011, and his daughter, Sarah, is in the publishing business in New York City. 21

John Fahey Associate Director of Athletics B.A. (Endicott College) Appointed: 2001 John is the associate athletic director and head 1st baseball coach at Brooks. He received a B.A. in sports management from Endicott College. John spent 10 summers working at the Brooks School Day Camp in many capacities. He also spent the past three summers in Casco, Maine, at Camp Cedar as the head of the baseball program and a head counselor for the age group of 14 and 15 year olds. John grew up in Saugus and has spent his entire life in the North Shore area. Family is most important to John. He is one of four children and has more than 50 cousins, most of whom are in and around the Boston area. John also serves as the head of Whitney House.


Alden Flanders School Minister and Head of the Theology Department B.A. Hobart College M.A. (University of Maine) M.F.A. (Brandeis University) M.Ed. (Harvard University) Appointed: 2013 Alden retired from full-time settled ministry 10 years ago, which means he can do full-time ministry on a part-time, ad hoc, and unsettled basis. He and his wife moved to North Andover three years ago. This meant that he was nearby and available when Brooks wanted to take some time before hiring its next permanent minister. In the Chapel and the classroom, Alden is filling in while also helping Brooks think about what it means to be a school with a historical relationship to the Episcopal Church, and at the same time a school that welcomes a broad and diverse student body and faculty. In the ’70s and ’80s Alden taught at St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, and was rector of the Church of Our Redeemer in Lexington, Massachusetts, from the ’80s until his retirement in 2003. Since then he has consulted with congregations in conflict and crisis and has served as interim minister in various churches.


Patrick Foley Assistant Director of Admission B.A. (Bates College) Appointed: 2013 Pat Foley arrived at Brooks in the summer of 2013 and currently serves as the assistant director of admission and the head coach of the football program. Pat grew up in nearby Newburyport, Massachusetts, and still has a large extended family in the area. After graduating from Newburyport High School, he went to Bates College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in 2004. At Bates, Pat majored in political science and served as captain of the football team. Pat spent the first nine years after college as a college football coach. After oneyear stints at Allegheny College and Amherst College, he coached three years at the United States Merchant Marine Academy and then four years at Colgate University, coaching the linebackers and serving as the co-defensive coordinator for the final three years. He was first exposed to boarding schools through the college recruiting process and decided to make a slight change in career paths. Pat has really enjoyed his transition to Brooks. In addition to his work in the admission office and on the football field, he also serves as a dorm affiliate in Thorne House. He lives on campus with his wife, Ashley, and their daughter, Anniston. The couple is expecting their second child in April of this year. Among other things, they enjoy attending sporting events and spending as much of the summer as possible at the beach. 24

Elizabeth Ford French Teacher B.A., B.F.A. (Elon University) Appointed: 2011 French teacher Elizabeth Ford came to Brooks after graduating from Elon University in North Carolina. At Elon, she earned a B.A. in French and a B.F.A. in dance performance and choreography. She has worked as a language department intern at Woodberry Forest School in Virginia, teaching French classes and helping pioneer the school’s first dance class. At Brooks, Elizabeth teaches dance as an afternoon activity in the fall and spring, and co-teaches dance choreography and composition during Winter Term. She has worked at the Boston Ballet as a residential counselor for their Summer Dance Program and teaches dance at Nancy Chippendale’s Dance Studios in North Andover. Elizabeth is currently pursuing a master’s degree in French at Middlebury College and continues to dance professionally throughout the year. She lives off campus with her husband, Ryan, their newly adopted kitten, Neema, and spends any free time she has exploring the outdoors and traveling the world. 25

Jaime Gilbert ’04 Assistant Director of Admission B.S. (UNC at Chapel Hill) Appointed: 2009 Jaime has been back at Brooks since 2009. She is the girls 1st soccer team head coach and an assistant girls 1st basketball coach. In the Admission Office, she is in charge of the tour guide program. She lives in Gardner House. After graduating from Brooks, Jaime earned her bachelor of science degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At UNC, she was a four-year letter winner on the varsity womens soccer team, which won the NCAA Division I national championship in 2006. While playing for UNC, she had the opportunity to travel with her team in the spring of her junior year for two weeks to Australia and New Zealand. While there she played against the Australian and New Zealand national teams. Jaime has done some work on campus with diversity and inclusivity and got the chance to travel to Philadelphia for the People of Color Conference/Student Diversity Leadership Conference in 2011. This experience was eye opening and extremely moving for Jaime and something she hopes to participate in again in the future.


Moira Goodman Mathematics Teacher B.A. (College of the Holy Cross), M.A.L.S. (Wesleyan University) Appointed: 2010 Moira teaches math and also works in the Learning Center. Moira previously chaired the Math Department at Dana Hall and taught math at Loomis-Chaffee and Milton Academy. She has contributed to residential and school life at each school as a dorm parent and coach for squash, field hockey, cross country and track. During the last few years, Moira served as a learning specialist at Children’s Hospital in Boston and at Phillips Academy, where her work has yielded valuable knowledge about students’ learning styles and ways to help students with their academic success. A graduate of Phillips Academy and Holy Cross, Moira received her master’s of arts and teaching from Wesleyan, and has studied at Columbia and the UMass Lowell. She lives in North Andover with her husband, Tim, and their four boys, Cole, Leland, Henry and Brodie. Outside of work, Moira enjoys spending time with her family, running with her lab, Gus, and playing tennis. 27

Amy Graham Director of the Robert Lehman Art Center B.A. (University of Pennsylvania) M.F.A. (University of Chicago) Appointed: 2010 Amy is a graduate of the Fay School, Groton School and the University of Pennsylvania, where she majored in environmental design and music, danced, rowed and played lacrosse. During her college years, she earned extra money playing the piano in a local bar, studied at RISD for a semester, served as a mason on a chateaux in Provence, worked at a summer camp in Maine, and studied modern dance at Harvard University. After traveling and working in a variety of states and countries, she continued studying dance at Smith College, then returned to Fay to teach and coach. Amy continued to travel, study and work in the summers, and she met her husband, Mel, while working on a sheep farm in New Zealand. Mel is not a kiwi but hails from Chicago, where they moved and where Amy earned her MFA in painting from the University of Chicago. Amy and Mel moved to Westminster School, where they had three children and lived in dormitories while she taught visual art, coached and chaired the fine and performing arts department. After nine terrific years at Westminster, Amy and her family traveled overseas to teach at international school APIS in Seoul. They were brought back to the states and to Brooks largely through a long-held connection to Bobbie Crump-Burbank, who was Amy’s coach and advisor at Fay. Amy teaches visual art and dance, and she directs the Lehman Art Center. The Grahams live in Russell House with their three children and German Shepherd. 28

Mel Graham English Teacher B.A. (Boston College) M.A. (DePaul University) M.A. (Middlebury College) Appointed: 2010 Mel and his wife, Amy, live in Russell House with their three children (Marty, Ali, Mason) and dog (Custer). Mel teaches English, specializing in film and using technology wisely. But he’s also the guy most likely to be spotted unicycling across campus and slacklining in his front yard. Mel assists with the wrestling and ultimate Frisbee teams. Before Brooks, Mel taught at a boarding school in Connecticut, and day schools in Korea, the Czech Republic, and Chicago. He earned his bachelor’s degree in English and philosophy from Boston College, where he also wrestled. He holds graduate degrees from DePaul University (M.A. in writing) and from the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury (M.A. in English).


