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We hope you'll join us in welcoming our newest faculty and staff members!

Caroline Allen

Caroline Allen on the beach

Ms. Allen joins The Hun School as a Upper School Spanish 2 and 3 teacher. She is a graduate of Dartmouth College where she earned a B.A in Sociology.  Most recently, Ms. Allen served as a Junior Analyst with The Horton Fund in Philadelphia. Ms. Allen learned Spanish from her Cuban mother and grandparents and is a native speaker of the language; she notes that she is most excited to meet the students and support the Latinx community during her time at Hun. 

Marcus Bright

Marcus Bright smiling

Mr. Bright joins The Hun School this fall as an honors Geometry, Algebra 2 and Pre-calculus teacher in the Math department. Mr. Bright earned a B.A in Mathematical Sciences from Kean University. Prior to joining The Hun School, Mr. Bright worked at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North/South as well as at STEM Civics in Trenton. Most recently, Mr. Bright was a teacher in The Hun School’s summer enrichment course. Mr. Bright is eager to begin coaching Freshmen Boys’ Basketball and he also hopes to get involved in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging efforts on campus. 

Anne Erndl

Ms. Erndl joins The Hun School this fall as the new Athletic Trainer. Ms. Erndl is a graduate of King’s College where she earned a B.S in Athletic Training; she then earned her M.S in Kinesiology from San Jose State University. Ms. Erndl has extensive experience as an athletic trainer at several high schools as well as experience working as a physical therapist at Performance Spine & Sports Medicine. Most recently, Ms. Erndl is an adjunct instructor at East Stroudsburg University where she teaches athletic training. Ms. Erndl notes that from the moment she was introduced to The Hun School, the Doctors Without Borders Club caught her eye and she is excited to get involved with the club’s efforts. 

Karen Mason

Karen Mason on a rock

Ms. Mason joins The Hun School this fall as the Middle School photography teacher. Ms. Mason earned a M.S in Art Education from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and a B.A in Art Education from New England College. Last year, Ms. Mason served as a Teaching Assistant at The Hun School and often held ceramics workshops as Community Engagement events for Hun students. This year, she hopes to continue offering creative, non-graded, activities for both Middle School and Upper School students to participate in.

John Matsui

Dr. Matsui joins The Hun School this fall as a teacher in the History and Global Studies department. Dr. Matsui is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University where he earned a Ph.D in History, as well as a M.A in History. Prior professional experience includes teaching US History at The Covenant School in Charlottesville, Virginia, serving as an assistant professor at Washington & Lee University in the History department, as well as teaching history at The Virginia Military Institute.  

Parker Nelson

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Mr. Nelson joins The Hun School this fall as ninth and tenth grade English teacher. Mr. Nelson is a graduate of Bates College where he earned a B.A in English and a minor in German. Prior professional experience includes working as an English teacher at a school in Munich, Germany, as well as teaching Humanities at Culver Academies. Mr. Nelson will be joining the Resident Life community and is excited for the opportunity to live within reach of New York City and Philadelphia; he is excited to plan future trips to both cities for boarding students. 

Marité Nicolau

Marité Nicolau in a garden

Ms. Nicolau joins The Hun School this fall as the Middle School Spanish teacher. Ms. Nicolau earned her degree from the “Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Moda Casa de Francia” in Mexico City. Ms. Nicolau has been teaching Spanish for the last ten years, including at two independent schools in New York City as well as tutoring students across the country via Zoom. Ms. Nicolau notes that she looks forward to being part of the tight-knit community that Hun is most known for and she is excited to begin providing students with a strong foundation of the Spanish language. 

Farah Parker

Ms. Parker joins The Hun School this fall as a member of the College Counseling office. A New Orleans native, Ms. Parker is a graduate of Xavier University of New Orleans where she earned a M.A in Education with a concentration in School Counseling. Prior professional experience includes working as a College Counselor at Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy in Kenner, Louisiana. Ms Parker has also served as a counselor at Lemuel Wallace Higgins High School and Lake Area New Tech Early College High School. 

William Reese

william reese eating water ice

Mr. Reese joins The Hun School this fall as the new Library and Media Center Director. Mr. Reese earned a M.A in Library and Information Science from Rutgers University. Prior professional experience includes serving as Head Librarian at Saint Peter’s Preparatory School for several years. Mr. Reese notes that he is a dedicated comic book fan and he hopes to use comic books as a tool for students to explore social issues and literacy. Mr. Reese is eager to get involved in service learning as well as join the Cultural Competency Committee. 

