All In The Campaign for Blair Academy 2018-2025
Blair history class
Lian Wang in class
Craig Evans instructs an English class.
Andrew Sykes teaches history calss
Kate Sykes works with a student at the wheel during ceramics 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.

2023-2024 Faculty

 

Faculty are listed in order of seniority; to see year of appointment or reappointment, please click on an individual teacher's name.
 
To view the directory organized alphabetically, click here.

Faculty

Peter Curran

Titles: Head of School
Degrees: BA, Bowdoin College
MEd, Harvard University 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, Student Life Office

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: BA, Ithaca College
MA, East Stroudsburg University
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

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, History Teacher
Degrees: BA, Dickinson College
MA, Columbia University
Departments: History Department, Head of School Office, Student Life Office

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: BS, Old Dominion University
MEd, Cambridge College
Departments: Athletic Office, Athletic Office - Coach

W. Rod Gerdsen

Titles: Associate Dean of Students, Faculty
Degrees: MA, Colby College
MA, University of Rhode Island
MEd, Lehigh University
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: Assistant Head of School for Academics, Faculty
Degrees: BS, Villanova University
MEd, Vanderbilt University
Departments: Mathematics Department, Academic Office

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, The College of New Jersey
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 Faculty Life, Faculty Life Office
Degrees: BS, Georgetown University
MA, Columbia University Teachers College

Andee Ryerson

Titles: Dean of Students
Degrees: BA, Amherst College
MSEd, University of Pennsylvania
Departments: Student Life Office

Edward Wenner

Titles: Dean of Enrollment
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

Brian Antonelli

Titles: Director of Athletic Facilities & Security
Degrees: BS, United States Naval Academy
MSSM, Southern New Hampshire University
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: Department Chair
Degrees: BA, Trinity College
MA, Columbia University
Departments: Mathematics Department, Athletic Office - Coach

Craig Hall

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

Joseph Wagner

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

Evan Thomas

Titles: Dean of Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, Faculty
Degrees: BS, Kutztown University
MA, Boston University
Departments: Fine Arts Department, Athletic Office - Coach

Tyson Trish

Titles: Faculty, Director of School Photography
Degrees: BA Fine Arts, George Washington University 1998
Departments: Communications Office, Fine Arts Department

Ryan Manni

Titles: Director of Vocal Music, Faculty, Intersession coordinator
Degrees: BM Ed, Westminster Choir College
MM, Colorado State University
Departments: Performing Arts Department, Athletic Office - Coach

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
MA, City University of New York
PhD, The State University of New York at Albany
Departments: Language Department

Ally Thomas

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

Nadia Abascal

Titles: Director of Integrated Science Research, 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

Allison Leddy

Titles: Director of Academic Support
Degrees: BS, Tulane University
MA, New York University
Departments: Academic Office

John Redos

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

Schnayder Termidor

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

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

Melany Jimenez

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

Stella Chen

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Peking University
MBA, Bryant University
Departments: Mathematics Department

Anders Fogel

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, North Park University
MA, Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English
Departments: History Department

Annie Gardner

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

Ross Gitomer

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

Allan Issenchmidt

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

Maria Issenchmidt

Titles: Department Chair
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
MA, Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English
Departments: English Department, Student Life Office

William Murray

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

Chase Palanca

Titles: Admission Associate
Degrees: BA, Johns Hopkins University
MA, University of Pennsylvania
MEd, University of Pennsylvania
Departments: Admission Office

Anna Raley

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

Susan Antonelli

Titles: Senior Associate Dean of Admission, Director of Financial Aid
Degrees: BS, Towson Universtiy
Departments: Admission Office

Courtney Cronin

Titles: Associate Dean of College Counseling
Degrees: BA, Colby College
MA, Columbia University
Departments: College Counseling

Dana Donlon

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BS, The College of New Jersey
MS, Montana State University
Departments: Science Department

Megan Ehrenwerth

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Haverford College
MA, Johns Hopkins University
Departments: Science Department

Dylan Gould

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BS, Cornell University
MIT, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Departments: Computer Science Department, Mathematics Department, Athletic Office - Coach

Katarina Gould

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BS, Ramapo College of New Jersey
Departments: Mathematics Department, Athletic Office - Coach

Nathan Johnson

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Amherst College
MA, Middlebury College
Departments: English Department

Patrick Link

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

Mackenzie Maguire

Titles: Admission Associate
Degrees: BS, University of Mary Washington
Departments: Admission Office, Athletic Office - Coach

Tara Prezioso

Titles: School Counselor
Degrees: BA, William Paterson University
MSW, Kean University
Departments: Health Center and Counseling

Gregory Rosnick

Titles: Assistant Dean of Admission
Degrees: BA, Haverford College
MA, Smith College
Departments: Admission Office, Athletic Office - Coach

Amira Shokr

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Lehigh University
MA, Lehigh University
Departments: History Department, English Department

Edward Thornton

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, University of Mary Washington
MA, Seton Hall University
Departments: History Department, Athletic Office - Coach

Gina Trish

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, The George Washington University
Departments: Fine Arts Department, Athletic Office - Coach

Caroline James

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Kenyon College
Departments: Fine Arts Department

Rhett Moroses

Titles: Assistant Athletic Director
Degrees: BS, Endicott College
MEd, Endicott College
Departments: Athletic Office

Shannon Schrope

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

Mike Squillante

Titles: Admission Associate
Degrees: BS, Marywood University
Departments: Admission Office

William Svensson

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BS, Northeastern University
MS, Northeastern University
Departments: Science 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: Director of Advanced Curriculum, Faculty
Degrees: BA, University of Massachusetts Amherst
MEd, Lehigh University
Departments: Academic Office, Science Department

Rhonda Anthony

Titles: Health and Wellness Education, Leadership Stories Coordinator
Degrees: BS, SUNY Buffalo
MEd-EdL, The College of New Jersey

David Harvey

Titles: Chaplin, Advisor to the Christian Fellowship
Degrees: BS, Northeast Missouri State University
MDiv, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Departments: Religion & Philosophy Department

Erika Clavel

Titles: Academic Support Coordinator
Degrees: BS, Old Dominion University
MS, Old Dominion University
Departments: Academic Office

Eliza Link

Titles: Director of the Romano Gallery, Adjunct Faculty
Degrees: BA, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Departments: Fine Arts Department