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MPH's experienced faculty is recruited from both private and public institutions. In addition to being outstanding in their individual disciplines, each brings a distinct personality and a unique style of teaching to the classroom. Outside the classroom, faculty members wear many hats, acting as advisors, mentors, coaches, chaperones for school events, and above all, friends. Students and teachers share many experiences together.

All faculty and staff are listed below in alphabetical order. 

Please click here to view faculty new to MPH for the 16-17 school year.

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Amy Terpening Abdo
315-446-2452 Ext. 200
Lower School Assistant Division Head
B.A., University at Buffalo
M.A., New York University
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Bonnie Adams
315-446-2452 Ext. 127
Registered Nurse
B.A., Towson University
B.S., Old Dominion University
M.P.H., Walden University
Jeanne Albanese
Journalism Teacher
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Leigh Bergman
315-446-2452 Ext. 163
Strings Instructor
B.M., Syracuse University
M.A., Syracuse University
Kristin Bernazzani
315-446-2452 Ext. 133
College Counseling Coordinator/Registrar
Academic Program Support Personnel
B.A., Stonehill College
M.S.Ed., Illinois State University
M.S., Oswego State University
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Karen Brang
315-446-2452 Ext. 171
Instructional Support, Grades 1-5
B.A., SUNY Cortland
M.S., SUNY Cortland
Kristen Byers
315-446-2452 Ext. 165
Accounts Payable, Benefits Administration
B.S., Towson University
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Albertine Cadin
315-446-2452 Ext. 180
B.S., Empire State College
M.S., Syracuse University
Carolyn Cahill
World Language
B.A., Nazareth College
M.A., SUNY Albany
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William Cardamone
315-446-2452 Ext. 139
Director of College Counseling
B.A., Hamilton College
J.D., Vermont Law School
Mary Jo Champlin
315-446-2452 Ext. 113
Grade 4/5 Math and STEAM Teacher
B.A., SUNY Potsdam
M.A, Walden University
M.A, Syracuse University
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Sarah Chhablani
315-446-2452 Ext. 156
History Teacher
B.A., University of Chicago
M.Ed. , Marymount University
Nicole Cicoria
315-446-2452 Ext. 131
Director of Admissions
B.A., SUNY Geneseo
M.A., SUNY Cortland
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Margot Clark
315-446-2452 Ext. 137
Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Library
B.A., Earlham College
M.L.S. , Syracuse University
Jana Clever
315-446-2452 Ext. 207
3rd Grade Teacher
B.S., Psychology
Elementary Ed certificate, University of Pittsburgh
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Colleen Congel
315-446-2452 Ext. 190
Director of Academic Support
B.A., SUNY Fredonia
M.A.T., Goucher College
Level I, Wilson Reading Certified
Kathleen Connor
Middle School English Teacher
B.A., Oberlin College
M.F.A, Purdue University
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Amy Critz
315-446-2452 Ext. 120
Assistant to the Head of School
B.A., SUNY Oswego
Edward Curtis
315-446-2452 Ext. 189
History Instructor
B.A., Hamilton College
M.A., University of Rochester
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Nichole Demers
315-446-2452 Ext. 105
Physical Education Instructor
B.S., SUNY Cortland
M.S., Canisius College
William Derschang
315-446-2452 Ext. 157
Director of Data Management and Support
B.S. , Le Moyne College
M.B.A., Le Moyne College
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Jim Dunaway
315-446-2452 Ext. 129
Head of School
M.A., Vanderbilt University
M.T.S., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
B.A., Barrington College
Betsy Dunlap
315-446-2452 Ext. 118
Chief Financial Officer
B.S., St. John Fisher College
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Franklin Dunlap
315-446-2452 Ext. 132
Maintenance Staff-Evening
Susan Foster
315-446-2452 Ext. 184
Science Department Chair
B.A., Hamilton College
M.A., SUNY Cortland
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Emily Gannon
315-446-2452 Ext. 204
Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten
B.A., SUNY Geneseo
M.Ed., Syracuse University
Wei Gao
315-446-2452 Ext. 192
Asian Language Instructor
International Student Coordinator
B.A., Beijing University
M.A., Syracuse University
Ph.D. Program, Syracuse University
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Annmarie Gregory
315-446-2452 Ext. 147
Vocal Music
B.M., SUNY Potsdam
M.M., Syracuse University
Chad Gregory
315-446-2452 Ext. 183
B.S., Grove City College
M.S., Pennsylvania State University
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Dalyana Guerra
315-446-2452 Ext. 176
B.S., University of Rochester
Teresa Henderson
315-446-2452 Ext. 134
Art Instructor
B.A., Maryland Institurte College of Art
M.A., Syracuse University
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Kendall Hoekstra
315-446-2452 Ext. 146
Head of Lower and Middle Schools
B.A., Boston College
M.S. in Teaching & Curriculum , Syracuse University
Mark Hoekstra
A.P. Economics Teacher
B.S., United States Military Academy
M.S., Purdue University
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Amy Hogan
315-446-2452 Ext. 195
B.A., LeMoyne College
M.S., Syracuse University
Patricia Bentley Hoke
315-446-2452 Ext. 188
English, Girls Varsity Soccer Coach
B.A., Williams College
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Richard Huyge
315-446-2452 Ext. 152
Band Instructor
B.A., Western Michigan University
M.A, University of St. Thomas
Sondra Jones
315-446-2452 Ext. 204
PreK and K Teaching Assistant
B.S., Syracuse University
M.S.T., Le Moyne College
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Alexander Koziara
Stage Design
B.F.A., M.F.A., Purchase College
Michele Koziara
315-446-2452 Ext. 168
