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Mavis Agnew
Mavis Agnew, Director of Residential Life, Art Dept. Chair, Innovation & Design
Appointed 2009
Plattsburgh State University
Michael Aldridge
Michael Aldridge, Creative Director
Appointed 2002
Sheridan College of Fine Arts

Always looking to capture that authentic "Northwood Moment" on camera, Michael brings the Northwood Experience to life. Prior to joining Northwood, Michael worked as a freelance photographer / graphic designer. His client list included: Hilton Resorts, Miller Sports Group, IMG, SBC Media, Aruba Publications, Golf Digest, P3 Vodka, Olympic Regional Development Authority, Crowne Plaza Resorts, and New York ByWays. Capturing all aspects of the Northwood family through images and video remains as challenging and fun today as it was when he joined Northwood in 2002. 

Christine Ashe
Christine Ashe, Director of The Northwood Fund
Appointed 2008
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

For Christine, it is all about stories and connections.  From hearing memories of a funny antic or seeing a well of emotion surface when speaking about that teacher who made all the difference to their teenage self, she feels privileged to learn about Northwood through the very real and emotional stories of our alumni and parents.   The Northwood experience transcends all those fashion trends and haircut styles tucked away in the Epitome yearbooks lining the shelves in the advancement office — it is the common thread of teenagers discovering who they are in this beautiful Adirondack setting that connects the greater Northwood family over the decades. Watching this Northwood family come together to generously support the experience for teens here today is what makes her job as director of The Northwood Fund so rewarding. After graduating from UMass Amherst, Christine lived out west working for an independent bookstore in Denver for nearly two decades before joining the advancement team in 2008.

Sandra Baker
Sandra Baker, Executive Assistant to the Head of School and Board of Trustees / Registrar
Appointed 2011
North Country Community College

2020欧洲杯官方网址Sandy Baker brings over thirty years of administrative office experience to her position as Administrative Assistant to the Head of School and Registrar.  She is a native Adirondacker, born and raised in Saranac Lake, where she lives with her husband, Bruce, and Willow and Bob, their Jack Russell and Rat Terrier/Pomeranian dogs.  

Teresa Brady
Teresa Brady, Chief Financial Officer/Business Manager
Appointed 2016
Providence College
Stonier Graduate School of Banking, University of Delaware

Teresa became a full-time resident of Lake Placid in 2013 after 20 years of experience in bank regulation. Teresa worked in Boston, Washington D.C. and Manhattan before settling in the area. Teresa, her husband Kevin, and three children love what Lake Placid has to offer. They are avid skiers, hikers, and enjoy the arts.

Tom Broderick
Thomas Broderick, Associate Head of School
Appointed 1988
Hamilton College

Associate Head of Shool, Thomas (Brody) Broderick has been in the school business for almost thirty years, all at Northwood School. Educated at Hamilton College, he received a bachelor's of arts degree in political science that focused on American Democracy. Mr. Broderick is instrumental in the continued development of the Northwood on Main project. He is married to Nicole, and they have two children, Morgan '19 and Kate '22. The Brodericks love Lake Placid and enjoy spending their time skiing, skating, swimming, hiking and biking.

Noel Carmichael
Noel Carmichael, English Dept. Chair, Theater Director, 9th Grade Class Dean
Appointed 2017
New York University
Kelly Carter
Kelly Carter, Learning Center, Sustainability
Appointed 2019
Plattsburgh State University

Kelly Carter joins Northwood as a full-time coach in the Learning Center. She will also be working with the students and faculty on sustainability issues at the school. Kelly is a Lake Placid resident who has worked as the Youth Climate Program Coordinator for the Wild Center from 2017-19. Prior to this she worked as the Sustainability Coordinator for SUNY Potsdam and SUNY Canton for four years and as a Science Faculty and Assistant Coordinator for the Learning Center at National Sports Academy for eight years. 

Chadd Cassidy
Chadd Cassidy, Head Coach Boys' Junior Hockey
Appointed 2015
SUNY Cortland

A Lake Placid native, Cassidy spent four years with the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League before coming to Northwood School in 2015. Over the past four seasons  at Northwood School Cassidy has accumulated a record of 174 wins 30 losses and 11 ties. For the 2018-19 season the Boys' Junior Team won Northwood it’s first ever New York State Tier 1 18U Championship. At the National Championships the Junior Team lost in the semi finals, finishing third in the country. While coaching in Rochester, Cassidy led the Amerks to the AHL playoffs three times.  Prior to Rochester, Cassidy spent five seasons as an assistant coach at USA Hockey’s National Team Development Program (NTDP), culminating in a gold medal at the 2011 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Under-18 World Championship in Germany. During the 2010-11 season, he also led Team USA to titles in the 2011 Five Nations Tournament and the 2010 Four Nations Cup.  Cassidy lives in Lake Placid with his wife Tara, son Sheldon and daughter Ireland.

