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Dorm Parents

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.

Dorm Teams

Rich 2

Head Dorm Parent: Mike Mannix

Sean McGrath

Bill Rosenbeck

Jeff Vartabedian

Rich 3

Head Dorm Parent: Alex Dezieck

Hasan Alrefae

Casey Brown

Jeff Headman

Rich 4

Head Dorm Parent: Mike Mannix

JR Bagley

Tom Iannacone

Jim Irzyk

Kevin Kane


Head Dorm Parent: Wendy Decker

Caroline Burke

Mike MacDonald

Thad Wheeler

Stuart Whitcomb

Wallace Blake

Head Dorm Parent: Jessica Rohan

Susan and Michael Dziura

Gina Markowski

Caroline Smith

Erika Whipple


At school meeting, Ambassador Prosper encouraged WMA students to make a difference in the world.
Jeff will be performing original songs along with a presentation by current WMA students.
Garfield Ding '14 and Kirill Gudkon '14, who will attend Trinity next school year, spoke glowingly of the lecture given by Trinity Professor Xiangming Chen.
Coach Mannix will coach a team at the Mary Kline Classic in May.

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