Faculty & Staff Directory
Loris joined the St. Mark's Community in 2016 as the Directory of Community and Equity Affairs. Ms. Adams’ has done this work at Trinity Episcopal School in Charlotte, North Carolina, and before that at the Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church, and Charlotte Secondary School.
Loris received her undergraduate degree at Limestone College, her Masters in Divinity at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, and a Certificate in Diversity and Intercultural Competence at Wake Forest University. She has presented at the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) People of Color Conference and served on the faculty of the NAIS Student Diversity Leadership Conference.
Lindsay Allen became a member of our St. Mark's community in March 2018 as our Chief Advancement Officer. In her role as CAO, Lindsay also serves as a member of the Senior Administrative Team. Lindsay was previously the Assistant Vice President for University Advancement & Campaign Director for Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. Prior to her experience at Clark, she was the Director of Annual Giving, Marketing & Participation at Boston College and Director of Alumni Relations at her alma mater, the University of Utah. Her husband, John, serves as a Senior Director of Administration at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Lindsay and John live off-campus in Framingham with their two sons, Lucas and Brooks, and dog Milo.
Lauren Ames joined the St. Mark's Athletic Department in 2011 and is currently the Associate Director of Athletics. In addition to her athletic duties, Lauren teaches chemistry, serves as the Head Girls' Varsity Basketball Coach, and Head Girls' Varsity Soccer Coach. Lauren earned her B.S. in Chemistry and her M. Ed. in Educational Leadership from St. Lawrence University. She was a two-sport Varsity athlete in soccer and basketball at St. Lawrence, earning the role of captain on both teams. Lauren worked as the Assistant Women's Basketball Coach at St. Lawrence before coming to St. Mark's. She also serves as the house head in Thieriot North.
New to St. Mark’s in 2019, Coach Eric Anderson is an alumnus of The Rivers School (’09) and Babson College (’13). In his collegiate career, Anderson was named NSCAA Division III All-American three years running in 2010, 2011, and 2012 and served as a co-captain his senior season in 2012. Anderson currently holds the all-time records for career goals and overall points at Babson with 57 goals and 35 assists during his four years. In the summer between his junior and senior year, Anderson played in the USL-PDL for the Portland Phoenix (Maine) where he led the team in scoring with six goals on the 2012 campaign. Anderson would play two more seasons in the US system for both Portland and the Boston Rams before traveling to Europe where he played one season for F.C. Sydvest in Denmark’s second division in 2015.
As a coach at the prep school level, Anderson served as an assistant to the varsity boys team at The Rivers School for four seasons from 2015-2018. In that time, the team saw two NEPSAC Class B Tournament berths with a finals appearance in 2018. Anderson has coaching experience at the club level from his junior year in college and onward for various elite New England area clubs including Global Premier Soccer branches in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. Anderson continues to work as a coach and clinician during the ISL off-season for various youth programs with a commitment to developing talent and growing the game of soccer within the greater Boston area.
Melissa joined the Advancement team in 2010 after gaining fundraising experience at a local NPR affiliate. Melissa facilitates data management for the office. She lives in Worcester and enjoys gardening and going to concerts with her husband Jon.
Laura Appell-Warren joined St. Mark’s in the fall of 2006 with her husband, Head of School, John C. Warren, '74. She is the DIrector of The Global Citizenship Program at St. Mark’s School as well as the Director of the Global Citizenship Institute, a summer program at the School. She teaches religion, anthropology and The Global Seminar. Outside of the classroom she advises the Monitors and the Global Ambassadors.
Appell-Warren has been working and teaching in secondary schools, first at her alma mater, Milton Academy and then at St. Mark’s School, for over 30 years. Appell-Warren earned her B.A. in anthropology and psychology from Wellesley College and her doctorate in Psychological Anthropology from Harvard University. She is the author of numerous journal articles, including articles about the importance of teaching anthropology at the secondary school level. She is the editor of The Iban Diaries of Monica Freeman and the author of Personhood: An Examination of the History and Use of an Anthropological Concept.
David joined the St. Mark's Community in 2019. He came from the League School of Greater Boston, which exclusively serves children on the autism spectrum from Kindergarten to grade 12. As the school’s Human Resources director, David served a staff of 165. Previously, he served as the Director of Compensation, Payroll & Benefits at Framingham State University.
Veronica began her St. Mark's career in 2016 as a School Counselor. She enjoys building rapport and connection with students, supporting St. Marker's through challenging times, and connecting with families and outside providers to ensure that St. Mark's students have access to the appropriate resources. Veronica is a member of the Wellness Department, the Diversity Committee and coaches JV Girl's Soccer. Prior to St. Mark's, Veronica was employed at The New Hampton School as the Director of Counseling. Veronica is a Licensed Clinical Social Work and obtained her Master's Degree in Social Work from The University of Chicago. She is Massachusetts native, a Lawrence Academy Alumni, and also earned her Bachelor's Degree in English and French from Boston University. Veronica lives on campus with her dog Frankie, and they both enjoy running, playing soccer, and eating tacos.
Dejai Barnes joined both the History and English Departments here at St. Mark’s in 2019. He earned his PhD in History of Christianity from Columbia, where he taught Literature of the Humanities to first year college students for several years. Prior to that, he earned his MA in History and Philosophy of Religion from Concordia University in Montreal, QC. Dejai coaches soccer and lives on campus in the Theiriot House dormitories with his wife Alanna, his daughter Willa, and their dog Bowie.
Rob Bauer teaches physics and math as well as coaches the JV Cross Country and JV Girls' Basketball teams. Born in Perú, he is a native Spanish speaker. Rob lives off-campus in Natick with his family, including: his wife Carmelina; children Alexandria (SM ‘20), Raffaele, and Daniela; their dog Chacho; and 8 chickens.
Ms. Behnke was appointed as the Director of Admission at St. Mark’s in June 2004 after spending 13 years as dean of admission at the Idyllwild Arts Academy in Idyllwild, California. She began her career in 1981 as an admission intern at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama; served as college counselor and taught psychology at a boarding school for girls in Grand Coteau, Louisiana; and spent seven years in college admissions. Outside of admission, she is a faculty adviser, a member of the Thayer House faculty team, and spends free time swimming and playing golf and tennis. When she is not traveling, you can find her in her office with her two cocker spaniels, Chloe and Nettie.