Stephanie Colby
Stephanie Colby, Assistant Director of Development
Appointed 2010
Middlebury College

2020欧洲杯官方网址Pairing Northwood’s alumni, families, and grant-makers with the programs, projects, and people that inspire their support — that’s how Stephanie Colby, associate director of development, views her role at Northwood School. It’s a form of matchmaking that is incredibly rewarding. Stephanie joined Northwood’s advancement team in 2010 after 10 years in development and communications at nearby Paul Smith’s College.  A native of the Adirondacks and graduate of Middlebury College, Stephanie is passionate about education and also loves the comfort and familiarity of small towns like Lake Placid and Middlebury, making Northwood a perfect fit. Having grown up on the ice, Stephanie can’t wait for Mirror Lake to freeze each year, so she can skate the perimeter with her family -- and welcome alumni and parents back for Northwood’s Annual Pond Hockey Tournament!

Brenda Cotton
Brenda Cotton, Director of the Learning Center
Appointed 2016
Bowling Green State University
M. Ed. Bowling Green State University
Brad D'Arco
Brad D'Arco, Director of Admission
518 523 3382
Appointed 2016
Colgate University

A Connecticut native, Brad attended Brunswick School for ten years before deciding on boarding school. He is a 1999 graduate of the Taft School, where he was a classmate of Associate Director of Admission, Evan Nielsen. Brad graduated from Colgate University in 2003 with a B.A. in History and a minor in Education.

After a brief stint in the corporate world following college, Brad began his career in education in 2004 as a teacher and coach at Brunswick. In 2005, Brad joined the boarding school ranks at Berkshire School where he worked under Northwood's current Head of School Mike Maher. At Berkshire, Brad was the Director of Financial Aid/Associate Director of Admission in addition to teaching in the History Department, coaching, serving as an advisor and dorm parent. In 2013, Brad was appointed the Director of Admission and Strategic Initiatives at The White Mountain School in Bethlehem, NH and served in that role until joining Northwood School in the summer of 2016.

Brad lives in Jay, NY with his wife Linda and their two children, Mia and Landon.

Terry DelliQuadri
Terry DelliQuadri, Director of Alpine Skiing, Northwood School
Appointed 2017
Dartmouth College

Coach DelliQuadri's experience, vision, and coaching expertise have had a profound impact on the Northwood Ski Team and the school community. Terry comes to Northwood from the Ski and Snowboard Club in Vail, Colo. where he was most recently head coach of the program’s U14 team and oversaw 60 athletes and eight coaches.  In addition to being an USSA certified coach, he has been teaching level 100, 200 and 300 coaching seminars for the past 12 years as well as instructing at USSA’s National Academy. While at the Ski and Snowboard Club Vail, DelliQuadri was named Coach of the Year for all disciplines for the 2014-15 season. He also worked with US Ski Team on domestic programs for seven years. Terry lives on campus with his wife and three children. His two sons, Cisco '20 and Peppi '22, are both Northwood students.

Jim Dingle
James Dingle, Social Science Faculty, Wilderness Program
Hamline University
M.A. University of Denver

As an independent school teacher and coach for over 30 years, Jim has taught in prep schools in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Colorado. While working as a professor at the University of Denver, Jim published teaching curriculums on Latin America and Africa.  Throughout his career Jim has led numerous student trips including South Africa, Asia, Europe, Central America, and the Caribbean.  He attended Hamline University and earned an M.A. from the University of Denver.  He has been teaching at Northwood School for the past decade and has taken students on adventure travel excursions to Belize, Costa Rica, and the Bahamas.  Jim currently teaches in the social sciences department and works with the outdoor program.  When he is not teaching he spends his free time hiking, biking, climbing, and paddling in the Adirondacks.

Larry Dolan
Larry Dolan, Social Science Faculty, Learning Center Staff
Appointed 2019
Plattsburgh State University

2020欧洲杯官方网址Dolan is a certified New York State teacher holding an MST in education. He taught in public schools in Plattsburgh, N.Y. and has also been an adjunct instructor at SUNY Plattsburgh and Clinton Community College in both history and anthropology.

