Mike McKee – Director of Admissions Mike McKee comes to Dunn School from the Orme School in Arizona where he gained experience, not only with admissions, but with marketing and financial aid for the small college prep boarding school. Mike also spent two years in corporate marketing as an account executive for Palio Communications in New York. With a BA in Economics and Psychology from College of the Holy Cross, he was able to teach courses in both topics during his time at Orme. An avid lacrosse player, he was team captain at Holy Cross and named MVP three out of the four years he played there. Away from the office, Mike is an experienced horseman and is a CHA certified instructor. He loves exploring new areas whether on his horse, motorcycle, mountain bike, or hiking. Ann Greenough, who has been indispensable in her role as leader of the admissions team for more than 14 years, will still be working part-time in the admissions office, focusing primarily on overseas markets.
Steve Freire – Facilities Manager Steve Freire joined Dunn School in July as the Facilities Manager, bringing a wealth of experience with him. He spent four years as the Facilities Manager at Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital and most recently worked as the Maintenance Manager at the WorldMark in Solvang. With a degree in Philosophy, Ethics and Public Policy from UCSB, Steve is well poised to lead the maintenance team as the campus grows and changes. He’s also happy to play guitar or do woodwork and carving when he isn’t spending time with his two daughters.
A Fond Farewell
On behalf of everyone in the Dunn School community, the Dunn Journal acknowledges the many contributions of these departing faculty members and we wish them all the best. Callie Martin – While she enjoyed her five years teaching ceramics at Dunn School, Callie decided it was time to focus on getting her master’s degree from MICA. She and her fiancé Chuck plan to remain in the Valley. Phil Martin – Although he won’t be on campus every day to teach chemistry or advise students, Phil does plan to return in the fall to continue coaching the football program he started back in 2005. He’ll spend his days working in the family business, All Star Heating and Air Conditioning. Tammy Misner – Everyone at Dunn School was sad to see Tammy go from her position in the Health Office, even sadder to learn of her son’s tragic death in an Arizona wildfire. Our hearts go out to the Misner family who have been such an integral part of our community. Jenna Newburn – Although Jenna loved teaching social studies at Dunn Middle School, she shortened her drive time by joining the faculty at Santa Barbara Middle School. Dawn Robinson – After nine years teaching language arts at the middle school, Dawn, Eric and their dog, Ben, made the move to Los Angeles. She is now an English teacher at Windward School. Neil Rudis – Former Health Office assistant and outdoor ed instructor Neil Rudis has moved to Asheville, NC to join the staff at Adventure Treks. He’ll be leading expeditions and building outdoor education programs for North Carolina students. DUNN JOURNAL 2013 | 23
COVER STORY Wilderness Warriors – Dunn students venture into the outdoors for education of a different kind.