Welcome New Faculty and Staff
We are delighted to welcome two new members to our admissions team.
Heather Eckert will be joining the IMS community as our new director of admissions, effective August 15. Prior to coming to IMS, Heather was the director of admission operations at The Hotchkiss School. She brings years of experience in admissions to our school and has fostered deep relationships among her colleagues at independent schools. We know that Heather will continue to build on the strong reputation of IMS and help to attract a diverse pool of applicants and future students to our school.
Eliza Chapman will also be joining us as a full-time admissions intern. Eliza is a graduate of Millbrook School and a recent graduate of Sewanee University. Eliza will be living on campus, working residentially, and coaching.
Liz Carbone has joined the Health Center as a nurse. Liz has been a practicing nurse in Sharon, CT for many years and has worked both at Sharon Pediatrics and Sharon Hospital.
Mary McAfee will be joining the Middle School as the sixth grade humanities teacher. Mary will be living in Moore House as a dorm parent. She comes with teaching experience from the Saratoga Independent School. She also has extensive camp background and outdoor education experience.
Glen Seelenbrandt will be returning to IMS with his family. Glen taught at IMS from 2001-2004. Since leaving IMS, he has taught at Eaglebrook, Moses Brown, and, most recently, Quest Montessori School in Rhode Island. Glen will be teaching math in the Upper School.
Geoff Perkins will also be joining the Upper School math department. Geoff joins us from Berkshire Country Day School where he has been teaching math and coaching for 16 years. Geoff will be part of our residential team, but will be living at The Hotchkiss School with his family, where his wife will be teaching.
Erin Harris, who is coming with her husband, Ethan, and their two children from Cardigan, will be joining the science department. Erin will teach three sections of science. She has years of science teaching experience at several different schools.
Molly Belsky will be coming to IMS as an Upper School teaching intern. She will also be responsible for directing the two drama performances in the Upper School and teaching two performing arts electives. Molly will also work residentially and coach. She is a recent graduate of Trinity College with a major in theater.
In addition to these new community members, a few returning faculty and staff are assuming new roles. Joe Del Visco will assume the role of director of athletics. Colleen O’Reilly will be the associate head of Upper School for student life. Craig Pecchia will now be the director of theater productions, overseeing the many performances that take place over the course of the year. Amy Jenkins will continue to teach Lower School art, but will also assume leadership of the Lower School afterschool programs and will begin teaching Middle School art and two Upper School art electives. Katie Hill will be teaching Spanish in the Upper and Middle School.