2020欧洲杯官方网址As a luge competitor, Dolan finished 13th at the 1998 Nagano Olympic Winter Games. He also won two silver medals in the junior world championships, the 1998 National Championship gold medal, and placed in the top five of World Cup singles events on numerous occasions.

He operates a small project recording studio called The Granary, where Dolan writes music and records other working artists. He also composes music for film.

Andy Donatello
Andrew Donatello, Asst. Director of Athletics, Athletic Trainer
Appointed 1997
University of New Hampshire
M.A. Indiana State University

Born and raised in New Hampshire, Andy attended the University of New Hampshire in Durham where he received his Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology with a specialization of Athletic Training.  He received his masters from Indiana State University in Athletic Training. Andy worked at Lake Placid Sports Medicine for two years before coming to Northwood School in 1997. Andy is the Assistant Athletic Director, Athletic Trainer, and Health teacher.  He resides in Lake Placid with his wife Carrie, daughters Sara ‘18 & Haley ‘21 & son Drew ’23. He loves all outdoor activities with golf, paddleboarding, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing being his among his favorites.

Tyler Eaton
Tyler Eaton '00, Science Faculty, Wilderness Program, Boys' Lacrosse
Appointed 2010
Fort Lewis College
M.A. Vermont Law School

Tyler Eaton, ’00 lives just outside the hamlet of Jay, NY with his wife Shannon, two sons Wyatt and Shepherd, and their various animals on Blue Pepper Farm.  With a BA in Ecological Sustainability from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado and a Masters in Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School, Tyler rejoined the Northwood community in early 2010 to share his passion and understanding of the our natural environment.  He teaches Environmental Science as well as AP Environmental Science and is faculty advisor for the Northwood Sustainability Committee.

Holli Edgley
Holli Edgley, School Nurse
Appointed 2017
University of Rochester School of Nursing
Marcy Fagan
Marcy Fagan, Science Dept. Chair, Director of LEAP Program
Appointed 2006
Gettysburgh College
M.A.T. Fairleigh Dickinson College

Marcy Fagan graduated from Gettysburg College with a B.S. in Biology and then completed a M.A.T. at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Marcy is the Science Department Chair and Director of Northwood's LEAP Program. She teaches Biology and Geology and enjoys exploring the outdoors. You'll see her on her mountain bike in warmer months and on the ski slopes in the winter.

Laura Finnerty Paul
Laura Finnerty Paul, Dean of Academic Affairs, Social Science Faculty
Appointed 2011
Fordham University, B.A., M.B.A
Stevens Institue of Technology, Ph.D.

As Dean of Academic Affairs and a member of the social sciences faculty, Laura Finnerty Paul joined Northwood after ten years of teaching in higher education, including eight at Skidmore College.  She majored in political science/economics at Fordham University, where she also received her M.B.A.  Dr. Paul went on to complete her Ph.D. at the Stevens Institute of Technology. She lives on campus in Bergamini with her  two children, Olivia '21 and Matthew '22, and dog, Millie.

Stephanie Gates
Stephanie Gates, Business Office
Appointed 2017
Leigh Getz
Leigh Getz, Math Faculty, Admission Officer, Asst. Coach Girls' Hockey
Appointed 2017
Connecticut College

Originally from Clifton Park, New York, Leigh graduated from Canterbury School in New Milford, Connecticut in 2011. She then played four years on defense for the Connecticut College Camels where she won the Erica M. Vos Award of Valor in the spring of her senior year. After her collegiate career, Leigh spent two years as Canterbury's Associate Head Girls' Hockey coach and as an instructor in history and math. She helped guide the Saints to two New England championship tournament quarterfinal appearances.  In the summers Leigh has worked for USA Hockey at Eastern and New England development camps.  Leigh will teach in the math department, coach girls' hockey, and work in the admission office.

Katie Gilligan
Katie Gilligan '09, Director of Ski Operations & U19 Alpine Assistant Ski Coach, Northwood School
Appointed 2014
Plymouth State University

Originally from Woodstock, NY, Katie graduated from Northwood School as a member of the Class of 2009. Katie continued her ski career and education at Plymouth State University where she majored in Art and graduated in 2013. She returned to Northwood as a coach, dorm parent and advisor in 2014 after serving as an assistant coach w/ the Ski and Snowboard Club in Vail, CO. Katie is USSA Level 200 certified and lives on campus.

