Jason Beck's history class
Ryan Manni teaches a class in the media lab.
Lorry Perry in class
Schnayder Termidor teaches a science class.
Lian Wang in class

Our Faculty

My parents continuously praise how well my teachers, and especially my advisor, know me. While faculty members are obviously here to teach us and to help us grow as people, they really are on your side, eager to help you with any struggle, inside or outside the classroom. All of my teachers push me to excel in their classes, helping me grow all around as a student and encouraging me to discover passions along the way.

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Our caring, dedicated and knowledgeable faculty distinguishes Blair from any other school.

Blair teachers are experts in their academic fields who are fair, authentic and work to engage each student at the appropriate level of challenge. Our teachers find joy in their teaching profession and bring passion to every facet of their roles as coaches, mentors, dorm parents and activity leaders.

Dedicated to students’ well-being and to fostering their growth as scholars and individuals, our teachers come to know students exceptionally well, and strong and meaningful relationships result. Blair teachers hail from a wide variety of backgrounds, yet their devotion to students’ success—and to helping each student become the best person he or she can be—is universal.

Get to know our faculty by clicking on their names below.

2021-2022 Faculty

 

Faculty are listed in order of seniority; to see year of appointment or reappointment, please click on an individual teacher's name.

Faculty

Peter Curran

Titles: Head of School
Degrees: BA, Bowdoin College
EdM, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Departments: Head of School Office

Robert Brandwood

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, University of Wales
MA, Middlebury College
Departments: English Department, Athletic Office - Coach

R. Latta Browse

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Middlebury College
MALS, Columbia University
CAS, Wesleyan University
Departments: Mathematics Department, Athletic Office - Coach

Carolyn Conforti-Browse

Titles: Dean of Campus Life, Director of Leadership Programs
Degrees: BA, Colgate University
MALS, Wesleyan University
Departments: English Department, Student Life Office, Athletic Office - Coach

Thomas Parauda

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Fordham University
MA, Columbia University
Departments: English Department, Athletic Office - Coach

James Frick

Titles: Chief Operating Officer
Degrees: BS, Lehigh University
MBA, Lehigh University
Departments: Business Office

Craig Evans

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: AB, Dickinson College
MA, Middlebury College
Departments: English Department, Performing Arts Department

Kaye Evans

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: AB, Dickinson College
MLtt, Drew University
Departments: English Department

Samuel Adams

Titles: Department Chair, Director of Technology
Degrees: BSEE, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
MBA, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Departments: Computer Science Department, Technology Office

Joseph Mantegna

Titles: Associate Dean of College Counseling, Director of Testing
Degrees: MA, East Stroudsburg University 1999
BA, Ithaca College 1991
Departments: College Counseling, Athletic Office - Coach

James Moore

Titles: Department Chair
Degrees: BA, Cornell University
Departments: English Department, Athletic Office - Coach

Andrew Sykes

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, University of Richmond
MA, Rutgers University
Departments: History Department

Jason Beck

Titles: Department Chair, Director of Society of Skeptics
Degrees: BA, Vassar College
MA, St. Johns College
Departments: History Department

Quinten Clarke

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Rutgers University
JD, Rutgers School of Law
Departments: History Department, Athletic Office - Coach

Michael Sayers

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BSCh, University of Michigan Honors College
BS, University of Michigan Honors College
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Departments: Science Department

Brad Strauss

Titles: Head Athletic Trainer
Degrees: BA, University of Miami
Departments: Athletic Office

Carm Mazza

Titles: Dean of Students
Degrees: BS, Marywood University
Departments: Student Life Office

Robin Anthony

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BS, State University of New York at Buffalo
MA, The College of New Jersey
Departments: Mathematics Department, Athletic Office - Coach

Ryan Pagotto

Titles: Associate Head of School
Degrees: BA, Dickinson College
MA, Columbia University
Departments: Head of School Office, Student Life Office, Athletic Office - Coach

Kate Sykes

Titles: Department Chair
Degrees: BS, The Pennsylvania State University
MA, New York University
Departments: Fine Arts Department, Athletic Office - Coach

Paul Clavel

Titles: Director of Athletics
Degrees: Masters / School Administration, Cambridge College 2006
Bachelor of Science / Secondary Education, Old Dominion University 1992
Departments: Athletic Office, Athletic Office - Coach

W. Rod Gerdsen

Titles: Faculty, Associate Dean of Students
Degrees: M.A. Marine Affairs, Univ. of Rhode Island 2000
MA Biology, Colby College 1993
BA Biology, Colby College 1993
Departments: Science Department, Student Life Office, Athletic Office - Coach

