The NYA faculty & staff knows eachNYA Brochure
and every student by name. Now’s your
chance to learn a little about us.
University of Maryland, B.A.; University of Virginia, M.Ed.
Middle School English and History, Lower School Science
Eliza P. Alexander
Smith College, B.A.; George Washington University, M.A.
Modern & Classical Languages Chair, Upper School Spanish
Eric P. Austin
University of New Hampshire, B.S.; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, M.S.
Head of Upper School, Upper School Mathematics
University of Maine – Orono, B.S.; University of New England, M.Ed.
Middle School, Grade 5
Bowdoin College, B.A.; University of New England, M.Ed.
Upper School French, Middle School French
University of Southern Maine, B.A.; University of New England, M.S.
Lower School Literacy and Academic Support
The Ohio State University, B.A.
Associate Director of Lower School & Admission
Parsons School of Design, New School for Social Research, B.F.A.
Lower School, Assistant Toddler Teacher
University of Maine-Orono, B.A.; University of Southern Maine, M.S.
Upper School History, Technology Coordinator
Westfield State College, B.S.; Lesley University, M.Ed.
Lower School, Grades 1-2
Trinity College, B.A.; University of New Hampshire, M.S.T.
Upper School English, Assistant Dean of Students
Denison University, B.A.
Lower School, Assistant Toddler Teacher & After Care
Crystal A. Gordon
University of Maine, B.A.; Harvard University, ALM
Development and Events Coordinator
Yale University, B.A.; Simmons College, M.S.; Harvard University, M.A.
Librarian, Upper School French, Middle School History
Colby College, B.A.; Columbia University, M.A.
Upper School English, Emerge, Make-A-Wish
Kathleen “Kathi” Hardy
University of Southern Maine, B.A.
Lower School, Lead Toddler Teacher
Andover College, Southern Maine Community College
Jordanhill College, B.A.; Lesley University, M.Ed.
Lower School, Grades 2-3
Elisabeth “Biz” Houghton
Boston College, B.A.
Academic Support Consultant, Study Skills, Tutor
Hobart College, B.A.; Providence College, M.A.; Regis University, M.Ed. Leadership
Head of School
Bishop’s University, B.A.
Registrar, Upper School Administrative Assistant
Nora N. Krainis
Corpus Christi State University, B.S.
Vocal Music, Theatre Arts, Varsity Volleyball
Morgan Lake Adams ’99
Wellesley College, B.A.; Boston College, M.A.
Upper School History
Heidi Lathrop ’92
Kennebunk Nursing Facility, C.N.A.; Brentwood Rehabilitation Center, R.C.N.A.
Middle School Administrative Assistant, Attendance
Dartmouth College, B.A.; Harvard University, M.Ed.
Upper School Science
Kelly Beth Lavertu
Unity College, B.S.; University of Southern Maine, M.Ed.; AMS Montessori Certification
Lower School Lead Primary & Kindergarten Teacher
Wesleyan University, B.A.; University of Massachusetts-Amherst, M.A.T.
Head of Lower & Middle Schools, Middle School Latin
Ross J. Markonish
Harvard University, B.A.
English Chair, Upper School English, Senior Speeches
Timothy McMahon ’93
Maine College of Art, B.F.A.
Middle School Art, Middle School Cross Country, Middle School Lacrosse
Massachusetts College of Art & Design, B.F.A.
Lower School Art and Classroom Assistant
Ashley Spicer Moody ’02
Southern Maine Community College, Associate’s in Paramedicine; University of Maine, A.D.N.; Walden University, B.S.N., M.S.N.-FNP
Health Services Coordinator
Central Maine Community College, A.S.
Lower School, Primary Co-Teacher
University of Oklahoma, B.A.
Lower School, Creative Movement, Classroom Assistant, After Care
University of Miami, B.A.; University of Southern Maine, M.S.
University of Vermont, B.S.B.A.; University of Vermont, M.B.A.
Associate Director of Athletics, Director of Girls Hockey
Heidi H. O’Connor
University of New Hampshire, B.A.
Middle School French & Spanish, Middle School Debate
Ian A. Ramsey
University of Southern Maine, B.S.; M.F.A. – Rainier Writing Workshop, Pacific Lutheran University
Visual & Performing Arts Chair, Upper School Instrumental Music, Studio Band
Lisa D. Robbins
University of Massachusetts-Amherst; Aquinas Junior College, A.S.; Arizona State University
IT Assistant, Web Tech and Lead Scheduler
Universidad Nacional de Asuncion, Paraguay, B.A.
Upper School Spanish
Northeastern University, B.S.; St. Michael’s College, M.Ed.
Middle School Science & Mathematics
Cornell University, A.B.; University of Wisconsin, M.A.; University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D.
Upper School English, Coordinator for International Students
Williams College, B.A.; University of Virginia, M.A.
History Chair, Varsity Boys Cross Country
Elizabeth “Liz” K. Smith
Wheaton College-Illinois, B.S., M.A.T.
Upper School Science Chair, Upper School Science
Allegheny College, B.S.; Wilmington College, M.Ed.
Lower & Middle Schools Mathematics Chair, Middle School Dean of Students
Maintenance & Cleaning Technician
Colby College, B.A.; University of Southern Maine, M.A.
Upper School Dean of Students, Upper School History
North Carolina State University, B.A.; Wesleyan University, M.A.
Associate Director of College Counseling