Ms. Belt joined the Art Department in January 1991. She teaches Ceramics I, II, III and Sculpture. Over the years she has been active with the school's multicultural group, coached field hockey, assistant coach to Lacrosse, soccer, and squash. Each year her pottery group has their annual Empty Bowl fundraiser for hunger. Her personal artwork has ranged from reductive carving to clay building and wheel throwing. She is an avid traveler and often incorporates what she has learned abroad into her work and classes. Ms. Belt has two assistants: her daughter, Nashua, and son, Machias.
Kimberley is a graduate of Oberlin College with a B.A. in Biology. She has taught biology, AP Biology, human physiology and physical science at the Trinity School in Midland, Texas. She and her husband, Chris Payne, live on campus along with their children, Carter, Jacob, Brenden, and Zoe.
After working as an IT consultant for nearly eight years, Seth joined the St. Mark's Technology Department as a contractor in October 2014. He was hired as a full-time employee in May 2016 and is now the primary contact at the Help Desk.
Ms. Brown came to St. Mark’s in 2003 and has taught Algebra I, Algebra II, Functions, Calculus, and AP Calculus BC. Outside of the classroom, she runs the after-school dance program and serves as dorm head of Pine–Oak Dorm, where she lives with her husband, Paul, daughter, Madelyn, son, Alex, and their three cats. In her free time, she enjoys tap dancing and traveling.
Ms. Bryant has been teaching mathematics since 1989 and came to St. Mark's in 1995. She served as the mathematics department chair from 2001-2014 and has taught every course in the school's math curriculum except Statistics and Advanced Topics. She loves helping her students to see how mathematics can be used to explain many aspects of our world.
Outside of the classroom, Ms Bryant coaches girls’ cross-country and squash. Ms Bryant lives with her husband Steve Paluseo in campus housing
Rob is an alumnus of St. Mark's, Class of '04. After graduating from Wake Forest University and teaching at Groton School for one year, Rob returned to St. Mark's in the fall of 2009. At St. Mark's, Rob has taught American history, Economics, the Middle East Since 1800, Our Times and Postwar America, in addition to coaching the boys' cross-country and baseball teams. He lives in Coe House, where he serves as Dorm Head.
Camp (this is what he goes by) is a graduate of Middlebury College '93 (with a B.A. in English/creative writing) and Dartmouth College '03 (with a M.A.L.S. in gender studies/creative writing). He teaches V Form Books Without Bordersand VI Form English electives, including "Getting LOST," "Getting LOST II: The Writers' Room," and "Rebels With a Cause." Additionally, Camp co-teaches with Jacob Backon for the St. Mark's Saturday course, "Getting LOST III: The Art & Physics of Time Travel." He is the author of the St. Mark's School Writing Manual and the chief editor of the academic journal, "LEO." In his role as Associate Director of The Center, he is in charge of Student Enrichment. He served as head football coach from 2008-2012 and was on the coaching staff of the North squad for the 2012 Massachusetts Shriners All-Star Classic football game. He was awarded the Kidder Faculty Prize at the 2012 St. Mark's Commencement. Camp lives on campus with his wife Tara Taylor Camp (who works part-time as an Admission Assistant) and their three children Grady, Joss, and Desmond, as well as their two greyhounds Jody & Hurley and two Westies Simon & Mick. In 2019, Camp was appointed the Director of Experiential Learning.
Yue grew up in Shanghai, China, and went to Pomfret School in Connecticut. She received her B.A. in Mathematics, with a minor in Economics, from Smith College, where she was elected to Sigma Xi. Yue began her teaching career at Phillips Academy Andover, where she served as a teaching fellow in the Mathematics Department. In addition to teaching, she supervised a girls’ dorm and assisted with coaching boys’ novice crew. Prior to working at St. Mark’s she received her M.Ed. from Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Maggie Caron joined the English Department in 2014. A graduate of Choate Rosemary Hall, Maggie went on to Boston College to earn both her BA in English with a concentration in creative writing and her M.Ed in Secondary Education. She is the house head in Gaccon.
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Ms. Cavanaugh joined the Admission Office in 2010 after two years in the Advancement Office. She has a degree in American Studies from The George Washington University and is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Education from the University of Southern California. She also spent a great deal of her undergraduate and high school studies concentrating in the Classics, earning a Classical Humanities minor from GW and a Classics Diploma from St. Mark's School. Outside of the Admission Office, Ms. Cavanaugh also serves as advisor to eight students, house parent on West Campus, and coach. Ms. Cavanaugh is well known for her enthusiasm and love of the sport of rowing. After a successful NCAA Division I rowing career as a GW Colonial, stroking two Atlantic 10 Conference Championship crews in 2005 and 2006, she is now the Head Coach of Varsity Girls' Crew program, oversees the entire St. Mark's Rowing program, and has led the St. Mark's girls to seven medals at the NEIRA Championships since taking over the program in 2013. She has previously coached squash and field hockey at St. Mark's, as well. When she is not in the Admission Office or on the water, Ms. Cavanaugh enjoys running, improving her golf, tennis, and squash games, following her Boston, GW, SM, and USC sports teams, and visiting her favorite places around New England and Southern California. She lives on on campus with her golden retriever, George Washington Cavanaugh.
Jacqueline joined the St. Mark’s Advancement team in April of 2019 as our Senior Major Gift Officer. Originally from Shrewsbury, she returned to the area after working in Stanford University’s Office of Development for the School of Engineering and the Graduate School of Business. Jacqueline truly enjoys connecting alumni with philanthropic opportunities that will make a lasting impact on the St. Mark’s of tomorrow. She loves to travel, cook, and host in her spare time. Jacqueline and her husband Derek live in Westborough with their son, Logan and their dog, Stella.
Mary Ann has been the Travel Coordinator for Global Citizenship since 2013. She currently divides her time supporting the travel needs of the St. Mark's community and coordinating standardized tests (ACT, SAT, AP) as part of the College Counseling Office. Mary Ann lives in Natick with her husband, Gregory, and two children, Andrew and Stephanie.
Mr. Cifuentes has been with St. Mark's since 2007 teaching Spanish levels 1-4. He leads St. Mark's Spain program and has created an exchange for St. Mark's in Chile. In addition to his teaching duties, Mr. Cifuentes is on the Global Initiative Committee and is part of the Elm/Maple duty team. In his free time, Cifuentes loves to travel, cook, watch soccer and relax with his family. Mr. Cifuentes resides on campus with his son Jacob.
