Boarding school is about community and at Wilbraham & Monson Academy a healthy residential community is the foundation of campus life. For all members of the school to live and learn in a caring and supportive environment, we must create a safe, healthy, compassionate, and respectful residential community of students and adults.
Just as Wilbraham & Monson Academy becomes a “home away from home” for boarding students, a dorm parent is a “parent or guardian away from home.” Dorm parents are full-time teachers and coaches at WMA, so the multiple roles they play in students’ lives allow them to get to know their boarders on a personal level.
Away from the classroom or the field, dorm parents live in the dormitories with students. At night and on weekends, they guide students with homework during study hours, watch television with boarders in the lobby, and grant permission to students to hang out with friends off campus.
Dorm parents are fully involved in the development and parenting of WMA teenagers and each dormitory has at least four dorm parents taking care of each floor or hall of boarders. Additionally, there is always a dorm parent or prefect on duty to assist and guide boarders whenever needed.
Head Dorm Parents: Mike MacDonald & Bill Rosenbeck
Head Dorm Parent: Andrew Shea
Head Dorm Parent: Tom Iannacone
Head Dorm Parent: Lindsie Lavin
Head Dorm Parent: Jessica Rohan
Royale & Patrick McCormack