There are some new faces on campus this year. Here is a quick introduction to our new faculty members:
Spencer Bell is joining Eaglebrook staff following his graduation from Rochester Institute of Technology where he studied Packaging Science and Business Management. He will be joining the Science Department where he will be teaching Fourth Form Science. When not teaching he will be coaching Juniors soccer and is an advisor in Eagles Nest. Spencer enjoys traveling, golfing, and spending time with family.
Cara Chandler earned her BSN from Southern Connecticut State University and advanced her knowledge with an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, specializing in nursing ethics. She strongly believes in helping causes for the greater good, and her work philosophy centers on creating positive change. Cara joins the Eaglebrook community as the new Director of Health Services. Outside of work, Cara enjoys outdoor activities like mountain biking, skiing, and hiking with loved ones and pets. Her caring and compassionate nature, evident in her dedication to family and animals, shines through in her nursing career.
Sean Forys is joining Eaglebrook as the Associate Director of Admissions. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Springfield College in 2007 and spent 10 years working in the admissions offices at Springfield College and Yale University's School of the Environment. Most recently he worked as a Human Resources Manager for a medical device company and felt a strong draw to return to education. He lives in Longmeadow, MA with his wife and two children and enjoys spending as much time with them as he can. In his free time, he enjoys golfing, hiking, biking, and skiing as much as possible in the winter.
Tarah Garneau is entering the Eaglebrook community as a new member of the Athletic Department. She will be working as an Athletic Trainer providing coverage for all Eaglebrook team sports. She previously worked as an athletic trainer at the secondary school level at Monty Tech High School in Fitchburg, MA. She is currently finishing her graduate degree in Strength and Conditioning and looks forward to implementing this within our athletic program. Starting in the Winter trimester, she will be taking on roles teaching a Health and Anatomy class. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and dog. Her favorite activities include hiking, camping, shopping, and riding four-wheelers and pit bikes.
Griffen Hill is a recent graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, where he earned Bachelor’s degrees in Physics and Environmental Studies. Griffen will be joining the Science Department this year, where he will teach Earth Science. In addition to his teaching duties, he will be coaching Cross Country in the fall and advising in Eagles Nest. In his free time, Griffen enjoys playing guitar and listening to music.
Ejaaz Jiu became a member of the Eaglebrook community in the spring of 2023, joining the Academic Support Department. He graduated from Bowdoin College with a focus on Foreign Policy, International Relations, and Chinese Language. Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Ejaaz has embraced his role at Eaglebrook and now resides within the Taylor House community. In addition to teaching in the Academic Support Department, he now teaches Fifth and Sixth Form history. Beyond his professional commitments, Ejaaz finds joy in strumming his guitar, culinary pursuits, and engaging in strategic board games.
Drew Parsons is a recent graduate from the College of the Holy Cross where he double majored in Economics and Spanish. Being an Eaglebrook graduate himself, a member of the Class of 2016, he is familiar with the unique environment that the school offers and is excited to share his experience with the students. He looks forward to introducing the Harkness method to the Math Department, a form of learning he connected strongly with at his time at Phillips Exeter Academy. Outside of the classroom, Drew will coach Thirds soccer and live in Flagler House. When not working, he loves hiking in the White Mountains, playing sports, and watching movies.
Carmen Ramirez comes to Eaglebrook after teaching World Languages and heading a dorm at NMH. During her three years there she led the Spanish and Latino affinity group and started a figure skating physical education class. Carmen earned her Architecture degree at Universidad Anáhuac in Mexico City as well as Universidad Politécnica of Madrid. After working for twelve years in Architecture in Madrid and China, she obtained her Masters of Arts in Teaching from Central Connecticut State University. At Eaglebrook she will be teaching Spanish and coaching Juniors soccer. She is excited for Home Nights where she plans to invite advisees to Mayer House to share her paella secrets and recipes. Carmen lives in the dorm with her seven-year-old son Nico.
Andie Rawson comes to Eaglebrook from Central High School in Springfield, where she taught Mathematics while pursuing her M.Ed through the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Smith College in 2022, where she competed on the Swim and Dive team. At Eaglebrook, Andie will teach Algebra and Geometry, advise in Mayer House, and coach Water Polo this fall. In her spare time, Andie enjoys hiking, knitting, and spending time with her family.
Ryan McClure is joining Eaglebrook’s faculty following his 2023 graduation from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. At Eaglebrook, Ryan will be teaching Biology to Sixth Form students, helping to lead the Student Sustainability Committee, coaching cross country and alpine ski racing, and residentially supervising Eagles Nest. Ryan joins the community following 7 years of experience as a Counselor-then-Program Director at Camp Wapo in Amery, Wisconsin. He also comes with several years of experience as a Professional Ski Instructors of America certified ski instructor. In Ryan’s free time, he loves skiing with friends, playing trumpet and guitar, and fanatically cheering on Minnesota professional sports teams.
Tom Manto is a painter and illustrator. He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in 2022. He is originally from Charlottesville, Virginia. When he isn't working, he can usually be found playing guitar, reading, or hiking in the woods. He will be teaching Foundations of Art and Stained Glass and will be advising in Halsted House.
Nick Sadnytzky comes to Eaglebrook from Phillips Academy Andover, where he held the position of Makerspace Coordinator in the Nest. In his role at Phillips Academy Andover, he provided support to faculty, students, and staff throughout their project lifecycles, from initial ideas to final production. This involved working with CAD programs, physical computing, creative coding, game engines, fabrication, and traditional hands-on crafting. With a Masters in Art and Art Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a focus on Creative Technologies, Nick is also an authorized Rhinoceros 3D trainer. He views art and design as vehicles for inspiring creativity and uplifting individuals. Nick's enthusiasm for tinkering, making, and creating drives his passion for sharing these experiences with others. Nick will be advising in Eagles Nest.
Margaret Sikoski is excited to return to the Eaglebrook community, having worked in the preschool many years ago. Joining the Visual Arts Department team, Margaret will be teaching Digital Art and Stone Carving for the 2023-2024 school year. When not teaching, Margaret will be coaching Pickleball in the fall. In her free time, Margaret enjoys photography, hiking, swimming in the local rivers, traveling, and spending time with her nephew and friends. She resides off-campus in a cabin, over the Massachusetts state line in Guilford, VT.
Dylan Weichselbaumer is a graduate of the Eaglebrook Class of 2016. He recently graduated from The University of Rhode Island with magna cum laude receiving a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and a minor in Public Relations. While he was there, he played four years on the hockey team and served as a captain his senior year. This year, he looks forward to teaching Third Form History and elective courses. He is also very excited to be coaching, starting with Varsity soccer this fall. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, golfing, working out, and spending time outside.