Caleb Cochran came to St. Mark's as Director of Communications and Marketing in April 2018. Before coming to our School, he served as Executive Director of Communications at Wentworth Institute of Technology. He has also held positions at Bentley University, MIT, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Caleb earned a B.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and an M.A. in Publishing and Writing from Emerson College. He lives off-campus in Sudbury with his wife Natalie and their two sons, Cameron and Ryan.
Jeanna Cook is the Department Chair of the Classics Dept. and a teacher of Latin and Greek at St. Mark’s School. She received her B.A. in Classics from Davidson College and her M.A. in Curriculum Instruction from Boston University. Jeanna coaches varsity soccer and varsity lacrosse. She is a co-head of Burnett House and lives in Elm/Maple, where she serves on the house faculty.
Mr. Corliss is a graduate of Tabor Academy where he was a 4 year rower and captain of the crew team. He then went on to Wesleyan University where he earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Biology. Mr. Corliss has been teaching Middle School science as well as 9th grade Environmental Science and upper-level science electives at the Darrow School and most recently at Harpeth Hall School in Tennessee. Mr. Corliss teaches Biology and Advanced Environmental Science, and coaches crew.
Mr. Dolesh came to St. Mark’s in 2001 from the Berkshire School in Sheffield, MA. At St.Mark’s he teaches mathematics and is the dorm head in Maple. Outside of his wife and three young children, Mr. Dolesh is a true lover of the game of golf.
Mr. Dolesh on Sabbatical for the 2019-2020 school year.
Marion Donovan joined the St. Mark's faculty in the fall of 1995 as an assistant librarian, after a twenty year career teaching high school history. While at St. Mark's she has also been called on occasionally to teach history, study skills and English as a Second Language. Her AB in history is from Smith College, and she earned her MA in East Asian Studies from Yale. She lived in Tokyo, Japan for a year as a Mombusho fellow at Waseda University. She chaperoned ten St. Mark's students on a three week exchange tirp to Kyoto,Japan in 2002. She particularly enjoys assisting St. Mark's students with their history research and writing, as well as working with international students. Scale miniatures is her hobby, along with reading historical mysteries, science fiction, and fantasy. She lives in Northborough with husband Brendan. Their daughter Lauren Ginsberg who teaches Classics at the University of Cincinnati and is married to ER doctor Zachary Ginsberg. They all spend as much vacation time as possible at their second home at Goose Rocks Beach in Maine.
Leslie Adams Dowst RN
BFA – Massachusetts College of Art
RN – Newton-Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing
M Ed – Lesley University 2002
I have been in nursing for 25 years; 20 years at St. Mark’s School and concurrently 13 years in the Maynard Public School System.
I have taught stage crafts in a summer theater program and am currently the House Manager for the Framingham Drama Company. I live on a farm in New Hampshire with 1 husband, 3 goats, 2 sheep, and 2 llamas. I have 2 sons, 1 daughter-in-law, and 2 grandsons, as well as an expanded family of 2 step-daughter, 2 sons-in-law, and another grandson. When not involved with work and family I paint, garden, quilt, and travel.
Mr. Eslick has been teaching English at St. Mark's since 2002 and recently completed a six-year stint as Chair of the English Department. He currently teaches V Form English and a VIth Form elective, Cold War, Cool Culture. Mr. Eslick also assists with the Boys' Varsity Soccer team. Mr. Eslick currently resides in the North End of campus with his wife, Sarah, his two boys, James and Angus, and Maine Coon cats, Will and Grace.
Sarah joined St. Mark's and The Center in 2012 and directs the School's academic support program. She lives in the north end of the St. Mark's campus with her husband, Jason, their two sons, and two Maine Coon cats. Sarah spends her free time doing photography, playing guitar and singing bluegrass.
LaDona Fazio became a member of the St. Mark’s team in 2018 as the Director of Advancement Services and Data Analytics. She most recently served as Director of Advancement Services at Clark University, and previously held roles at Clark in alumni affairs and annual fund. LaDona and her husband Mike live in Sterling with their two sons, Tripp and Tommy, and their dachshund, Princess Lily.
Stephen Fell has been Director of the St. Mark's Jazz Band since 2004 and is the school's primary guitar teacher. He is an active performing and recording artist across a broad stylistic spectrum with appearances at festivals, universities, and clubs in North America, Europe, and Asia. In addition to several releases with his original jazz group, Clear Audience, he has appeared on dozens of recordings ranging from jazz, funk, experimental, rock, reggae, R&B, to West African styles. Clear Audience's release, "Medicine Ball", was chosen by the Boston Globe as one of the best local jazz albums of 2015. He holds a bachelor of music in Jazz Performance from Berklee College of Music.
Anthony Figueiredo became a member of the St. Mark’s community in 2019 as an Assistant Director of Admission and our Head Football Coach. He previously served as Global Leadership/GCI Teacher, Student Life Coordinator, and Head Football Coach at Cardigan Mountain School in NH, where he worked closely with the Admissions team. Anthony holds a Masters in Organizational Leadership and also has experience coaching football at the collegiate level. He lives on campus with his wife Kara and their daughters Ruby and Isabelle.
A SM alum, Ms. Finnerty is a graduate of Bowdoin College where she majored in psychology and french. While at Bowdoin, Ms. Finnerty was a field hockey and ice hockey captain. She is joining us from Holderness School in Plymouth, NH where she teaches French and coaches field hockey and ice hockey. At SM, Ms. Finnerty will teach French and Psychology, and coach field hockey, ice hockey, and softball. Ms. Finnerty will be living in the Main Building.
Mr. Gayle is joining us as an Assistant Director of Admission. Mr. Gayle studied anthropology and African Studies at Macalester College and has a particular interest in global education. He has just completed his Master's in International Training and Education at American University. Mr. Gayle is an upbeat, outgoing educator who is excited to embrace all aspects of boarding school life at SM. Mr. Gayle will be living in the Main Building.
Mr. Geraghty came to St. Mark's in 2006 and teaches Physics. Outside of the classroom, he coaches varsity boys' hockey and lacrosse, and works in Gaccon House. He lives in the North End of campus with his wife Deb. In their free time, the Geraghtys search antique shops for vintage lunch boxes and movie posters.