Trevor Gilligan
Trevor Gilligan '03, Head Coach Girls' Hockey
Appointed 2016
SUNY Oswego

Trevor Gilligan '03, a North Country native, has spent the last two seasons alongside Chadd Cassidy as the Associate Head Coach of the Boys' Junior Hockey team.  The Junior team had a tremendous year winning the New York State Championship and finishing 3rd at the Tier 1 U18 National Tournament.  Prior to Northwood, Gilligan was the Head Coach at SUNY Canton, leading the transition of the men's hockey team to the NCAA Division III level.  He started his coaching career here at Northwood from 2008-2013.  Gilligan has extensive experience at Northwood School as a dorm parent, coach, advisor, and a member of the Class of 2003. He earned a Bachelor of Education degree at SUNY Oswego, and was a member of the Lakers 2007 National Championship hockey team.  Gilligan and his wife Katie, Northwood Director of Ski Operations, live on campus.

Keanu Hilaire
Keanu Hilaire, Math Faculty, Boys' Hockey Coach
Appointed 2019
Williams College

Keanu Hilaire joins Northwood as an instructor in the Math Department and will be helping with the robotics program. He will also work as an Assistant Coach for the Boys’ Prep Hockey team.  Keanu grew up in Montreal and attended Kent School for three years. He graduated  from Williams College where he double majored in Computer Science and French and was the Captain of the Varsity Men’s Hockey Team. 

Stacy Hulbert
Stacy Hulbert, College Counseling Assistant
Appointed 2018
Woo Jin Jeon
Woo Jin Jeon, Math Faculty, Asst. Director Office of Multicultural Affairs, Boys' Soccer Coach
Appointed 2018
Kenyon College

2020欧洲杯官方网址A 2018 graduate of Kenyon College in Ohio, Mr. Jeon received a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and played on Kenyon's highly decorated varsity soccer team. At Northwood Mr. Jeon serves as an instructor in the math department and as an assistant coach for the boys’ soccer team. 

Jacquie Lopez
Jacquie Lopez, Science Faculty
Appointed 2019
PhD Cornell University

Jacquie Lopez joins Northwood as an instructor in Molecular Genetics. Jacquie received both her BS in Biochemistry and her Ph. D. in Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology from Cornell University. She homeschooled her children and taught science courses ranging from the elementary school to college level.  She is also the Academic Coordinator for NYSEF Winter Term student athletes. Jacquie, her husband Craig, live in both Ithaca and Lake Placid. She has three children, Alex, Avery, and her daughter Audrey who is a junior at Northwood. 

Roger Loud, Northwood School
Roger Loud, Mathematics Faculty, Math Lab
Appointed 1992
Amherst College
M.Ed. University of Cincinnati

Mr. Loud has worked in education for over half a century and at Northwood for decades. Prior to Northwood he taught in Cincinnati and served as Head of School at North Country School in Lake Placid. He is married to wife Pat, and has four children: David, Jennifer, Patrick ‘99 and Brigit ‘00.  His outside interests include a lifelong passion for travel and the outdoors. 

Mike Maher
Michael J. Maher, Head of School
Appointed 2015
University of Vermont
M.A. Wesleyan University

2020欧洲杯官方网址 Michael Maher’s career in boarding schools began at the Taft School in Watertown, CT where he served as a history teacher, dorm parent, advisor, and Dean of Students. After eighteen years at Taft, Mr. Maher was appointed Head of Berkshire School in Sheffield, MA in 2004, a role he held until 2013.

Since arriving at Northwood in July 2015, Mr. Maher and his administrative team have added several new signature academic programs such as Innovation and Design, Entrepreneurship, the L.E.A.P. Program and the Learning Center.  Additionally, Mr. Maher has spearheaded efforts to expand performing arts opportunities, co-curricular and athletic options and improve and grow Northwood’s physical plant.

Mr. Maher, an accomplished musician who is highly proficient on several instruments, performs regularly in the local community as well as in the school’s living room.  He is also a successful entrepreneur, having created and owned several companies most notably The Kerry Cup, an elite education and golf program for high school students from around the world that is held annually in Waterville, Ireland.  Mr. Maher has a BA from the University of Vermont in Political Science and Russian Studies, and a Master’s Degree in Liberal Studies (MALS) from Wesleyan University.

Elenor Mandigo
Elenor Mandigo, Assistant to the Director of Admission/Office Manager
518 523 3382
Appointed 2001

Born in Puerto Rico, as a military dependent, Elenor grew up enjoying the travel that is part of a military family’s life. She graduated from high school in Germany and attended OLVA in Plattsburgh, NY.