Director of Theatre and Dance Education, Performing Arts Chair
B.F.A., Purchase College
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Juhee LaHaye
315-446-2452 Ext. 121
Assistant to Division Heads
B.S., Allegheny College
B.A., Allegheny College
Alexandre Leclercq
315-446-2452 Ext. 115
Dean of Students
Maitrise, Ecole de Commerce Europeenne de Bordeaux
M.A., Syracuse University
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Mike Longden
315-446-2452 Ext. 132
Facilities Manager
Kristin Loop
315-446-2452 Ext. 142
Annual Campaign Associate
B.S., Western New England College
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Jeff Mangram
Model United Nations Instructor
B.A., Syracuse University
M.A., Syracuse University
Ph.D., Syracuse University
Silviana Medina-Dooher
315-446-2452 Ext. 198
B.A., Buena Vista University
M.A., Syracuse University
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Donna Meehan
315-446-2452 Ext. 155
Mathematics Department Chair
B.S., SUNY Oswego
Fred Montas
315-446-2452 Ext. 193
English Department Chair
Varsity Basketball Coach
B.A., Wesleyan University
A.B.D., Cornell University
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Liza Morrison
315-446-2452 Ext. 114
Director of Information Services
B.S., Cornell University
M.L.S., Syracuse University
Richard Moseson
Weiqi/Baduk/Go Club Advisor
B.A., Oberlin College
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Katherine Murray
315-446-2452 Ext. 174
Learning Specialist
B.A., Hamilton College
M.A., University at Buffalo
Robert Nasiff
Chess Coach
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Jennifer Neuner
315-446-2452 Ext. 116
Director of Events & Communications
B.A., SUNY Potsdam
William O'Malley
315-446-2452 Ext. 179
World Languages Department Chair
Boys JV Soccer Coach, Varsity Golf Coach
B.A., University of Scranton
M.A., Kent State University
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Lisa Patchen
315-446-2452 Ext. 153
Health & Wellness Teacher
B.A., Ithaca College
M. Ed., Le Moyne College
Amanda Peisel
Grade 1/2 Teacher
B.S., SUNY Cortland
M.S., SUNY New Paltz
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William Preston
English Language Learners Teacher
B.A., Northwestern University
Susan Reeve
Middle School Math Teacher
B.A., Empire State College
M.A., Empire State College
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Rebecca Rhody
315-446-2452 Ext. 140
Director of Community Programs
Bryant and Stratton College
Maria Ricciardiello
315-446-2452 Ext. 170
Grade 4/5 Humanities Teacher
B.S., SUNY Brockport
M.S., Syracuse University
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Donald Ridall
315-446-2452 Ext. 164
Director of Athletics, Physical Education Department Chair
Boys Varsity Soccer Coach
B.S. , SUNY Cortland
M.S., SUNY Cortland
Kelly Rose
315-446-2452 Ext. 112
Director of Development
B.A., Le Moyne College
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James Ryan
315-446-2452 Ext. 117
Associate Director of Admission & Outreach
B.A., St. John Fisher College
Nicole Sanford
315-446-2452 Ext. 144
Community Programs Administrative Assistant
B.A., Syracuse University
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Christopher Schroth
315-446-2452 Ext. 191
Mathematics, Statistics
B.A., SUNY Oswego
Beth Scott
315-446-2452 Ext. 199
SAA Registered Suzuki Teacher
B.A. , Colgate University
B.S. , Columbia University
M.S.Ed. , Binghamton University
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Caroline Sheffield
315-446-2452 Ext. 182
Mathematics, Science
B.A., Columbia College
B.S., University of Nebraska Omaha
Rachel Smorol
315-446-2452 Ext. 119
Admissions Office Administrative Assistant
B.A., SUNY Potsdam
M.S., Syracuse University
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Matt Spear
315-446-2452 Ext. 185
History Department Chair
B.A., Binghamton University
M.S., Syracuse University
Erica Stark
315-446-2452 Ext. 172
World Languages
Varsity Cross-Country Coach, Modified Track Coach
B.A., Elmira College
M.S., SUNY Cortland
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Emily Steele
School Psychologist (Jamesville-DeWitt)
B.A., Wittenberg University
M.S., Syracuse University
John Stegeman
315-446-2452 Ext. 186
Head of Upper School, History
B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder
M.A., SUNY Brockport
M.Phil, Syracuse University
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Ryan Strader
315-446-2452 Ext. 151
Physical Education Teacher
Boys Modified Soccer and Basketball Coach, Asst. Track Coach
B.S., SUNY Cortland
M.S. (in progress)
Joy Strickland
315-446-2452 Ext. 125
Director of Counseling
B.A., Trinity College
M.A., Columbia University
M.S., Syracuse University
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Lilly Thomann
315-446-2452 Ext. 166
Visual Art & Design Instructor
B.F.A., Syracuse University
M.A., Syracuse University
Erica Toyama
315-446-2452 Ext. 136
Alumni Relations Associate
B.S., Ithaca College
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Matthew Twomey-Smith
315-446-2452 Ext. 187
Varsity Track Coach
B.A., University of Liverpool, UK
M.S.Ed. , The College of Saint Rose
M.A. & M.Ph., and Ph.D Candidate, Syracuse University
Matthew Vural
315-446-2452 Ext. 181
B.S., Duke University
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Richard Walters
Driver Education
Bob West
315-446-2452 Ext. 317
Driver Education
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Dawn Wood
315-446-2452 Ext. 141
Associate Business Manager
B.S., State University of New York at Oswego
Colleen Xavier
315-446-2452 Ext. 110
Cayuga Community College
Westchester Community College
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Audrey Yeager
A.P. Biology Teacher
B.A., Wells College
M.A., Syracuse University
Ryan Zlomek
315-446-2452 Ext. 194
B.A., SUNY Binghamton
B.S., SUNY Binghamton
M.F.A., SUNY Buffalo
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