Skills and Academic Support
“I feel that I’m challenged in all the things I’m good at, and supported everywhere I need help”

Meet the SAS Faculty

List of 7 members.

  • Daniel Mertsch 

    Director of Skills and Academic Support
    University of Dortmund, Germany - B.A., M.S. - Special Education
  • Ashley Balaconis 

    Dean of Faculty; Skills and Academic Support Teacher
    St. Joseph's College - B.S., Elementary Education
    Lesley University - M.Ed., Students with Moderate Disabilities
  • Cassandra Dinkel 

    English Teacher, Skills and Academic Support Teacher
    Boston College - MS, Secondary Education
    College of the Holy Cross - BA, English and Psychology
  • Maura Henry 

    9th Grade Dean; Skills and Academic Support Teacher
    Fordham University - M.S.
    University of Massachusetts, Amherst - B.A., Theatre
  • Bekah LaCoste 

    Skills and Academic Support Teacher; Theater Teacher
    New York University - B.S., Educational Theatre
  • Sarah Orban 

    Skills and Academic Support Teacher; Science Teacher
    University of New Hampshire - B.S., Kinesiology
    University of Florida - M.S., Athletic Training
  • Elizabeth Rosen 

    Skills and Academic Support Teacher
    Northeastern University - MS, Education
    Roger Williams University - BA, Communications

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We Teach the Way Students Learn

Chapel Hill - Chauncy Hall School is a small, coeducational college preparatory school dedicated to teaching the way students learn. Our faculty, over 70% of whom have advanced degrees, offers instruction tailored to individual learning styles and strengths, empowering our students to achieve their potential. Our multiple intelligences approach to teaching and learning both values and addresses the different ways students learn. Our curriculum challenges and engages students, with support seamlessly integrated into the classes and culture of the School. All our students are accepted into college or university with an emphasis on finding the best fit for their ambitions and interests. Diversity thrives in a social climate of acceptance. A dynamic mix of day and boarding students energizes our campus and creates opportunities for students to engage with each other in the arts, athletics, campus activities and community service. Our alumni/ae describe their experience at CH-CH as truly transformational. Our private, independent school is located ten miles from Boston.