Long Trail School Announces New Faculty, Reorganizes Staff
The Fine and Performing Arts Department has a new choral instructor, Tom Neeson, who will be teaching instrumental and choral music part-time. A recent graduate of Castleton State’s MA program in Curriculum and Instruction, he has instructed and conducted bands and choral groups at Castleton and for the City of Rutland. The Math Department has two new members. Kim Clark will meet student needs with tutorial math classes. Kim worked at Bromley Brook School and the Tutorial Center. Bondville resident Megan Gault, full-time math teacher, is working on an MS in Educational Leadership. Dianne Hill joins Support Services. She brings over 30 years of teaching experience to assist students in this department, having most recently worked at MEMS.
Familiar folks have taken on new responsibilities. New Dean of Faculty Jim Gedney will ensure that LTS faculty members have the skills, knowledge and technology to meet student needs. Interim Dean of Academics Deb MacDonald is focused on curricular development. Along with Development Coordinator Kim Rizio, they will continue with limited teaching schedules.
There are three new faculty members in the humanities. Graduating recently from the Upper Valley Educators Institute, Tess Kahn is teaching English and Social Studies in both middle and upper schools. Tess holds a BA in History from Wells College and an MA in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester, UK.
Keighan Chapman is teaching Middle School Humanities part time. Keighan has a background in criminal justice and history and is completing Castleton State’s MA program in Education, Curriculum and Instruction. A graduate of UVM, Sarah Terk is teaching US English part time. Sarah comes to Long Trail from Salem, N.H., where she has been teaching English since 2006.
Longtime staffer Courtney Callo is now in charge of Marketing at LTS with Chelley Tifft by her side. Admissions responsibilities now belong to Katie Redding, who is being assisted by Manchester resident and LTS parent Kim Murphy. Katie will remain connected to the classroom with some classes in her schedule as well. Long Trail School is excited to start the year with so many students and staff eager to be part of the school’s success.