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Faculty Directory

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. 

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Amy Terpening Abdo
315-446-2452 Ext. 159
4th/5th Grade Humanities Teacher
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
Maureen Anderson
315-446-2452 Ext. 136
Director of Alumni Relations
B.Sc., Leeds University
United States Professional Tennis Association
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Sylvia Angeli-Heer
315-446-2452 Ext. 149
Co-Director Extended Day Program
Certified Teacher's Assistant
Elizabeth Appleby
315-446-2452 Ext. 119
Director of Upper School Operations
Assistant to Upper School Head
B.A., SUNY at Buffalo
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Jennifer Baker
315-446-2452 Ext. 166
Visual Arts Department Chair
M.A., University of the Arts, Philadelphia
B.F.A., Temple University
Mary Kay Bauman
315-446-2452 Ext. 110
Receptionist
Attendance Officer
B.A., Kutztown University
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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
Assistant to the Head of Middle School
B.A., Stonehill College
M.S.Ed., Illinois State University
M.S., Oswego State University
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Mary Elizabeth Bongiovanni
315-446-2452
MS Communications, US Model United Nations
B.A., William Smith College
M.S., University of Pennsylvania
Karen Brang
315-446-2452 Ext. 138
Instructional Support, Grades 1-5
B.A., SUNY Cortland
M.S., SUNY Cortland
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Kristen Byers
315-446-2452 Ext. 165
Accounts Payable, Benefits Administration
B.S., Towson University
Albertine Cadin
315-446-2452 Ext. 180
French
B.S., Empire State College
M.S., Syracuse University
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Carolyn Cahill
315-446-2452
French Instructor
B.A., Nazareth College
M.A., SUNY Albany
William Cardamone
315-446-2452 Ext. 139
Director of College Counseling
B.A., Hamilton College
J.D., Vermont Law School
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Sarah Chhablani
315-446-2452 Ext. 186
History Teacher
Asst. Model UN coach
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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Margaret Clark
315-446-2452 Ext. 137
Lower School Librarian
B.A., Earlham College
M.L.S., Syracuse University
Colleen Congel
315-446-2452 Ext. 174
Director of Academic Support
B.A., SUNY Fredonia
M.A.T., Goucher College
Level I, Wilson Reading Certified
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Michael Copps
315-446-2452 Ext. 158
Vocal Music
B.M., SUNY Potsdam
Amy Critz
315-446-2452 Ext. 120
Assistant to the Head of School
B.A., SUNY Oswego
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Edward Curtis
315-446-2452 Ext. 126
Senior Administrative Dean, History
B.A., Hamilton College
M.A., University of Rochester
Bruce Dayton
315-446-2452
Executive Director of Model United Nations
PH.D., Syracuse University
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William Derschang
315-446-2452 Ext. 157
Director of Data Management and Support
B.S. , Le Moyne College
M.B.A., Le Moyne College
Mary Jo DiMento
315-446-2452 Ext. 207
Kindergarten
B.S. , SUNY Oneonta
M.S., SUNY Oneonta
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Betsy Dunlap
315-446-2452 Ext. 118
Controller
B.S., St. John Fisher College
Franklin Dunlap
315-446-2452 Ext. 132
Maintenance Staff-Evening
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Timothy Fesko, Jr.