Patricia Gilbert holds an LL. B. from the University of Western Ontario, a J.D. from Villanova University, a B.A. majoring in French, and a MAT majoring in French-language education. Prior teaching assignments include Moorestown Friends School and Princeton Day School, both in New Jersey. In the summer, she is the Director of L'Académie de Paris, a study-in-Paris program through Oxbridge Academic Programs. She has worked at St. Mark's since 2014.
Biography Holder of the Weezie Foundation Chair in English, Dr. Glomset has taught English at St. Mark’s since 2000. He teaches a wide variety of electives, including courses on contemporary Caribbean literature and on Dante. He is passionate about interdisciplinary writing, travel and music of all kinds. Outside of the classroom, he coaches soccer and tennis.
Jonathan Golden is excited to transition from acting to permanent Director of Library Services here at St. Mark’s School. His involvement in our community over the past year will enable him to develop strategies to better serve the interests of St. Mark’s students and faculty in their learning endeavors. Jonathan is currently completing his Ph.D. in Library and Information Science at Simmons College and has previous experience teaching database design. He and his wife Caitlin, live off-campus in Acton and are expecting their first child this summer.
Mrs. Golding joined the admission team in the fall of 2013. Her 3 children graduated from St. Mark's while they were here Mrs. Golding was a parent volunteer for the admission department. Outside of St. Mark's, her interests are cooking, reading and spending time with her family.
Ken started working for St. Mark's as the Director of Technology in 2007.
Nora Guyer joined the St. Mark’s community as the Associate Director of College Counseling in 2019. She has previously served as a Senior Program Manager at Mass Insight and as the Director of College Counseling at Harlem Village Academy. Nora holds an AB in English from Harvard and Masters degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in Statistics, Measurement, & Research Technologies and School and Mental Health Counseling. Nora lives on campus in the Thayer dormitory with her cat, Peanut.
Strength Coach Patrick Hagerty has been with St. Mark’s since August 2018. Patrick is responsible for the implementation of the strength and conditioning program for all athletic teams at St. Marks. Patrick loves the enthusiasm the St. Mark's student athlete brings to team workouts and their eagerness to learn. Prior to coming on board, Patrick worked at Athletic Republic Sports Performance in Norwood, MA and interned at Yale University with the university’s strength and conditioning staff.
Heather Harwood received her B.A. in Classics from Bryn Mawr College and her Ph.D. in Renaissance Studies from Yale University. Her graduate research focused on the dissemination and interpretation of Greek rhetoric and philosophy in the Renaissance. As a Patterson fellow, Heather strives to bring best practices of innovative, hybrid learning to all of her classes. In addition to teaching classics she coaches Yoga and supervises the St. Marker.
Lisa joined the St. Mark’s team in June of 2018 as an Executive Assistant. Previously, Lisa worked at Clark University for over ten years in the Advancement office. Lisa lives in Charlton with her husband Axel and their two children, Ayla and Jace.
Coach Hom joined St Mark's in 2015 as the Head Coach of the Boys Varsity Tennis team. He is a certified tennis professional and has worked with many players from around the area. He has been involved with tennis for over 35 years and has coached at various local tennis clubs. Bob has played many USTA tournaments and played in many leagues throughout his tennis career. He is currently part of the Greendale YMCA's Tennis Professional team in Worcester, MA. He also runs summer tennis clinics and provides private tennis lessons for residents of surrounding towns as part of Southborough's recreation programs. He is very passionate about tennis and would love to continue to grow the sport and have others get involved and enjoy it as well. Bob lives in Southborough with his wife, Jenn and has two daughters, Stephanie and Marissa.
Megan joined the St. Mark’s team in August 2012. Megan is responsible for ensuring all gifts are properly acknowledged, recognized, and used for their intended purposes as well as communicating with donors regarding the current value and impact of their gifts. She partners with the Advancement team on events and programs that enhance the School’s relationships with current and future donors, and with the Student Enrichment office on the Career Day program and student grant awards. She earned her Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from the University at Albany, where she also worked for the Alumni Association and served as their first Director of Stewardship. Megan lives in Shrewsbury with her husband and two daughters.
Mr. Jewell comes to St. Mark's from the Advanced Math and Science Academy (AMSA) in Marlborough. At AMSA he taught a number of courses, including AP European History, US History, and an elective on Nazi Germany. Additionally, Adam served AMSA as the Mentor Teacher Coordinator. Adam earned his BA in History from Bridgewater State and his MA in History from Virginia Commonwealth University.
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With degrees from Washington University and New York University and project manager training at Harvard, Ms. Katz has been working in the field of non-profit stewardship and advancement for 20+ years. She held positions at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, Harvard University, and the University of Rochester, before arriving at St. Mark’s in 2009.
Lauren Kelly joined the St. Mark’s English Department in 2019 after spending the previous ten years working as an English teacher in boarding schools, including: Kimball Union Academy, Lake Forest Academy, and Williston Northampton School. She earned her post-graduate degree from the University of York where she traveled to Egypt for dissertation research. Lauren aspires to make each student feel seen, supported, and challenged. She oversees the yearbook and lives in the Sawyer dormitory with her dog, Bingley.
Christopher Kent comes to us from the Gloucester Community Arts Charter School in Gloucester, MA, and will serve as a sabbatical replacement for Les Baird. Prior to his work in Gloucester, Chris was on the faculty at the Vistamar School in El Segundo, CA for three years, and before that on the faculty at the Pegasus School in Huntington Beach, CA for two years. He brings a wealth of directing, production, acting, and teaching experience to this position, and we are delighted to welcome Chris and his wife, Kate, to campus next year. The Kents will live in Thieriot House.
Shelly joined St. Mark's in 2015 after a successful six year tenure at The Burlington School. She graduated from Colorado College with a BA in history, where she played varsity basketball and ran varsity track. At Burlington School, she taught a variety of history courses and junior and senior English, ran a session during their "E-Mersion Term" and coached a variety teams. She has also worked in the development office at Westminster School.
Ms. Kosow is the Assistant Dean of Students, Director of Student Activities. She comes to St. Mark’s from Tilton as the Media Integration Specialist and also worked in the Dean of Students’ office, organizing student activities and leadership, as well as helping to oversee Residential Life.
