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People of Andover

Christopher Ishizuka-Wade ’08

Instructor in English, House Counselor, Varsity Soccer and Track Coach, Advisor


Marisela Ramos

Chair, History and Social Science, Instructor in Interdisciplinary Studies, LGBTQ+ Adult Coordinator

Chair and Instructor; LGBTQ+ Adult Coordinator

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Katherine Henry

Rebecca M. Sykes Wellness Center Intern

Rebecca M. Sykes Wellness Center Intern

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Abbey Siegfried

Music Department Chair, Academy Organist, Conductor of Fidelio and the Phillips Academy Chorus, House Counselor

“I always say that I love music—obviously, I’m a musician—but I love people more than I love music.”

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Chris Joel

Director of Business Services and Risk Management

Business Office

Renee Silva

Art Instructor, Visual Artist, JV Swim & Instructional Volleyball Assistant Coach, EBI Instructor, Painting Club Advisor, Love Club Leader, Foodie

Heidi Wall ’94

Assistant Department Chair of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics, Head Girls' Lacrosse Coach, House Counselor, Advisor view full profile

Billy Murray

Theatre and Dance Instructor, Dorm Compliment, Life Sport Coach

Instructor, costume and lighting designer for Theatre and Dance performances

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Andrea Prescott Gerakaris P’22, P'24

Business Manager, Admission & Financial Aid

Business Manager, Admission & Financial Aid, Parent of Ethan ’22 and Caleb '24

Jimmy (Ivan) Quezada

Spanish Instructor, Published Author, Traveler Blogger


Jessie Wallner

Office of Communication

Digital Content Producer | Video, photography, web content, social media | 978-749-4675

Kevin Cardozo

Instructor of Chemistry, Tennis Coach, Complementary House Counselor, Advisor

Olivia Lacasse

Office of Alumni Engagement

In her role as coordinator, Olivia supports regional programming for the Office of Alumni Engagement.

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Vivian Baez

Sykes Wellness Center

Psychological Counselor/Wellness Educator

Karen Kennedy

Assistant Athletic Director, Athletic Scheduling Officer, Physical Education Instructor, Advisor

Scott Hoenig

Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science

"I particularly enjoy teaching precalculus and calculus courses, and I recently developed a non-calculus-based probability elective."

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Elizabeth Monroe

Instructor in History and Social Science, Head Girls' Varsity Basketball Coach, Assistant Boys JV2 Soccer Coach, Tang Fellow, Complementary House Counselor, Advisor

Instructor and Girls Varisty Basketball Coach

Jo-Anne Love P’06

Interim Director of Office Operations

Interim Director of Office Operations, Parent of Jamie ’06

Joshua Mann ’96

Classics Chair and Instructor, Winter Outdoor Pursuits Coach, JV Baseball Coach, EBI Foundations Instructor, Former Tang Fellow, Former College Ski Alpine Ski Racer, Amateur Mycologist and Ornithologist view full profile

Matt Lisa

Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science

Instructor, House Counselor, J.V. Boys Ice Hockey Head Coach, J.V. Baseball Assistant Coach and member of the House Counselor Committee

Kevin Cordy

Office of Information Technology

Classroom and Multimedia Specialist

Patrick Rielly

Instructor in English, Head Coach Boys' Cross Country, Distance Coach Indoor and Outdoor Track, House Counselor

Nicholas Thayer

Fellow in Biology, House Counselor, Squash Coach, Brace Board Member, Advisor, Mushroom Hunter

Deborah Chase

Instructor in English, House Counselor, Advisor, Girls' Varsity Tennis Coach, Girls' JV Squash Coach

Instructor and Girls’ Varsity Tennis Coach

John Roberts

Director of Squash and Boys' Varsity Squash Coach, House Counselor, Advisor, 10th Grade EBI Teacher

Derek Jacoby


“The creative process can often be something of mystery, a particular combination of inspiration, hard work, gut feelings, and experience.”

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Rachel Vega

Administrative Assistant, Office of Physical Plant

Stephen Russell

Instructor in Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, JV Ultimate Head Coach, JV3 Boys Soccer Head Coach


Judith Wombwell

Theatre and Dance Instructor

Since 1996, Judy has directed and choreographed The Nutcracker, reimagining the classic ballet to represent colonial Andover.

Theresa Nartowicz

College Counseling

Administrative Assistant

Mike Kuta

Head Athletic Trainer, Physical Education and Lifetime Wellness Instructor, Day Student Advisor, Complimentary House Counselor, Husband, Father, Fly Fisherman

Head Athletic Trainer and Instructor

Megan Paulson

History and Social Sciences

"My area of interest and dissertation topic is "Culture as an educative factor in identity development: Black Appalachia 1940-1970".