2020欧洲杯官方网址Elenor's work experience is as varied as her outside interests from having owned a children's clothing store while her children were young to working in accounting and also selling real estate part time. Elenor joined Northwood School in 2001 and has been part of the admission office since then. Three of Elenor's children attended Northwood School, Jerica Young '05, Fergie Young '09 and Richele Young. Elenor lives in the scenic town of Jay, NY with her son, Jaron.

Jeff Martin
Jeffrey Martin, Innovation, Engineering, & Entrepreneurship Dept. Chair, Technology Director, Robotics
Alfred University
M.S. Alfred University

Jeff Martin received his M.S. from Alfred University and has been a teacher, coach and dorm parent at Northwood School since 1995.  Jeff has taught physical science, chemistry, geology, astronomy, algebra II and algebra III and coached tennis, soccer, hockey and wilderness skills during his time at Northwood.  He serves as chair of the Innovation, Engineering, and Entrepreneurship department and coaches Northwood's Robotics Team.  Jeff, his wife Sytske and their daughter Anja enjoy the many outdoor activities of the Lake Placid area and spending quiet time at their home in Wilmington.

Systke Martin
Sytske Martin, Library Services Coordinator
Appointed 2009
Alfred University

Sytske Martin has been a part of the Northwood Community for close to two decades.  Educated at Alfred University, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1990 and later received a degree in Massage Therapy from NCCC.  Sytske currently works as a Northwood Library Services Coordinator.  She is married to Jeff Martin, the school's Innovation, Engineering, and Entrepreneurship director. They live in nearby Wilmington, NY with their daughter Anja.  Sytske enjoys being outdoors in the Adirondacks and staying active with her family and pets.

Kelvin Martinez
Kelvin Martinez, Dean of Multicultural Affairs & Recruitment, Foreign Language Faculty, Boys' Soccer Coach
Appointed 2018
Union College
M.Ed. American College of Education

Kelvin Martinez joined Northwood from the Fay School in Southborough, MA.  Mr. Martinez serves as Northwood's Dean of Multicultural Affairs and Recruitment. He is also a Spanish instructor and head coach of the boys’ soccer team. He is currently working on his Ph.D. at the University of Albany in the Department of Latin American and Caribbean Studies.  Mr. Martinez lives on campus with his wife Nora and their three children.

David McCauley
David McCauley, Director of College Counseling
Appointed 2019
Colby College
M.Ed. St. Lawrence University

Prior to Northwood, McCauley was the Director of College Counseling at Berkshire School in Sheffield, MA. While there, he provided college-related guidance and support for students and their parents, established professional relationships with college admission officers, and facilitated programs for students and parents regarding the college search process

2020欧洲杯官方网址Before his work at Berkshire School, McCauley spent four years as Director of College Counseling and Assistant Registrar at Beijing High School No. 4 and Beijing National Day School in China. He has also worked as an admissions officer at Creighton University, Siena College, Hamilton College, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

2020欧洲杯官方网址A graduate of Colby College with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish, and St. Lawrence University with an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, McCauley is active in numerous professional associations.

2020欧洲杯官方网址David, his wife Marleny and their son Sean, live in Lake Placid.

Don Mellor
Donald Mellor '71, English Faculty, Rock/Ice Climbing Coach
University of New Hampshire
M.A. St. Lawrence University

Don Mellor ’71 serves as English teacher, and Rock/Ice Climbing coach.  He attended the University of New Hampshire and received his M.A. from St. Lawrence University.  Don is an avid climber, with ascents of El Capitan, Half Dome, and most of the other major rock faces in the USA.  He is the author of eight books, including area guidebooks, American Rock, Alpine Americas, and Rock Climbing: A Trailside Guide

Jeff Miller
Jeff Miller, Admission Officer, Math Faculty, Coach Boys' Prep Hockey
Appointed 2018
Dartmouth College

Born and raised in the Boston area, Jeff attended Reading Memorial High School before embarking on a post graduate year at Phillips Andover Academy.   Jeff went on to attend Dartmouth College, where he was a four-year letterman and assistant captain of the ice hockey team. Jeff graduated in 1990 with a B.A. in History.

2020欧洲杯官方网址After playing professional hockey in Europe, Jeff pursued a career in finance where he worked for JPMorgan, FBR Capital Markets, and Guggenheim Partners.  Jeff also coached hockey as the assistant coach for Reading High School and as a head coach in the New England Fall Prep School League. Jeff joined the Northwood School staff in the fall of 2018, and will be working in the admissions and math departments, as well as coaching the boys' prep ice hockey team.

