Lower School

Dr. Carrie Abood, Lower School Principal
Since 2017
Ed.D. Learning Organizations and Strategic Change, Lipscomb University
M.Ed. Administration and Supervision, Lipscomb University
B.A. English Teaching, Lipscomb University

Ruth Brown, Kindergarten Teacher, Costa Rica Missions Trip Coordinator
Since 1992
M.A. Curriculum and Instruction , Gordon College
B.A. Elementary Education, Berkshire Christian College
B.A. Theology, Berkshire Christian College
ACSI-Professional Lifetime Certification; State Of NH Elementary Education (K-8), Experienced Educator

Karen Coppinger, Lower School Mosaic Teacher
Since 2019
B.S. Learning Disabilities, General Special Education and Elementary Education, Language Arts, University of Maine at Farmington

Daphne Corso, Lower School Assistant Principal
Since 1993
M.Ed. Special Education, University of New Hampshire
B.S. Elementary Education, Gordon College

Holly Decker, Preschool Teacher, Aide
Since 2017
M.Ed. Education, Lesley University
B.A. Nursery – Kindergarten Education, University of Connecticut
NH Early Childhood Professional Development System – Early Childhood Master Teacher Credential Level 3, ACSI Elementary Teacher – Professional Lifetime, ASCI Early Education Teacher – Professional

Alicia DiTommaso, Second Grade Teacher, Basketball Coach, Kaleidoscope Instructor, ACSI Workshop instructor
Since 1998
B.S. Special Education & Elementary Education, Psychology, Keene State College
NH certification, ACSI certification

Deborah Drew, Preschool Aide, Preschool Aftercare, Preschool PE teacher
Since 2000
B.S. Physical Education, University of Massachusetts

Kaitlyn Eastman, Fourth Grade Teacher, Kaleidoscope Instructor, Summer Camp Administrator
Since 2016
B.S. Elementary Education (K-8), Concentration in English, University of Maine at Farmington
NH certifications

Robin Field, Lower School Aide, Before Care
Since 2018
A.A. Office Technology, McIntosh College

Monica Gagne, Kaleidoscope Staff – Aftercare & Summer Preschool Program
Since 2016
A.A. Accounting , Great Bay Community College

Jordan Heckelmann, 8th Grade Teacher, Before Care
Since 2016
M.A. Curriculum and Instruction, History, Gordon College
B.A. History, Sports Studies, Gordon College
5-12 History Teaching License, S.E.I. Endorsement

Georgina Henker, Assistant Librarian, Lower School
Since 2019
M.A. English, University of Louisville
B.A. English, Creative Writing, Bible, Cedarville University

Rebecca James, Kindergarten teacher, Orton Gillingham tutor
Since 2010
M.A. Curriculum instruction with concentration on reading, Gordon College
B.S. Elementary Education, Spanish, Gordon College
Maine Elementary Education K-8 Certification, Orton Gillingham certification

Shanna Ketchum, 4th Grade Teacher
Since 2014
B.S. Elementary Education, Psychology, Keene State College
K-8 Certified Teacher

Kiok Lian (Ken) Kwee Sturgis, STEM Education Coordinator, Teacher Aide
Since 2014
M.Sc. Food Technology, University of New South Wales
Medical Doctor, School of Medicine, Atma Jaya University
B.Sc. in Medicine, School of Medicine, Atma Jaya University,

Mary Lenz, Second Grade Teacher
Since 1999
M.Ed. Education, Gordon College
B.S. Kindergarten-Primary Education, University of So Maine

Esther Littlefield, Junior High Spanish Teacher
Since 2017
M.Ed. Education, Lesley University
BS in Advertising, Sociology concentration, University of Florida

Marcia Lund, 3rd Grade Teacher
Since 2011
M.Ed. Elementary education, UNL
B.S. Elementary Education, Ball State
Kindergarten “endorsement”, K-6 license IN (exp), NH license, ACSI certified