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Emily Visco

Chemistry Fellow, Head JV Girls Hockey and Assistant Crew Coach, House Counselor, Advisor, True Crime Enthusiast

Elizabeth Meyer

Head, Division of World Languages, Instructor in Classics

Nick Zufelt

Computer Science Instructor, Complementary House Counselor, Tang Fellow, Brace Center Advisor, Track Coach

In addition to being a computer science instructor, Nick is a Tang Institute Fellow working on the ethi{CS} project.

Lilia Cai-Hurteau

Chair and Instructor in Chinese on the Dr. Yuan Han Instructorship, Co-Advisor of Asian Women Empowerment, 2018 Faculty Fellow of Brace Center for Gender Studies, Ed.D. in Leadership in Schooling view full profile

Stephanie Cormier

Student Program Coordinator

Joel Jacob

Chair and Instructor of Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science Department on the Harris Family Instructorship, House Counselor, BJV1 Squash Coach, Advisor view full profile

Dianne Fields

Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science

Administrative Assistant Office of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science

Fei Yao P’20

Physics Instructor, Girls' JV2 Squash Coach, Mentor for New faculty, and Day Student Advisor

Dri Tattersfield

Physics Teaching Fellow, Outdoor Pursuits Climbing Instructor, Isham House Counselor

Susan Esty P’22

Director of Wellness Education, House Counselor, Abbot Cluster Dean

“I see my role as a bridge between different groups and a partner with lots of different people.”

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Martha Fenton ’83

Girls’ Ice and Field Hockey Coach, West Quad North Cluster Dean, Physical Education Instructor

“My passions are much the same as when I was a student, except now I am on the teaching and coaching sides of wellness and sports.”

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Paul Murphy ’84 P’16, ’19, ’22

Math Instructor, House Counselor, Girls' Varsity Swimming Varsity Coach, Advisor, Father, Husband, Former Dean of Students, Former Director of Summer Session. view full profile

Rich Gorham

Associate Director, Andover Bread Loaf

Associate Director, Andover Bread Loaf

Benjamin Duclos

Instructor in German & French, Assistant Coach for Cycling and Indoor Track & Field, House Counselor

Tedd Parker

History and Social Science Instructor, Assistant Boys' Varsity Hockey Coach, Complementary House Counselor, Tang Fellow

Instructor and Abbot Cluster Dean

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Tracy E. Ainsworth

Instructor, JV2 Lacrosse Coach, Faculty Advisor to the Phillipian, Day Student Advisor

Instructor and Tang Institute Fellow researching Quiet Schools and introverted students.

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Khiem DoBa

Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science


Ingrid Kupka

Math instructor, Outdoor Pursuits Instructor, Advisor


Amy Turk P’20, P’22

Admission Interviewer

Admission Interviewer

Noureddine El Alam

Math Instructor, Girls Varsity Soccer Coach, EBI Instructor, House Counselor and Advisor, Muslim Student Association Advisor


Maria "Yosune" Crespo Schleicher

World Languages and Learning in the World Program

Administrative Assistant

Mary Kantor

Catholic Chaplain

Along with her academic background, Mary Kantor brings over twenty-five years of ministry experience in the Catholic Church.

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Sarah Mees P’22

Admission Interviewer

Admission Interviewer

Debra Colombo

Director of Standardized Testing

Director of Standardized testing

Patrick Pothel



Lindsay Randall

Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology

Curator of Education and Outreach

Yasmine Allen

Spanish Instructor, Pine Knoll Faculty Discipline Committee Rep, Spinning Coach, Academic Advisor, Associate Dean of Faculty, Co-Director of the Teaching Fellowship Program, Equity & Inclusion Committee Member, Fitness and Language Enthusiast, Beginning Hiker, Avid Traveler view full profile

Jenny K. Elliott ’94, P’22, ’24

History Instructor, Assistant Head of School for Residential Life, Dean of Students, Advisor, Girls Varsity Squash Coach, EBI Instructor, Alumna, Parent, Dog Lover, Crossword Puzzler, Yoga Practicer, Runner, Hiker view full profile

Christopher Odden

Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science


Tegan Morton

Biology Instructor, House Counselor, Advisor, Coach, SEED leader

Allyson Irish

Office of Communication

Director, Editorial and Creative Services | Andover magazine editor, oversee all print marketing, photography management | 978-749-4677

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Melissa Cahl

Rebecca M. Sykes Wellness Center Intern

Rebecca M. Sykes Wellness Center Intern

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Neil Evans

Office of Communication

Associate Director, Digital Communications | External web, social media, video, photography, Andover eNews | 978-749-4279