Tony Miller
Tony Miller, English Faculty, Theater Production
Appointed 2019
Skidmore College

2020欧洲杯官方网址Tony Miller joins Northwood as an instructor in the English Department. He will also be working with Noel Carmichael on the school’s drama productions. Tony is a Lake Placid native who graduated from Skidmore College with a degree in English and a minor in Political Science. He worked at the Bookstore Plus on and off for eight years and has also participated in a number of community theater productions over the past ten years. Tony recently worked as an adjunct professor at Paul Smith’s College, teaching English 101 – Effective College Writing for freshman students. 

Tony Mohammed
Tony Mohammed, Director of Operations, Boys' Soccer
Appointed 2018
Kenyon College
M.Ed. St. Lawrence University

Prior to joining Northwood, Tony’s career in higher education spanned nearly 20 years coaching men and women at the collegiate level. He has worked at St. Lawrence University, Vassar College, Carnegie Mellon University, and most recently Wellesley College.  In 2016, Tony became the boys’ varsity soccer coach and Assistant Director of Admissions at Berkshire School.  He holds a master’s degree in Education and a United Soccer Coaches Advanced National Diploma. 

Jon Moodey
Jon Moodey, Program Director Boys' Soccer
Appointed 2018
Kenyon College

Prior to joining Northwood, Jon served as founder and CEO of Black Rock Football Club. Before that, he served as the head soccer coach at Berkshire School for 11 years, where the won three National Prep Championships. While at Berkshire, Jon was also an Associate Director of Admission and member of the English faculty.  Jon brings over 20 years of experience in coaching and education to Northwood School.   Jon is married to Martina Moodey, a former member of the Spanish faculty at Berkshire School.  They have two children and reside on campus.

Jeff Nemec
Jeffrey Nemec '05, Social Science Dept. Chair, 12th Grade Dean, Wilderness Program
Appointed 2012
Connecticut College
M.S. University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

2020欧洲杯官方网址Jeff is the 12th Grade Class Dean and the Social Science Department Chair at Northwood. He graduated with a BA from Connecticut College and a MS from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Jeff lives on campus with his wife Kelsey and dog Seymour. He enjoys all things Adirondacks and is an avid hockey fan. 

Evan Nielsen
Evan Nielsen, Associate Director of Admission, Director of Financial Aid
Appointed 2016
University of Notre Dame

Following a career in professional hockey, Evan worked at Morgan Stanley and for the New York Yankees before returning to boarding school as part of the faculty at Berkshire School. At Berkshire, Evan worked under Northwood School's current Head of School, Mike Maher. In his six years at Berkshire (2010-16), Evan taught in the History Department, spent four years as 11th Grade Dean, served as a dorm head and advisor, and coached in the football, hockey, lacrosse, and outdoor programs. Evan joined the Northwood School admission office in the summer of 2016.

Darcy Norfolk
Darcy Norfolk, Marketing & Communication
Appointed 2019
Canisius College, M.B.A. Hofstra University

Darcy Norfolk joins Northwood in a part-time capacity focused on Marketing & Communications. She brings to the school over 20+ years of professional experience across marketing, project consulting, management and business operations. She has her B.S. in Marketing from Canisius College, where she also played division 1 soccer, and she also has an M.B.A. from Hofstra University.  Darcy recently worked on the branding, messaging and public relations for the Innovation Hub at Northwood School. She recently was the bid director and planning lead with ADKSC / Lake Placid 2023 and is involved in the marketing program plan for the Games. Previous to her recent roles she was the General Manager and PR Director at Adworkshop where she was in the agency business for 10 years. She is involved in the community and is an active board member for the LPCA and NYSEF. She lives in Lake Placid with her husband Matthew, and 3 children, Rowen, Lincoln and Cecilia. 

Heather Odell
Heather Odell, Director of ESL/International Student Program
Appointed 2017
Plattsburgh State University
M.A. St. Michael's College
Ugo Okolie
Ugo Okolie, Science and Math Faculty, Boys' Soccer Coach
Appointed 2019
Franklin & Marshall College

Ugochukwo “Ugo” Okolie joins Northwood as an instructor in the Science and Math Departments and as a coach for the Boys’ Soccer Team. Ugo grew up in Lagos, Nigeria and attended Mercersburg Academy for one year. He graduated from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA, with a degree in Biology. While there, he was an All-American player on the Varsity Men’s Soccer Team.

