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The Hun School Welcomes New Faculty and Staff

The Hun School of Princeton welcomes twenty-four new faculty and staff to campus this school year. They come to the School with a wide range of outstanding educational and professional credentials. 
MARIA ARMINGTON — Ms. Armington will be teaching Spanish in the Middle School. A native Spanish speaker, Ms. Armington has a B.A. in English as a Second Language (ESL) Instruction from Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata in Argentina, a master’s in International Relations from the University of Delaware, and is a certified public translator. She has worked as an instructor and translator for Slippery Rock University, the Aspen Institute, Berlitz International, Bucks County Community College, Morneau-Shepell International, and Arcadia University. In her spare time, she is a member of the United Nations Association, Bucks County Chapter, and volunteers at the Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund in Princeton.

GEOFFREY KYLE BUCY
 – Mr. Bucy joins the English Department in the Upper School, where he will teach four sections, serve as a student advisor, and coach JV soccer and lacrosse. He earned a B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from the University of Oregon; a Master’s in Humanities from the University of Chicago; and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in English, expecting to complete his degree this fall, at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).  Mr. Bucy has worked as a teaching assistant in the English Department and Writing Program at UCSB since 2010.

JUSTIN C. BURRELL – Mr. Burell will be one of our new teaching fellows in the Resident Life Office. He will teach one class in the second semester, cover two study halls, and will coach two seasons of sports. Mr. Burell earned a B.S. in political science from The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, and attended Fishburne Military School in Waynesboro, Virginia, as a postgraduate.  He has also worked as a loan processor at Suntrust Mortgage in Glen Allen, Virginia, and was an assistant varsity basketball coach at The Millwood School in Richmond, Virginia.  Mr. Burrell enjoys traveling and discussing current events.

JOUMAN DIWAN
— Ms. Diwan will serve as a substitute teacher in the Modern Languages and Classics Department. A native speaker of Arabic and French, Ms. Diwan has a master’s in architecture from the Institute National des Beaux-Arts/Academie Libanaisedes des Beaux-Arts in Lebanon. She is the founder and manager of the Arabic School at the St. Sharbel Church Heritage School in Somerset, New Jersey, where she has taught and grown the school to 170 students and a staff of 10. 

CHARLES DUBOC – Mr. Duboc joins the Upper School Mathematics Department, where he will teach four sections and may help coach soccer and lacrosse. Mr. Duboc earned a B.S. and a Masters of Architecture through a dual degree program at Roger Williams University. Subsequently, he earned an M.Ed. in mathematics (with distinction), with additional courses for Pennsylvania state certification, at Arcadia University. Charles taught algebra, geometry, statistics, and environmental science at The Woodhall School, a boarding school in Bethlehem, Connecticut, for three years. He lived on campus there and supported the head of school, as well as promoting student involvement in campus life. In addition to soccer and lacrosse, he has also coached wrestling and has been an advisor to the yearbook and engineering clubs.  In his spare time, Mr. Duboc enjoys reading, traveling, and hiking with his yellow Lab Bo. 

DONNA FITZGERALD – Ms. Fitzgerald started this summer as associate director of admission at The Hun School. She earned a B.F.A. in printmaking, with a minor in art history, from the University of Massachusetts. Prior to Hun, Ms. Fitzgerald served as the assistant director of admissions for School Year Abroad, a global study abroad organization in North Andover, Massachusetts, where she interviewed and evaluated candidates; organized admissions activities on the East and West Coasts; optimized recruitment efforts; and worked with SYA’s marketing department to increase program awareness. 

STEVEN JAMES FLUHR –Mr. Fluhr is joining the Mathematics Department in the Upper School, where he will teach geometry and algebra 2, serve as a student advisor, and direct the boys’ crew team. Steve started at The Hun School in June, teaching math at our Summer School. He earned a B.S. in ocean engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology and comes here from the Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tennessee. During his seven years at the Baylor School, he taught geometry, was a dorm parent and an advisor, and the head rowing coach. Mr. Fluhr brings to Hun twelve years of experience as a faculty member at independent schools, and thirty-one years of coaching experience. He is a U.S. Rowing Level 3 coach, CPR instructor, volunteer firefighter, and Sunday school teacher.  In his spare time, he enjoys reading, running, and spending time with his family.

STEVENSON GARRISON ’05 – A graduate of the Hun School Class of 2005, and son of Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies Patty Garrison, Mr. Garrison is delighted to return to his alma mater to join the Admissions Office as associate director of admission. For the past ten years, Steve has played professional baseball for the organizations of the Milwaukee Brewers, San Diego Padres, New York Yankees, Seattle Mariners, Arizona Diamondbacks, Baltimore Orioles, and the Camden Riversharks. He has provided private pitching lessons and served as a pitching coordinator and coach for various organizations in New Jersey, including The Hun School. Mr. Garrison is currently pursuing his B.A. in Sports Management/Psychology from Southwestern New Hampshire University. Steve enjoys playing golf and basketball, snowboarding, and seeing movies.