Matt Grant Audio-Visual Director (New York University Film School) Appointed: 1999

Matt has been at Brooks since 1999. A boarding school veteran and citizen of the world who has lived in both Brazil and St. Maarten, he attended the film school at New York University, where he developed his visual side and his love for the details of production as well as the craft of filmmaking. A New Hampshire native, Matt has an extensive background in film and has earned an advanced certificate in digital editing. He currently teaches history of cinema and film production, and supports his colleagues with all things audiovisual, including offering regular tutorials in filmmaking for class projects across departments. He also advises the Art Association and supports all student groups with their film and video work. Matt may hold the honor of most varied resume at Brooks; it includes stints as a professional chef, a carpenter, an ESL tutor, and a riverboat tour guide. He enjoys snow and water skiing, motorcycling, sailing, woodworking/wooden boat building and basketball. Matt is married to Leigh Perkins ’81, also a faculty member, and the couple lives in Hettinger East with their two children, Samantha ’14 and Jake, cat, Rosie, and dog, Dash (named for his ability to outrun the family golf cart).


Bettina Graves-Muto Spanish Teacher B.A. (Skidmore College) M.A.T. (Boston College) Appointed: 2000

Bettina was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela, and raised in the city of Caracas. During her time at Brooks she has lived in PBA Hall, advised students, coached soccer and the fall and spring clubs, been the faculty advisor to Students Embracing Culture, been a member of the Diversity Committee, Discipline Committee, Faculty Committee, Gospel Choir, served as department head in the World Languages Department, and taught various levels of Spanish language and literature. Today she lives in Boxford, Massachusetts, with her husband, Mark ’79, and her two daughters. In her free time, Bettina enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, cooking, and walking. Among her favorite places visited are Lake Tahoe, Wyoming, the coast of California, the hill towns of Italy, and Machu Picchu.


Sarah Gurry Associate Director of Admission B.S. (University of Vermont), M.Ed. (Harvard University) Appointed: 1989 Sarah arrived at Brooks in 1989. Sarah earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Vermont and an M.Ed. at Harvard. She coaches sailing and squash, and serves on the Exchange Committee. She’s also spent time as a St. Andrew’s North American Fellow (in 2006). She’s worked in education for 35 years. Sarah spends her summers in Kennebunk, Maine, where she catches up with the many Brooks families who either live or spend the summer in the area. An avid tennis player and golfer, Sarah often plays with her husband, Chris, family and friends.


John Haile Dean of Faculty B.A. (Bates College) M.A. (Middlebury College) Appointed: 2008 John is the dean of faculty and teaches English at Brooks. He grew up as a faculty child at the Stony Brook School and holds a B.A. from Bates College and an M.A. from Middlebury College, both in English. After four years teaching humanities at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Mississippi, Haile moved to Avon Old Farms School, where for 11 years he taught English and later served as academic dean and dean of faculty. Following Avon, he spent 14 years as academic dean at Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio. John and his wife, Susan, live on the Brooks campus. Susan is a freelance writer and editor and a part-time assistant in the Luce Library. John and Susan have three grown children, all graduates of Western Reserve: David, (U.S. Naval Academy ’03) is a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy. Andrew (Middlebury ’07) is a returned Peace Corps volunteer who is in his second year at Boston College Law School. Daughter Sarah (Gordon ’13) works with grade school children at Little Sprouts in Haverhill and is also a passionate vegan chef. For many years, the family has enjoyed summer retreats to their cottage on Androscoggin Lake in Maine. John loves hiking, and has climbed the 4,000-foot peaks (all 48 of them) in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and 14 of the 4,000-footers in Maine. The Hailes love family times together on the lake, where they read, play board games and watch the wildlife. 33

Laura Hajdukiewicz Science Teacher, Day Student Advisor B.S. (University of Notre Dame), M.Ed. (Cabrini College) Appointed: 2011 Laura teaches AP biology, anatomy and forensic science. She earned her B.S. at Notre Dame and is a diehard fan of the Fighting Irish. After graduation, she attended veterinary school but quickly found that her passion for teaching outweighed her interest in veterinary medicine, and she decided to pursue a career in education, earning her master’s degree from Cabrini College. Laura taught in public education for 10 years before coming to Brooks. She currently lives in Andover with her husband, Andy, and their three children, Luke ’15, Alex ’17 and Maryna. An avid scuba diver, Laura teaches a scuba Winter Term course. As the day student advisor, Laura serves as a resource for students who do not live on campus. She is also a dorm affiliate in Merriman. Laura’s two oldest children are currently students at Brooks, so she has a unique perspective on the Brooks community as an experienced teacher, parent, and dorm affiliate. 34

Jim Hamilton Associate Head for External Affairs B.A. (Amherst College) M.A.L.S. (Wesleyan University) Appointed: 2012

Jim returned to Brooks in the summer of 2012 to take on the role of associate head for external affairs. Between 2003 and 2012, he was the director of admission at St. George’s School in Middletown, Rhode Island. While at St. George’s he also taught English, advised a group of students, lived with the thirdform boys, and helped out in the basketball program. Jim previously worked at Brooks from 1997 to 2003, when he was a member of the Admission Office, coached the boys 1st basketball team, assisted in the baseball and football programs, and living in Russell House and Thorne House. Currently Jim and his wife, Lucy, live in Andrews House with their three children: TJ, Cameron, and Jackson. Jim coaches the girls 1st basketball team, and he spends much of his free time on the golf course and in the kitchen.


Caroline Hannache French Teacher Mathematics Teacher B.A. (Middlebury College) M.A.T. (University of Vermont) Appointed: 2013 Caroline Hannache was born in Northern Ireland but grew up primarily in Westport, Connecticut. Earning her bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College, she majored in international studies with a concentration in French culture and literature, and minored in mathematics. She was also an active member of the Middlebury Dance Company and spent her junior year abroad in Poitiers, France. She went on to earn an M.A.T in curriculum and instruction at the University of Vermont and interned at Main Street Middle School in Montpelier. Upon graduation from the master’s program, she spent a year in Montréal teaching French to new immigrants and tutoring Québecois high school students in math and French. Prior to coming to Brooks, she taught French and Spanish at Triton Middle School in Byfield, Massachusetts. At Brooks she teaches in both the Math and French Departments and co-teaches dance choreography and composition during Winter Term. She and her husband, Amine Hannache, are dorm parents in Gardner. On vacations they both enjoy spending time in the Adirondack Mountains, where they like to hike, kayak, canoe and cross-country ski along with their very energetic dog, Rosie. As a coach for the girls cross-country team, Caroline is able to incorporate this love for exercise in the great outdoors into her life at Brooks. She also participates in community service in the winter. 36

Andrea Heinze Associate Head for Student Affairs B.A. (Hamilton College) Appointed: 1992 Andrea joined the Brooks faculty in 1992 after earning her B.A. at Hamilton College. During her tenure at Brooks, Andrea has been a full-time math teacher, a dorm parent in both a boys and a girls dorm, coached field hockey, girls 2nd basketball, and was the head 1st softball coach for 18 years. Andrea joined the administration in 1998 as a member of the Dean’s Office and served in various capacities as dean of students for 12 years. She is currently associate head for student affairs, teaches math and assists with softball. Andrea lives on campus in Holcomb House overlooking the lake with her husband, Paul, their two sons, Ben and Andrew, and their adventurous cat, Greg. Greg enjoys following students around campus and can often surprise you by sneaking into your car! Andrea enjoys running, golf, outdoor activities, and cooking. During the summer, she and her family enjoy the opportunity to spend some time at their summer camp on Sebec Lake in the woods of Maine.


