Fall 2020 Opening of School Information for Phillips Academy Families

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People of Andover

David Fox

Interdisciplinary Studies

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

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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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Beth Friedman

Director of Summer Session and Outreach

Paul Murphy ’84 P’16, ’19, ’22

Instructor, Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, Girls’ Varsity Swimming & Diving Coach

“I try not to pigeonhole kids. When they come to a place like this, they should be able to redefine themselves as much as they want to.”

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Stephanie Cormier

Student Program Coordinator

Jill Thompson

Director of Admission

“It is wonderful to be a part of a community where students, faculty, and staff can feel comfortable being who they are.”

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Emma Staffaroni


In addition to teaching English, Emma is the CAMD Program Coordinator


Caroline Odden


Instructor and Chair; Tang Institute Fellow. Caroline Odden's Astronomy Research class discovered a rare binary asteroid in 2016.

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Officer Wendy Cogswell

Public Safety

Kelicia Jessie ’08


Instructor and International Student Coordinator

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


Kirsten Landers Glantz

Chief Investment Officer

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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Meghan Dangremond

College Counseling

Associate Director

Matthew Bellico

Office of Communication

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


Dr. Raynard Kington

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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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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Rachel Manning

Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology

Inventory Specialist


Sloan Kennedy


Coordinator of Special Projects

Shannon Giebel

Office of Academy Resources

Assistant Director of Annual Giving for Young Alumni and Student Philanthropy


Judith Wombwell

Theatre and Dance Instructor and Department Chair

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


Catherine J. Carter


“I love anything midwestern, Bob Dylan, the ocean, cooking, reading, and crossword puzzles (and Latin, of course!).​”

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Jeff Domina

Dean of Faculty

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

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Suzanne Heon Kemp

Rebecca M. Sykes Wellness Center

Director of Psychological Services, Psychological Counselor, Wellness Educator

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Andrew Housiaux

Tang Institute; Philosophy and Religious Studies

Instructor/Chair and Currie Family Director of the Tang Institute


Jineyda Tapia


Instructor and Associate Director of Andover Bread Loaf

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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Terri Layton


Personal Application Advisor for 11th/12th Grade and Postgraduate Applicants

Jill Clerkin

Office of Communications

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


Christopher Wade ’08



Sarah H. Carroll

Associate Director of Admission

“I’m really excited to be part of a residential community again. I’m thrilled to immerse myself in all aspects of boarding school life.”

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Thayer Zaeder ’83


Instructor and Department Chair. “As an art instructor, I try to pass on this wisdom—that inspiration can be found rather than divined.”

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Molly Engel ’13


Teaching Fellow

Roxanne Sayan

Dean of Faculty

Administrative Assistant

Anne Marino

Office of Communications

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


Dianne Domenech-Burgos

Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science Instructor, Director of (MS)2

Dianne directs Mathematics & Science for Minority Students—an outreach program dedicated to advancing diversity in the STEM fields.

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Karina Hernandez-Guarniz

College Counseling

Associate Director

Suzanne Buckwalter

Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science

Interim Chair, Instructor


Rev. Gina M. Finocchiaro ’97

Interim Protestant Chaplain

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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Lou Bernieri

Instructor, Director of Andover Bread Loaf

Founder of Andover Bread Loaf, an outreach program dedicated to promoting literacy and educational revitalization

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Shannan Clarke

Office of Academy Resources

Associate Director of Parent Development


Peter Dignard ’07

Associate Director of Admission

“I look forward to guiding students through the process and hopefully seeing them on campus one day.”

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Jessie Robie



Vivian Baez

Sykes Wellness Center

Psychological Counselor/Wellness Educator


Larry Muench

Office of Physical Plant

Director of Facilities

Anya Brunnick

College Counseling

Associate Director

Clyfe Beckwith

Assistant Head for Teaching and Learning, Girls’ Varsity Volleyball Coach

“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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Sarah Bakanosky

Tang Institute

Patricia Har ’95


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

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Donny Slater

History and Social Sciences

“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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Yomara Cruz

Community and Multicultural Development

Administrative Assistant


Ingrid Kupka

Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science



Kate Dolan

Residential Life, Athletics

Assistant Dean of Students and Residential Life, Instructor, Field Hockey Coach


LaShawn Springer

College Counseling, CAMD

Director of Community and Multicultural Development and an Associate Director of College Counseling


Vivien Valenzuela Mallick

Director of Admission Operations

Addicted to social media. You should follow her on Instagram @AndoverAdmissions and on Twitter @Admissions01810.

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Matt Hession

History and Social Sciences

Matt teaches various history diploma requirements as well as an elective titled, "The History of 1968: Year in Crisis"

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Katherine Solimini

Office of Academy Resources

Assistant Director of Annual Giving


Jessica Pierre

Sykes Wellnes Center

Psychological Counselor and Wellness Educator


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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Elizabeth Monroe

History and Social Science

Instructor and Girls Varisty Basketball Coach


Kassy Fritz

College Couseling

Director of College Counseling

Jo-Anne Love


Manager of Admission Operations & Information Services, Parent of Jamie ’06

Ryan Wheeler

Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology

Director and Chair of Archaeology


Jessie Wallner

Office of Communication

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


Taylor Ware

College Counseling

Associate Director

Kassie Infante

Office of Alumni Engagement

Oversees alumni and parent regional programming in CA, TX, and Denver while working closely with Alumni Council committees.

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Stephanie Curci


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

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Jim Ventre ’79

Assistant Head of School for Admission and Financial Aid

“No one goes through life at Andover without the help and support of others.”

