Staff

Head of School

Carrie Brennan

Carrie Brennan joined Thetford Academy as Head of School in July 2019. Formerly the executive director and co-founder of CITY Center for Collaborative Learning in Tucson, Arizona, Carrie’s work in education and education leadership has been widely recognized. In March 2019, she was named one of Tucson’s “Women of Influence,” an award honoring the region’s most impressive female professionals.

In 2008, during her twelve-year tenure as principal of City High School in Tucson, she was named to Arizona’s Circle of Honor, awarded to the state’s top 1% of school principals. In 2006, Carrie was named one of “40-under-40” community leaders. Carrie has broad experience in teaching, school leadership, and teacher training, and is a board member of the School Reform Initiative (SRI) and the University of Arizona’s College of Education National Advisory Board.

A 1988 graduate of Dartmouth College, with a Master of Arts in Education from the University of Arizona, Carrie has long-standing ties to the Upper Valley. She did her student teaching at Hanover High School, joining the school’s faculty from 1988 to 1990. Her husband and fellow educator, Michael Mann, was a student teacher at Thetford Academy in 1989. “My husband and I are thrilled to be returning to the Upper Valley, where we launched our education careers three decades ago,” she says. “TA is such a vibrant place to teach and learn, thanks to the dedicated faculty, community support, school culture, active student body, and rich history.”

Our Team

Barton, Stacy

Stacy Barton

Social Studies Faculty
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Frank Bonnett

Special Education Paraprofessional
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Dana Brettell

Language Faculty
Broderick, Curran

Curran Broderick

Study Center Coordinator
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Johnathan Brown

Director of Building and Grounds
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Derek Burkins

Science Faculty
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Jolene Cadwell

Mathematics Faculty
Carlo, Rose

Rose Carlo

Special Education Paraprofessional
Cotilletta, Marisa

Marisa Cotilletta

Instructional Technology and Help Desk Coordinator
Deffner, Joseph

Joe Deffner

English Faculty
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Dawn Deibler

Mathematics Faculty
Doda, Milt

Milt Doda

Special Education Faculty
Dugan-Sullivan, Molly

Molly Dugan-Sullivan

Enrollment Coordinator and School Counselor
Ellis, Scott

Scott Ellis

Thetford Outdoor Program Coordinator and TOP Faculty
Engler, Gary

Gary Engler

Science Faculty
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Sara Freeman

504 Coordinator/Coordinator of Special Education Services
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Jennifer Gernhard

Arts Faculty
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Julie Goodrich

Counseling Team Assistant
Harrison, Lynne

Lynne Harrison

Special Education Faculty
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Mark Gurney

Buildings and Grounds Staff
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Karen Heinzmann

Language and Mathematics Faculty
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Christopher (Casey) Huling

Social Studies Faculty
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Gloria Thurston Konicki

Office Administrator
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Betty Konya

Food Services Staff
Lanteigne Magoon, Linda

Linda Lanteigne Magoon

Chief Financial Officer
Lavoy, Angela

Angela Lavoy

Special Education Paraprofessional
Lopez, Siobhan

Siobhan Lopez

Dean of Students
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John Luce

Arts Faculty
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Susan Essex Luce

International Student Program Coordinator/English Language Learning Faculty
MacGregor, Abby

Abby MacGregor

English Faculty/TOP Assistant
Mann, Michael

Michael Mann

English Faculty
Martin, Karen

Karen Martin

Special Education Faculty
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Sadie Mayfield

Special Education Faculty
McCall, Jennifer

Jennifer McCall

English Faculty
McIlvaine, Patty

Patty McIlvaine

Director of Advancement
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Karyn Neubauer

Arts Faculty
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Kate Owen

Librarian
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Joanne Parker

Special Education Paraprofessional
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Melissa Perry

Math Faculty
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Mark Pichette

Director of Counseling
Phelps, Dawn

Dawn Phelps

Food Service Manager
Pierson, Jamie

Jamie Pierson

Administrative Team Assistant
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Betsy Pond

Social Studies Faculty
Rizos, Mary

Mary Rizos

Language Faculty
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Sara Rose

Science Faculty
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Blendon Salls

Director of Athletics
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Deb Sanders-Dame

Director of Special Education Services
Saragusa, Joseph

Joe Saragusa

Buildings and Grounds Staff
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Rebecca Sarazin

Special Education Paraprofessional
Schmidt, Christopher

Chris Schmidt

Arts Faculty
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Mike Shimansky

Buildings and Grounds Staff
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Emily Silver

English Faculty
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Scott Smith

Buildings and Grounds Staff
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Jessica Soulia

Special Education Faculty
Teschner, Luke

Luke Teschner

Mathematics Faculty
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Kara Toms

Student Assistance Provider
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Cheryl Twerdowsky

Bookkeeper
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Whit Van Meter

Arts Faculty
Walter, Rebecca

Rebecca Walter

School Counselor/Teaching and Learning Coordinator
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Eric Waterfield

Buildings and Grounds Staff
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Mark Weigel

Physical Education Faculty
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Mike Wells

Buildings and Grounds Staff
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Seth Whitaker

Physical Education Faculty
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Len Whitaker

Science and Social Studies Faculty
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Rich Young

Buildings and Grounds Staff
Upcoming Events

April 2021

Thursday April 15

All Day
Pod Morning & C Block
Recurs weekly

Friday April 16

All Day
Pod Morning & D Block
Recurs weekly

Monday April 19 – Friday April 23

Spring Recess - NO SCHOOL

our VALUES

Excellence

We set high expectations. we challenge all members of the school community to reach their highest potential.

Commitment

We value initiative, courage and dedication. We take personal responsibility for the goals we set and work hard to achieve them.

Cooperation

We work and learn together. We see teachers as coaches, students as team members, families as partners, and learning as practice and action.

Caring

We provide individuals with personalized support and guidance. We care about each other and the larger community.

Diversity

We respect differences among people. We welcome the contribution of carried perspectives to a rich and flexible school culture.