Randy Hesse Science Teacher B.A. (Williams College) Appointed: 2001 Randy has been living and teaching at Brooks since the fall of 2001. He graduated from Williams College in 1991 with a dual degree in chemistry and English, and then immediately embarked on a career in independent schools. Since that time, Randy has amassed more than 20 years of teaching experience in independent boarding and day schools around the Northeast, including the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey and the Haverford School in Pennsylvania. In addition to teaching chemistry and physics at levels ranging from introductory to AP, Randy has coached football and both boys and girls lacrosse. Randy currently serves as the head coach of the girls 1st lacrosse team and the defensive coordinator for the 1st football squad. After 10 years as a dorm parent in Peabody House, Randy moved to a nearby campus house where he resides with his wife, Julia, and their children, Jacob and Madeline. Randy is a dorm affiliate in Peabody House, and he takes great pride in preparing satisfying food for Saturday night dorm parties. In his rare free time, Randy enjoys spending time with his family in the New England outdoors and indulging his secret passion for ancient history. Favorite activities include hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, and futile attempts to train his free-spirited Brittany Spaniel, Lady. 38

Susan Hodgson Director of the Learning Center B.A. (Wellesley College) M.A. (Univ. of Connecticut) Appointed: 1982

Susan Hodgson came to Brooks in 1982 after a stint as a learning specialist in a southern New Hampshire regional high school. She is a product of a long line of prep school teachers, raised at Tabor, Berkshire and Exeter as a faculty child and is currently a faculty spouse at Andover. She attended Northfield Mount Hermon during its merger, Williams College in her junior year as one of the first women to attend the school, graduated from Wellesley College and received her M.A. in learning disabilities on an HEW grant from the University of Connecticut in one of the most innovative LD programs of its sort. She has taught English to a long line of third- and fourth-formers and has acted as the school’s learning specialist. She was academic dean from 1990 to 1995. She has coached field hockey, soccer, tennis, and squash. She lives on the campus of Phillips Academy with her husband, Tom, and two golden retrievers and is the mother of two grown children, Tad and Katie ’03.


Ashley Johnston History Teacher B.A. (Colgate University), M.Ed. (Boston University) Appointed: 2012 Ashley (above on the right) teaches pre-modern world and U.S. history as well as a senior elective on the history of human rights. During Winter Term, she teaches a course on the power of positive living. She also coaches ice hockey and lacrosse and serves as a dorm parent in Hettinger West. She first fell in love with the boarding school model during her four years at Tabor Academy. Ashley earned her bachelor’s degree from Colgate University where she captained the women’s ice hockey team. She worked for five years at Kimball Union Academy, where she taught history, coached, worked in the admission office and lived in a boys dormitory. While at KUA, Ashley completed her master’s degree in curriculum and teaching at Boston University. She lives off campus in Charlestown, Massachusetts, where she enjoys spending time with her brother and sister, who also live in the Charlestown. In the summers she coaches at hockey camps and enjoys furthering her studies. Most recently, she participated in an NEH summer institute. 40

Kenya Jones Sixth Form Dean B.A. (UMass Lowell) Appointed: 2007

Kenya Jones serves as the sixth form dean and works in the Health Education Department. After attending a local area high school boarding program, Kenya worked as the sports counselor for the Brooks School Day Camp from 1999 to 2004, and currently is a coordinator for the counselor-in-training program. After earning his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts in 2004, Kenya served as a residential counselor at the Riverside School in Lowell. He is an avid follower of all sports, and although he resides in New England, he is a dedicated fan of the New York Knicks, Giants, and Yankees — for which he catches much grief. His love of athletics has motivated him to currently pursue his master’s degree in sports psychology. Kenya assists the boys 1st basketball squad, is the head coach of the boys 2nd basketball team, and coaches girls 2nd lacrosse in the spring. Aside from sports, his hobbies include trivia, traveling, attending concerts, and music production. Kenya lives in Thorne House.


Claudia Keller Director of Music B.M. (Berklee College of Music) Appointed: 2001 With 35 years of teaching experience, Claudia Keller runs the music programs at Brooks, teaching everything from music foundations to AP music theory. She is also the director of the A Cappella, Jazz Band and Bishop’s Bells musical groups. Claudia holds a bachelor’s degree from Berklee College of Music. While her favorite instrument to play is the saxophone, she enjoys expanding her musical horizons. Claudia recently learned how to play the autoharp and led a student revival of interest in the ukulele. She and her husband, Maylo, live on campus.


John King Head Athletic Trainer B.S., M.S. (Ithaca College) Appointed: 2011 John King became the head athletic trainer at Brooks after spending a decade as an assistant athletic trainer at Harvard University. At Harvard, he was primarily responsible for the field hockey and wrestling teams, working concurrently with the fencing and men’s volleyball teams. John holds a bachelor’s degree in athletic training and a master’s in sports psychology, both from Ithaca College. John is an avid golfer, hiker, and traveler. He presently resides off campus in Belmont with his wife, Suzanne.


Alex Konovalchik History Teacher A.B. (Harvard College), M.A. (Columbia University) Appointed: 1993 Alex (above on the right), a Massachusetts native, teaches U.S. history, AP U.S. government and comparative government. He holds a B.A. from Harvard and an M.A. from Columbia. Alex was on the football and wrestling teams at Harvard. He was a member of Harvard’s 1987 Ivy League championship football team and was the captain and MVP of the 1989 Harvard wrestling team. Alex has been the head wrestling coach at Brooks since his arrival on campus in 1993, and during that time he has led the program to a number of team and individual achievements. Alex also served as a football coach for 20 seasons. His special academic interests include political history, the Civil War era and the Constitutional period in American History. Alex enjoys spending time with his wife, Sheila, and two sons, Andrew ’14 and Nicholas ’17. His interests include weight training with his teams, reading political biographies, and spending time lakeside at his house in Maine during the summers. He resides on the Brooks campus with his family. 44

Leo Lafond Science Teacher B.A., M.Ed. (Salem State College) Appointed: 2008 Leo came to Brooks School in 2008 after an extensive teaching career at Andover High School, where he established and taught in the AP chemistry program. Leo holds a B.A. and M.A. from Salem State College, and in 2006 he was inducted into the American Chemical Society’s Hall of Fame for excellence in teaching chemistry. Through the years, Leo has reached many students in all kinds of settings: he has coached high school cross country, basketball, football, track and lacrosse. He lives in North Andover with his wife, Cathy. He is the proud parent of Steven and Stacey. His hobbies include competing in triathlons, ocean kayaking, gardening and spending time with his grandchildren, Griffin and Reese. Leo teaches four sections of chemistry. 45

Lance Latham Associate Head for Academic Affairs B.A. (Bates College) M.S. (Ohio University) Appointed: 1998 Associate Head for Academic Affairs Lance Latham has been a member of the Brooks faculty since 1998. After earning his undergraduate degree in history and psychology from Bates College, Lance considered a career in clinical child psychology, earning his M.S. in that field from Ohio University. Changing directions, he entered the boarding school world at Berkshire School where he taught U.S. history and coached basketball and baseball. From Berkshire, he moved to Western Reserve Academy where he continued his work as teacher, coach and dorm parent. Returning to his native Massachusetts, Lance worked for one year at Boston University Academy before coming to Brooks, where he has taught a wide range of history courses (most recently AP art history) and has served in the admission office and as academic dean before assuming his present role, in which he supervises all aspects of the academic program. One of Lance’s major responsibilities is overseeing the Winter Term program, during which he teaches a course on documentary film making. Lance and his wife, Karen(who teaches math at Pike School), live in Williams House with their children, Hannah ’17 and Tristan.


