Faculty & Staff

Christine Braunohler Hanson
Head of School

B.A. Environmental Studies, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
M.Ed., Early Childhood, Mills College, Oakland, CA

 

Being an NLS parent in 2016 transformed my view as an educator. Seeing such a pure manifestation of ‘whole child’ education reminded me of why I was drawn to teaching.

 

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Ana Valeria Alonzo
Spanish Teacher

Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de la República. Escuela de nutrición, Universidad de la República. Montevideo Uruguay

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Joni Amaral
Upper Primary Teacher

Framingham State University – B.S. Elementary Education with a minor in the Arts, Lesley University M.Ed. in Education with an Interdisciplinary in Integrated Teaching Through the Arts

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Beth Crowley
Small School Teacher

B. A. Degree in Classical Studies from Gettysburg College, PA

Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education Fitchburg State University, MA

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Alana Cullen
Small School Teacher

B.A. English Communications and Anthropology, Salve Regina University, Newport RI

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Jillian Fraker
Upper Primary Teacher

B.A. English, Trinity College, Hartford, CT

M.F.A. in Creative Writing, The New School, New York, NY

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Allison Gayo
Primary Teacher

B.A. Psychology, Vassar College

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Meg Glidden
Math Teacher & Extended Day Coordinator

B.S./ Microbiology  University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

E.M.T. I certification University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

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Nigel Goss
Music Teacher

B.A. Music, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA

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Rain Harbison
Director of Horticulture

Rain is passionate about being a good steward of this earth, while organically growing food, herbs, flowers and pollinator-friendly plants with respect for all creatures.

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Sandy Mitchell
Teacher Mentor and Literacy Planning & Development

B.S. Gordon College of Education- Elementary Education, Reading Consultant K-12

With over 30 years' experience as an educator and K-12 Reading Consultant, Sandy brings her love for nature and books into her classroom and work with teachers.

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Russell Morash
Russell Morash Chair in Childhood Horticulture

Russ has been a longtime friend of Nantucket Lighthouse School and an inspiration to generations of gardeners and farmers.

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Elizabeth Obremski
Music Teacher

Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education and Theater from Wheelock College in Boston

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Barrie Fee Sanders
Kinderclass Teacher

B.A. University of New Hampshire - Communications

Barrie was raised on Nantucket, and returned to work in Education after ten years in Advertising in Boston. She teaches our Kinderclass.

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Caitlin Tyler
Upper Primary Teacher

B.A. Lewis & Clark College - East Asian History & Buddhist Studies
MFA Washington University in St. Louis - Poetry

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Allyson Mitchell
Development Associate

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

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Jean Witt
Business and Facilities Manager

M.A.T. English Education—Boston University, M.Ed. Organizational Management—Endicott College, B.A. English University of Rhode Island

A lifelong learner and veteran public educator drawn to the joy of learning fostered at the Nantucket Lighthouse School.

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Barbara Zachary
Admissions & Events

Diplom-Betriebswirt (FH) in Hospitality Management, B.Sc. in Intl. Hospitality Management

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