EMILIE GINGRAS – Ms. Gingras is joining the Science Department in the Upper School, where she will teach five sections of chemistry and serve as a student advisor. She earned a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in chemistry from the Université Laval in Québec City, Canada. Recently, Ms. Gingras taught chemistry at The Pennington School, and prior to that taught regular, honors, and AP chemistry at Stuart Country Day School in Princeton. During college, she worked as a teaching assistant in chemistry, and she still tutors students in chemistry and French, her native language.

DOLORES HAWRYLO – Ms. Hawrylo is joining The Hun School as an Overnight On-Call Nurse. Dolores attended nursing school at Mercer County Community College while raising her family. She is currently pursuing her B.S.N. through Thomas Edison State College.  Caring for children and nursing have always been her passions. For the past eight years, Dolores has worked as a school nurse for various local independent schools including The Lawrenceville School and Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart. She is looking forward to working with the staff and students at The Hun School and embarking on this new chapter in her life. Ms. Hawrylo enjoys spending time at the beach, skiing, and being with family and friends.

SEAN HILDRETH – Mr. Hildreth is thrilled to join The Hun School as a long-term substitute for Jessica Mansor and Airlie Ryan in the Visual Arts Department, where he will teach two sections of drawing, one section of painting, and two Middle School art sections. He holds a B.F.A. in Painting and Drawing from Purchase College, SUNY, School of Art and Design, and an M.F.A. from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA).  This past year, Mr. Hildreth taught Introduction to Painting and Drawing and held watercolor workshops at the University City Arts League in West Philadelphia. He also served as a teaching assistant with the Summer Academy high school program at PAFA. Mr. Hildreth’s artwork has been exhibited at the Woodmere Museum, Cerulean Gallery, and Rodger Lapelle Gallery in Philadelphia, and other spaces. He enjoys camping and spending time in nature.

SETH HOLM – Mr. Holm is joining the Upper School and will teach four sections of Latin in the Modern Language and Classics Department.  Mr. Holm received a Ph.D. in Classical Studies from Boston University, and is an active scholar, with publications in top classics journals in the U.S. and U.K., and an accomplished educator. He has served as visiting assistant professor of the classics at Colgate University for the last three years; as a lecturer in classical studies at Tufts University; and as an instructor at Boston University and Boston College, where he earned an M.A. in classical studies. Mr. Holm also holds a B.A. in classical languages from the University of Massachusetts.  His special interests include Lucretius, a first century BCE philosopher and poet, as well as rhetoric, myth, epic, satire, and drama. Mr. Holm enjoys pondering the intersections between ancient and modern science and philosophy, as well as spending time with his family.
 
AURIANA JOHNSON – After teaching one section of physics preview in Hun’s Summer School, Ms. Johnson has accepted the School’s invitation to join the Science Department in the Upper School, where she will teach four sections of physics and serve as a student advisor. Ms. Johnson earned a B.S. in physics from Lake Forest College and an M.S. in physics from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). She has served as an in-home tutor for children in various subjects and was a teaching assistant in calculus-based physics at RPI, where she taught labs and sections and graded homework and exams.

EVAN KLEBER – Mr. Kleber will join the Middle School where he will teach three sections of French, serve as a homeroom teacher, and coach two seasons of sports. Mr. Kleber earned a B.A. in International Relations, with a minor in French, from Mount Allison University in Canada.  He also spent a year abroad at the International Institute for French Studies at the Université de Strasbourg in Strasbourg, France. Prior to Hun, Mr. Kleber served as English as a Second Language (ESL) department head and French teacher at The Oxford Academy in Westbrook, CT, for three years. Additionally, he has taught English in elementary, middle and high schools in France and Thailand. Mr. Kleber enjoys the outdoors, ultimate Frisbee, and reading.

LINDA KRASNOO will be joining The Hun School as a Resident Life assistant. Ms. Krasnoo’s experience in resident life includes her positions as assistant director of residence life at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island, a residence hall manager at New York University, and a residence hall director at Framingham State University. Ms. Krasnoo has also served as marketing manager and in the billing department at several New Jersey law firms. She holds a B.S. in marketing from Bentley University and a master’s in public administration from Framingham State University.

DAMIAN LONG – Mr. Long is excited to join the Hun community as a counselor in the College Counseling Office, and as a member of the basketball coaching staff. He holds a B.A. in human services and an M.S. in counseling from Villanova University. Before Hun, Mr. Long served as a college counselor at Saint Augustine Preparatory School in Richland, NJ, where, in addition to counseling college-bound seniors, he independently developed and administered a freshman/sophomore guidance program that made the family college guidance process a comprehensive four-year experience. He also served as assistant program coordinator for the Augustinian Defenders of the Rights of the Poor in Philadelphia. Mr. Long enjoys hiking and spending time outdoors with his family.

