Student Scheduling: Easing Into the Day with Music

Patia Maule, NYA ’99, has been the Language Department Chair at North Yarmouth Academy. Patia has carried out a variety of roles at NYA, including Spanish teacher, language department chair, Bluegrass instructor, Steelband instructor, and substitute music theory teacher.  She has played many instruments in many genres of music, but she currently fulfills her passion for music by playing synthesizers in her original … Learn more about this story

Ian Ramsey, NYA Visual & Performing Arts Chair

Student Scheduling: Out of the Classroom and Into the Great Outdoors

Ian Ramsey is the founder/director of the Kauffmann Program for Environmental Writing and Wilderness Exploration, and Chair of Visual and Performing Arts at North Yarmouth Academy. A native of Maine and long-time faculty member at NYA, Ian holds an MFA in creative writing from the Rainier Writing Workshop and has published poems and essays in a variety of national publications. … Learn more about this story

Andrea Lauerman, NYA Science Teacher

Small Class Sizes: The Depth of Learning Enhanced

Andrea Lauerman is an Upper School Science Teacher at North Yarmouth Academy. Andrea has a BA in environmental studies from Dartmouth College and a MEd from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. During her decade-plus of teaching, she has worked in independent schools across the northeast, teaching just about every science course imaginable, though her passion lies with encouraging students’ … Learn more about this story

Katherine Thomas, NYA College Counseling Director

Proficiency Grading, Part II: Grade Impact and the School Profile

Katherine Thomas is the College Counseling Director at North Yarmouth Academy. Katherine has a BA in English from Williams College. After teaching in Japan for a year, Katherine worked in college counseling at Woodberry Forest School and Foxcroft School, both in Virginia. She came to NYA in 2006. She is involved in regional and national college counseling association events and travels … Learn more about this story

Proficiency Grading, Part I: Keeping It Simple

Marissa Markonish is the Head of Middle and Lower Schools at North Yarmouth Academy. Marissa joined the staff at NYA in 1995, teaching Latin in both the Middle and Upper Schools. She holds a BA in Classics from Wesleyan University in Connecticut and an MAT in Latin and Classical Humanities from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Marissa moved into the … Learn more about this story

NYA Music Teacher Named Maine Music Educator of the Year

North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) is very proud to announce that music teacher Linda Vaillancourt received the Maine Music Educator of the Year Award for 2018! Vaillancourt was presented with the award by Maine Music Educator Association (MMEA) Board President Sue Barre at the Maine All-State Music Festival in Orono on May 17. MMEA presents this award to recognize “exceptional support … Learn more about this story

Warde Announced New NYA Boys Varsity Ice Hockey Coach

North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) is very excited to announce Michael Warde as the new director of boys hockey & development officer. In conjunction with program development and coaching boys varsity hockey, he will also support and work with the development team to secure the resources needed to sustain program activities and achieve organizational goals. A native of Rockport, MA, Coach … Learn more about this story

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NYA Students Recognized by National Merit Scholar Program

Congratulations to North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) senior Rick Hilscher, who was named a National Merit Scholar! Hilscher was selected by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) as one of 2,500 Merit Scholar designees chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding Finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. Congratulations also to senior Leo Webster who was chosen … Learn more about this story

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NYA Receives Grant from Davis Family Foundation

North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) received a grant of $50,000 from the Davis Family Foundation in Yarmouth, Maine to support the construction of a modern learning commons on campus. As announced earlier this month, NYA will renovate and expand the current library space in the Curtis Building into a state-of-the-art learning commons. The NYA Learning Commons will provide the structure and … Learn more about this story