315-446-2452 Ext. 191
Math, AP Economics
Girls Modified Soccer Coach
BA, Hamilton College
MA, SUNY Empire State College
Susan Foster
315-446-2452 Ext. 184
Science Department Chair
B.A., Hamilton College
M.A., SUNY Cortland
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Wei Gao
315-446-2452 Ext. 144
Asian Language Instructor
B.A., Beijing University
M.A., Syracuse University
Ph.D. Program, Syracuse University
Annmarie Gregory
315-446-2452 Ext. 147
Vocal Music
B.M., SUNY Potsdam
M.M., Syracuse University
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Chad Gregory
315-446-2452 Ext. 183
Science
B.S., Grove City College
M.S., Pennsylvania State University
Abraham Guerrero
315-446-2452 Ext. 104
IT Coordinator, Malone Schools Online Network
B.S., LeMoyne College
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Charles Heer
315-446-2452 Ext. 149
Co-Director Extended Day Program
Certified Teacher's Assistant
Degree Pending, University of Wisconsin
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 Middle School, Math
B.A., Boston College
M.S. in Teaching & Curriculum , Syracuse University
Mark Hoekstra
315-446-2452 Ext. 335
Girls Varsity Tennis Coach
B.S., US Naval Academy
M.S.I.E, Purdue University
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Amy Hogan
315-446-2452 Ext. 195
English
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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Lyndsay Hollis
315-446-2452 Ext. 142
Interim Director of Communications
B.S., The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University
Richard Huyge
315-446-2452 Ext. 152
Band Instructor
B.A., Western Michigan University
M.A, University of St. Thomas
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Katharine Johnson
315-446-2452 Ext. 204
Pre-Kindergarten
B.A., Mount Holyoke College
M.Ed., Xavier University
Melissa Kershner
315-446-2452 Ext. 207
Kindergarten
B.S., Elmira College
M.S., Reading Education, SUNY Oswego
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Patricia Kinneally
315-446-2452 Ext. 192
Spanish
BA, Ithaca College
MA, Binghamton University
Alexander Koziara
315-446-2452
Stage Design
B.F.A., M.F.A., Purchase College
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Michele Koziara
315-446-2452 Ext. 168
Performing Arts Department Chair, Dance
B.F.A., Purchase College
Beth Krauss
315-446-2452 Ext. 182
Biology
B.S., State Univ. of NY at Fredonia
M.A., State Univ. of NY at Binghamton
M.A.T., Empire State College
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Gabrielle Kroner
315-446-2452
Upper School Play Director
Juhee LaHaye
315-446-2452 Ext. 121
Assistant to the Head of Lower School
B.S., Allegheny College
B.A., Allegheny College
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Saralyn Lawn
315-446-2452 Ext. 162
Head of Lower School
B.A., SUNY Potsdam
M.A., Nazareth College
Vicki Layhew
315-446-2452 Ext. 190
4/5 Bridge Science
B.S., SUNY Oswego
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Sue Leahey
315-446-2452 Ext. 144
Director of Community Programs
B.S., SUNY Brockport
Alexandre Leclercq
315-446-2452 Ext. 115
Dean of Students
French
Maitrise, Ecole de Commerce Europeenne de Bordeaux
M.A., Syracuse University
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April LePage
315-446-2452 Ext. 117
Assistant to the Director of Admissions
B.A., St. Lawrence University
Kathryn Lester
315-446-2452 Ext. 143
4/5 Bridge Humanities
B.S. , SUNY Fredonia
M.S., SUNY Fredonia
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Joseph Longden
315-446-2452
Maintenance Staff
Kristen Luke-Houseman
315-446-2452 Ext. 153
Health and Wellness Department Chair, Registered Nurse
A.A.S. Nursing, SUNY Morrisville
B.A. , Colgate University
Sexuality Education Certified
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Valerie Maxwell
315-446-2452 Ext. 122
Interim Chief Financial Officer
B.S, Daemen College
Linda McGinley
315-446-2452 Ext. 177
Lower School Art
B.S., College of St. Rose
M.F.A., Rochester Institute of Technology
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Silviana Medina-Dooher
315-446-2452 Ext. 198
Spanish
B.A., Buena Vista University
M.A., Syracuse University
Donna Meehan
315-446-2452 Ext. 155
Mathematics Department Chair
B.S., SUNY Oswego
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Fred Montas
315-446-2452 Ext. 193
English Department Chair
B.A., Wesleyan University
A.B.D., Cornell University
Tina Morgan
315-446-2452 Ext. 124
Director of Advancement
B.S., Northwestern University
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Liza Morrison
315-446-2452 Ext. 114
Director of Information Services
Librarian
B.S., Cornell University
M.L.S., Syracuse University
Richard Moseson
315-682-7720
Weiqi/Baduk Club Advisor
