Head of School
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, with a focus on Literacy Specialization, from Lesley University
Emily recently returned to Nantucket after living in California for the past three years. She began her career in education teaching fifth and sixth grade off island. Here on Nantucket, Emily taught fifth grade at the Nantucket Elementary School as well as acquiring a range of experience working with various Nantucket organizations including the Community Network for Children, the Friends of the Nantucket Atheneum, and The Children's House of Nantucket. At the Nantucket New School, she taught Kindergarten and first grade and served as the Lower School Head. Most recently, she worked with students and teachers as a learning specialist at Marin County Day School in California and as an Upper Primary classroom teacher at Nantucket Lighthouse School. Having served in a variety of roles in independent schools, including teacher of children pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade, learning specialist, development consultant, Board member, and parent of school-aged children, Emily offers a breadth of experience and a unique perspective. Emily is married to Schuyler Kuhl and they have two children, Sophie and Carter.
Admissions Director and Business Manager
B. A. Gordon College/English Literature
Masters work at Harvard University Extension School
Cheryl is the Admissions Director and Business Manager for Nantucket Lighthouse School. Cheryl moved to Nantucket ten years ago with husband Jeff and new daughter Maggie, after having spent 10 years in marketing and product development for companies such as the International Data Group. Maggie is now an Upper Primary Class student. Cheryl's sister is NLS teacher Sandy Mitchell.
Director of Development
Joy recently rejoined the Lighthouse staff after spending time in Colorado and on the west coast. As Lighthouse School's first-ever Director of Development, Joy brings tremendous energy and experience to a very busy development office. In addition to her work as an archivist, Joy has also served as a campaign and event coordinator. In her free time, Joy enjoys walking, crafting, yoga, gardening, and working as a doula and midwife's assistant. Joy is married to Greg Margolis and they have two children, Zella and Max.
B.A. Bridgewater State College/English/Education
M.Ed. Northeastern University
Nancy has had a range of work experience in counseling, education, and business. Most recently, she worked as the Front Office Manager at Nantucket Behavioral Health Services. She manages the Lighthouse School office and 'womans' our front desk.