Sarah O'Neil

Titles: Faculty, Health/Wellness Education
Degrees: BA, Wesleyan University
MA, Middlebury College
Departments: English Department, Religion & Philosophy Department, Athletic Office - Coach

Jennifer Pagotto

Titles: Department Chair, Director of Instrumental Music
Degrees: BS, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
MM, University of Colorado
Departments: Performing Arts Department

David Facciani

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Yale University
MBA, Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management
Departments: History Department, Language Department

Lian Wang

Titles: Faculty
Departments: Language Department

Ann Williams

Titles: Director of Timken Library, Faculty
Degrees: BA, University of Delaware
MLIS, Rutgers University
Departments: History Department, Library, Athletic Office - Coach

Nathan Molteni

Titles: Dean of Academics, Faculty
Degrees: BS, Villanova University
MEd, Vanderbilt University
Departments: Mathematics Department, Academic Office, Athletic Office - Coach

Michael Ryerson

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, State University of New York College at Geneseo
MSEd, Montana State University
Departments: Science Department, Athletic Office - Coach

Kelly Hadden

Titles: Department Chair
Degrees: BS Biology, The College of New hersey 1996
Departments: Science Department

Timothy Devaney

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Bowdoin College
MS, Hofstra University
MEd, Columbia University Teachers College
Departments: Language Department, Athletic Office - Coach

Leucretia Shaw

Titles: Dean of Strategic Initiatives, Associate Dean of Admission
Degrees: BS, Georgetown University
MA, Columbia University Teachers College
Departments: Admission Office

Joyce Lang

Titles: Department Chair
Degrees: BA, University of Virginia
Departments: Language Department, Athletic Office - Coach

Andee Ryerson

Titles: Director of Communications
Degrees: BA, Amherst College
MSEd, University of Pennsylvania
Departments: Communications Office

Teddy Wenner

Titles: Dean of Admission
Degrees: BS, United States Military Academy
MSEd, University of Pennsylvania
Departments: Admission Office, Athletic Office - Coach

Joanne Brandwood

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Yale College
JD, New York University School of Law
Departments: History Department

Tracy Klein

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BS, Roger Williams University 2013
MS, Drexel University 2017
Departments: Mathematics Department, Athletic Office - Coach

Caroline Wilson

Titles: Senior Associate Dean of Admission, Director of Financial Aid
Degrees: BA, Williams College
MA, Stanford University
Departments: Admission Office

Brian Antonelli

Titles: Director of Athletic Facilities, Director of Safety and Security
Degrees: English/BS, USNA 1997
USNA 1997
BS, USNA 1997
Blair Academy 1993
Departments: Business Office

Douglass Compton

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Bates College
Departments: English Department, Athletic Office - Coach

Danyelle Doldoorian

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Trinity College
Departments: Mathematics Department, Athletic Office - Coach

Craig Hall

Titles: Chief Advancement Officer
Degrees: BA, Ohio Wesleyan University
Departments: Advancement Office

Joseph Wagner

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Hamilton College
EdM, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Departments: Science Department, Athletic Office - Coach

Evan Thomas

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BS, Kutztown University
MA, Boston University
Departments: Fine Arts Department, Athletic Office - Coach

Tyson Trish

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BFA, The George Washington University
Departments: Fine Arts Department

Michael Garrant

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BS, Clarkson University
MS, The Johns Hopkins University
MA, The College of New Jersey
Departments: Computer Science Department, Fine Arts Department

Ryan Manni

Titles: Director of Vocal Music, Faculty
Degrees: BM Ed, Westminster Choir College
Departments: Performing Arts Department, Athletic Office - Coach

Lorry Perry

Titles: Assistant Head of School & Dean of Faculty
Degrees: BA, Wellesley College
MA, University of Iowa
Departments: Head of School Office, Academic Office

Christopher Thatcher

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BS Chemical Engineer, Princeton University 1993
BSChE, Princeton University 1993
Departments: Science Department, Athletic Office - Coach

Jaime Mundo

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, University of Puerto Rico 2001
MA, City University of New York 2012
PhD, SUNY Albany 2021
Departments: Language Department

Ally Thomas

Titles: Director of Counseling
Degrees: BS, Shippensburg University 2008
MSW, West Chester University 2011
Departments: Health Center and Counseling

Nadia Abascal

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: MA, Barnard College
PhD, Yale University
Departments: Science Department

Caroline Chamberlain

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Bowdoin College 1999
MS, Seton Hall 2005
Departments: Science Department

Cristina Castillo

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: MA, American College of Education 2017
BA, Montclair State University 2000
Departments: Language Department

