Meet Our Team!

We boast a uniquely talented, dedicated and supportive faculty, staff and administrative team. This diverse and energetic group of adults is committed to providing the best possible educational experience for our students, both in and out of the classroom. Get to know each member of our team by reading their profile below!

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  • Nicole Shedd

    "I have always considered my boarding school career a lifestyle rather than a job, and I was intentional about my choice to move to The White Mountain School where the sense of community is immediately palpable when you step onto the beautiful campus."
     
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  • Anne Patterson

    As Anne steps into her role as the Assistant Director, Development and Alumnae/i, she is looking forward to meeting the staff and students and working with alumnae/i, parents, and friends.


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  • Barbara Buckley

    Barbara is an English Teacher who can be found atop one of the many gorgeous peaks in the White Mountains.
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  • Ben Salomon

    "The aspect of working at White Mountain School that excites me the most is the diversity of the student population. While a small tight knit community, WMS is rich with global culture, whether the student is from Japan or Seattle, they all bring unique perspectives on music."
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  • Ashley Willumitis

    "Everyone here, students and adults alike, has so much to offer the community. From leading Ninja Warrior competitions, to building and coding an arcade-style video game, to having deep discussions on the lawn about power and privilege."
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  • Gabe Boisseau

    Gabe's favorite White Mountain teaching moment was when his field course class, Geology, Ecology, and Glaciology in Acadia National Park, watched the moon set and took time to reflect and remain in quiet contemplation during the sunrise as the first people to watch the sun crest the horizon in the U.S.
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  • Becky Beno

    "The White Mountain School draws the most courageous, committed and caring adults and young people, and it is a consistent honor and joy to be part of such an amazing group of people."
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  • Nathan Carlson

    "The area brought me here from Tennessee, the students keep me here in New Hampshire and at White Mountain."
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  • Jennifer Wells

    Jenny's experience as a student at White Mountain and the chance to share in young people’s excitement and passion for life is part of what influenced her passion for teaching.
     
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  • Sam Talcott

    "I first fell in love with teaching in the wilderness as a backpacking trip-leader and rock-climbing instructor in college. I chose to move into the classroom so I could have a longer-lasting connection with my students. Here at White Mountain I finally get to do both!"
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  • Scott Hunt

    "In my role in the Development Office, I hope that in a small way, I am able to contribute to providing an opportunity for our students to have the most rewarding and beneficial learning experience possible, in order that they might realize a better world for all of us."
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  • Kim Cooper

    "White Mountain is a school with classrooms of all varieties, and as an educator, that makes me feel like have endless possibilities to challenge myself and develop my practice in the best interest of my students."
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  • Baylor Nelson

    "I have had so many influential teachers in my life who have shaped who I am today. They helped me get my life back on track and provided unparalleled support for me. I want to be that role model for as many students as possible!"
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  • Gabriel Kiritz

    "Over the years, I've discovered that I feel like my best self when I'm mentoring students, helping them navigate challenging experiences and supporting their growth as they push themselves in the outdoors."
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  • Vesta Davis

    "I remember the connections I had with my teachers growing up, and how much of a difference it made in my experience and my confidence when a teacher would take the extra time to work with me, listen to me, and connect with me both in and outside of the classroom. I want to provide a similar role for students at WMS!"
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  • Rob Constantine

     "I think we’re privileged to be in such a beautiful and uplifting place. I’m excited to wake up every day on this campus and I’m still finding new “favorite places” all of the time."
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  • Hiapo Emmons-Shaw

     "I really value our inclusiveness and supportiveness. I think people feel safe and comfortable being themselves and expressing themselves honestly."
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  • Leah Boch

    "I love that I can truly know every student even if I don’t teach or coach them directly."
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  • Hillary Collins-Gilpatrick

    "I am so moved by the school mission. I cannot think of three better values than courage, curiosity, and, most importantly, compassion to ground the actions, intentions, and dreams of an educational community.”
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  • Allison Letourneau

    "I have been passionate about and grateful for the boarding school experience since I began my sophomore year at Berkshire School (Sheffield, MA). The experience opened my eyes to a world of opportunities and has continued to nurture, support, and empower me well beyond my high school and college years."
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  • JJ Cromer

    JJ is excited about the innovative and caring energy White Mountain offers
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  • Mike Peller

    "I am excited to look at how the beautiful and inspiring place where we live might become a rich teaching tool."
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  • Porter Morgan

    Having just joined the White Mountain community, I'm most excited about getting to know the people here. There are so many kind and fun people on this campus, and I can't wait to get to know them.
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  • Rachel Van Wylen

    Rachel can be found with a canvas and brush painting local scenes when she is not in the classroom. She values the strong student-driven culture at White Mountain.
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  • Tory Dobbin

    Facilitating moments of discovery in both the classroom and extracurricular life is Tory's passion and she is excited she gets to do just that at White Mountain.
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  • Emily Bearse

    "The view from Edge Field is fantastic especially when there is snow on the mountains and the leaves are changing into fall colors."
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  • Alexis Waller

    "Getting to be a learner and a teacher in a small school is such a privilege, and I’m excited by the opportunity to know everyone in this community."
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  • Rebecca Dickinson

    "I love the fact that the WMS community allows its members to be individuals. So many traditional schools demand that students fit into a particular mold to be successful.  We ask students to be themselves and to be accepting of who everyone is." 
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  • Paula Erskine

    Paula can be found walking her dog, Stella or riding her bike around the campus trails and nearby roads.
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  • John Drew

    "I feel so fortunate to be invited to lift my eyes up to the mountains as part of this wonderful community. It is good and worthy work to inspire curiosity, courage and compassion."
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  • Sean Weiboldt

    "There's so much to do! I can go rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, etc. as much as I want and there will always be a new area to explore or a new cliff to climb."
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  • Dinah Gray

    "I think of my dance training as a gift -- I’ve had so many exceptional teachers. Their life’s work was to pass down all they knew. I try to honor them by sharing what they gave me."
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  • Joanna Boisseau

    Joanna can be found all over the White Mountains enjoying time with her two kids, and values how supportive the White Mountain community is.
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  • Matthew Toms

    "I love that students can shed the facade and be themselves, that it is a safe and healthy place for kids to get a transformative education." 
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  • Ian Martinson

    "After deciding to pursue a career in education, I realized there was no other place I would rather lay my roots than White Mountain."
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  • Paul Higginson

     Paul values the opportunity to provide ministry to White Mountain students
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  • Eben Kopp

    "My favorite teaching moments are when my students embrace chemistry puns and come up with their own. Like I always say, all you have to do in chem-is-try."
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  • Peter Wickman

    "I find it incredibly refreshing to work at a school that empowers students to take ownership of their learning process, and, though it may seem like a small thing, the fact that teachers and students are called by their first name creates place where I believe students feel valued and included."
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THE WHITE MOUNTAIN SCHOOL

371 West Farm Road  •  Bethlehem, New Hampshire 03574  •  603.444.2928
Founded in 1886 and set in the beautiful White Mountains of northern New Hampshire,
The White Mountain School is a coeducational college-preparatory boarding and day
school for students grades 9-12/PG.