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Northwood announces new teachers

(Photo collage provided by Northwood School)

LAKE PLACID — Northwood School administration recently announced the appointment of new teaching faculty for the 2021-22 academic year:

¯ Amanda Butterfield — math teacher, hockey coach

¯ Stefano Fachin — math teacher

¯ Justin Felhaber — English teacher, hockey coach

¯ Benjamin LeBlanc — physics and math teacher

¯ Stacy McCoy Prime — chief innovation officer

¯ Simon Shergold — humanities teacher, soccer coach

¯ Adam Stewart — music and choral teacher

These new hires will join the already announced new faculty of Tommy Biesemeyer, director of Alpine skiing, and Bobby O’Connor, Northwood Outing Club director.

“Northwood School has recently received a donation from a generous parent trustee, and with this support, we are in a greater position to strengthen our team of educators,” Head of School Michael Maher said in a press release.

Matt Roy is retiring after 17 years, and at reunion weekend, he will receive the Fullerton Wall recognition. Since joining Northwood in 2004, he has taught physics, physical science, biology, rocketry and his most popular class added a few years ago, Olympic physics.

In addition, teaching faculty of Jacquie Lopez, Tony Miller and Woo Jeon are departing Northwood to pursue other opportunities. Nurse Mark Conboy will also be departing due to staffing reductions in the health office that were heightened due to COVID. As previously announced, Katie Haggerty and Terry DelliQuadri are also departing. Further details on additional athletic department-related announcements and more background on Stacy McCoy Prime and programming at the Innovation Hub will be forthcoming.

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