Brittany Sheenan

Brittany Sheenan

Ms. Sheenan joins The Hun School this fall as a Biology teacher in the Science department. She attended Boston College where she earned a B.A in Biology and Secondary Education. Prior to Hun, Ms. Sheenan taught Biology and Integrated Science at Neshaminy High School. Ms. Sheenan notes that her teaching pedagogy revolves around student-centered learning, and she will quickly implement that teaching style in her classroom. Ms. Sheenan will also serve on the yearbook committee as a faculty advisor and coach intramurals this year. 

Shannon Skinner

Shannon Skinner and her family

Ms. Skinner joins The Hun School this fall as a Human Anatomy and Physiology teacher in the Science department. Ms. Skinner earned a B.S in Biology from Mercyhurst University and prior professional experience includes serving as one of Hun’s teaching assistants and teaching at West Deptford Highschool. Last year, Ms. Skinner was most-known for her community engagement event: Sweet Treat Tutorials, where she hosted weekly cooking demonstrations of popular desserts. This year, she is most looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and sharing her love of science with her students. 

Carine Toussaint

Carine at Hun

Ms. Toussaint joins The Hun School as an Upper School counselor in the Counseling and Wellness department. Ms. Toussaint earned a M.A from The College of New Jersey and a B.S in Business from Fairleigh Dickinson. Prior experience includes working as the Senior Manager of Global Training for the Trauma Healing Institute in Philadelphia where she managed a team that delivered trauma healing training to people who experienced various forms of trauma around the world; she has traveled the world and conducted trainings in the United States, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Ms. Toussaint notes that she is
an avid sports fan and is looking forward to cheering on students from the stands during athletic events. 

Cali Ziegler

Ziegler family

Ms. Ziegler joins The Hun School as an instructor in the Academic Learning Skills Program. Ms. Ziegler earned a B.A in English from Douglass College at Rutgers University. Her prior professional experience includes most recently teaching English in the Upward Bound Program at Rutgers University as well as teaching English in several Hamilton Township school districts. Along with her academic experience, Ms. Ziegler has also coached varsity cheerleading for the past seven years and will be coaching The Hun School’s cheerleading team this fall. Ms. Zielger notes that her goal is to become a familiar presence for Hun students in all aspects of their high school career. 

Amelia Wells

Amelia Wells

Ms. Wells joins The Hun School this fall as a French teacher in the Modern Language & Classics department. Ms. Wells attended Princeton University where she earned an A.B in French and Theatre; she later attended the University of Kansas where she earned a M.A in French and Francophone Language. Ms. Wells has been teaching French both in-person and online for the past several years and most recently she was an online instructor for the National Guard’s Virtual Foreign Language Center. With a background and passion for theatre, Ms. Wells is looking forward to getting involved in the Performing Arts department.

Connor Brennan

Connor Brennan

Mr. Brennan joins The Hun School this fall as a teaching fellow and will be teaching Academy 10 as well as co-teaching American Government. Mr. Brennan is a graduate of the University of Michigan where he earned a B.A in History. Prior professional experience includes teaching at the Ranney School’s Summer Institute as well as working at New Jersey’s Office of the Secretary of Higher Education. Mr. Brennan will be joining the Resident Life community and is looking forward to planning events for boarders and immersing himself in all aspects of the School. 

Kevin Maley

Mr. Maley joins The Hun School this fall as a teaching fellow in the Math department and will be teaching Honors Geometry and Seminar 10. Mr. Maley is a graduate of Gwynedd-Mercy University where he earned a  B.S in Education Studies. Prior to joining The Hun School, Mr. Maley was an assistant teacher at Pine Road Elementary and a basketball coach at Germantown Academy. Mr. Maley notes that he is most excited to collaborate with other teachers on campus and gain as much knowledge and experience as he can to better himself as a teacher. 
 
Michael Watkins

Mr. Watkins joins The Hun School this fall as a teaching fellow in the English department. Mr. Watkins is a graduate of The University of Michigan where he earned a B.A in English with a concentration in creative writing and poetry. During his time at The University of Michigan, Mr. Watkins served as the manager and editor of the Music section of The Michigan Daily, the second largest student-run publication in the country. Most recently, Mr. Watkins served as an ACT/SAT/AP Tutor for Ace Tutor Zone.

Gina Russo

Gina Russo

Ms. Russo joins The Hun School this fall as the Advancement Services Coordinator for the Advancement office. Ms. Russo is a graduate of Syracuse University and her prior professional experience includes working at the David Lynch Foundation. Ms. Russo is eager to reach important goals for the School and hopes to assist in cultivating the School’s relationships with families through planning and hosting Parent events alongside the rest of the Advancement office.

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