KERRY MACHEMER – Ms. Machemer joins the Science Department in the Upper School where she will teach four sections of chemistry and serve as a student advisor. Ms. Machemer earned a B.S. in zoology, with a minor in chemistry, at the University of Oklahoma, and a Ph.D. in biology from the University of California, Los Angeles.  For the last three years, Ms. Machemer has worked as a genomic scientist in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University, studying the impact of domestication on methylation patterns and selection in dogs and gray wolves.  She also was responsible for developing seminars and training senior and junior level scientists at Princeton. She was a postdoctoral researcher in human genetics and independent research at UCLA. Ms. Machemer enjoys reading, watching movies, yoga, running, and spending time with her family. 

LISA MARIN ’83 – Ms. Marin is delighted to return to her alma mater as director of the Hun Annual Fund in the Advancement Office. Ms. Marin earned a B.A. in English, with a minor in International Relations, from Franklin and Marshall College, and a J.D. from Rutgers School of Law.  For the past nine years, she was associate director of alumni relations and The Lawrenceville Fund in the Office of Alumni and Development at The Lawrenceville School. At Lawrenceville, Ms. Marin was responsible for recruiting and supporting alumni volunteers for fundraising and class offices; managing reunions and Alumni Weekend; soliciting gifts, and setting fundraising goals. Previously, she worked as an attorney for the State of New Jersey in various departments, including the Office of the Governor. Ms. Marin was elected President of The Hun School’s Alumni Board in 2015, and has served on a variety of Alumni Board committees since 2008. She enjoys tennis, Crossfit, yoga, reading, and spending time with family.

MOLLY O’SULLIVAN – Ms. O’Sullivan is a new teaching fellow in the Resident Life Office. She will teach one class in the second semester, cover two study halls, attend workshops that include class observations, guest lessons, and follow-up meetings, and she will coach field hockey, ice hockey, and lacrosse. Ms. O’Sullivan recently earned a B.A. in psychology from Salve Regina University in Newport, RI, and is a graduate of The Westminster School in Simsbury, Connecticut. Her previous experience includes working as an events coordinator for the Epilepsy Foundation of New England, and as a hockey instructor, camp counselor and coach. She enjoys playing ice hockey and doing sports conditioning.

CAMERON PARSONS – Mr. Parsons is joining The Hun School as a teaching fellow in the Resident Life Office. He will teach one class in the second semester, cover two study halls, attend workshops that include class observations, guest lessons, and follow-up meetings, and he will coach two seasons of sports or the equivalent. He earned a B.A. in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, with departmental and thesis honors, from Brown University, and is a graduate of Milton Academy in Milton, MA. Mr. Parsons joins us after working in government affairs and communications roles at the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), a national non-profit, in Washington, D.C that seeks to empower low- and moderate-income people to build wealth. He has served as a tutor at various non-profits, and enjoys rock-climbing, hiking, and photography, and is an avid fan of New England sports.

LAURA POORE – Ms. Poore will be teaching two sections of ninth-grade biology, and serving as a strength and conditioning coach at The Hun School. With a background in biology, human anatomy and physiology, statistics and exercise science, Ms. Poore has a B.S. in athletic training from Westfield State University, and an M.S. in kinesiology (the movement of the human body) from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Before coming to The Hun School, she served as an assistant athletic trainer at Amherst College, and she specializes in the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports-related injuries.

MEGAN SKELLY – Ms. Skelly joins the Middle School faculty, where she will teach two sections of ancient history and pre-algebra 2, coach two seasons of sports, and serve as a homeroom advisor.  Ms. Skelly has a B.S. in integrated elementary education and special education from Towson University and has completed several teaching internships in the lower and middle grades. She enjoys spending her free time at the beach.

MOLLY SPADARO – Ms. Spadaro is joining the Mathematics Department in the Upper School, where she will teach four sections. She earned a B.S. in mathematics and an M.S. in applied mathematics, with a minor in economics, from the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken.  Prior to coming to The Hun School, Ms. Spadaro worked as an actuarial analyst for AmeriHealth Caritas in Philadelphia where she used SAS programs to work with raw data and performed other data analysis and financial reporting. Ms. Spadaro enjoys sports and spending time with her family. 

THOMAS H. TALBOY – Mr. Talboy taught computer science, and sophomore seminar in the Upper School during the 2012-13 school year, and also served as a substitute teacher in Latin, Spanish, and history. He returns to The Hun School as a long-term substitute in the Middle School in the Modern Languages and Classics Department, where he will teach one section of Latin. He has a Ph.D. in classics from the University of Nottingham, England. Before returning to Hun, Tom was a Latin instructor for K12 International Academy, an online school. Mr. Talboy also served as an expert Latin course reviewer and editor for Middlebury Interactive Languages, a company that creates and delivers online curricula.  He enjoys traveling and cooking.
 
 
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