MS Faculty Bios


Michael Livingston: Head of School

  • BA, University of California at Berkeley; History
  • MA, San Francisco State University; Education
  • M.Ed., University of Vermont; Curriculum Development
  • Professional Work: Secondary Administration, Keene State College
  • President, Vermont Independent Schools Association
  • Executive Committee for Council of Independent Schools, VT

Andrew Lane: Director of the Middle School

  • BA, Kenyon College; Concentration: Political Science
  • M.Ed University of Vermont; Curriculum and Instruction
  • Coursework: Temple University – Rome Campus; History and Italian

Brian Tonks: Assistant Head of School, HS Academic Dean, Calculus

  • BS, Brown University; Geology
  • Coursework: Fairfield University; Concentration: Math
  • Member ISANNE LEADS 2013 2014 cohort of leaders for education



Fallon Abel: Middle School Social Studies

  • M.A. in English candidate, Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College
  • Graduate Coursework: Umass Amherst, Comparative Literature
  • B.A. in Literature & Philosophy, Bard College at Simon’s Rock


Christian Durgin: Middle School Science and Math

  • BS, University of New Hampshire; Biochemistry
  • M.Ed, Upper Valley teacher Institute; Chemistry/Biology, Teaching Certificate
  • Coursework: Dartmouth Medical School, Molecular and Cellular Biology


Ralph Hoehn:  Linguistics and After-School Program. 
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Economics and Bus. Admin. (Major) andDynamic Service Differentiation (Minor), Verwaltungs- und Wirtschaftsakademie, Essen, Germany
  • B.A. in Modern Arabic Studies (Major) and Modern Persian Studies, University of Durham, Durham, United Kingdom
  • Engineering Sciences (foundational course), University of Durham,
    Durham, UK


Marcy Innes: Middle School Language Arts, Fine Arts

  • BA, Bates College; Fine Arts and Biology
  • M.Ed., Harvard University; Graduate School of Education


Linda Jagoda, Mathematics

  • BS, Southern Connecticut State College; Math, Secondary Education,
    and Psychology
  • MA, Fairleigh Dickinson University; School Psychology
  • Coursework: Northeastern University; Concentration: Math


Kate Sensenich, School Counselor, PATH

  • BA, Hampshire College: Child Development and Education
  • MEd, Harvard University: Adolescent Risk and Prevention
  • CAS, Harvard University: School Counseling and Social Work


Pamela Ward: Middle School Student Support

  • BS, University of Maryland; Concentration: Science and Physical Therapy
  • MA, Vermont College; Concentration: Mathematics, Curriculum, and Evaluation
  • Coursework: Vermont Technical College, Vermont Institute of Science Mathematics and Technology, Maryland Institute of Art, Montshire Museum



David Eastman, Development and Volunteer Coordinator

Blake Fabrikant, Athletic Director

Catherine Farrington, Middle School Office Manager

Carl Groppe, Information Technology Coordinator

Jenn Hayslett, Senior Director for Development and Communications

Randy Leavitt, Facilities Manager

Steve Lyman, High School Custodian

Cynthia Masterman, Administrative Assistant

Hugh Maurer, Tutor

Gabriella Netsch, Driver’s Education, Yankee Driving School

Dan Pontbriand; Emergency Preparedness

Melissa Shekinah, Bookkeeper

Carol Sheldon, School Nurse

Leon Sheldon, Middle School Custodian

Janice Stumpf, Business Manager

Amber Wylie, Director of Communications and Enrollment