Stacey joins St. Mark's as our Associate Dean of Students/Director of Residential Life. For the last five years, Stacey served at St. Paul’s School as Associate Dean of Students, where she managed various aspects of the residential life program, including supporting six dormitories on campus, coordinating and building the Prefect program, and managing weekend activities. Prior to St. Paul’s, Stacey worked at her alma mater, Bowdoin College, for three years as the Director of First Year Programs. She earned her Masters Degree at the University of New England with a concentration in Educational Leadership. In her summer months Stacey serves as Dean of Students for Explo at Wellesley. Stacey lives at SM with her husband Korey and son Caleb.
A native of Ireland, Mr. Lester came to St. Mark's in 2000. His current interests include the global roots of mathematics, using computer algebra systems in the classroom, and applications of mathematics in political science. In addition to teaching mathematics he serves as Assistant Director of Academic Technology.
John worked as Director of Athletics at The Bishop's School, Rye Country Day School, and Greenwich Country Day School, before moving to Princeton Day School, where he spent twelve years. John lives on Choate Circle with his wife Sandra, and their three children.
Lindsey Lohwater arrived at St. Mark's in 2010 after teaching for a number of years at the Walnut Hill School in Natick, MA. Lindsey is a 'Double Eagle' after earning both her B.S. and M.Ed from Boston College. She currently serves as the Department Chair, teaches Biology and is the Director of the Taft STEM Research Fellowship. In the past Lindsey has also taught Advanced Biology, Biotechnology, and Anatomy & Physiology. In addition to her work in the classroom, Lindsey serves as St. Mark's Sustainability Coordinator. She lives on campus with her husband, Justin, their three kids, Peyton, Blake, and Jackson and their dog, Fenway.
Brady Loomer graduated from Villanova University in 2008 with a BS in Chemical Engineering. In 2010, he decided to go back to school and got his Masters in Education from UMass-Amherst and graduated in 2011. He joined St. Mark's in the fall of 2011. As a graduate of Northfield Mount Hermon in 2004, he very much enjoys the feeling of community that a boarding school provides to both its students and faculty He teaches both Chemistry and Exploratory Science along with coaching JV Boys Soccer and JV Baseball. Brady and his wife, Katie, lives in Thieriot dorm where he is a dorm parent.
Mr. Lubick, a native of Amherst, NY, came to St. Mark’s in 1997 with his wife, Lisa, and his two sons, Nathanael (SM ’10) and Elias (SM ’12). In addition to his duties in the Admission Office as the Director of Financial Aid, he teaches Writing Seminar and Short Stories, sixth form English electives. Coaching basketball at SM for 15 years, Mr. Lubick led the nationally recognized Lions to 5 New England championships and more than 300 wins, sending dozens of players on to college basketball and careers in Europe and the NBA. A professional musician performing regularly around Boston’s Metrowest area, he is the school saxophone instructor, assists with the Jazz Ensemble, and leads the St. Mark’s Student Saxophone Quartet.
Mr. Lyons came to St. Mark's in 1995 after practicing labor and employment law in Boston for three years at Ropes & Gray, clerking for Judge Bruce M. Selya on the U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals, and teaching history at Saint Andrew's School in Middletown, Delaware. He has taught a variety of courses at St. Mark's (most recently AP American History, AP European History, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Court and the Constitution) to students in all forms. Outside of the classroom, he is the head coach of the boys cross-country program and the varsity baseball team. He lives on Choate Circle with his wife, Laurie Vance, and four children, Willy, Joey, Louis, and Marianne. In his free time, he enjoys running, golf, hiking, and playing with his kids.
Ashley Maddock, MS, ATC, LAT, is our Head Athletic Trainer. Ashley is responsible for the safety and well being of all our student athletes, in season and out of season. She also provides nutrition, injury guidance and counseling to our athletes. Prior to coming to St. Mark’s in the fall of 2013, Ashley was an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Boston College, the Head Athletic Trainer at Pacific Ridge Private School in Carlsbad, CA, and a graduate Athletic Trainer at San Diego State University.
Jeniene Matthews joined St. Mark’s as a faculty member in the English Department in 2010 and became its Dept. Chair in 2017. She received her B.A. in English Literature from Mills College and her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law. Prior to joining St. Mark’s, Jeniene litigated antitrust class action matters, taught legal writing and research courses, and most recently worked as the manager of recruiting and professional development for a prominent Boston law firm. In 2014, Jeniene was appointed the Evill-Glavin Chair; established by the Forbes Foundation, which recognizes outstanding faculty members, Outside of the classroom, Jeniene is the Digital Learning Coach for faculty and staff and lives on campus with her husband, Gregory, and their son, Logan.
Ms. Kinne McBride joined the St. Mark's Mathematics Department in 2001. Throughout the years, she has primarily taught Precalculus, Calculus and Advanced Placement Calculus. In addition to teaching, Kinne is a varsity crew coach, the Academic Scheduler and the Assistant Director of the Center for Student Resources. Kinne and her husband, Bob, have three children - St. Markers Ted '06, Shelby '08 and Liza '11.
Ms. McCann enjoys guiding students through the ethical practice of reading and writing. As a lover, writer, and translator of poetry, she has offered students one-on-one study, workshops, and the opportunity to attend the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival. Outside of the classroom, Ms. McCann coordinates the Gray Colloquium, organizes poetry events throughout the year, and advises the publication of The Vindex, St. Mark's literary and art journal. Her interests include entertaining Murray, her incorrigible, darling terrier mix; travelling all over with her husband, Dan; and being a careful observer of the world around her.
Johnny McNamara joined our Math Department in the Fall of 2019 but was so eager to join the St. Mark’s community that he jumped right in during Lion Term in the Spring of 2019. He enjoyed getting to know so many students in such an experiential setting. Johnny recently earned his Masters of Education from Boston College and comes to us with experience teaching in North Quincy and Chestnut Hill, as well as independent school experience as a graduate of St. Sebastian’s. He lives off campus and coaches football and lacrosse.
Daniel Mertsch teaches in the Modern Languages Department as our German Teacher. He comes to St. Mark’s after ten years at Chapel Hill Chauncy School in Waltham where he served as the Director of their Learning Support Department. He has considerable experience teaching German, was educated in Germany, and is a native German speaker. Daniel has coached soccer and basketball and has a strong interest in robotics. He and his wife Mary live in Coolidge with their sons Sebastian and Oliver, and their dog Roscoe.