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Patrick Farrell

Instructor of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, Indoor and Outdoor Track Assistant Coach, Day Student Advisor, Dorm Complement

Has coached competitive math teams and individual students to regional and national success

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Larry Muench

Office of Physical Plant

Director of Facilities

Leah Metzger

Fellow in Spanish, House Counselor, Advisor, Assistant Cross Country and Track Coach


Congmin Zhao

Chinese and Japanese Instructor, House Counselor, Advisor, Step Aerobics Instructor

Suzanne Kemp

Director of Psychological Services

Director of Psychological Services, Psychological Counselor, Wellness Educator

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Rita Savard

Office of Communication

Associate Editor, Andover Magazine | Andover magazine content, writing and editing | 978-749-4040

Kara Norris

College Counseling

Administrative Assistant

Grace Curley ’81, P’20

Office of Academy Resources

Director of Gift Planning

Daniel Schneider

Instructor in Mathematics, Assistant Coach for Boys' Cross Country and Boys' Varsity Basketball, Complementary House Counselor, Advisor


Ellen Greenberg

Instructor in Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, Abbot Academy Teaching Foundation Instructorship, Tang Fellow 2020-2022, Day Student Advisor, Recreational Nordic Ski Coach and former longtime JV1 Soccer Coach, Baker, Passionate Outdoors Person

Alumni still request her banana bread: "I've mailed it to students, brought loaves to MIT soccer games—you name it."

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Amy Dattilo

Office of Communication

Associate Director of Advancement Communications | OAR advancement communications, marketing strategy, content development | 978-749-4672

Matt Hession

Instructor of History on the Maguerite Capen Hearsey Teaching Foundation, Assistant Coach Girls' Varsity Hockey, Complementary House Counselor, Academic Advisor

Matt teaches U.S. History and a senior elective “House Divided: Political Polarization, Nixon to Obama.”

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Flavia Vidal


Interested in intersectional gender issues, interdisciplinary studies, service learning, and topics pertinent to post-colonial relations

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Lisa Johnson Svec ’81

Instructor in German, Advisor, Recreational Nordic Ski Instructor, Devoted and Enthusiastic Former JV2 Soccer Coach (25 years), Lifelong Hiker, Avid Cribbage and Scrabble Player view full profile

Juan Gabriel Sanchez

Instructor, History and Social Science and Tang Institute Fellow

Claire Gallou

French Instructor, House Counselor, Yoga Instructor, Academic Advisor, EBI Instructor, Teaching Fellow Mentor, Admissions Interviewer and Reader view full profile

Midori Ishizuka ’11

Instructor in History and Social Sciences, Andover Inn House Counselor, Girls Varsity Squash Assistant Coach, Girls Varsity B Tennis Head Coach, Asian Society Faculty Advisor, Academic Advisor (to eight amazing students), Teaching Fellow Mentor, Class of 2011, Chinese and Japanese-American, avid tennis player and skier, filmgoer, music fan, listens to audiobooks at 2.0 speed

Garrett Richie

Instructor in English, House Counselor, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track Coach, Academic Advisor, Out of the Blue Advisor, Published Fiction Writer

Brendan Mackinson

Chemistry Instructor, JV Volleyball Coach, Complimentary House Counselor, Advisor, Environmentalist, Avid Fly Fisherman and Fly Tier

Catherine Tousignant ’88

Assistant Dean of Studies for Advising, Instructor in English, Advisor, Dorm Complement, Admissions Reader, Yoga Instructor

Instructor, Assistant Dean of Studies for Advising

Laura Warner

Director of the Academic Skills Center and Student Accessibility Services, Army Veteran

Director of the Academic Skills Center and Office of Disability Services

Lionel Amanfu

Math Instructor, House Counselor, Advisor, Coach


Rita Obelleiro



Anny Candelario Escobar

West Quad South Cluster Dean, Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science Instructor

“I really enjoy seeing students flourish in areas that are deeply impactful to them.”

Jonathan Kapaldo

Office of Communication

Visual Designer/Developer | digital design, web graphics, blast email administrator | 978-749-4299

Leon Calleja

Chair of the English Department on the Richard A. Lumpkin Teaching Foundation Instructor in English, Boys' Tennis Head Coach, House Counselor

Instructor and Chair

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Peter Cirelli

Music instructor, Interim Director of Performance

Instructor, Jazz Band Conductor

Clyfe Beckwith

Instructor of Physics and German, Girls' Volleyball Coach, Advisor

“Inspiration lurks around every corner on this campus, like chaos theory where one small difference can result in a completely new outcome.”