Rob Lazar Chair of the Arts Department B.A. (University of New Hampshire), M.F.A. (Boston University) Appointed: 2012 A graduate of the American School in Switzerland, the University of New Hampshire (B.A.) and Boston University (M.F.A.), Rob brings a wealth of school, college and professional experience in theater to Brooks. Having worked at Mt. Holyoke College, Walnut Hill, Lawrenceville, Westminster and TASIS, he has built successful theater programs in both the United States and Europe. At the collegiate and high school level, he has filled many roles, including director of theater, drama master and director of design and production. In professional productions, he is known as a lighting designer, actor, and director. His work has been seen in regional theater, opera, and dance, on national television networks, on international concert tours and on Broadway. Rob, with his wife, Heather, is a house parent in Hettinger West, where they live with their twins, Will and Tori. 47

Ann Massoth Library Director B.S., M.L.S. (Southern Connecticut State University) Appointed: 2005 Ann grew up in Connecticut and began her career as a journalist and also worked as a government liaison to the Connecticut legislature. Committed to freedom of information and with a love of the written word, she decided to pursue a master’s in library science. She quickly realized that she enjoyed working with young people and that there was a real need, even in those early days of the Internet, to teach students how to find their way online. She initiated an information literacy program with a local high school and has been committed to teaching these research skills ever since. Ann started at Brooks in 2005 as an assistant librarian and became the library director in 2012. She also works with student reporters on the school newspaper. An avid outdoorswoman, Ann has been to Alaska three times, where she has embarked with friends on wilderness camping trips and photographing nature — including grizzly bears. From a family of readers, she competes with her sister, also a library worker, to see who can read the most books in a year. Her other interests include the Red Sox and old houses. Her house in Haverhill was built in 1899 which she has found, in terms of needing work, is old enough. Unfazed by the stereotype of librarians as “crazy cat ladies” she unabashedly loves her two cats: Rainy and Ollie. 48

Ali Mattison Mathematics Teacher B.A. (St. Lawrence University) M.B.A. (Clarkson University) Appointed: 2011 Ali came to Brooks after three years at the Tilton School. As a math teacher at Brooks, she has taught algebra II through AP calculus AB. Head coach of the 1st field hockey team and the girls’ 2nd ice hockey team, Ali is a graduate of Tabor Academy and St. Lawrence University, where she earned a B.A. in economics and minored in mathematics. She was a four-year member of the field hockey and lacrosse teams. Following St. Lawrence, Ali earned an M.B.A. from Clarkson University. During these years, she also studied developing healthcare in Kenya and manufacturing facilities in China. Ali enjoys playing in an adult ice hockey league on the weekends and on an indoor field hockey team throughout the spring. At Brooks, Ali also serves as the co-head of the Chapel Committee with Lisa Saunders. She is a dorm parent in Hettinger East, where she lives with her two dogs, Phoebe and Zoe, two cats, Tucker and Willy, and a chinchilla named Larry. An avid animal enthusiast, she has raised all types of animals, including litters of wild rabbits and a skunk. She grew up on Cape Cod and spends the summers on Martha’s Vineyard, where she taught sailing, ran day camps, tutors, and scuba dives.


Susan Mazzeo Spanish Teacher B.S. (Providence College) M.A. (Univ. of Rhode Island) Appointed: 2004

Susan grew up in Rhode Island where she played softball and field hockey, serving as a tri-captain of both teams her senior year of high school. She graduated from Providence College with a degree in business management and a minor in Spanish. While pursuing her M.A. in Spanish-American literature at the University of Rhode Island, she began her teaching career and continued to work at her local health club as a group fitness instructor and certified personal trainer. She also began competing in endurance sports, notably triathlon, which led her to becoming a USA Triathlon certified coach years later. Before coming to Brooks, Susan spent three years at Boston College as a doctoral candidate in Hispanic studies, as well as a teaching fellow, earning the Donald J. White teaching excellence award. In addition to the University of Rhode Island and Boston College, Susan has taught at St. Mary’s Bay View Academy, Phillips Exeter and Timberlane Regional High School, and has served as an adjunct faculty mentor at Granite State College. Since joining the Brooks faculty, she has taught all levels of Spanish. In addition to teaching Spanish, Susan continues to work part-time as a personal fitness trainer and USA Triathlon coach and still competes herself. She and her husband, Damien Colfer, also an avid cyclist, have participated several times in cycling camps in their favorite destination of Mallorca, Spain. They live off campus in the seacoast area of New Hampshire with their son, Liam, and they enjoy dining out, cooking, and traveling whenever they can. 50

Kate McCampbell Classics Teacher B.A., M.A.T. (UMass Amherst) Appointed: 2012 Part-time classics teacher Kate McCampbell earned a M.A.T. in Latin and classical humanities from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1998. Due to her husband Alex’s neuroscience career, she and her family have moved up and down the East Coast five times over the last decade, living in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Massachusetts. She hopes her family will put down roots in Andover, where she now resides, but given her deep-seated wanderlust, she admits she is always open to a new adventure. Her three daughters, Skylar, Tiernan and Lorelei, however, are very happy to stay put in Andover. Along with her husband and daughters she counts two cats, Isis and Antigone, and a rescue dog named Fyfa in her family. Kate loves foreign languages and foreign cultures. She has studied with various degrees of fluency French, Italian, Ancient Greek, Modern Greek and Latin. She studied abroad as an undergraduate in Italy and in Greece, where she participated in an archaeological dig at the Isthmus of Corinth. She hopes she imparts her love of languages and passion for traveling the world to her daughters and to her students.When not teaching Latin or taking care of her children, Kate enjoys reading, running, taking Fyfa on long walks, listening to music, drinking hot beverages and socializing. She most assuredly does not enjoy shopping, being late, surprise parties or the color yellow. 51

Shaunielle McDonald ’94 Third Form Dean, Diversity and Inclusivity Coordinator, Director of Community Service (Boston University) Appointed: 2010 Shaunielle A. McDonald graduated from Brooks in 1994 and then went to Boston University, where she majored in secondary English education. While at Boston University, she served on the executive board of the historic Inner Strength Gospel Choir. After college, Shaunielle worked for non-profits in the Boston area, teaching health and mentoring Boston Public School students to find pathways to careers in the healthcare field. Shaunielle is currently the third-form dean and teaches Brooks Beginnings. Additionally, she direct the Community Service program and serves on the Diversity Leadership Council as diversity and inclusivity coordinator. Shaunielle, a dorm parent in Gardner House, lives on campus in Bertles House with her daughter, Naimah, and her mother, Miriam, a former Brooks trustee. 52

Lindsey McDowell Assistant Athletic Director, Assistant Athletic Trainer B.S., M.A. (University of Connecticut) Appointed: 2012 Lindsey assists athletic trainer John King, works with Lori Charpentier and John Fahey as an assistant athletic director, and teaches life skills classes. She is also an active contributor to the Brooks School Twitter account, reporting athletic news. Lindsey is well qualified for all these roles, having earned her bachelor of science degree and master’s degree from the University of Connecticut. While completing her graduate degree, Lindsey worked at Pomfret School as an assistant athletic trainer, sports science teacher, dorm parent, and advisor for three years. She has also been a student athletic trainer for the University of Connecticut softball and women’s basketball teams. Lindsey lives on campus in the Chace House apartment. In her free time she enjoys reading, traveling to new places, and spending time with friends and family. 53

John McLoughlin History Teacher, Director of the Exchange Program B.A. (Tufts University) M.A.T. (Boston College) Appointed: 2007