MathCounts Advisor
B.A., Oberlin College
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Bari Nardella
315-446-2452 Ext. 369
Physical Education Teacher
Girls JV Tennis Coach, Girls Modified Volleyball Coach
B.S., Rutgers University
Robert Nasiff
315-446-2452
Chess Coach
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Mandi Neave
315-446-2452 Ext. 170
Second Grade
B.S., SUNY Cortland
M.S., Le Moyne College
Jennifer Neuner
315-446-2452 Ext. 116
Director of Special Events, Webmaster
Senior Thesis Project Coordinator
B.A., SUNY Potsdam
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William O'Malley
315-446-2452 Ext. 196
World Languages Department Chair
Boys JV Soccer Coach, Varsity Golf Coach
B.A., University of Scranton
M.A., Kent State University
Lori Ott
315-446-2452 Ext. 145
Third Grade Teacher
B.A., East Stroudsburg University
M.F.A., Yale School of Drama
MST Inclusive Childhood Education 1-6, Le Moyne College
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William Preston
315-446-2452 Ext. 189
English
B.A., Northwestern University
Dana Reid
315-446-2452 Ext. 123
International Student Coordinator
English
B.S., SUNY Oswego
M.S., Syracuse University
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Rebecca Rhody
315-446-2452 Ext. 140
Assistant Director and Registration Coordinator of Community Programs
Bryant and Stratton College
Donald Ridall
315-446-2452 Ext. 128
Director of Athletics, Physical Education Department Chair
Boys Varsity Soccer Coach
B.S. , SUNY Cortland
M.S., SUNY Cortland
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Kelly Rose
315-446-2452 Ext. 112
Director of Development
B.A., Le Moyne College
Danielle Sanford
315-446-2452
Community Programs/Front Desk Substitute
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Beth Scott
315-446-2452 Ext. 199
SAA Registered Suzuki Teacher
B.A. , Colgate University
B.S. , Columbia University
M.S.Ed. , Binghamton University
Caroline Sheffield
315-446-2452
Mathematics Instructor
B.S, University of Nebraska at Omaha
B.A, Columbia College
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Greg Sommer
315-446-2452 Ext. 171
4/5 Bridge Math
B.S., SUNY Fredonia
M.S., SUNY Cortland
Matt Spear
315-446-2452 Ext. 185
History Department Chair
B.A., Binghamton University
M.S., Syracuse University
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Erica Stark
315-446-2452 Ext. 172
World Languages
Varsity Cross-Country Coach, Modified Track Coach
B.A., Elmira College
M.S., SUNY Cortland
Emily Steele
315-446-2452
School Psychologist (Jamesville-DeWitt)
B.A., Wittenberg University
M.S., Syracuse University
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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
Pamela Stewart
315-446-2452 Ext. 150
Science
B.S., Western Connecticut State University
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Ryan Strader
315-446-2452 Ext. 161
Physical Education Teacher
Boys Modified Soccer 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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Christy Tuohey
315-446-2452
Journalism Teacher
B.A., Marshall University
Matthew Twomey-Smith
315-446-2452 Ext. 187
History
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
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Mirielle Verley
315-446-2452 Ext. 204
Lower School Teaching Assistant
A.S., Cazenovia College
Matthew Vural
315-446-2452 Ext. 181
Science
B.S., Duke University
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Richard Walters
315-446-2452
Driver Education
Karen Weidner
315-446-2452 Ext. 175
Math
B.S., Kent State University
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Kelly Wells
315-446-2452 Ext. 113
First Grade
B.S., SUNY Cortland
M.S., Le Moyne College
Bob West
315-446-2452 Ext. 317
Driver Education
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Scott Wiggins
315-446-2452 Ext. 129
Head of School
B.A., Boston University
J.D., Arizona State University
Erica Wild
315-446-2452 Ext. 176
Math
L.A.S., Cayuga Community College
B.A., SUNY Cortland
M.S., SUNY Cortland
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Gary Winslow
315-446-2452 Ext. 132
Director of Facilities
Derek Wolfanger
315-446-2452 Ext. 151
Assistant Athletic Director
Varsity Boys Lacrosse Coach and Modified Girls Volleyball Coach
B.S., Syracuse University
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Dawn Wood
315-446-2452 Ext. 141
Associate Business Manager
B.S., State University of New York at Oswego
Ryan Zlomek
315-446-2452 Ext. 194
Technology
B.A., SUNY Binghamton
B.S., SUNY Binghamton
M.F.A., SUNY Buffalo
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Lyndsay Hollis
Interim Director of Communications
315/446-2452, ext. 142
lhollis@mph.net