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Mika Latva-Kokko

Instructor in Physics, House Counselor, Cross Country Skiing Coach, Outdoor Pursuits Instructor, US trail Orienteering Team Member, Mapmaker, Young Physicist (USAYPT) Tournament Coach


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Katherine Solimini

Office of Academy Resources

Associate Director of Parent Development

Tyren Dandridge

English Instructor, Flagstaff Cluster Dean, Varsity Football Assistant Coach

Instructor and Flagstaff Cluster Dean

Anne Marino

Office of Communications

Senior Graphic Designer | Print design—from concept to completion, strategic print solutions, photo planning and direction | 978-749-4302

Erin McCloskey

Associate Director, Educational Initiatives, Adjunct Spanish Instructor

Teruyo Shimazu

Japanese Instructor and Chair, Faculty Advisor for Model UN, Multi-Linguist, Reiki Master, Acupuncturist, Certified Essential Oil Specialist, World Traveler view full profile

Cindy Stewart

Office of the Dean of Studies

Office Manager and Administrative Assistant

Lauren Falco

Assistant Director, Annual Giving

Office of Academy Resources

Mary Corcoran

Office of Alumni Engagement

Coordinator. Manages campus events including Family Weekend, international alumni, Andover and the Military, and Athletics Hall of Honor.

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Mato Seth

Math Fellow, Volleyball Coach, House Counselor, Lover of Milk

Eddy Ciobanu

Associate Director of College Counseling, Instructional Tennis Coach

Amy Patel

Medical Director, Wellness Educator at the Sykes Wellness Center

Dr. Patel is passionate about educating adolescents about health and developing lifelong healthy habits.

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Meghan deMacedo

Office of Alumni Engagement

Meghan supports the Associate Director in planning and coordinating Reunion Weekend. She is also the contact for class secretaries.

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Chris Capano

Director of Student Activities, Assistant Coach Varsity Baseball, House Counselor, Advisor, Coordinator Intramural Soccer, and EBI Instructor

“I have the awesome job of overseeing the social scene on campus.”

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Corrie Martin

Instructor in English, CAMD Coordinator, Tang Fellow, Advisor, GSA, Asian Women Empowerment, Andover Writers' Alliance, House Counselor, JV Girls Basketball Coach, Published Author, Avid Cyclist, Enthusiastic Parent

Myrsini Manou Georgila

Math Teaching Fellow, House Counselor, Water Polo Coach, Advisor view full profile

Jessie Robie

English Instructor, House Counselor, Assistant Softball Coach, Outdoor Pursuits Instructor, Class of 2025 Advisor


Mark Cutler

Spanish Instructor, Learning in the World Director and Program Leader, Outdoor Pursuits Instructor, Complementary House Counselor, Day Student Advisor, Townie

Sarah Driscoll

English Instructor, Head Coach of Philomathean Society, House Counseling Complement; Advisor

Kate McQuade

Instructor and Assistant Chair in English, Complementary House Counselor, Advisor, Author, Coach of "Hiking and Writing" and Snowshoeing, Minnesotan at Heart

“I’m constantly humbled and inspired by the talent of Andover writers.”

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Emmanuel Odjo

Chair of the French Department and Instructor, House Counselor, Teaches the Humanities in French

Sarah Robinson

RN, MSN, CPNP-PMHS, Rebecca M. Sykes Wellness Center

Nurse practitioner/Wellness Educator/Summer Session Director of Clinical Services

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Aggie Kip

Rebecca M. Sykes Wellness Center

Nutritionist, Registered Dietician

Linda Carter Griffith

Associate Head of School for Equity, Inclusion, and Wellness

“LCG” connects educational programs and big ideas coming from CAMD, the Brace Center, Community Engagement, wellness, and spiritual life.

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David Fox

Director of Studies, Instructor in English and Art History on the Frederick W. Beinecke Teaching Foundation, Head Coach of the Boys' Varsity Swimming and Diving Team

Department Chair, English and Art History Instructor, Coach for Boys’ Swimming & Diving and Water Polo

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Jeff Domina

Dean of Faculty, Instructor in English

"In addition to reading, writing, and teaching, I enjoy running, listening to music, and spending time with my family."

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Ken Puleo

Office of Communications

Art Director | Print design and layout, brochures, newsletters and development materials, photo management | 978-749-4475

Emily K. A. Raymundo



Jill Clerkin

Office of Communications

Director of Publications | Printed collateral of all kinds, editing and proofreading, photography | 978-749-4295

Stephanie Curci

Instructor in the English Department, House Counselor in Stevens, JV2 Squash Coach, Scorpio

“We’re all constantly learning from one another, and the students keep teaching me how to teach them.”