John McLoughlin earned his undergraduate degree in international relations from Tufts University, studied at the First Foreign Languages Institute in Beijing, and completed an M.A.T. in history at Boston College. John joined the Brooks History Department in 2007 after teaching at Boston College High School for 17 years. He also taught at the Peoples University of China and served for three years as the resident director of School Year Abroad China. At Brooks, John teaches AP world history, directs the Exchange Program, coaches 2nd baseball, serves as a dorm affiliate in Whitney House, and has led summer programs in Beijing. After 28 years teaching, John explains that there are a number of things that continue to compel him — the daily academic exercise with students, the potential of experiential learning that expands the walls of the traditional classroom, and the idea of creating a better school and broader community. He describes getting out into the world as a pebble in his shoe and when he is at his best. His work with students, particularly in the Exchange Program, gives shape to his interests. John lives in North Andover with his family. Brooks is a family affair for the McLoughlins. Beyond school and family, he enjoys reading, particularly about China, growing things, cooking, being outside, and maintaining an old farmhouse. 54

Lynn McLoughlin Visual Art Teacher B.A. (Framingham State College), M.Ed. (Lowell University) Appointed: 2000 Lynn has been teaching art to people of all ages for the past 25 years. She began her career as a Brooks Summer Camp art instructor in the 1970s. She has worked in public schools, at preschools and as a facilitator of enrichment programs fostering creativity for schools, nursing homes and community based organizations. Her approach to teaching is driven by the philosophy that everyone is an artist. In Lynn’s own art practice, she typically works representationally and abstractly with experimental acrylics, pen and ink, collage and clay. Working in varied styles and mediums offers her growth and flexibility. Lynn loves working with high school students. Lynn’s affiliation with Brooks began with her father Nick (biology teacher), and continued with brother Scott ’74, husband John (history teacher), and daughter’s Annie ’11 and Lee ’16. Lynn, John, Annie and Lee live off campus in North Andover in an old colonial home. 55

John McVeigh Associate Director of Admission B.S. (Merrimack College) M.S. (Duke University) Appointed: 2003

John joined the Brooks community in 2003 as a chemistry teacher after leaving the Intel Corporation to follow his heart into teaching and coaching. He currently serves as the associate director of admission, in addition to teaching oratory in the English Department and serving as the head coach of the boys basketball team. He has also taught classes in every science discipline offered at Brooks over the past decade. A Presidential Scholar, Academic All-American, and captain of the basketball team at Merrimack College, where he earned a B.S. in biology and chemistry, John went on to earn a master’s in environmental chemistry from Duke University in 2000. John lives on campus in Chace House with his wife, Candice (also a high school teacher), their son, Jack, and their daughter, Kelly. Last year, John played a role in the spring play, while this year he is a bell ringer for the Bishop’s Bells, a musical group at Brooks. John still loves to play pickup basketball in his spare time; other hobbies include playing golf, reading, fishing, and playing with his kids. John is active in volunteering with Coaches vs. Cancer, the Special Olympics, the Lawrence Boys and Girls Club ABA Camp, and the Greater Lawrence Christmas Basketball Tournament. In the summer, he can be found traveling with his family or running basketball camps and clinics, including one he runs with his father in Tralee, Ireland. He has completed the Boston Marathon but is still in search of his first golf hole-in-one. 56

Andrés Mendez-Peñate Spanish Teacher B.A. (Wesleyan University), M.S. (Pace University) Appointed: 2012 Andrés is no stranger to the Brooks campus, having lived here as a child (Leigh Perkins was his babysitter) when his father, Mario, taught Spanish. The family later moved to St. Paul’s School, from which Andrés graduated, spending his junior year at SYA-Spain. After earning his bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University, he taught Spanish and bilingual education in New York City and then moved to Barcelona in 2009 to teach at the Benjamin Franklin International School. While in New York, Andrés earned his master’s degree at Pace University. Andrés has a passion for music, food and travel (he’s a guitarist and singer). In the summer of 2012 he walked nearly 400 kilometers on the Camino de Santiago. He teaches Spanish, coaches soccer and tennis, and serves as a dorm parent in Thorne. While Andrés really loved his time living in Spain, he’s thrilled to be back to his New England roots. He loves working with his students and colleagues at Brooks. 57

Lillian Miller Spanish Teacher B.S. (Boston University) M.Ed. (Boston College) Appointed: 2006

At Brooks, Lillian Miller has taught the full range of Spanish classes, including AP Spanish literature, since 2006. She is from Lima, Perú, and moved to the United States with her family in 1987. Prior to joining the Brooks faculty, she taught at Meritor Academy and was an adjunct professor at Merrimack College. Lillian completed her M.Ed. at Boston College’s Lynch School of Education in 2011. Lillian’s love for teaching comes from her desire to introduce her students to another language and culture. Through her teaching, Lillian seeks to give students a new set of eyes through which to view the world. She hopes they will come to see the transformative power of travel, of experiencing new cultures and through these experiences develop an empathy for the world beyond the confines of their own lives. She also supports a student-led program at Bellesini Academy in nearby Lawrence by driving Brooks students to serve as tutors. Lillian is the advisor to the Alianza Latina Club and the SYA (School Year Abroad) coordinator. Lillian, her husband, Paul, and their children, Alesandra ’14, Paul ’17, and Isabela, live off campus in North Andover.


Brick Moltz Academic Dean B.A. (Colby College) Appointed: 2007

Brick Moltz earned a B.A. in economics from Colby College and began his teaching career at the Baldwin School shortly thereafter. While at Baldwin, Brick wore just about every hat imaginable and taught world history, AP United States history, and economics – courses he has also taught at Brooks. In addition, he served as the department head for seven years and played an active role in curricular changes during that stretch. After Baldwin, Brick spent two years teaching history at Milton Academy. Brick came to Brooks in 2007 to fill the position of chair of the History Department. He became the academic dean in 2012 and also teaches AP art history. Brick and his wife, Laura Russell, live off campus in North Andover. When he is not on campus, Brick tries to find enough time to go hiking in the woods with Laura and their dog, Ellie, flyfishing for striped bass from his kayak, or playing Grateful Dead covers in a rock band. He sometimes even plays with his oldest son, Cannon, who lives in Burlington, Vermont. Brick and Laura are very excited to travel to Argentina this spring to visit their other son, John ’11, who is studying in Buenos Aires for the year.


Kristin Moody English Teacher B.A. (Colby College), M.Ed. (Lesley University) Appointed: 2012 Kristin joined the Brooks community in 2012 after teaching at various public and independent schools, most recently as a secondary school advisor and teacher at Nashoba Brooks School in Concord, Massachusetts. No stranger to boarding school life, she was a dorm parent at Brooks when her husband, Alex, was on the faculty, but they currently live off campus with their three children, Sawyer, Tate and Maris. The newest member of the family is the goldendoodle, Liberty, who loves to walk on Barker Farm near her home. Kristin has also lived and taught at Shattuck-St. Mary’s School in Minnesota and the Berkshire School in western Massachusetts. She has taught in the Newton and Newburyport public high schools and has worked as a secondary school placement advisor and college counselor. Her major academic interests include African-American literature, Native American studies and teaching writing. An avid reader, she enjoys getting away to mid-coast Maine and swimming in the ocean. 60

Kihak Nam ’99 Math Teacher B.S., M.Eng. (Cornell University) Appointed: 2008 Kihak came to Brooks in 2008 after spending a year at Governor’s Academy teaching math. At Brooks, Kihak has taught math, engineering, and theology. He’s also coached four of the school’s squash teams (boys 1st, 2nd and 4th and girls 3rd). A language enthusiast, Kihak speaks Korean, English, Hebrew, Aramaic, Akkadian, Ugaritic, Greek, Spanish, and German. Kihak and his wife, Linda, live in Hettinger West with their three children: Abigail (6), Madison (3), and Christopher (3 months). Between them, Kihak and Linda play seven musical instruments. Kihak is currently a candidate for a master of divinity and master of arts in biblical languages degrees at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. 61

