Wilbraham and Monson Academy The Global School

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 Parents: Mike MacDonald & Bill Rosenbeck

Sean McGrath

Jeff Vartabedian

Rich 3

Head Dorm Parent: Andrew Shea

Jim Irzyk

Kevin Kane

Nathan White

Rich 4

Head Dorm Parent: Tom Iannacone

Durelle Brown

Steve Salo


Head Dorm Parent: Lindsie Lavin

Wendy Decker

Mike MacDonald

Melody Rivera

Thad Wheeler

Wallace Blake

Head Dorm Parent: Jessica Rohan

Gina Markowski

Royale & Patrick McCormack

Caroline Smith

Erika Whipple


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