We are pleased to welcome a group of talented new faculty to both campuses this year! Over the past few weeks, this energetic group has been getting familiar with the school, and they are eager for the first day of classes. Whether they will be teaching, coaching, working in the dorms, or all three, they cannot wait to meet you. Watch their introductions and read their bios below.

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Guillermo Garcia-Rincon

Mr. Garcia-Rincon is a recent graduate of Connecticut College. A native of Spain, he will be teaching a variety of intermediate- and advanced-level Spanish courses. In addition to his language skills, Mr. Garcia-Rincon is an accomplished athlete; he was a top player and team captain of Connecticut College’s men’s tennis team, and he will be coaching the Varsity Tennis program at IMS. He will also advise, live on campus, and work in the dormitories. Finally, Mr. Garcia-Rincon was recently awarded The Association of Boarding School’s Summer Fellow grant for young educators. 

Ben Hatch:

Mr. Hatch comes to us with over ten years of science teaching and tutoring experience at the middle and high school levels, and he will be teaching courses in both our science and math departments. He will also coach, advise and work in our residential program. Mr. Hatch also brings a wealth of outdoor education and climbing experience and will help lead student programming in that department as well. He earned his Bachelor of Science from Westfield State University and received his Master of Chemistry Education degree from Elm’s College.

Kayla Howarth:

Ms. Howarth recently graduated from Trinity College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. While at Trinity, she served as a tutor in the greater Hartford area and was manager of the Men’s Squash Team. Ms. Howarth has also worked as a teaching assistant at St. Paul’s School’s Summer Program at Children’s Friend in Providence, RI. Ms. Howarth will advise, coach, and work in our residential life program with the students in Moore House dormitory.

Tessa Martin-Huntley:

A ranked Junior and Senior National squash player for Trinidad and Tobago and a former Division I student-athlete, Ms. Martin-Huntley has served as a high school- and college-level squash coach, mentor, and athletic trainer since 2010. She will coach the IMS squash program, advise, teach courses in our science department, and live on the Upper Campus. Ms. Martin-Huntley has both a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and a Masters of Sports Leadership from Northeastern University in Boston. 

Cathy Miller:

Ms. Miller is a career educator, having worked in schools for over thirty years. In 2019, she relocated to NW Connecticut from the Seattle area, where she had worked in a variety of educational settings teaching in early-childhood and elementary classrooms. Most recently, she held a position in Kent Center School’s Reading Specialist department, and she will bring her knowledge of literacy skills to IMS. Ms. Miller holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from Goddard College in Early Childhood Education. She will be stepping into our 2nd Grade classroom as the primary teacher at our Lower Campus. 

Margaret Perkins:

Ms. Perkins graduated in May from Kenyon College, having earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama. She also spent time studying the subject at the British American Drama Academy in London. Before that, Ms. Perkins traveled and worked in India and the Bahamas. Most recently, she worked for Wilderness Adventures in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where she ran multi-day camping and backpacking trips for school-aged children. Ms. Perkins will be an assistant teacher at our Lower Campus. 

Taylor Rathbun:

Ms. Rathbun is a recent graduate of Emmanuel College, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Developmental Psychology with a minor in Graphic Design. While at Emmanuel, she worked as an assistant teacher at The Children’s Center in Brookline, MA, developing and implementing lessons for students in a variety of grade levels, and she played for the Emmanuel Women’s Varsity Soccer team. Ms. Rathbun will be entering an assistant teaching role at our Lower Campus. 

Mallory Toolan

Ms. Toolan recently received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Union College, with a dual-concentration in Classics and Psychology–the former with a focus on the depiction of women in ancient Latin epigraphy. She will be joining our World Languages department as a multi-level Latin instructor. Additionally, Mallory will bring her athletic background as a Union Women’s Lacrosse captain to the IMS athletic fields. Ms. Toolan will advise, live on campus, and work in West Dormitory.

Amy Vorenberg:

Ms. Vorenberg, who joined IMS this past July, is our new Head of Lower School. Read the complete announcement here

Tom Vorenberg:

Mr. Vorenberg comes to IMS with over thirty years of teaching, coaching, and advising experience at independent boarding and day schools. Most recently, he taught World and American History at The King School; before that, he held various administrative and teaching positions at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School, Belmont Day School, Germantown Friends School, Shady Hill School, and The Fessenden School. Mr. Vorenberg also brings a wealth of curricular design know-how, faculty coaching and mentoring knowledge, and diversity and cultural competency experience to the IMS faculty. In addition to coaching and advising, he will be stepping into the role of History Department Head, and teaching courses in the history department in grades 7-9. 

Veronica Wolff:

Ms. Wolff brings a variety of academic and athletic experiences to her new position at IMS. A recent graduate of Williams College, Ms. Wolff received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a dual major in Mathematics and Art History in May. She was also a four-year member of the Varsity Women’s Swim Team, and she earned multiple scholar-athlete NESCAC and All-American recognition. Ms. Wolff will coach our swim team, live on campus, advise, and work in our residential program.