LTS Welcomes New Faculty
According to Long Trail School head Seth Linfield, “Our new faculty, with their exquisite backgrounds, will fit right into an extraordinary scholarly community passionately dedicated to our students and their success. Our school in turn is intensely committed to our faculty within a collective culture which values growth and empowers our professionals to fulfill their personal callings to teach, learn and make a difference.”
Athletic director Nicole Dexter brings a passion for teaching, coaching and sports to Long Trail School. A graduate of Bay Path University with a degree in elementary education, she comes to LTS from Manchester Parks and Recreation, where she served as programming director.
Mike Olson will be assistant athletics director for basketball and serve as boys’ varsity head basketball coach. He is also becoming an associate director of admissions for international students. He earned his undergraduate degree from Saint Norbert College, holds a Master’s of Education from Norwich University, and earned a certificate of advanced graduate studies in educational leadership from the Upper Valley Educators Institute. A veteran coach, he most recently spent ten years leading the basketball program at Kimball Union Academy in New Hampshire.
Natalie Coe and Kenneth Mulder join LTS from Green Mountain College in the science and math departments. Coe will teach chemistry; she received her BS in chemistry at the University of Vermont and her PhD in biochemistry from the University of Minnesota, and brings 20 years of teaching, research and student advising to her new position.
Mulder will teach International Baccalaureate maths and AP statistics. He received his BA in math from Kalamazoo College, his MS in math from the University of Oregon, and his PhD in ecological economics from UVM. He has 15 years of college teaching experience in mathematics, sustainable agriculture and economics. Both Coe and Mulder have children attending LTS.
Mackenzie Hunter just moved back to the area after working in Kuwait for three years. Previously, she taught history in the IB MYP Program. Hunter will be teaching tenth grade advanced world history and HL history of the Americas. She received her BA in international affairs and anthropology from Northeastern University and her MA in teaching with a history concentration from Simmons College.
Bo Malcolm, a 2012 LTS alumnus, graduated from Colorado College with a degree in English literature. He is excited to return as a faculty member after teaching and coaching skiing at LiHigh School, Okemo Mountain School and Mount Mansfield Ski Academy.