Jennifer Maley, Resource Teacher
Since 2017
M.A. Reading, Regis College/Mass. General Institute of Health Professions
B.A. American Studies, Merrimack College
Leveled Literacy Intervention, Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner
Massachusetts Educator License: Elementary Education (1-6)
Massachusetts Educator License: Reading (All Levels K-12)
New Hampshire Educator License: Elementary Education

Catherine McCook, 7th Grade Teacher, Junior High Tennis, Kaleidoscope Aftercare, Homework Club
Since 2019
B.S. Middle Level Education Math/English
Pennsylvania Certificate-All Subjects 4-6 Math and English 7/8, New Hampshire-Math and English grades 5-8

Sue McKenney, Lower School Administrative Assistant
Since 2013

Abigail Monahan, Health and Physical Education Teacher
Since 2009
B.S. Health and Physical Education, Bible, Cairn University
Safe and Sound Protocol Therapy

Briana Murray, 5th Grade Teacher
Since 2015
B.A. Elementary Education, English, Pensacola Christian College
Massachusetts State Certification, ACSI

Rebecca Nelson, Mosaic Team, 8th grade Math
Since 2019
M.Ed. Education, William Woods University
B.S. Equine Science, Business Administration, William Woods University
Intern License (Alt 5) NH DOE

Stephanie Osborne, Faculty Member
Since 2019
B.A. Biology, Hanover College
NH Certification 7-12 Life Sciences

Ingrid Lynn Phoenix, 3rd grade teacher
Since 2012
B.S. English, Elementary education, Gordon College
ACSI Certification

Lydia Phoenix, 6th Grade Teacher, Study Club Tutor
Since 2019
B.A. Elementary Education, Wheaton College
ASCI certification

Diane Pineo, Preschool aide
Since 1993
Penn Foster Child Development associate diploma

Amy Ponchak, Preschool Aide
Since 2015

Emily Reny, 1st Grade Teacher
Since 2015
M.Ed. Education, University of New Hampshire
B.A. English, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Studies, University of New Hampshire
ACSI, Elementary Education Certification

Juliana Scott, 7th grade teacher, Study Club Tutor
Since 2017
B.S. Elementary Education, English, Liberty University
Virginia Teaching License, ACSI Teaching License

Susan Stevens, Elementary Art and Elementary/JH Music, Private music teacher
Since 2010
BFA Weaving and Textiles, University of Michigan
ACSI, Suzuki trained/certified for teaching violin

Carroll Stevens, Fine Arts Director, Music Teacher, Theatre Music Director, Private Music Lesson Teacher
Since 2010
Master of Music Education, Gordon College
B.M. Music Education – Vocal Emphasis. Music Theory and Music History, University of Michigan
Certified Piano Technician, NH, ACSI

Rachel Tolley, Lower School Librarian
Since 2005
B.S. Elementary Education & Spanish, Gordon College
MA Certification, NH Certification

Michelle Trainor, 6th Grade Teacher, Before Care
Since 2017
B.A. Elementary Education, Psychology, Wheaton College, MA

Tammy Treadwell, 8th Grade Teacher
Since 2003
M.Ed. Elementary Education, Franklin Pierce University
B.S. Behavioral Science, UNH
A.A. Accounting, Franklin Pierce University
ACSI, Middle School Math, K-8 Certified

Shannon Trueira, 1st Grade Teacher
Since 2016
B.S. Early Childhood Education, Prek-4, Psychology, Messiah College

Harlee Tuttle, Preschool Director/Teacher
Since 2017
M.Ed. Educational Leadership, Plymouth State University
B.A. Early Childhood Education, Lasell College
ASCI Provision Director Certificate; NHECPDS Credentials in Master Teacher Level 2 and Early Childhood Master Professional Credential with Individual Mentor and Program Consultant Endorsements

Jennifer Will, JH Science Teacher
Since 2014
B.S. Elementary Education, History, Messiah College
NH K-8 Certification

Cheri Wilson, Computer Teacher, Veracross Support, Lower School IT
Since 2004
B.S. Family Studies: Child Development