Robert Hanson

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Yale University
MFA, University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts
Departments: Fine Arts Department

Molly Hoyer

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Wellesley College
Departments: English Department

Allison Leddy

Titles: Director of Academic Support
Degrees: Master of Arts, New York University 1996
Bachelor of Science, Tulane University 1992
Bachelor of Science, Tulane University 1992
BSciene, Tulane University 1992
Departments: Academic Office

David Mamukelashvili

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Bard College
Departments: English Department, Religion & Philosophy Department

Suzana Markolovic

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Cornell University
DPhil, University of Oxford
Departments: Science Department

Marianna Paone

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Bates College
Departments: History Department

John Redos

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Cornell University
MA, University of Oxford
Departments: English Department, Religion & Philosophy Department

Alexandrea Solms

Titles: Associate Dean of Admission
Degrees: BA, Bates College
Departments: Admission Office

Julia Booth

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Hamilton College
Departments: Science Department

Carter Lorant

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
JD, Georgetown University
Departments: History Department, English Department

Schnayder Termidor

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Ithaca College
Departments: Science Department, Athletic Office - Coach

Mitchell Towne

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Williams College
Departments: Language Department

Niki Applebaum

Titles: Dean of College Counseling
Degrees: BA, Brown University
MA, Middlebury College
Departments: College Counseling

Chadd Clairmont

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Rollins College
Departments: Mathematics Department

Alexandra Cullen

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Bates College
Departments: Language Department

Melany Jimenez

Titles: School Counselor
Degrees: MSW, Rutgers University School of Social Work
Departments: Health Center and Counseling

Amanda Lucas

Titles: Dean of Teaching & Learning
Degrees: BA, Texas A&M
M.Ed, Texas A&M
MA, Middlebury College
Departments: Academic Office

Kevin Parsons

Titles: Associate Dean of College Counseling
Degrees: BA, Marist College
MA, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education
Departments: College Counseling

Caroline Queally

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Hamilton College
Departments: English Department

Monisha Randhawa

Titles: Assistant Dean of Admission, Coordinator of Multicultural Student Recruitment
Degrees: BA, University of Kansas
JD, Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Departments: Admission Office

Julia Rowny

Titles: Department Chair
Degrees: EdM, Harvard Graduate School of Education
BS, Kenyon College
Departments: Mathematics Department

Pamela Schulman

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Middlebury College
Departments: History Department

Batouly Camara

Titles: College Counselor
Degrees: BA, University of Connecticut
MA, University of Connecticut
Departments: College Counseling

Meiyi Cheng

Degrees: BA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Departments: Mathematics Department

Anders Fogel

Titles: Faculty, Head Lacrosse Coach
Degrees: BA, North Park University
Departments: History Department

Annie Gardner

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Dartmouth College
Departments: English Department

Ross Gitomer

Titles: Faculty, Head Wrestling Coach
Degrees: BA, University of Virginia
Departments: Mathematics Department

Allan Issenchmidt

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Université d’Avignon
Departments: Language Department

Maria Issenchmidt

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Hood College
MA, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Departments: Language Department

Cency Middleton

Titles: Faculty, Health & Wellness Teacher
Degrees: BA, Washington and Jefferson College 2011
MA, Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English 2020
Departments: English Department

William Murray

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Miami University
MA, Western Washington University
Departments: Mathematics Department

Kurt Neumaier

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Lewis & Clarke College
Departments: Language Department

Chase Palanca

Titles: Admission Associate, Assistant Wrestling Coach
Degrees: BA, Johns Hopkins University
MA, University of Pennsylvania
M.Ed, University of Pennsylvania
Departments: Admission Office

Anna Raley

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Huntingdon College
MA, Dartmouth College 2018
Departments: History Department

Adjunct Faculty

Eli King

Titles: Adjunct Faculty
Degrees: BA, Hunter College
MA, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation
Departments: Fine Arts Department

Cara Mohlmann

Titles: Director of Advancement
Degrees: BA, Lafayette College
MS, New England College
Departments: Advancement Office

David Naysmith

Titles: Adjunct Faculty
Degrees: BA, Rutgers University
MEd, Rutgers University
Departments: Mathematics Department

Shelly Mantegna

Titles: Adjunct Faculty
Degrees: BA, UMASS Amherst 1994
MEd, Lehigh University
Departments: Science Department

Rhonda Anthony

Titles: Health and Wellness Education, Leadership Stories Coordinator

Sonia Hanson

Titles: Curator & Director of Romano Gallery, First-Year Seminar Instructor
Departments: Performing Arts Department