Head of School Steven Dear is excited about the energy and abilities of these people to the already strong staffing of the school. There is great enthusiasm at LTS!
As Dean Of Faculty And Academics, Mary Ellen comes with a wealth of experience in the public school system with a concentration in curriculum design. A math teacher, Mary Ellen taught in both NH and MA. She later worked at Nashoba Regional School District as the K-8 curriculum specialist and teacher where she worked on curriculum writing, text evaluation and professional development. Mary Ellen then moved to Qualters Middle School(MA) as the Assistant Principal. She has most recently been the Principal at Northbridge Middle School (MA). Mary Ellen attended St. Michael’s College (VT) where she received her Bachelor of Arts. She received her Masters of Education from Framingham State College (MA) with a focus on Educational Leadership.
Andrea Thulin is the LTStudies International Coordinator. Andrea comes to Long Trail with many years of international program experience. She came to the USA in 1986 from Santiago, Chile. In 2000 she became the International Program Director at Burr and Burton Academy and also taught two classes of Spanish. Andrea grew BBA’s international program from 10 to 63 students over her 16 years. As director, Andrea traveled all over the world to recruit while creating great connections with agencies and international parents and students.
Laura Callen is teaching Early Literature and Literature by Genre in the English department. Laura taught ninth grade English at Morristown High School (NJ). Most recently, Laura taught 7th and 8th Grade Language Arts at Flood Brook School in Londonderry. Laura is a triathlete and a marathon runner.
Amy Newbold teaches 7th and 8th Grade Physical Science and Health And Human Biology. She began her teaching career at the Gunnery School (CT) where she taught biology, AP biology, genetics, marine biology and animal behavior. She then moved to the Moses Brown School (RI) where she taught honors and general biology and AP biology. Most recently, Amy worked at the Cardigan Mountain School (NH) where she taught biology and was the Secondary School Placement Officer. Amy’s outside interests are varsity and JV soccer, lacrosse, field hockey and skiing.