Jason Beck's history class
Schnayder Termidor teaches a science class.
Lian Wang in class
Ryan Manni instructs a digital music 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.

2022-2023 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
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: Interim Department Chair
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
BA, Ithaca College
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: BS, Old Dominion University
MS, Cambridge College
Departments: Athletic Office, Athletic Office - Coach

W. Rod Gerdsen

Titles: Faculty, Associate Dean of Students
Degrees: M.Ed, Lehigh University
MA, University of Rhode Island
MA, Colby College
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
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

Joyce Lang

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

Andee Ryerson

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

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: BS, United States Naval Academy
MS, Southern New Hampshire University
Departments: Business Office

Douglass Compton

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Bates College
Departments: English 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: 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
Degrees: BA Fine Arts, 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
MM, Colorado State University
Departments: Performing Arts Department, Athletic Office - Coach

Christopher Thatcher

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BS, Princeton University
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
MS, Seton Hall
Departments: Science Department

Cristina Castillo

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: MA, American College of Education
BA, Montclair State University
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: College Counselor
Degrees: BA, Wellesley College
Departments: College Counseling

Allison Leddy

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

John Redos

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

Julia Booth

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Hamilton College
Departments: Science 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 University
MEd, Texas A&M University
MA, Middlebury College
Departments: English Department, Academic Office

Caroline Queally

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

Pamela Schulman

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

Stella Chen

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

Anders Fogel

Titles: Faculty, Head Lacrosse Coach
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, 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
MA, Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English
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
MEd, University of Pennsylvania
Departments: Admission Office

Anna Raley

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

Susan Antonelli

Titles: Assistant Dean of Admission, Asst. Varsity Girls Tennis / JV Girls Lacrosse Coach
Degrees: Towson State University 1996
McDongh School 1992
Departments: Admission Office

Courtney Cronin

Titles: Associate Director of College Counseling, Asst. Varsity Girls Lacrosse / JV Girls Basketball Coach
Degrees: BA, Colby College
MA, Columbia University
Departments: College Counseling

Dana Donlon

Titles: Faculty, Asst. JV Field Hockey / Asst Track Coach
Degrees: BS, The College of New Jersey
MSEd, Montana State University
Departments: Science Department

Megan Ehrenwerth

Titles: Faculty, Asst. JV Field Hockey / Asst. Swimming Coach
Degrees: BA, Haverford College
MA, Johns Hopkins University
Departments: Science Department

Katarina Francis

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

Dylan Gould

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

Nathan Johnson

Titles: Faculty, Asst. Water Polo / Outdoor Skills Coach
Degrees: BA, Amherst College
MA, Middlebury College
Departments: English Department

Patrick Link

Titles: Faculty, Asst. Track Coach
Degrees: BA, Hamilton College
Departments: Mathematics Department

Mackenzie Maguire

Titles: Admission Associate, Head Girls Lacrosse Coach
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, Head Girls Basketball Coach
Degrees: BA, Haverford College
MA, Smith College
Departments: Admission Office, Athletic Office - Coach

Amira Shokr

Titles: Faculty, Blair Oracle Advisor
Degrees: BA, Lehigh University
Departments: History Department, English Department

Edward Thornton

Titles: Faculty, Head Spring Track / Asst. Winter Track Coach
Degrees: BA, University of Mary Washington 2008
MA, Seton Hall University 2012
Departments: History Department, Athletic Office - Coach

Gina Trish

Titles: Faculty, Asst. JV Girls Soccer / Asst. Winter Track Coach
Degrees: BA, The George Washington University 1997
HS Diploma, Kittatinny Regional High School 1993
Departments: Fine Arts Department, Athletic Office - Coach

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: MEd, Lehigh University
BA, University of Massachusetts Amherst
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
Degrees: BA, Stephen F. Austin State University
MFA, San Diego State University
Departments: Performing Arts Department

David Harvey

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