Peter Olrich Dean of College Counseling A.B. (Harvard College) Appointed: 2009 Dean of College Counseling Peter Olrich returned to Brooks in 2009 after having pioneered the college counseling program at the Bay School of San Francisco from 2005 to 2009. Prior to his adventure out west, Peter had been an associate director of college counseling, English teacher, associate director of admission, and head of the boys rowing program at Brooks over a span of eight years. Peter earned his undergraduate degree in English literature from Harvard in 1990, and will complete his MBA with the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in May 2014. Now in his fourteenth year as a college counselor, Peter serves as secretary of the Boston Independent School College Counselors Association. Peter has been mentoring high school students since he left college, when he coached at rowing camps up and down the East Coast, and served as program director at Community Rowing, Inc. in Boston, the country’s largest public access rowing organization. Peter grew up around rowing, and it remains an important part of his life. Peter and his wife, Shannon, live in Buhl House, where Peter serves as a dorm parent in Whitney House. Shannon assists with the girls squash team, and their two children, Will (8) and Eliza (5), enjoy campus life and the big crowd of friends at the Brooks bus stop for the local elementary school.


John Packard Head of School B.A. (Franklin & Marshall College) M.A.L.S. (Wesleyan University) Appointed: 1990

John R. Packard was appointed head of school in 2008. Prior to his appointment, he had served on the Brooks faculty for 18 years, beginning as an intern in the History Department in 1990. In 1994, he was appointed assistant dean of students, a position he held for four years. In 1998, he moved into the admission office as an assistant director of admission, and he remained in that post until 2000, when he was named dean of faculty. During his time on the faculty, John has taught history and coached boys soccer, girls ice hockey, and baseball. In addition, he served as a dorm parent in Blake House, Thorne House, and Whitney House for a total of 16 years. John is a 1990 graduate of Franklin and Marshall College, where he majored in history and minored in government. During his first few years at Brooks, he pursued a master’s degree in liberal studies at Wesleyan University. He wrote his master’s thesis on the Johnson Administration’s War on Poverty in the 1960s. An avid Red Sox and Patriots fan, John and his wife, Kim O’Neill Packard ’87, reside on campus in the Head of School’s Residence with their two children, Kate (13) and Elizabeth (10). The family enjoys time with their chocolate Labrador retriever, Lincoln, on campus and at their home in New London, New Hampshire, where they ski, golf, swim, and explore whenever time permits. 63

Brian Palm Director of Environmental Stewardship A.B. (Dartmouth College) M.S. (Oxford University) Appointed: 2003 Brian Palm came to Brooks School’s Science Department shortly after earning an M.S. in environmental policy and management from Oxford University in 2001. Brian previously worked at Noble & Greenough School for four years after graduating from Dartmouth College with a double major in geography and environmental biology. He earned a number of honors as an oarsman at both Dartmouth and Oxford and is part of the Brooks crew coaching staff. In addition to teaching AP environmental science and a hands-on sustainability seminar, Brian works with the school’s operations team to reduce campus resource consumption while employing strategies that add efficiency and durability to long-term campus planning. In addition to skiing and hiking, Brian continues to find his way into rowing shells with regularity. Brian has two children, Brendan and Macie, and he lives off campus in Needham, Mass.


Susannah Parker History Teacher B.A. (Bates College) M.Ed. (Harvard University) Appointed: 2011 Joining the Brooks faculty in 2011, Susannah first discovered the joys of the independent school experience as a day student at Phillips Academy. After high school, Susannah attended Bates College with the intent to pursue environmental studies and art history. Realizing that she spent all of her spare time volunteering in the local Lewiston, Maine, schools, she changed tacks. After earning her B.A. in sociology with a concentration in the sociology of education, she went on to attain her M.Ed. in risk and prevention in adolescence from Harvard University. She also recently completed her CAGS in special education. Before joining the Brooks faculty as a learning specialist, Susannah spent seven years as a special educator in the Andover public schools at both the high school and middle school levels. So far at Brooks, she has been excited to be a part of the team that transformed a former chemistry lab into a proper Learning Center to better help students understand their learning styles. In addition to her daily 1:1 work with students, one of the highlights of her year is Winter Term, when she takes Brooks students to the YWCA in neighboring Lawrence to work in preschool classrooms. A native of Andover, she lives off campus with her daughter, Carolyn, and her anxietyridden cat, Daisy. She enjoys spending as much time as possible in or on the waters of Southport Island, Maine. 65

Leigh Perkins ’81 English Teacher B.A. (Williams College) J.D. (Suffolk Law School) Appointed: 1998 Leigh arrived on campus as a toddler in 1966 with her faculty-member parents. She is a member of the class of 1981, the school’s first co-ed class. She returned to campus in 1998 (after her first career as a litigator and her second as a journalist) and had the privilege of working alongside her parents for several years before they retired. Initially returning in the position of director of alumni and parent programs, in 2004 she left that position to join the English Department. From her lawyer days, Leigh brings a keen interest in clarity and precision, both in oral and written communication. From journalism she brings a deep curiosity and love of discovery and narrative. In her time at Brooks, she has traveled the world with students (including trips to India, China, Belize and Afghanistan), hoping to pass along her love of exploring other ways of life and believing that personal connections trump fear and mistrust in the world. Leigh is a dorm parent in Hettinger East, where she lives with her husband, faculty member Matthew Grant, their two children, Samantha ’14 and Jake, Dash the dog (named for the punctuation), Rosie the cat, and whatever visitors are crashing in the guest room at the moment.


Dusty Richard Math Teacher B.S. (Union College) Appointed: 1978 Dusty (above on the right) graduated from Union College in 1972. He taught at Fay School prior to coming to Brooks in 1978 and also played professional soccer in the ’70s. He’s coached the Brooks boys 1st soccer team for 36 years. Dusty is married to Sharon and has three stepchildren: two daughters and a son, Michael ’99. He’s continued to play soccer on a team with many of his old Boston Astros teammates, mostly Brazilian, from 40 years ago. He teaches most of the upper levels of math, including AP BC calculus and multivariate calculus. Dusty and Sharon live on campus in Bigelow House. He has a number of hobbies, but none as consuming as working on vintage cars. He’s presently in the 24th year of a five-year restoration of a 1967 Jaguar E-Type roadster. He finds it very weird teaching kids whose parents he taught many years ago, but also pretty cool. 67

Jenelle Ries Fifth Form Dean / Associate Director of Admission B.A. (College of the Holy Cross), M.Ed. (UMass Lowell) Appointed: 2003 After attending Brooks as a student, Jenelle returned to campus in 2003 and is now an associate director of admission and fifth form dean. Jenelle earned a B.A. from Holy Cross, where she served as the captain of the girls hockey team, and a M.Ed. from the University of Massachusetts. After coaching ice hockey for many years, Jenelle now coaches the 2nd softball team. She currently lives in PBA Hall with her husband, Dave, who coaches the boys ice hockey team, and their children, Ellie and Little Dave. When possible, the Ries family retreats to their home in York, Maine, where Jenelle enjoys finding time to relax on the beach, cook, and do puzzles. 68

Justine Rooney Science Teacher B.A. (Connecticut College) Appointed: 2013 Justine Rooney (above on the right) earned her B.A. in environmental studies from Connecticut College in 2012. She was born and raised in Barnstable, Massachusetts, where she enjoys spending the summers with her family. After rowing at both Tabor and Conn College, she began her association with Brooks as an assistant coach with the girls crew team last spring. Justine teaches biology and physics, and assists with 2nd field hockey in the fall, girls 2nd squash in the winter, and girls 1st crew in the spring. She is a dorm parent in Merriman, and she has recently started fostering dogs.


