As we prepare to start the 2017-2018 school year, we are excited to welcome some new faculty and staff to the CH-CH community. We have pride in our motto, We teach the way students learn, and a huge part of what makes that motto a reality is our passionate and dedicated faculty and staff.
Kasey Aulenback joins the 9th grade team and the history department to instruct World Civilizations I and II. She will also be coaching JV volleyball and Ultimate B. Kasey earned a BA in History and Secondary Education from Providence College. Kasey has spent time fundraising and writing grant letters for the cardiac unit at Children’s Hospital Boston.
is a local professional artist who will be joining the visual and performing arts department as a ¾-time member of the faculty. As part of the 11th grade team, Chris will also assist our new winter MakerSpace co-curricular opportunity. Chris holds a BFA in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard University, a Certificate of advanced study from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard, as well as an MFA in Sculpture from Massachusetts College of Art. You can view his artistic work at www.christopherabrams.com
Danielle Gutelius, a long-time campus resident, will join the science department to teach our one AP Environmental Science course this year. Danielle holds a BS in Biology from Bucknell University, as well as a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences: Molecular Virology from Brown University. Danielle (spouse of CH-CH Director of Technology and the Khalsa Center, Jon Andruchow) has taken on various support roles at the School in our Communications and Admissions departments, as well as athletics and residential life.
Jim Barrett is the first of our two Teaching Fellows for the upcoming year. Jim will be working with our history department, living in Worcester Hall, and coaching boys’ varsity soccer with Scott Bloom, girls’ JV basketball with Cassandra Dinkel, and girls’ varsity softball with Jacquie MacDonald. He will also be a member of the 11th grade team. Jim holds a BA in History and African Studies (minor) from Trinity College. Jim has lived on campus and been a substitute teacher at the Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, CT for the past three years while finishing up his degree at Trinity.
Kelsey Mack is our second Teaching Fellow; her focus will be in the sciences, and she will participate on the 9th grade team. Scheduled to live at the north end of campus in the Clark Farmhouse, Kelsey will be helping with the winter musical this year. Kelsey is a recent graduate of Smith College, earning a BA in Chemistry. Kelsey just completed summer work as a teaching assistant, dorm counselor, and academic advisor at Phillips Academy Summer Session in Andover.
Nichole Mercier-Fitzpatrick joins CH-CH as our new Athletic Trainer as Sarah Orban’s role shifts this year. Nichole holds a BS in Athletic Training from the University of New England, an AS in Physical Therapy Assistant from Bay State College, and an MS in Education-Sports Management from Baylor University. Nichole will also be joining our 11th grade team. Recently, Nichole has been an Athletic Trainer at Phillips Exeter Academy.
Anne Kaduboski comes to us from Cambridge Montessori School where she fulfilled the role of Assistant Director of Finance & Operations. At CH-CH, Anne will fill her retiring father’s role as Controller and work in East Hall. Anne earned her BS in Corporate Finance and Accounting from Bentley University. She also has an MBA from Bryant University. While at CH-CH, Anne will continue to coach the varsity women’s swim team, including her younger sister, at Bentley.
Leslie Thatcher Wales
will formally begin her six-month position as Interim Director of College Counseling on November 6th while Brooke Fincke is on extended maternity leave. Leslie recently concluded a decade of work at Worcester Academy in various roles, such as Associate Director of Admission, Freshman Dean, Residential Faculty, Learning Specialist, PG Advisor, Orientation Coordinator, and faculty member. Leslie holds a BA from Lewis & Clark College, as well as an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Leslie recently launched Thatcher Education (www.thatchereducation.com
), providing services in college counseling, academic and career planning, and tutoring.