Kassie Archambault ’06

Instructor and first female wrestling coach in New England prep school history

Assistant Director of Admission & Instructor, Russian

Athlete, educator, linguist, volunteer, pioneer – each is apt in describing Kassie Archambault, who transitions to the office of admission after a successful tenure teaching Russian in Andover’s world language department. A 2006 Phillips Academy graduate and decorated student-athlete, Archambault broke new ground as the first female wrestler to place in a New England prep school interscholastic event, finishing second at the 2004 Class A Interscholastic Championships. As an undergrad at Dartmouth College, where she graduated in 2010, Archambault earned both the Cloise Appleton Crane and Pray Modern Language Prizes in Russian and volunteered teaching English to orphaned and abandoned children in rural Russia. She then earned a master’s degree in special education from Hunter College while teaching middle and high school students in the Bronx and Brooklyn through the New York City Teaching Fellows Program.

Returning two years ago as an Andover faculty member, Archambault was the first female wrestling coach in New England prep school history and instrumental in organizing and hosting the first-ever all-girls’ prep school wrestling tournament. She serves as a house counselor in upper class girls’ dorm Day Hall; advisor to a pair of student-run organizations, the Non-Sibi Society and DREAM (Disability Rights, Education, Activism, and Mentoring); and previously coached both JV2 field hockey and lacrosse.

“Education has always been an important part of my life,” Archambault says. “My mother is a middle school math teacher in Lawrence, and I was a teacher’s assistant throughout college. I realized that I loved working with children and wanted to play an active role in their educational experience.”

Have questions about the admission process? Email Kassie.

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