Snapshots of St. George's

Welcome new faculty and staff!
Posted 08/29/2018 03:00PM

Faculty

Pictured above (from left to right): Craig Irving, Tiffany Freda, Justin Sellar, Blair Ingraham, Christopher Horn, Dan Leidl, Steve Totin, Leah Dullea, Jedd Whitlock, and Mervan Osborne. Not pictured is John Reardon.

Leah Dullea

This will be Leah Dullea's first full year as a member of St. George's faculty after serving the school for the past four years in the classroom, in the library, in the dorms, on the athletic fields, and also as a mathematics and science tutor. She will be teaching chemistry and serve as a dorm parent in Twenty House and as head coach for girls' soccer and track.

Her research background includes work at the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Wildlife, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the Hawaii Pelagic Fisheries Research Program. Leah has developed a college-level curriculum for Duke University’s Talent Identification Program in North Carolina, and served as a tutor for the College of Natural Sciences in Amherst, Massachusetts. Most recently, she worked with local companies to help develop STEM curriculums for public outreach. Leah is a 2014 graduate of the Commonwealth Honors College at UMass Amherst, holding a bachelor's degree in environmental science and double minor in biology and marine science.

Tiffany Freda

Tiffany Freda comes to St. George’s with more eight years of classroom experience, teaching K-12 Spanish and ESL in the Stamford Public Schools in Connecticut — and most recently in Madrid and Valencia, Spain. Tiffany holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Fairfield University in addition to a second master's degree in Spanish Literature, Culture and Linguistics from New York University. She will teach Spanish and serve as International Student Advisor and a dorm parent in Astor.

Christopher Horn

Chris Horn is returning full-time to St. George’s to teach English and history, serve as the head of Wheeler Dorm, and coach JV tennis.

Before SG, Chris worked for 17 years as a teacher, coach, and dorm parent at the Eaglebrook School and, for 20 summers, as a counselor (and now assistant head) at Cape Cod Sea Camps. Chris holds a bachelor's degree from Lynn University and a master's degree from Wesleyan University.

Blair Ingraham

Blair Ingraham will serve as Associate Director of Admission and head coach for field hockey and girls' lacrosse.

After graduating from Wesleyan University in 2014, Blair worked for a sports recruiting tech startup company in New York City, where she assisted high school students and their families through the college recruiting process. She has spent the last two years as the graduate assistant field hockey and lacrosse coach at Wesleyan and is finishing her master's degree this summer in social sciences and writing.

Craig Irving

Craig Irving will teach biology and chemistry, coach swimming and sailing, and serve as dorm parent in Wheeler.

Craig spent the last year as a science teacher, dorm parent, and head swim coach at the Canterbury School. He earned his master’s in interdisciplinary neuroscience at the University of Rhode Island and his bachelor's degree in chemistry and neuroscience at Salve University.

Dan Leidl

Dan Leidl will teach English, work on strategic initiatives, coach soccer, head the boys' varsity lacrosse program, and serve as a dorm parent in East.

Dan earned his bachelor's degree from Drew University, his master's in child development from Tufts University, his master's in counseling, and his Ph.D. in sports psychology from West Virginia University. Dan has “dedicated his professional career to leadership development, the development of teams, and the advancement and maintenance of high achieving cultures ... in both large and small organizations, working with teams ranging from athletic and corporate to nonprofit and governmental.”

Mervan Osborne

Mervan Osborne, a member of the St. George’s class of 1986, began his tenure as Associate Head for Student Life on July 1.

As a founding faculty member and Head of School at Boston’s Beacon Academy, Mervan has helped provide hundreds of Boston-area students with a challenging yearlong academic program in preparation for application to New England independent high schools. For 11 years prior to Beacon, Mervan taught English and drama courses; led diversity initiatives; and coached football, basketball, and baseball at Buckingham, Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He also served as a resident tutor for “A Better Chance” in Massachusetts and was a member of “Teach for America’s” founding corps in Compton, California. From 2011-2015, he served on the Cambridge School Committee. He holds a master of fine arts degree in film production from Boston University, completed graduate coursework in education at Lesley University, and holds a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Trinity College.  

Justin Sellar

Justin Sellar joins us a fellow in the Athletic Department.

A May 2017 graduate of Wheaton College, Justin is pursuing his master's degree in sports management with a concentration in athletic administration from Southern New Hampshire University. In addition to his work in the athletic office, Justin will coach football and hockey.

John Reardon

John Reardon joins SG as a part-time instructor in the Theology and Religious Studies Department.

He is currently vicar of St. James Episcopal Church in North Providence, Rhode Island. He also serves as Social Service Network Coordinator for the Diocese of Rhode Island.

He holds degrees from Haverford College, the University of Notre Dame, the Oblate School of Theology, Smith College School for Social Work, and Fordham University. He has taught at Holy Cross College (Indiana), Gilmour Academy (Ohio), King’s College (Pennsylvania), and Johnson and Wales University (Rhode Island).

Steve Totin

Steve Totin is an artist and educator coming to the Hilltop from Maryland Institute College of Art, where he earned his master's degree in fine arts in May 2018.

His work focuses on sculpture: woodworking, concrete casting, mold making, ceramics, plaster casting, assemblage, fibers, CNC laser cutting, 3D printing, and 3D modeling. Steve will have the opportunity to teach a variety of courses in the art department as a sabbatical replacement for Mike Hansel. In addition, he will coach soccer and track and serve as a dorm parent in Eccles.

Jedd Whitlock

Jedd Whitlock, a member of the St. George's class of 1994, began his tenure as the new Director of Advancement on July 1.

Since 2013, Jedd has been the Director of Development at Hopkins School in New Haven. Prior to that, he was the Director of Advancement at Berwick Academy in Maine. Jedd began his career in development here at SG, working under Joe Gould from 2003 until 2006. He holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of New Hampshire and a bachelor's degree from Hamilton College.

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