Faculty & Staff
Faculty, Middle School History
Mr. Allen spent Christmas in Gilmanton, New Hampshire, where Grace Metalious wrote “Peyton Place,” which was based on that town. The murder that was part of that famous book actually happened there. Also, America’s first known serial killer, Herman Webster Mudgett, was born in Gilmanton and claimed his first two victims in the town. Mr. Allen said, “I don’t always plan holidays around murder sites, but everybody needs
Faculty, World Languages
Madame Dubois welcomed French-speaking Togolese writer and performer Brice Kapel to WMA in November during National French Week for a school concert and workshop for French students.
Head of School
Mr. Easler mapped out and constructed a single-track, running and mountain biking trail that connects the Lower-to- Upper Reservoir Trail to the Sunset Rock Trail network on top of the ridge behind campus. Mr. Easler was also surprised with his own 50th birthday celebration in February.
Varsity Baseball Coach
Coach Irzyk attended the Mohegan Sun Baseball Coaches Convention in January, where he partook in 15, one-hour sessions on various topics.
Mr. Lombard and son Luke ’22 went to the Snow Farm Craft School in Williamsburg, Massachusetts, during the summer and worked on several welding projects. Mr. Lombard said, “I love that part of my brain that gets tapped into when I start creating things. Even the mere attempt at trying to make something is an act that I believe makes us much more human.”
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
Mathematics Department Members of the Wilbraham & Monson Academy Math Department attended the regional conference for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics in Hartford, Connecticut, in October. The NCTM is the largest organization in the world in regards to mathematics education.
Faculty, Middle School Science
To prepare for the new Exploring Computer Science course at WMA, Mr. Pelletier participated in a weeklong Massachusetts Exploring Computer Science Partnership at Framingham State University during the summer of 2018.
Mr. Rosenbeck completed Meditation Teacher Training through The Boston Buddha in hopes of adding it to the WMA curriculum next school year.
Faculty, World Languages
Boys’ Varsity Soccer Coach
Coach Shea completed a weeklong coaches’ clinic hosted by United Soccer Coaches during the summer, where he earned his national-level coaching license.
Faculty, Fine & Performing Arts
Mr. Seibold performed on drums at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton for the opening act, Juke Joint Jazz, and the headliner, The James Argiro Quintet, in June.
Dean of Students
Mrs. Squindo graduated from Columbia University’s Klingenstein Program in May.
Faculty, Middle School & Health
Assistant Director of Athletics Athletic Trainer
After attending a Kinesio Tape Conference in the summer, Ms. Whipple went to a sports psychology conference at Boston Children’s Hospital in the fall.