Michael Portal
Michael Portal, Music Director
Appointed 2015
Plattsburgh State University
M.S.T. Plattsburgh State University
Kim Ratkos
Kim Ratkos, Business Office
Appointed 2017
Purdue University
Steve Reed
Stephen Reed, English Faculty, College Counselor
Appointed 1971
Bowdoin College

After graduating from Bowdoin College in 1969, Mr. Reed joined the staff of Kingsley Hall School in Westbrook, Connecticut where he taught English for two years and served as athletic director and baseball coach.  In 1971 he became a member of the Northwood faculty.  Over the past four decades, he has served Northwood in a variety of capacities:  Chair of the English department, head of college guidance, assistant headmaster, and coach of various sports.  Steve is actively involved in the Lake Placid community, he has been elected a town justice and chairman of the public school board as well as being on the boards of The Adirondack Medical Center, The Deo Coburn Foundation, The Essex County Mental Health Association, The Lake Placid/North Elba Historical Society, and The Adirondack Experience.

Gino Riffle
Gino Riffle, Sr. Advancement Associate, Athletic Director, Math Faculty, Asst. Coach Boys' Jr. Hockey
Appointed 2015
University of Vermont
M.Ed. Salem State University

A 1992 graduate of the University of Vermont, Gino has been a successful coach, school administrator, and athletic director since becoming an educator in 1998.  In his nine years as Head Boys' Coach at Kimball Union Academy, he recruited and mentored 18 Division I players, four of whom were NHL draft picks. Two of his teams won the NEPSAC Small School Championship. From KUA he returned to his high school alma mater, Rice Memorial in Burlington as Associate Principal for Student Life and Athletic Director. In his three years at Rice, the school won 19 state championship titles. He currently teaches in the math department and serves as Northwood's  Senior Advancement Associate, Athletic Director and as assistant coach of the Boys' Jr. Hockey team.

Matt Roy
Matthew Roy, Science Faculty, Day Student Coordinator, Whitewater Kayaking Coach
Appointed 2004
St. Lawrence University

2020欧洲杯官方网址Matt Roy has taught Physics, Physical Science, and Biology at Northwood School since 2004.  He has also coached various sports including soccer, crew, and whitewater kayaking..  Before life at Northwood, Matt was the Executive Director of the United States Bobsled and Skeleton Federation and a member of the 1988 Olympic Bobsled team.  He is a 1982 graduate of St. Lawrence University where he majored in Biology and Environmental Studies.  Matt is married and has four children – Emily ’08, Kate ’06, Chris ’15 and Robbie.

Caroline Roy
Caroline Roy, Director of the School Store, Day Student Coordinator
Appointed 2006
Lafayette College
Howard Runyon
Howard Runyon, Foreign Language Dept. Chair, English Faculty, Crew Coach
Appointed 2005
Yale University
M.F.A. Columbia University

Howard has taught Spanish and English at Northwood, and coached the Crew, since 2005, and currently serves as chair of the Foreign Language Department. He rowed on the varsity lightweight crew at Yale and graduated with a B.A. in philosophy. His master's degree is in film. Before coming to Northwood, he worked as a copy editor and spent four years coaching men's and women's crews at the University of Chicago.

Martine Schachenmayr
Martine Schachenmayr, Foreign Language Faculty
Appointed 1994
Universite d'Angers
Universitat Munchen

Martine Schachenmayr was educated at l'Universite Catholique de l'Ouest in Angers, France.  She joined the Northwood faculty in 1994.  She teaches French, ESL and serves as an international student liaison.  Martine has two children, Philipp ‘07 and Beatrice ‘09.  She enjoys walking/hiking and cross country skiing in her free time.

John Spear
John Spear '88, Asst. Head for School Life, English & Social Science Faculty
Appointed 2011
Williams College

After graduating from Northwood in 1988, John attended Williams College, where he captained the varsity hockey team. He returned to Northwood from 1992-94 to teach English and psychology and coach hockey and lacrosse. Prior to returning to Northwood 2011, John was the Director of College Guidance and Assistant Head of School at National Sports Academy. Prior to being named Assistant Head for School Life, John Spear ’88 was Northwood's Director of College Counseling. He also teaches Journalism and AP Psychology. John lives on campus in Bergamini with his wife Martha and son Yosef.

Ingrid Van Slyke
Ingrid Van Slyke, Art Faculty
Appointed 2009
SUNY Institute of Technology

Ingrid is a teacher in Northwood's visual arts program. She is an accomplished pastel painter and has shown her work in national shows throughout the country.  Married to Paul, they have two children, Maris ’15 and Andrew '21, and enjoy skiing in the winter and spending summers on Big Moose Lake.

