A junior boarding and day school for boys in grades six, seven, eight, and nine

Paul Cyr-Mutty

Paul B. Cyr-Mutty is the Director of the Eaglebrook Center for Middle School Teaching and Learning. A faculty member at Eaglebrook for 31 years. In his career, he has taught English and World Views, and also coached football, skiing, and tennis and served as a Dorm Head, English Department Chair, Summer Semester’s Academic Director, and Safety Coordinator. Paul graduated from Middlesex School, earned his BA and certification as a secondary school English teacher at Connecticut College, received his MALS from Wesleyan University writing his thesis on the fool  as a transitional character in Shakespeare’s comedies and tragedies, and earned his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017, writing his dissertation on using reality-based scenarios as a technique for helping novice faculty learn a relational approach to teaching.

Rachel Blain

Rachel Blain has been teaching at the middle school level for 33 years. With initial steps in elementary and high school, she came to Eaglebrook as a substitute and discovered the charm of teaching middle school boys.  Three decades later, Rachel has served as dorm parent, coach, department chair, mentor teacher, and associate in the Curriculum Office. A Philips Academy and Amherst College graduate, Rachel pursued her M.A.T. in French at the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont. At Eaglebrook Rachel has found a home base in the English department.

Melissa Rudder

Melissa Rudder has been involved in the non-profit and educational world for 16 years. She has served as an Assistant Director of Studies in the Curriculum office for the past four years and now serves as a Professional Development & Curriculum Facilitator for Eaglebrook. Her background includes working administratively in a public school system, serving in leadership roles in several nonprofit organizations, developing a variety of online CEU courses and educational workshops for professionals in different fields, and serving as a consultant to guide organizations in creating a strategic values-based approach to the implementation of their mission, vision, and leadership. Her M.Sc degree in Applied Conflict Studies and Mediation with a focus in Organizational Development provides a relational, facilitative, and systems-based lens to her work.