Business Office- Accounts Payable (1987 – 1995)
Studies/College Office - Office Manager (1995 – 2010)
Registrar – (2010 - present)
Eric Monheim joined the St. Mark’s as the Director of College Counseling in July of 2013. Eric comes to the position after thirteen years in Washington D.C. where he served as the Director of College Counseling at Sidwell Friends and Bullis respectively. Eric served as the Executive Director of the Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools (ACCIS) and was also instrumental in the creation of this national non-profit organization. He also served as a college counselor, history teacher and basketball coach at The Northfield Mount Hermon School and a number of other private and public schools in Pennsylvania and New York City. Additionally, he worked on the admissions staff at Kenyon College in the late 80’s. A promising, but short-lived career as a sports writer, dish man, landscaper, and house painter followed a year of graduate school at Teachers College, Columbia University where he met his wife Tricia. Eric and Tricia have two boys, Aidan and Liam who attend UMASS Boston and Lewis and Clark College respectively. A native of Pittsburgh, Eric is a rabid, and hopefully not obnoxious, fan of all Pittsburgh sports teams.
Ms. Morgan joined the admissions team at St. Mark's in July 2007. Ms. Morgan graduated from Williams College and has an M. Ed from Harvard University. She also spent six months studying at University College London and traveling throughout Sweden, Italy, Austria and Scotland. In addition, she has a Certificate in Leadership in Enrollment Management from the University of Southern California.
Prior to joining St. Mark's, Ms. Morgan worked in admissions at both Lawrence Academy and Cushing Academy and spent time working at Harvard University in the Office of the Dean of Harvard College. A 2000 graduate from Williams College, Ms. Morgan played both soccer and lacrosse. The Williams women's soccer team made it to the final four of the NCAA tournament in 1999 and the women's lacrosse team made it to the NCAA tournament finals in 1998. Ms. Morgan coached both Varsity soccer and Varsity lacrosse while at Lawrence Academy.
Ms. Morgan teaches one section of The Global Seminar, coaches the girls' varsity lacrosse team, is a faculty advisor and is a dorm affiliate in Thieriot dormitory. She lives on campus with her husband, Chris; daughter, Emily; sons, Erik and Christopher; and dog, Lily.
Michele Nieves joined the Math Department in 2019 after multiple years teaching high school math in California. Most recently, she served as an inaugural teacher and Math Department Chair at the Girls Academic Leadership Academy in Los Angeles. She holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Southern California. Michele and her husband Hector underwent a big transition from the West Coast to the East Coast and live on campus with their cat, Rene Descates.
After a 28-year career as an educator, alumnus Nick finally returned to St. Mark’s in March of 2011. A writer and photographer, he currently oversees the news content of the School website, serves as Editor of the twice-yearly St. Mark’s Magazine, and takes on special projects regarding St. Mark’s history and its alumni. In his spare time, he is host of THE FOLK REVIVAL on WICN (Worcester Public Radio). While at St. Mark’s, Nick was President of the Choir, Glee Club, and Dramatics Club, and was Manager of Varsity football, wrestling, and baseball. At Prize Day, he received the Badger Dramatics Prize and the Brantwood Prize. He went on to earn both his B.A. and M.A. in history from Trinity College (CT). He worked for 14 summers at Brantwood Camp, including several years as Assistant Director and Director. He is the author of seven books, including Fences of Stone (a history of Southborough, Massachusetts); a two volume history of Brantwood Camp (Brantwood and To Honor the Trust), “NUMBER #1” (a folk music history), and his most recent work, The Echo of Their Voices: 150 Years of St. Mark’s School.
Dave Palmer came to the St. Mark’s School community in 2018 with many years of experience as a Teacher (Physics, Biology, & Chemistry) at Lawrence High School and Acton-Boxborough Regional High Schools, as well as professional experience as an Engineer. He’ll join our Science Department to teach Physics and looks forward to getting involved in extracurriculars including robotics and coaching. Dave has two adult daughters (Kendra and Lexi), enjoys playing soccer, hockey, and tennis, and lives in Groton with his dog (Nico) and cat (Boo).
Ms. Pavletic joined St. Mark's School in 2001 as a weekend staff nurse and was appointed to faculty as nurse manager in 2008. A graduate of Boston University School of Nursing, she then earned a masters in counseling from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge as well a masters in parent-child health nursing from Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans. She has been a high school nurse since 1998, previously working at Natick and Hopkinton High Schools.
Ms Pavletic lives in Hopkinton with her husband Michael; daughters , Afton and Maylin, as well as 5 dogs and one snake.
CSN, Massachusetts Department of Education (DESE)
NBCSN, National Board of Certification for School Nurses
Sigma Theta Tau
Massachusetts School Nurses Association, Independent School Liason
"Connecting with adolescent frequent visitors to the school nurse through the use of intentional interviewing", published August, 2011 Journal of School Nursing
"Health services in boarding school: An oasis of care, counseling and comfort", published on-line first, May, 2016, Journal of School Nursing
Annie joined the St. Mark’s Advancement team in June 2018, having previously worked in advancement services and event planning at two other independent schools in the greater Boston area. A Midwest native and 2008 graduate of Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, Annie also has experience in marketing and project management. Annie and her husband, Andrew ’03, live in Southborough with their bullmastiff, Marlie.
Casey (Pickett) Bates '09 returned to St. Mark's in 2015 as the assistant athletic director. Casey teaches English, serves as the head coach of both the Varsity Hockey and Varsity Softball teams, and is a member of the Thayer dorm team. In 2019, Casey was appointed as the assistant director of experiential learning.
Casey earned her B.A. in English and her M.A.T. from Northeastern University. While at Northeastern, Casey played on the Women's Varsity Ice Hockey team.
Barbara Putnam has been making prints since a teacher handed her carving tools in a third grade Saturday class at the Worcester Art Museum. Then and now she is fascinated by the boldness of communicating through black and white shapes and gestures, and the directness of such rich, traditional medium. The quilts became a way to extend the print, when after printing an edition she began printing onto cotton. That initiated an investigation into the chemistry of fiber reactive dying and most recently (see “Ocean Warning”) adding cyanotype, allowing her to expose objects directly onto dyed fabric and further experiment with color.