Upper School

Abigail Allen, Upper School Teacher, Math Team, Freshman Class Advisor
Since 2019
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Grove City College

Peter Beal, Upper School English Department Head, Bible study leader, small group leader
Since 1999
M.A. Imaginative Literature, Harrison Middleton University
B.A. English, University of New Hampshire
B.A. Communication, University of New Hampshire
ACSI certified

Sandra  Croft, Academic Support, International Student Adviser & Liaison
Since 2018
M.A. English Education, Montclair State University
B.A. English Education, Rowan University

Kim Cummings, Upper School Administrative Assistant
Since 2010
A.A. Office Administrative Technology, Bay State College

Joy Eisner, Spanish Teacher, Missions Club Co-Advisor, World Languages Department Head
Since 2017
B.S. Music Education, Gordon College
Diploma in Spanish Language, Christian Spanish Academy of Antigua, Guatemala

Stephen Foley,  Dean of Men, Advisor: League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Since 1996
M.A. English / Literature, University of New Hampshire
B.A. English / Literature, University of Mass / Lowell
CAGS courses at UNH

Raymond Gamble, Upper School History Department Head
Since 1996
Ph.D. European History: Britain, University of Massachusetts – Amherst
M.A. European History, University of Massachusetts – Amherst
B.S. National Security and Public Affairs, United States Military Academy

Jessica Graustein, Upper School Teacher, Medical Club Leader, Natural History Club Leader, Calligraphy Club Leader
Since 2019
M.S. Biological Sciences, Northern Illinois University
B.S. Biology, min. French, Wheaton College
Co-author: WATER WAYS (Folded Word, 2017)
Paraeducator II Endorsement (NH)

Agnes Han, Upper School Teacher
Since 2018
M.Ed. Education/Instructional Systems, Penn State University
B.S. Political Science/Public Administration, National Taiwan University
TCSOL Certificate (Teaching Chinese as Second Language)
MA License Foreign Language Chinese 5-12

Tara Hatfield, Academic Planning Assistant
Since 2018
M.Ed. Elementary Education, Special Education Concentration, University of New Hampshire
B.A. Psychology, Bates College
NH Elementary Ed. Certification

Cyann Karnes, Student Activities Coordinator, Prom Committee Advisor
Since 2019

Charles Lawrence, Upper School Teacher
Since 2016
M.Ed. Education, Colgate University
B.S. Mathematics, Colgate University
New York State Permanent Certification

Moriah Mazzochi, Junior High and Upper School Art Teacher
Since 2019
Master of Music Arts Education, University of New Hampshire
B.A. Studio Art, University of New Hampshire
Art Teacher Certification

David Miller, Head Librarian, Eaglet Driver
Since 2018
M.S. Library Science, Western Kentucky University
B.S. Economics, History, University of Maine Farmington School Administration
NH :k-12 Librarian K-12 Principal ME: K-12 Librarian

Scott Sawyer, Director of Academic Planning and College Guidance
Since 2019
M.Ed. Educational Leadership, Concordia University
B.A. History, Political Science, Palm Beach Atlantic University

Beverly Shevenell, Upper School Teacher, Science Club Advisor
Since 1994
M.S. Analytical Chemistry, UNH
B.S. Plant Science, UNH
ACSI lifetime, Chemistry Educator

Michael Shevenell, IT Director, Varsity Cross Country Coach, Winter Track Coach, Spring Track Coach, Student IT (Upper School & Lower School) Advisor
Since 1996
M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, UNH
BS Electrical & Systems Engineering, RPI
9 Patents Awarded

Rebekah Shoemaker, Upper School Teacher: Department Head, Quiz Club Coach, Class of 2021 Advisor, Wednesday Girls leader
Since 2017
B.A. Mathematics, Messiah College
New Hampshire State Certified

Katrina Veno, Music Teacher, Jazz Band Director, Private Lesson Instructor
Since 2014
M.A. Clarinet Performance, The Ohio State University
B.A. Music Education, University of New Hampshire
NH State Certification

