Lower School Faculty Directory

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Lower School 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.

Lower school faculty and staff are listed below in alphabetical order.

Amy Terpening Abdo
315-446-2452 Ext. 159
5th Grade 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
Leigh Bergman
315-446-2452 Ext. 163
Strings Instructor
B.M., Syracuse University
M.A., Syracuse 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
Mary Jo Champlin
315-446-2452 Ext. 113
Third and Fourth Grade Teacher
B.A., SUNY Potsdam
M.A, Walden University
M.A, Syracuse University
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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
1st 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
Nichole Demers
315-446-2452 Ext. 105
Physical Education Instructor
B.S., SUNY Cortland
M.S., Canisius 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
Katharine Johnson
315-446-2452 Ext. 204
Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten
B.A., Mount Holyoke College
M.Ed., Xavier University
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Michele Koziara
315-446-2452 Ext. 168
Performing Arts Department Chair, Dance
B.F.A., Purchase College
Juhee LaHaye
315-446-2452 Ext. 121
Assistant to Division Heads
B.S., Allegheny College
B.A., Allegheny College
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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
Katherine Murray
315-446-2452 Ext. 174
Learning Specialist
B.A., Hamilton College
M.A., University at Buffalo
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Jennifer Neuner
315-446-2452 Ext. 116
Director of Events & Communications
Webmaster
B.A., SUNY Potsdam
Maria Ricciardiello
315-446-2452 Ext. 170
2nd Grade 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
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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Victoria Seager
315-446-2452 Ext. 192
ELL Instructor
Director of Extended Day
B.A., Syracuse University
M.A., 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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Ryan Strader
315-446-2452 Ext. 151
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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Mirielle Verley
315-446-2452 Ext. 204
Lower School Teaching Assistant
A.S., Cazenovia College
Peter Wallis
315-446-2452 Ext. 166
Visual Art & Design Instructor
B.F.A., Maine College of Art
M.F.A., Goddard College
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