Barbara’s work has always focused on the environment: from open spaces to small tributaries and moving from caution for land use to now sadly, documenting the disappearance of species and showing our human impact upon the landscape. Barbara has had prints and quilts included in international exhibitions in Romania, Portugal, Japan, Argentina, Vietnam, a solo exhibition in Finland, and has been included in numerous museum exhibitions, including Chicago Art Institute, Denver Art Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, Toledo Museum of Art. With collaborator Deborah Cornell, a composer, and an ornithologist from Bowdoin College they presented Quiet Skies, a multi media installation at the Kala Art Institute in Berkley California. Barbara has conducted workshops and been visiting artist at MIT, Bowdoin College, Boston University, Dennison University, Tyler School of Art, University of Wyoming and has taught at Haystack Mountain School of Craft. She was the founding artist in residence at the Delta Wetlands and Waterfowl Research Foundation in Manitoba, Canada where she worked alongside scientists researching avian migration.
In 2012-2013 Barbara took part in the Arctic Circle Residency, an international expeditionary residency that travelled by tall ship through the Svalbard Archipelago with 22 scientists, artists, composers, and writers. Sailing past glaciers calving and retreating at the 80th parallel, walking across melting snowpack and permafrost, the participants from around the world developed projects to give voice to a vanishing world.
Christopher Roche began working at St. Mark’s in 2011, and he came to us with experience as a lawyer, teacher, and artist. After earning his BA in computer science at Dartmouth, Chris attended the University of Pittsburgh Law School and earned his JD. After serving as a law clerk in the New Jersey Supreme Court and working in New York City for a number of years as an intellectual property attorney involved in computer litigation and software licensing s, Chris pursued his passion for the arts – he is a talented oil painter – and earned his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and studied in Rome in RISD’s European Honors Program. . Chris’s teaching experience includes six years at Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn, where he taught computer science to students in grades 3-12. Additionally, he completed coursework in physics and earned a Zamensky Physics Prize at the City College of New York, while working in the intellectual property field. . At St. Mark’s, Chris has worked to grow the number of computer science, robotics and new media offerings and he as worked tirelessly as one of the mentors on both the St.Mark’s robotics team (FRC Team 3566) and also the St. Mark’s sponsored FLL Team “Can of Worms”. He also leads students each year to gain new experiences in computer science and programming at the MIT Blueprint Hackathon, where he has served as a Blueprint problem-solving mentor for the past three years. With Athletic and boarding experiences from his time as a student at Phillips Exeter, where he played hockey and rowed crew and Dartmouth College, where he rowed for four years, Chris enjoys working with students and finding ways to do and make amazing things. Chris lives on campus and likes very much to travel in the summer with his daughter, Lily. Chris has also served on St. Mark’s STEM Steering Committee and worked with the STEM Building architects on the STEM Building Planning Committee.
Kathleen “KK” Behan teaches Spanish in the Modern Language Department. She graduated from Portsmouth Abbey where she taught for four years after attending Providence College as an undergrad. She will finish her Masters in Spanish from Middlebury College in August, 2017. KK is the House Head in Thayer where she lives with her dog, Lucy. She enjoys skiing, boxing, and golfing during her free time.
Charlotte is certified as a Master Teacher in Estill Voice Training, and believes a well-trained voice is one that can sing expressively and healthily in a variety of styles. Her primary mentor and teacher was Jo Estill, a woman whose passion for singing and knowledge changed the field of voice research, and brought a wealth of practical skills to singers world-wide.
Charlotte has been teaching voice at St. Mark's School since 1999. She also taught at New England Conservatory (Estill Institute), Groton School, and Lawrence Academy. She was Music Director at the Union Church of Stow and St. Anne's Parish, Littleton. She currently teaches at Indian Hill Music (where she served as Voice Department Chair), directs the Threshold Singers at Indian Hill, maintains a private studio, and serves as a choral clinician.
Charlotte's solo performances range from the Boston Symphony and Indian Hill Symphony to venues in the Swiss Alps and Jerusalem. She premiered and recorded works by Harold Shapero, Francis Judd Cooke, David Bennett Thomas, Steve Peisch, and others, and has often been a featured soloist with the Essex Chamber Music Players.
Charles Sellers has taught Spanish, coached soccer and squash, and worked in the dorms at St. Mark's since 2006. Before starting at St. Mark's, Charles finished his Masters in Spanish at Middlebury College's campus in Madrid, Spain and spent two years teaching Spanish at Nardin Academy High School in Buffalo, NY. Prior to these experiences, he spent two years after college as a volunteer working with economically underprivileged families at the El Centro del Muchacho Trabajador in Quito, Ecuador. It was in Quito that Charles found his love for teaching and helping others. Since starting at St. Mark's, he has been fortunate to lead service trips to Ecuador and to the Dominican Republic. Charles is passionate about student centered learning, service, and the Spanish Language and tries to instill a similar interest in his students.
Katie Solter is the Associate Chaplain and teaches in the Religion Department. She lives on campus with her husband Tom and their children: Riley, Theo, and Laney. Previously, Katie has been the Chaplain of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School in Washington D.C. since 2014. She has also taught religion and has served as an assistant lacrosse coach. Prior to St. Patrick’s, Katie served various religious posts in Maine, France, New Hampshire, and CT.
Jordan Studevan joined the St. Mark’s community in April ‘18 as the Assistant Director of College Counseling. Previously, he worked with his family business and as the Logistics Coordinator at City Year in Philadelphia. He is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College, with a degree in Economics and Government. St. Marks Athletics will benefit from Jordan’s experience as a varsity football player at F&M, as well as his love for playing basketball. He lives in Sawyer along with his new dog, Ace, who is sure to become very popular on campus.
Barbara is Head Chaplain and teaches in the Religion Department. She lives in Boston with her husband Doug Borchard, and together they have raised three sons through high school and two (so far!) through college. Barbara is an ordained Episcopal Priest, regularly preaching and celebrating in the Dioceses of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and singing with choirs wherever and whenever she can. She earned her B.A. in Religion from Princeton University, her MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, and her Masters in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School.
Jennifer joined St. Mark's as Director of Counseling Services in 2012. Before joining the St. Mark's faculty, Jennifer spent eight years at the Fay School as Director of Counseling Services and wellness teacher. She has a great range of experience, having worked in public and independent schools, university settings, as well as high school and middle schools. In addition to her role as a school counselor, Jennifer works closely with our student leaders and teaches the Third Form Saturday Core class focusing on Mindfulness. She lives in Marlborough with her husband Christopher and children Emily, Ryan and Katie.