Geoff Sahs ’94 History Teacher A.B. (Harvard College) Appointed: 2012 As a member of the Brooks class of 1994, Geoff Sahs was awarded the Trustees' Prize, Boys Athletic Prize, Baird E. Haney Squash prize, and served as a school, dorm, and chapel prefect. He played soccer, ran cross-country, played squash, and was elected crew captain. His varsity boat set a course record that still stands today. At Harvard College, Geoff rowed for the legendary Harry Parker and majored in history. His boat won the Ladies Challenge Plate at the Henley Royal Regatta in 1998. He taught, coached, and served as department chair at day schools in Austin, Texas, for 11 years before returning to New England to pursue graduate studies at Dartmouth. He is currently finishing his master’s thesis on small business growth in America. At Brooks, Geoff is teaching U.S. history (both regular and AP) and micro and macro economics. He coaches boys 2nd squash and is the head coach of the girls crew team. He also serves as the head of Peabody House, where he lives with his wife and their three children. While living in Austin, Geoff worked for a small firm designing and building guitar amplifiers and speaker enclosures. Combining his love of carpentry and playing the guitar, he has had the opportunity to build and repair guitar equipment for musicians from around the world. He brings that experience and passion into the classroom in his Winter Term class, where students learn how to build functioning guitar amplifiers and effects for the school.


Jeff Saunders Math Teacher B.S. (Albright College) Appointed: 2005 Jeff has been an instructor of mathematics, computer science and robotics at Brooks since 2004. During the summer weeks he has been an instrumental member of the Brooks School Computer Camp teaching programming and robotics to middle school students for over 10 years. A Washington, D.C., native, he worked in the public and private sectors as an engineer prior to Brooks. In addition to teaching, he coaches squash, tennis, and baseball. When not involved in the Brooks Community, he is an outdoorsman and avid traveler. Jeff lives off campus with his wife Lisa, and two daughters, Katherine and Madeline. 71

Lisa Saunders Director of Information Technology B.A. (Albright College) M.A. (Hofstra University) Appointed: 1998

Arriving on campus in 1998, Lisa is the director of information technology and the program manager for comp_camp@brooks, a summer computer camp program on campus. She previously taught computer science and ethics classes. Lisa is an active member of several Brooks committees, including the Chapel Advisory Committee, Curriculum Committee, and Exchange Program. Recently, Lisa and her husband, Jeff, had the opportunity to visit Exchange partner school Glenalmond College in Scotland. She also supports the Exchange Program through trips to Washington, D.C., with the visiting exchange students. Raised in North Andover, Lisa spent a year in Venezuela as an exchange student though American Field Services. She earned degrees in Spanish and psychology from Albright College in 1992. Two years later, Lisa was awarded an M.A. in bilingualism and linguistics from Hofstra University. Lisa and Jeff live in Haverhill with their two daughters, Katherine and Madeline, and cat, Cece. Lisa is actively involved with her daughter’s activities, including dance, theater and soccer. She is a fall and spring soccer coach with the Haverhill Soccer Association and is active with Girls Scouts of the USA. Reading, cooking, traveling and winter sports are among Lisa’s favorite activities.


Sarah Shea Science Teacher B.A. (Princeton University) Appointed: 2011

Sarah joined the Science Department after two years at the Heritage Academy in Hilton Head, S.C. Sarah’s experience with boarding schools began when she was a student at Milton Academy. After Milton, she earned her B.A. at Princeton University, where she was also a member of the varsity ice hockey team. Before Heritage Academy, Sarah worked as a financial consultant with MMG Partners New York, where she managed teams of analysts working on due diligence and strategy projects. Sarah also spent a year working as an independent consultant in South Carolina, helping launch a new eco-friendly energy saving product. Sarah is a certified yoga instructor and greatly enjoys running the afternoon yoga program. Sarah loves outdoor sports of all kinds, especially kayaking and paddle boarding. She also loves to travel and is inspired to continue working to enhance her mastery of Spanish after a recent trip to Nicaragua. It is debatable if Sarah loves anything more than her dog, Sedona, and enjoys sharing her dog with all the students homesick for their own pup. Sarah has enjoyed being the co-faculty advisor to the Botanical Society and supporting the Gay Straight Alliance. Sarah lives in Rogers House and is the dorm head in Gardner House. 73

Mark Shovan English Teacher B.A. (Colby College), M.Ed. (Antioch College) Appointed: 1968 Mark J. Shovan, who received his B.A. from Colby and counseling psychology from Antioch, has been a member of the Brooks faculty since 1968 and is currently senior master. Mark, who grew up in New Hampshire, teaches English and holds the F. Fessenden Wilder Endowed Chair in that subject. He teaches AP English literature and composition as well as two senior seminars: poetry reading and writing, and Shakespeare. Mark has a special interest in poetry and has edited a textbook, Visions of Voices: An Anthology of Poetry by Genre, published in 1999. He was once a competitive ski racer, former secretary of the Schussverein Ski Club, and is still a devoted fly fisherman. Mark lives on campus with his wife, Becky, former art teacher at The Pike School in Andover. The couple spends summers and vacations restoring their 18th Century farmhouse in Peterborough, New Hampshire, while dodging their barn’s flying squirrels. Their daughter, Lydia, graduated from Brooks in 1999. 74

Alex Skinner ’08 Assistant Director of Admission B.A. (Boston College) Appointed: 2012 Alex is an assistant director of admission at Brooks. Born and raised in Haverhill, Massachusetts, Alex is an alumnus of Brooks. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston College, where he studied psychology and played tennis for four years in the Atlantic Coastal Conference, leading his team as captain his senior year. He immediately returned to Brooks not only as an admission officer but as the assistant coach of the girls 1st basketball team, head coach of boys 1st tennis, a dorm parent in Blake House, and an advisor to a handful of students. During the summers he teaches tennis to students of all ages at Cedardale Health and Fitness Club and keeps up with his own game by playing in the Boston Pro Tennis League. 75

Deanna Stuart Director of Student Activities, Production Manager for the Arts B.A. (Wells College), M.A.L.S. (Wesleyan University), M.F.A. (Yale School of Drama) Appointed: 1997 Deanna Jane Stuart is the director of student activities as well as the production manager for the arts at Brooks. She joined the faculty in 1997, having previously taught at Phillips Academy, Tilton and Westminster School. Deanna spent 10 years as a math teacher until the pull of the theater proved too strong. She quit her job, put her belongings in storage and headed off to the Yale School in Drama, where she earned an M.F.A. in technical design and production, with a concentration in production management. She pulled both of her worlds together when writing, Risk Management and Legal Liability in Secondary School Theatre. She lives in Peabody House with her two daughters. 76

Carmen Vicente-Quesada Spanish Teacher B.A. (Univ. de Granada), M.A. (Univ. of Delaware), M.A. (Yale Univ.) Appointed: 2010 A native of Granada, Spain, Carmen grew up both in the city and on her family’s farm. During college, she took some time off to live and work in London. After three years there, she went back home to complete her undergraduate education in the Universidad de Granada. Carmen came to the U.S. in 2003 and earned advanced degrees at the University of Delaware and Yale University, where she taught Spanish language for a year before coming to Brooks. Carmen’s minor was in medieval French literature, and she has a wide-ranging passion for foreign languages and cultures. At Brooks, Carmen teaches various levels of Spanish language, serves as international student advisor, is an affiliate dorm parent in PBA, and assists with community service. She and her husband, Chapman Wing, reside in the Holcombe House apartment. They travel to Spain each year, visiting Carmen’s family. 77

