The NYA faculty & staff knows eachNYA Brochure
and every student by name. Now’s your
chance to learn a little about us.
Deborah A. Adams
University of Vermont, B.A.
Upper School Science & Mathematics, Upper School Advisory Coordinator
Caroline Anson ’08
Bates College, B.A.
Lower School, Assistant Toddler Teacher; Development & Alumni Relations Assistant
Danielle Fisher Barschdorf
Pennsylvania State University, B.A.; University of New Hampshire, M.A.
Science Chair, Middle School Science
Ohio Dominican University, B.A.
Lower School, Primary Assistant, Elementary Art, After Care
The Ohio State University, B.A.
Associate Director of Lower School & Admission
David C. Echeverria
Wesleyan University, B.A.; St. Joseph’s College of Maine, M.S.
Middle School History
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
Michael T. Gengras
Trinity College, B.A.; University of New Hampshire, M.S.T.
Upper School Dean of Students, Upper School English
Colby College, B.A.; Columbia University, M.A.
Upper School English, Emerge, Make-A-Wish
SUNY at Geneseo, B.A.; Boston University, Ed.M.
Upper School Mathematics
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
Nora N. Krainis
Corpus Christi State University, B.S.
Vocal Music, Theatre Arts, Varsity Volleyball
Dartmouth College, B.A.; Harvard University, M.Ed.
Upper School Science
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
Christopher J. Mazzurco
Wesleyan University, B.A.
Director of Information Technology, Varsity Track, Varsity Cross Country
Central Maine Community College, A.S.
Lower School, Assistant Primary Teacher
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, Assistant Primary Teacher, Elementary Art
University of Oklahoma, B.A.
Lower School, Assistant Primary Teacher, Creative Movement, After Care
University of Utah, B.F.A.; Laguna College of Art & Design, M.F.A.
Upper School Studio Art, Varsity Golf Assistant, Gallery Coordinator
Heidi H. O’Connor
University of New Hampshire, B.A.
Middle School French & Spanish, Middle School Debate
Bowdoin College, B.A.; University of Richmond, G.T.L.
Middle School English
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
Monique Roy Whitcomb
Northeast Montessori Association, AMS Montessori Certification
Lower School, Lead Primary Teacher
Northeastern University, B.S.; St. Michael’s College, M.Ed.
Middle School Science & Mathematics, Varsity Volleyball Assistant
Williams College, B.A.; University of Virginia, M.A.
History Chair, Varsity Boys Cross Country
Bucknell University, B.A.; Wilmington University, M.E.E.
Lower School and Middle School Spanish
Allegheny College, B.S.; Wilmington College, M.Ed.
Lower & Middle Schools Mathematics Chair, Middle School Dean of Students
Colby College, B.A.; University of Southern Maine, M.A.
Upper School History, Assistant Upper School Dean of Students
Linda M. Vaillancourt
University of Southern Maine, B.S.; University of Maine, M.M.
Lower School Music, Middle School Instrumental Music, String Ensemble
Bates College, B.S.; University of Phoenix, M.A.Ed
Upper School Mathematics
University of Maine-Orono, B.A.
Assistant Director of Athletics; Varsity Boys Ice Hockey