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Tracey Golini

Instructor in Physics, Snowshoeing Coach, Dorm Compliment, Advisor

Kate Dolan

Assistant Dean of Students, House Counselor, Varsity Field Hockey Head Coach, Varsity Boys' Lacrosse Assistant Coach

Tracy Sweet

Director of Academy Communications

Director of Academy Communications | Media relations, marketing and communication strategies | 978-749-4313

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Cheryl Douty


Art Store Manager

Patricia Har ’95


"I am fascinated by vitality in bodies and objects, narrative ecologies, hagiography, confessions, and complaints, and wandering."

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Sarah Kinney

College Counselor, House Counselor, EBI Teacher, Assistant Coach, Recreational Nordic

Administrative Assistant

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Beth Parsons

Office of Academy Resources

Director for Museums and Educational Outreach

The Rev. Gina M. Finocchiaro ’97

Interim Protestant Chaplain, Chapel Coordinator, House Counselor, All-School Meeting Coordinator, Dog Mom, Social Justice Advocate, Life-Long Learner

The Rev. Gina M. Finocchiaro is ordained in the United Church of Christ and is deeply involved in the justice and social issues.

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Kirsten Landers Glantz

Chief Investment Officer

Sloan Kennedy

Admission Coordinator of Special Projects

Coordinator of Special Projects

Deborah Olander

Academic Skills Specialist, Assistant Dean of Scheduling, Instructor in Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science

Veronica Craven

College Counseling

Office Manager/Administrative Assistant

Nick Kip

Classics Instructor

"Yes, I'm still teaching Latin, Greek and Etymology, which I've helped keep alive and well at Andover."

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Jineyda Tapia


Instructor and Associate Director of Andover Bread Loaf

Keith Robinson ’96

Instructor in Biology and Chemistry, Biology Department Chair, Science Division Head, Head Coach Nordic Skiing, Girls JV2 Soccer Coach

Marla Taylor

Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology

Curator of Collections and Work Duty Supervisor

Dr. Raynard Kington P’24

Head of School

“Non sibi is an ideal that aligns with the values that I learned growing up, and it resonates with me at a deep level.”

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Greg Wilkin

Instructor of English, Tennis Instructor, Day-Student Advisor

Instructor and Boys’ Varsity Tennis Coach; Has written a novel based on the life of jazz-age British tennis star Bunny Austin.

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Monique Cueto-Potts

Advisor, Director of Community Engagement

“I get to collaborate with incredible community partners to create and operate meaningful community engagement programs.”

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Donald Slater

Instructor of History and Social Science, Director of Outdoor Pursuits, Research Scholar at the Peabody Museum, House Counselor, Archaeologist, Hiker, Photographer

“Where else could I take students to connect with an original 1661 Eliot Bible and ancient Maya ceramics—all without leaving campus?”

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Bridget Tsemo

English Instructor, Director of Community and Multicultural Development

In addition to teaching English, Bridget is the Director of our Community and Multicultural Development (CAMD) office

Yuto Iwaizumi

Second Year Fellow in Japanese and French, House Counselor, Instructional Tennis Coach, CAMD Advisor, Co-Advisor of Asian Society

Tessa Peterson ’15

Admission Interviewer & Reader

“I couldn’t be more excited to welcome you to Andover in the fall — and to finally meet you in person!”

Andrew Housiaux

Currie Family Director of the Tang Institute and Instructor, Philosophy and Religious Studies

Instructor and Currie Family Director of the Tang Institute

Katherine Matheson

Instructor in Spanish, House Counselor, Advisor, EBI Instructor

Rachel Manning

Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology

Inventory Specialist

Matthew Bellico

Office of Communication

Director of Advancement Communications | Knowledge & Goodness campaign and OAR communications, fundraising marketing | 978-749-4066

Karleigh Antista

Office of Alumni Engagement

Assistant Director. Works closely with Alumni Council, Non Sibi Projects, and manages regional events in D.C. and Philadelphia.

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Lisa Joel

Director of Athletics, Girls' Varsity Soccer Coach, PE instructor, Advisor, Complementary House Counselor, Brace Center for Gender Studies Faculty Advisory Board, Outdoor Enthusiast view full profile

Eva Cirelli P’12

Admission Administrator

Admission Administrator, Parent of Gabbie ’12

Ryan Wheeler

Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology

Director and Chair of Archaeology

Thomas Fritz

Instructor History and Social Science, JV Football and Varsity Baseball Coach, Advisor, Dorm Complement