Margaret Viscome, School Nurse
Appointed 2015
Keene State College
Thomas Vonn
Thomas Vonn '94, U19 Head Alpine Men's FIS Coach, Northwood/NYSEF
Appointed 2018
St. Lawrence University

2020欧洲杯官方网址Vonn has had success at the highest levels internationally for the past decade as both an athlete and a coach. He graduated from Northwood School in 1994 and is a member of the school's Fullerton Wall of Recognition. From 1997 until 2005, Vonn was a member of the U.S. Ski team competing on the World Cup circuit and in the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. Following his retirement from competition, Vonn served as the primary coach for World Cup and Olympic Champion Lindsey Vonn. During his time coaching, Lindsey won multiple World Cup titles and Olympic medals including a Gold Medal in the downhill at the Vancouver Games. Additionally, Vonn served as a consultant with the U.S. Ski Team and coached aspiring World Cup and Olympic athletes from the United States and several other nations.

Jill Walker
Jill Walker, Dean of Faculty, Science & Math Faculty
Appointed 2004
Luther College
M.S. University of South Carolina

2020欧洲杯官方网址Jill Walker, Northwood's Dean of Faculty and an instructor in the math and science department, has been at Northwood School since 2004. Prior to arriving at Northwood, she taught at the University of South Carolina and at a private all-girls school in Rochester, N.Y.  Mrs. Walker earned her B.A. in Biology at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and her M.S. in Biology at the University of South Carolina.  Her teaching duties include biology, human biology and AP Biology.  She is married to Jim, a managing editor at a small publishing company, and they live with their dog Roscoe in Lake Placid.

Carrie Wardlaw
Carrie Wardlaw, Associate Director of Admission
Appointed 2013
Plattsburgh State University

Carrie Grady Wardlaw was born and raised in Lake Placid. She is 1988 graduate of the ski racing academy Mountain House School and earned her B.A. in Education at Plattsburgh State University. Carrie is three time Ironman finisher and a competitive water-skier. This is her second time as part of the Northwood School faculty and staff. From 1997-2005, she was a history teacher, ski and conditioning coach, advisor and dorm parent. After spending seven years and having three children in Park City, Carrie and her husband Tait, decided to move back to Lake Placid to be closer to family. Carrie began working at Northwood School again in the fall of 2013 as part of the Admissions Team.

Tait and Carrie live in Lake Placid with their children, Wyatt, Teegan and Luke.

Tim Weaver
Timothy Weaver, Math & Science Faculty, College Counselor, Basketball Coach
Appointed 1991
Lafayette College
M.Ed. University of Massachusetts

Tim Weaver has been at Northwood since 1991. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Lafayette College and his Master's Degree in Education from University of Massachusetts.  Mr. Weaver is also a girls’ lacrosse coach in the spring.  He is married to Katie Weaver, Studio Art Teacher at North Country School, and has two daughters, Amy ’11 and Erin.  He is an avid skate skier in the winter time and enjoys competing in the local mini-tri's in the summer.

Lisa Wint
Lisa Wint, Learning Center Coordinator, 10th Grade Class Dean
Appointed 2015
Nazareth College

2020欧洲杯官方网址After graduation from Nazareth College of Rochester in 1991, Lisa enjoyed a successful 12-year business career.  In 2003 she moved to Lake Placid and joined the boarding school world through the National Sports Academy where she held many positions including Spanish teacher, Winter Program Coordinator, Academic Dean, College Counselor and Head of School.  She joined the Northwood School community in 2015 and loves her roles as an academic coach and the coordinator of the Learning Center. Lisa is also the 10th Grade Class Dean.

Lisa lives in Lake Placid with her husband Randy and their son, Jonathan. They enjoy everything the Adirondacks have to offer.  When not on campus, you can usually find Lisa cross-country skiing, biking, running, paddling, cooking or working in her garden.  

Tara Wright
Tara Wright, School Psychologist
Appointed 2018
Messiah College
M.S. College of Saint Rose

Tara holds a Masters of Science in School Psychology from The College of Saint Rose and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Messiah College. She has worked with families and students in PreK - grade 12, building upon each student’s unique strengths to maximize their learning. Tara joined Northwood School in 2018 to provide counseling services, educational and mental health assessment, and Learning Center Coaching services.  She lives in Lake Placid with her husband, Jacob, and children, Alex, Nate, Jack, and Juliet.