About Falmouth Academy

Faculty and Staff

In parentheses is the year each person joined FA.


Alison Ament (1987)
Science: B.A., Connecticut College; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

William Andrade (2010)
Physical Education: B.S. Slippery Rock University

Pusit Atthaoraek (2007)
Assistant Director of Buildings and Grounds: B.S., Chang Mai University


Emmanuelle Bonnafoux Claydon (2012)
Foreign Language: B.A., M.A., CAPES, Université François Rabelais; Diplôme universitaire F.L.E., Université Stendhal-Grenoble 3; Ph.D., The University of Chicago; Vigneron Fellow

Deborah T. Bradley (1977)
Foreign Language and Academic Dean: B.A., Smith College; M.A., Ph.D., Tufts University

Marite Z. Burns (2009)
Arts: B.A., University of Connecticut; M.A.T., Bridgewater State College


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Director of Alumni and Parent Relations: B.A., Lake Forest College

Eleanor McMillan Clark (1993)
English: A.B., Princeton University

Peter Conzett (1989)
Science: B.S., University of Michigan; M.S., University of Wisconsin; Klingenstein Summer Fellow; National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow

Katherine Curtis (2012)
Science: B.A., Colby College; M.S., Dartmouth College


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Director of Development: B.A., Trinity College; M.A., Duke University

Stephen A. Duffy (2014)
Head of School: B.A. Middlebury College; M.A. Middlebury College; M.Ed. Columbia University


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Director of Admissions and Assistant Head of School: A.B., Bowdoin College; M.Ed., Harvard University

Gundhild Eder (2007)
Foreign Language: M.Ed., Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich

Virginia Edgcomb (2001)
Science: B.Sc., University of Virginia; Ph.D., University of Delaware; Post-doctoral Fellowship, Marine Biological Laboratory and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Petra Ehrenbrink (1998)
Foreign Language: Magister, Dr. Phil., University of Gõttingen


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Assistant Director of Admissions and Receptionist: A.S., Cape Cod Community College


Tine Hohmann (2011)
Science: Diplom, Leibniz University, Hannover

Monica Hough (1986)
English and Middle School Coordinator: B.A., Yale University


Douglas H. Jones (1997)
Mathematics and Registrar: A.B., Princeton University; M.Ed., Harvard University; Klingenstein Summer Fellow

Fred Jaffre (2012)
Ocean Engineering Elective: M.S. Institut superieur de Toulon et du Var (France), 2003, Electrical Engineering

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Assistant Business Manager; A.A., Torrance Community College


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Assistant Director of Admissions: B.A., Connecticut College

Rebecca Kurish (2013)
French: B.A., Bates College, M.A., Middlebury College


Daniel Ledoux (2013)
Science: B.A., Boston University; M.S. from Boston University (pending)

Elisabeth Munro Ledwell (1992)
English: B.A., University of Southern California; M.A., American University

Karen Loder (2014)
Admissions: B.A. LaSalle University; M.Ed. Temple University

Edward Lott (1996)
Mathematics: B.A., Connecticut College


Allyson Manchester (2014)
English: B.A., Stonehill College; M.A. Boston College

Stephanie Mastroianni (2008)
History and School Counselor: B.A., Syracuse University; M.S., Suffolk University; MSW, LCSW, Bridgewater State University

Lalise Melillo (1977)
Rhetoric: B.A., Vanderbilt University; M.A.T., Wesleyan University

Susan Moffat (1996)
Arts and Director of Summer Programs: B.A., Hartwick College; M.A.T., Rhode Island School of Design

Jennifer Murphy (2005)
Librarian: B.A., Boston University; M.L.S., Simmons College


Lucile B. Nelson (2011)
Arts: B.F.A., Denison University; M.F.A., School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University


Colin O'Brien (2014)
English and History: B.S.United States Military Academy West Point; M.A., University of Chicago


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Development Officer: B.A., Clark University; M.A., Center for Latin American Studies, Tulane University

William A. Potter (2010)
Business Manager: B.S., Nichols College

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Director of Communications: B.S., Northeastern University


Michael Rakutis (2000)
Assistant Director of Buildings and Grounds: Franklin Institute

Helen Reuter (2013)
Learning Resource Teacher: B.A., Carleton College; M.S. University of Massachusetts; M.Ed., Lesley University

Jill C. Reves (2002)
Science: B.S., University of California, Berkeley

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Assistant to the Head of School: B.A. University of Vermont


George Scharr (2000)
Arts: B.A., New England Conservatory of Music

Ruth Slocum (1993)
English and College Advisor: B.A., Bates College; J.D., Boston College Law School; M.A.T., Simmons College

Richard Sperduto (1989)
Director of Buildings and Grounds: Copenhagen International High School

Henry Stevens (2012)
Math: B.A., Union College

Donald Swanbeck (1990)
History: B.A., University of Notre Dame; M.A., Georgetown University

Julie Swanbeck (1992)
History: B.A., University of Notre Dame; M.A., University of Maryland


Julia C. Taylor (1978)
College Advisor: A.B., Wellesley College; M.Ed., Northeastern University

Clyde Tyndale (1992)
Arts: B.A., San Diego State University


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Director of Technology: B.A., University of Vermont; M.Ed., Boston University

Paul Weller (2010)
Arts: B.A., Northwestern State University; M.A., New England Conservatory of Music

J. Robinson Wells (1986)
History and Director of Athletics: B.A., Bucknell University; M.A., University of Connecticut


John Yankee (2009)
Arts: B.M., Peabody Conservatory; M.A., University of Pittsburgh; M.M., Yale School of Music

Headmaster Emeritus

Bruce E. Buxton
B.A. Ohio Wesleyan; M. Ed., Temple University

Faculty Emeriti

Susan Brinckerhoff
B.A. Duke University; M. Ed., Bridgewater State College

Patrice L. Buxton
B.A. University of Vermont

Elizabeth Denneny
B.S. Salve Regina College; M.A. Boston College

Janet Kearsley
B.A., Wells College; M.A., Emerson College

Charles G. Kirshaw
C.M.A., University of Manitoba

Elenita Muñiz
B.A., B.S., University of Connecticut

Gisela H. Tillier
Staatsexamen Music, Stuttgart; Staatsexamen French, FU Berlin

Nancy P. Twichell
B.A., Middlebury College; M.A., University of Rhode Island

Charles M. Wrighter
B.S., U.S. Coast Guard Academy