Melissa Weisberg, Upper School Teacher, Assistant Theater Producer, Sketch Comedy Club Adviser
Since 2017
M.A. Government (Law and Public Policy), Regent University
B.S. American Government, Liberty University
ACSI Certification


Tristan Agasi, Enrollment Manager

Lois Blatchley, Dean of Women, Ski Club coordinator
Since 2017
B.A. Urban Ministry Leadership, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Tricia Garton, Advancement & Alumni Coordinator, Primary Aide
Since 2007
B.A. Business Administration, Health Services Management, DeVry University

Joshua Gronblom, Facilities Manager
Since 2010

Stacey Hornbeck, Reception, Moms in Prayer & Swap Shop Volunteer
Since 2019

Jodi Karnes, Kaleidoscope Coordinator/Volunteer Coordinator, Coach
Since 2014
M.B.A. Business Administration, University of Phoenix
B.S. Family Studies, UNH
A.A. General Studies, NHTI
Veteran, United States Air Force

Andrew Kelsall, Custodian
Since 2012

Erin Kniphfer, Assistant Athletic Director, Coach
Since 2014

Connie Lawrence, Academic Dean, Mosaic Instructor
Since 1993
Ed.D. Educational Leadership, Nova Southeastern University
M.Ed. Integrated Studies, Education, Cambridge College
B.A. English and Elementary Education, French, Houghton College
Wilson Reading System Level 1 Instructor, National Distinguished Principal, Granite State Allan Graustein Award, NH Educator, NH Administrator, ACSI Educator, ACSI Principal

Sarah Leavitt, Chief Financial Officer
Since 1999
B.S. Business Administration, Barrington College

E Laura  Lupinacci, Volunteer Coordinator/Admissions Assistant
Since 2008
M.B.A. Business Administration, Florida Institute of Technology
B.A. Business Administration, Marketing & Economic, Florida Institute of Technology

Andrea Miskimen, Receptionist, Yearbook
Since 2018
B.S. Architectural Design, Art, Norwich University

Bill Palmer, Custodian, Tennis Instructor
Since 2015
IT Certification, Advanced Manufacturing Certification

Nathan Paul, Digital Marketing Assistant
B.A. Communications, University of Southern Maine

Since 2019

Mike Runey, Head of School
Since 2019
M.A. History, Pennsylvania State University
M.A. Strategic Studies, U.S. Army War College
B.S. History, Systems Engineering, The United States Military Academy (West Point)

Allison Russell, Bookkeeper
Since 2013
B.S. Accounting, Messiah College

Elaina Russo, Variable Tuition Officer
Since 2016
B.A. Communications, Speech and Rhetoric, Northeastern University

Kim Schmidt, Substitute Teacher Coordinator, Kaleidoscope Instructor
Since 2019
M.Ed. Elementary Education, UNH
B.S. Communication Disorders, Dance, UNH

Daniel Schmunk, Director of Strategic Initiatives
Since 2019
B.A. Music Education, Gordon College

Derek Summers, Athletic Director, Men’s varsity basketball coach, Women’s varsity soccer coach
Since 2009
B.S. Sports Management, Coaching, Cedarville University

Grace Thorsen, Theatre Director
Since 2009
B.F.A. Theatre Performance, Psychology , Southern Oregon University
Actor of the year award, IMTA Los Angeles, Best actor awards at film festivals, Professional stage actor

Shirley Tuten, Executive Assistant to Head of School
Since 2010
B.A. English, Mathematics, California Polytechnic State University

Gene Watson, Volunteer Security Coordinator, Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach, FCA Huddle Leader and Junior High small group leader
Since 2004
Retired US Marine, Youth Pastor

Donna Wyman RN
Since 2008
ADN, University of New England
Licensed -Maine State Board of Nursing

Praisye Yeo, Enrollment Marketing Assistant
Since 2020
B.A. Communication Arts, Gordon College

Brianna Young, International Admissions Counselor
Since 2020
A.A. Great Bay Community College