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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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Neil Evans

Office of Communication

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

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Tracy Sweet

Director of Academy Communications

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

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Lisa Joel

Director of Athletics, Girls’ Varsity Soccer Coach

“I have the awesome opportunity to know students and their families in many different capacities as a coach, house counselor, and advisor.”

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Joel Jacob

House Counselor, Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science Instructor

“Students build deeper and stronger connections to math when they are learning experientially.”

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Noureddine El Alam

Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science



Amy Dattilo

Office of Communication

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


Yasmine Allen

Spanish Instructor

Associate Dean of Faculty; Spanish Instructor; Director, Teaching Fellow Program

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Erin Strong

Theatre and Dance

Erin’s work as a dance educator is grounded in the belief that dance is a way of knowing and thinking about one’s world

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Christopher Odden

Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science



Dianne Fields

Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science

Administrative Assistant Office of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science

Maria Litvin

Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science

“I believe everyone can and should learn the basics of computer science and coding.”

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Rachel Vega

Administrative Assistant, Office of Physical Plant

Jessica Acosta-Chavez ’06

Associate Director of Admission & Director of Multicultural Outreach

"One of my favorite things is seeing a student light up when they talk about their passions."

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Madeline Minahan


Personal Application Advisor for 9th Grade Applicants, Parent of Kathleen '03

Heidi Jamieson

Director of Financial Aid

“The best part of my job is having the opportunity to speak with families, not only about financial aid, but about themselves.”

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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


Catherine Tousignant ’88

English, Dean of Studies

Instructor, Assistant Dean of Studies for Advising


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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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.”


Veronica Craven

College Counseling

Office Manager/Administrative Assistant

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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Patrick Farrell

Instructor in Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science

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

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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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Heidi Wall ’94

House Counselor, Girls' Varsity Lacrosse Coach, Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science Instructor

In Heidi’s geometry class students have studied Arabic art to create stunning mosaic tiles in The Nest—our innovative makerspace.

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Aggie Kip

Rebecca M. Sykes Wellness Center

Nutritionist, Registered Dietician

Cathy Golas, P’18

Administrative Director, Sykes Wellness Center

Cathy has more than 25 years of experience in the health care and education industries.

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Lixia Ma


“From imitating the sounds, copying the characters, piecing together a sentence, students are on their way to creating brand-new worlds.”

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Irene Tucker


Personal Application Advisor for 9th Grade Applicants

Leslie Condon

Coordinator, Museums, Educational Outreach and Major Gifts

Khiem DoBa

Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science



Grace Curley ’81, P’20

Office of Academy Resources

Director of Gift Planning


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.”


Ellen Greenberg, P’19

Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science

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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Latasha Boyd

College Counseling

Associate Director

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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Jonathan Kapaldo

Office of Communication

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


Theresa Nartowicz

College Counseling

Administrative Assistant

Beth Parsons

Office of Academy Resources

Director for Museums and Educational Outreach


Kevin Graber

Senior Associate Director of Admission

In addition to his work in Admission, KG a.k.a. Legend, is also the coach of our varsity baseball team.

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Aya Murata, P’19, ’21

College Counseling

Associate Director, College Counseling and Ninth Grade Course Head, Empathy, Balance & Inclusion Program

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Jo LaBelle


Office Manager and Personal Application Advisor for 10th Grade Applicants

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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Mike Kuta

Physical Education

Head Athletic Trainer and Instructor


Eva Cirelli


Admission Administrator, Parent of Gabbie ’12

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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Judy M. Davis

Alumni Engagement

Associate Director. Reunions, liaison to Alumni Award of Distinction and Class Secretaries committees, events in Atlanta and Florida

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Emilie Cliquet Hughes


Admission Interviewer

Kara Norris

College Counseling

Administrative Assistant

Deborah Olander

Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science

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

Rita Savard

Office of Communication

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


Marla Taylor

Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology

Curator of Collections and Work Duty Supervisor


Cheryl Douty


Art Store Manager

Marisela Ramos

History and Social Science

Chair and Instructor; LGBTQ+ Adult Coordinator


Elizabeth Meyer


Instructor and Division Head of World Languages


Laura Warner

Academic Skills

Director of the Academic Skills Center and Office of Disability Services


Jenny K. Elliott ’94, P’22

Assistant Head for Residential Life/Dean of Students, History & Social Sciences

“Students do best when they take advantage of Andover's support structures while tapping into their own developing values.”

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Samantha Hixson

Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology

Collections Assistant


Cindy Stewart

Office of the Dean of Studies

Office Manager and Administrative Assistant


Andy Housiaux

Instructor and Chair, Philosophy and Religious Studies | Director, Tang Institute

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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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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Greg Wilkin


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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Lindsay Randall

Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology

Curator of Education and Outreach


Andrea Prescott Gerakaris P’21


Manager, Admission & Financial Aid Business Process, Parent of Ethan ’21

Nicole Shadeed

College Counseling

Associate Director of College Counseling and Director of PALS outreach program

Kevin Cordy

Office of Information Technology

Classroom and Multimedia Specialist

Lilia Cai-Hurteau

Chinese, Japanese and Interdisciplinary Instructor, Brace Center Faculty Fellow

As a Brace Fellow, Lilia is researching the relationship between Asian philosophies and Asian American feminism.

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Sarah Kinney

College Counseling

Administrative Assistant

Terrell Ivory ’00

Boys’ Varsity Basketball Coach, House Counselor, Associate Director of Admission & Assistant Director of Multicultural Outreach

While working as Director of Basketball Operations at Davidson College, TI shared the bench with a young Steph Curry.

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Raj Mundra

Dean of Studies

"At Andover, we're always striving to know something really well. Traveling reminds you that you can't always do that."

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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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