Rick joined the faculty in 1976 as an intern in the Mathematics Department. He has served in many capacities over the years, most proudly as a parent of Charles, ’99, Ben, ’02, and Julia, ’06. He continues to eagerly teach mathematics with a particular appreciation for its being an ideal playground for intellectual exploration and development.
Rick lives on campus with his wife, Ginny, and their dog Bella Abzug. He loves music, mathematics, running and hiking. He longs for Fives!
Mrs. Vachris joined the Admission Team at St. Mark's in 2010. She has a background in teaching World Languages, and before coming to St. Mark's taught at Vermont Academy, Blair Academy and the Green Vale School. Mrs. Vachris is a St. Mark's parent, and she and her husband, David, live on campus.
David Vachris serves as the Dean of Students. Dave earned his B.A. in History from the College of the Holy Cross and his M.A. in Secondary Education, Social Studies from Lehigh University. Previously, Dave worked at Tabor Academy, Vermont Academy, Blair Academy and The Green Vale School, where he was the Director of the Upper School. Dave lives on campus with his wife, Amy, and their three children Maddie, Taylor, and Gunnar.
Mr. Valitutto joined the St. Mark’s faculty in 2017 after teaching for seven years at Kent School and at Cushing Academy for five. At St. Mark's, Mr. Valitutto teaches courses in math research, statistics, and pre-Calculus, as well as running Saturday classes for math team and board game design. Additionally, he coaches football and JV girls' basketball. Mr. Valitutto is a graduate of Alfred University where he majored in math and chemistry and competed on the track team in the throwing events.
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Ms. Warner joined St. Mark's in 2013 as Associate Director of Admission and Head Coach of the Varsity girls' lacrosse team. Warner served as head coach of Varsity field hockey from 2013-2016 and in that time won two ISL titles and two New England Championships (2013, 2014), including one undefeated season in 2014. Warner also led the Varsity girls' lacrosse team to four ISL titles in 2015, 2016, 2018, and 2019. She was named "Prep Girls Coach of the Year" in 2019 by the New England Lacrosse Journal after leading her team to an undefeated season.
A 2006 graduate of Middlebury College, Warner was a versatile three-sport athlete, competing in field hockey, lacrosse and squash. Warner was a three-time All-NESCAC performer for the field hockey program and was named to the NFHCA All-Region Team in her junior and senior seasons. In 2003 and 2004, Middlebury field hockey reached the NCAA Championship Game and Warner was named to the '03 All-Tournament Team. As team captain in her senior season, Warner led the NESCAC in assists.
The Middlebury lacrosse team won the NESCAC and competed in the NCAA Final Four all four seasons from 2003-2006, with Warner starting for the program for three years. Her team also went undefeated in the NESCAC all four years. In '03 and '04 Middlebury competed in the National Championship game, winning the title in 2004 with a perfect undefeated record.
Upon graduating, Warner coached field hockey at Middlebury, then assisted at Connecticut College in both field hockey and lacrosse from 2008-2011, while earning her Masters in Psychology. From 2011-2013, Warner served as the Associate Director of Athletics and head coach of field hockey and lacrosse at The William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia.
Originally from Holderness, NH, Warner is excited to be in New England coaching, working in the admission office, and overseeing a III form dormitory. Warner lives on campus with her husband, Luke, son, Mikey, daughter, Sidney, and dog, Bear.
A 1974 graduate of St. Mark’s, Mr. Warren began his tenure as Head of School in 2006. Before returning to Southborough, Mr. Warren was a member of the faculty at Stevenson School, in Pebble Beach, California, and a member of the faculty and administration at Milton Academy, in Milton, Massachusetts. His wife, Laura Appell-Warren, is Director of Global Citizenship at St. Mark’s; his son, Ethan, is an independent filmmaker living in Norwell, Massachusetts; and his daughter, Amanda, is an elementary school teacher in Middlebury, Vermont. In addition to being passionate about the School, Mr. Warren is passionate about baseball, canoeing, and fly fishing.
A member of the St. Mark's faculty since 2009, Nat currently serves as the Dean of Academics, and a teacher of The Global Seminar. Nat began his career in education by earning his public school certification at Morse High School in Bath, Maine, and then moved to the world of independent schools, teaching and coaching at Kent School, St. Sebastian's School, and Tabor Academy. In 2008, he took a year away from teaching to launch a nonprofit and sustainable community development firm on Cape Cod, helping to grow and fund local farm-to-school, affordable housing rehabilitation, and solar energy generation projects and programs. Among many areas of involvement at St. Mark’s, Nat is a 2013 Salzburg Fellow and teacher in the summer Global Citizenship Institute, and also led the development of St. Mark’s Saturdays as the program’s founding Director. Outside of school, Nat enjoys exploring the trails and beaches of New England, and when he must be indoors, reading, writing, and preparing meals in the kitchen with his family. Nat lives in Choate Barn with his wife, Jackie, and their sons, Liam and Tobin.
Sarah joined the St. Mark's community in 2015 with a background in event management and fundraising. As the team leader who produced our year-long Sesquicentennial Celebration, Sarah’s energy, creativity, and passion ensured a highly successful series of events for the more than 1,900 St. Markers who participated. She then went on to serve as our Director of Alumni Relations and Leadership Gift Officer before joining the Major Gifts team. Sarah is a graduate of St. Andrew's Episcopal School and Babson College. Sarah lives in Hudson, MA, with her husband, Nick Wilkins, a member of the Carroll School faculty, their son, Henrik, and their West Highland White Terrier, Kaya.
Showjean Wu, a former St. Mark’s faculty member from 2011 - 2015, returns to our Modern Language Department to teach Chinese I through Chinese V in 2019. A native Chinese speaker, she holds Masters degrees in Education and Computer Science. Since her departure from St. Mark’s, Showjean has lived in California and has been teaching in Chinese immersion classrooms at the International School of Peninsula. Showjean lives off campus with her husband Thomas. They have 2 adult sons: Jerry and Darren.
Ms. Zhu will be an Admission Counselor and part of the Community and Equity Department. She has just completed her Masters in Language & Literacy from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Ms. Zhu has travelled extensively throughout her life, and most recently has gotten to know SM through her work Envoys. Ms. Zhu will be living in the Main Building.