Taylor Ware Director of College Counseling B.A. (Dartmouth College) M.S.W. (Columbia University) Appointed: 2011

In addition to her work in the College Counseling Office, Taylor enjoys coaching girls 2nd lacrosse and bonding with third-formers during Monday night study hall. She lives off campus in Andover with her husband, Adam, daughter, Neily (8), son, Will (6), and Bernese mountain dog, Gretl (2). When on campus, the Wares can often be found cheering on Brooks teams, taking in performances and commandeering the soft-serve ice cream machine in the dining hall. Taylor and her family relish opportunities to get up to Mad River Glen for some skiing or to Maine for some quality time with family. But more frequently, she can be found shuttling between campus and her kids’ assorted activities as she embraces life as a busy working mom. In her spare time, Taylor enjoys running, reading, trying out new recipes for family dinners, and building Legos and doing art projects with Neily and Will. Before coming to Brooks, Taylor served as a guidance counselor at Boston College High School, where she put both her college counseling experience and mental health background to use. She earned a B.A. from Dartmouth College, where she played both field hockey and lacrosse. Subsequently, she completed her M.S.W. from Columbia University School of Social Work and currently holds a license as an independent clinical social worker (LICSW). 78

Susanna Waters Chair of History Department B.A., M.Ed. (St. Lawrence Univ.) Appointed: 2009

Susanna Waters is the History Department chair. She teaches pre-modern world, AP U.S. history, and a senior seminar in Latin American history, in addition to coaching basketball. Susanna came to Brooks from Holderness School, where she taught history and coached three sports. She graduated from St. Lawrence University, where she majored in history with a minor in Caribbean and Latin American studies. Susanna played on the women’s lacrosse team for all four years, captaining the squad in her junior and senior years, and earning Academic All-American honors both of those years. Susanna returned to St. Lawrence to earn a master’s of education degree, while teaching and coaching in the local public school systems. She credits her love of history and American studies to her teachers at Concord Academy. Susanna lives in Chace House with her husband, Willie Waters ’02, baby daughter, Ainsley, and golden retriever, Neely. As you can tell from their dog’s name, the Waters are big Boston Bruins fans! They also love to travel and have been all over the world together. One of their favorite parts about Brooks was getting to teach a Winter Term class together on the cultural history of Ireland, which included bringing students to the Emerald Isle. Susanna finds that her travel experiences better inform her teaching, and she hopes to instill a similar passion to see the world in her students. 79

Willie Waters ’02 History Teacher Fourth Form Dean B.A. (Bowdoin College) Appointed: 2007 Willie graduated from Brooks in 2002 and then went to Bowdoin College, where he majored in government and legal studies before graduating in 2006. While there, he captained the men’s soccer team his senior year and played a central role in the school’s perennial status as an elite Division III force. After college, Willie went to Kent School in Connecticut, where he was an assistant director of admissions, history teacher, dormitory parent and threesport coach. He came back to Brooks in 2007 and served as an assistant director of admission for several years before moving into the History Department to teach AP U.S. government and politics and world history. In addition to teaching, Willie also serves as the fourth form dean and coaches both varsity soccer and ice hockey. Willie lives in Chace House with his wife, Susanna, baby daughter, Ainsley, and golden retriever, Neely. A big New England sports fan, Willie gets a kick out of watching games in the common room with the boys and beating his colleagues in fantasy football. The Waters family enjoys spending summers in Westport Harbor, Massachusetts, where Willie loves to play golf whenever he can and read non-fiction on Elephant Rock Beach.


Judith Werner Director of Psychological Counseling B.A. (Franklin & Marshall College), M.A., C.A.G.S. (New York Univ.) Appointed: 2005 Director of Psychological Counseling Judith Landowne Werner joined the Brooks faculty in the fall of 2005. Judith received her B.A. in economics from Franklin and Marshall College and her M.A. and certificate of advanced graduate studies in school psychology from New York University. Prior to coming to Brooks, she worked at Phillips Academy for eight years, where she was a psychological counselor, teacher, track and cycling coach and a dorm parent in a freshman girls dorm. She also was the upper school counselor at Roland Park Country School, an all-girls day school in Baltimore, Maryland. As a school psychologist, she has been a counselor to students, faculty, and parents, taught psychology, and led seminars on a variety of topics including diversity, drug and alcohol prevention, leadership, AIDS education and adolescent health. Judith lives off campus with her family. 81

Shelley Zatsky Photography Teacher B.F.A. (California Inst. for the Arts) M.F.A. (Tufts University) Appointed: 2011

Photography teacher Shelley Zatsky holds a B.F.A. from California Institute of the Arts and an M.F.A. from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. She previously taught photography at Belmont High School and since 2008 has been an imaging technician at Harvard University, where much of her work involves photographing historical objects. Also a freelance photographer, Shelley shoots interiors for designers and most recently did some photo editing for a yoga book published last fall. Shelley has shown her personal photography in galleries across the country and has work in the permanent collection of the DeCordova Museum and the Boston Drawing Project at Carroll and Sons gallery in Boston. Very interested in architecture and history, Shelley features these themes as a constant in her work. In a previous life, Shelley was an avid traveler. She has spent extensive amounts of time driving across the country, traveling throughout Australia, Southeast Asia, Europe and Cuba to learn about history and culture, see architectural gems, and of course, take some pictures. When not freelancing, imaging library objects, or teaching photography, Shelley can often be found hanging out with her family, cooking or baking and generally doing crafty things. Shelley lives in Melrose with her husband, Scott, their son, Myles, and their dog, Porter. 82

Huiying Zhao Chinese Teacher B.A. (Beijing Normal University) Appointed: 2011 Huiying Zhao oversees the school’s Chinese program after previously teaching at Brooks in 2009 as a maternity leave substitute. She holds a degree from Ocean University of China, and has done further study at Beijing Normal University and Northern Essex Community College. Huiying has made a career of teaching Chinese in various settings, both in China and in the U.S., including Northern Essex Community College, Boston Latin Academy and the Andover Step by Step Chinese Learning Center, where she is the teaching director. Huiying lives in Andover with her husband, Yusheng Liu, son, Eric, and daughter, Michelle. 83

Kate Zipin Science Teacher B.A. (Oberlin College) Appointed: 2011 Oberlin College graduate Kate Zipin brings her love of science and her passion for working with kids to our Science Department. She coaches girls 2nd soccer and basketball and can sometimes be found encouraging an impromptu dance party during practice. In addition to teaching and coaching, Kate is a dorm parent in Merriman. She helps organize movie nights and McDonald’s runs and makes sure the girls know the rules of recycling, her pet project. She often hosts cake-baking missions (birthdays or just for fun) and loves to have the girls hang out in her apartment and talk about their day. Do-it-yourself projects bring out Kate’s crafty side and she’s thrilled when she gets to use her cordless drill, particularly when it means teaching students the basics. Kate loves current events and draws kids into conversations about what’s happening outside of the Brooks campus. She’s a faculty advisor to the Gay-Straight Alliance and she challenges kids to think about the gender norms in society. Kate works to foster personal growth and responsibility in the dorm, in the classroom, and on the field but, despite her high standards, she loves terrible jokes and puns! 84

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