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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. 321
4th/5th Grade Bridge 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. 316
Co-Director Extended Day Program
Certified Teacher's Assistant
Elizabeth Appleby
315-446-2452 Ext. 119
Director of US Operations
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
Attendance Officer
B.A., Kutztown University
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Leigh Bergman
315-446-2452 Ext. 163
Strings Instructor
B.M., 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
B.A., William Smith College
M.S., University of Pennsylvania
Karen Brang
315-446-2452 Ext. 360
First Grade
B.A., SUNY Cortland
M.S., SUNY Cortland
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Albertine Cadin
315-446-2452 Ext. 302
B.S., Empire State College
M.S., Syracuse University
William Cardamone
315-446-2452 Ext. 139
Director of College Counseling
Girls Modified Soccer Asst Coach
B.A., Hamilton College
J.D., Vermont Law School
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Melissa Chessher
B.A., Baylor University
M.A., Baylor University
Sarah Chhablani
History Teacher
Asst. Model UN coach
B.A., University of Chicago
M.Ed. , Marymount University
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Nicole Cicoria
315-446-2452 Ext. 131
Director of Admissions
B.A., SUNY Geneseo
M.A., SUNY Cortland
Margaret Clark
315-446-2452 Ext. 310
Lower School Librarian
B.A., Earlham College
M.L.S., Syracuse University
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Joseph Colombo
315-446-2452 Ext. 152
Instrumental Music
B.A., SUNY Fredonia
M.S., Syracuse University
Colleen Congel
315-446-2452 Ext. 197
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. 305
Vocal Music
B.M., SUNY Potsdam
Amy Critz
315-446-2452 Ext. 120
Assistant to the Head of School
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Edward Curtis
315-446-2452 Ext. 355
Senior Administrative Dean, History
B.A., Hamilton College
M.A., University of Rochester
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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Mary Jo DiMento
315-446-2452 Ext. 307
B.S. , SUNY Oneonta
M.S., SUNY Oneonta
Louis DiNolfi
315-446-2452 Ext. 338
Director - US Play, MS Musical; Choreographer - MS Musical
B.A., Washington University
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Michael Dubaniewicz
Woodwinds Instructor
B.A., The University of North Texas
M.A., Manhattan School of Music
Doctor of Musical Arts , Eastman School of Music
Franklin Dunlap
315-446-2452 Ext. 132
Maintenance Staff-Evening
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Timothy Fesko, Jr.
315-446-2452 Ext. 300
Girls Modified Soccer Coach
BA, Hamilton College
MA, SUNY Empire State College
Susan Foster
315-446-2452 Ext. 334
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. 313
B.S., Grove City College
M.S., Pennsylvania State University
Charles Heer
315-446-2452 Ext. 315
Co-Director Extended Day Program
Certified Teacher's Assistant
Degree Pending, University of Wisconsin
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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
AP Economics
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. 320
B.A., LeMoyne College
M.S., Syracuse University
Patricia Bentley Hoke
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
Katharine Johnson
315-446-2452 Ext. 336
B.A., Mount Holyoke College
M.Ed., Xavier University
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Melissa Kershner
315-446-2452 Ext. 323
B.S., Elmira College
M.S., Reading Education, SUNY Oswego
Patricia Kinneally
315-446-2452 Ext. 312
BA, Ithaca College
MA, Binghamton University
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Alexander Koziara
Stage Design
B.F.A., M.F.A., Purchase College
Michele Koziara
315-446-2452 Ext. 168
Performing Arts Department Chair, Dance
B.F.A., Purchase College
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Beth Krauss
315-446-2452 Ext. 333
B.S., State Univ. of NY at Fredonia
M.A., State Univ. of NY at Binghamton
M.A.T., Empire State College
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. 322
Third Grade
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
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. 328
Third Grade
B.S. , SUNY Fredonia
M.S., SUNY Fredonia
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Joseph Longden
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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Linda McGinley
315-446-2452 Ext. 331
Lower School Art
B.S., College of St. Rose
M.F.A., Rochester Institute of Technology
Silviana Medina-Dooher
315-446-2452 Ext. 309
B.A., Buena Vista University
M.A., Syracuse University
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Donna Meehan
315-446-2452 Ext. 332
Mathematics Department Chair
B.S., SUNY Oswego
Maureen Mintz
315-446-2452 Ext. 165
Business Office Assistant
B.S., University of Vermont
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Fred Montas
315-446-2452 Ext. 348
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
B.S., Cornell University
M.L.S., Syracuse University
Richard Moseson
Weiqi/Baduk Club Advisor
MathCounts Advisor
B.A., Oberlin College
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Bari Nardella
315-446-2452 Ext. 369
Director of Physical Education, Girls JV Tennis Coach
B.S., Rutgers University
Robert Nasiff
Chess Coach
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Mandi Neave
315-446-2452 Ext. 308
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. 339
World Languages Department Chair
Boys JV Soccer Coach, Varsity Golf Coach
B.A., University of Scranton
M.A., Kent State University
John Ochoa
315-446-2452 Ext. 118
Interim Chief Financial Officer
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Lori Ott
315-446-2452 Ext. 337
4th/5th Grade Bridge Teacher
B.A., East Stroudsburg University
M.F.A., Yale School of Drama
MST Inclusive Childhood Education 1-6, Le Moyne College
William Preston
315-446-2452 Ext. 325
B.A., Northwestern University
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Dana Reid
315-446-2452 Ext. 123
International Student Coordinator
B.S., SUNY Oswego
M.S., Syracuse University
Rebecca Rhody
315-446-2452 Ext. 140
Assistant Director and Registration Coordinator of Community Programs
Bryant and Stratton College
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Donald Ridall
315-446-2452 Ext. 128
Director of Athletics
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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David Rufo
315-446-2452 Ext. 351
4th/5th Grade Bridge Teacher
B.F.A., Syracuse University
M.S., SUNY Cortland
Ph.D. Student, Teaching and Curriculum, Syracuse University
Beth Scott
315-446-2452 Ext. 363
SAA Registered Suzuki Teacher
B.A. , Colgate University
B.S. , Columbia University
M.S.Ed. , Binghamton University
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Greg Sommer
4th/5th Grade Bridge Teacher
Matt Spear
315-446-2452 Ext. 326
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
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. 354
B.S., Western Connecticut State University
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Ryan Strader
315-446-2452 Ext. 161
Physical Education
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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Becky Todd
315-446-2452 Ext. 135
Special Education Resource Teacher
B.A, Keuka College
M.S., SUNY Potsdam
Matthew Twomey-Smith
315-446-2452 Ext. 329
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. 357
Lower School Teaching Assistant
A.S., Cazenovia College
Matthew Vural
315-446-2452 Ext. 318
B.S., Duke University
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Richard Walters
Driver Education
Karen Weidner
315-446-2452 Ext. 358
B.S., Kent State University
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Kelly Wells
315-446-2452 Ext. 350
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. 304
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. 306
B.A., SUNY Binghamton
B.S., SUNY Binghamton
M.F.A., SUNY Buffalo
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Susan Gullo
Director of Communications
315/446-2452, ext. 142