Welcome New Faculty & Staff!

The Albany Academies welcome new faculty and staff members on campus for orientation on Friday, August 24. Everyone is excited for their new classrooms and to meet all of our amazing students. If you see them around campus, be sure to give them a warm welcome!

Get to know our faculty and staff throughout the year on our Instagram where we will be featuring our faculty with #FacultyFriday.
 
New Staff Members:
 
Name
Position
Location
Credentials
Kelly Barr
Lower School – PK
AA
Virginia Commonwealth University -- Master of Teaching, Early Childhood
Mary Washington College  -- BA, Art History,
Kathy Cella
Upper School  Biology
AAG
Northeastern Illinois University – MS, Exercise Science
University of Michigan - BS, Human Nutrition
Emmy Cole
Lower School  --PS
AA
Endicott College – Med, Early Childhood
Southwest Missouri State – BS, Comprehensive Specialization: Clothing & Textile
Kathryn Cotter
Middle School Science
AA
Syracuse University – MS, Secondary Science Education
Seton Hall University – BA , Biology
Raymond Dansereau
Upper School History
AAG
Rutgers University – Ph.D., European History
University at Albany – MA, European history
Union College – BA, Medieval Studies
Doris Easton
International Student Advisor
AA/AAG
Empire State University – BA, Educational Studies
Peter Hansen ‘91
Upper School History
AA
The University of North Carolina – MBA
Cornell University – BS, Agricultural Economics
Michelle Jacobs
Lower School -- PS Assist
AA
Maria College – Assoc. of Applied Science, Occupational Therapy
Jane Keyes
Ed-Tech Curriculum Integrator K-6th
AA/AAG
University at Albany – MS, Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology
C.W. Post College – BS, Elementary Ed.
Cristi Marchetti
Upper School English
AAG
East Stroudsburg University – M.Ed., Secondary English Ed.
SUNY Purchase – BA, Cultural Anthropology
Deb Mitchell
Lower School -- PS
AA
Russell Sage Graduate College – MS, Special Education
SUNY Oneonta – BS, Elementary Education
Abby Mouzakes
Lower School -- PK Assist
AAG
Sage Graduate School – MS, Reading & Elementary Education
Union College – BS, Psychology
Jennifer Murphy-Fries
Athletic Director
AAG
Sage Graduate School – MS, Community Health Ed.
State University of New York at Cortland – BS, Physical Education
Amy Pass
US Librarian
AAG
Catholic University of America – MS, Library Science
State University of New York at Geneseo – BA, English
Asha Pollydore
Upper School World Language  -- Chinese
AA
Dartmouth College – BA, Psychology & Chinese
Ben Russell
Upper School English
AA
New England College – MFA, Creative Writing
Providence College – BA, English
Matthew Weiss
Upper School History
AA
Clarkson University – MA, Social Studies
University at Albany – BA, History and Psychology
Patricia Smith
Lower School -- PK Assist
AA
MS, Special Education, Long Island University
BA, Psychology, Hartwick College
 
Academies faculty taking on new roles
 
Name
Position
Location
Credentials
Alex Mitsios
Middle School History
AA
Former AA 3rd Grade Teacher
 
Zach Nelson
Middle School Math
AA
Former  Upper School Math Teacher
Theresa Proler
Upper School Librarian
AA
Former AA Lower / Middle School Librarian
Shannon Walsh
Lower School --  3rd Grade
AA
Former Pre-School Teacher
 
Long Term Substitutes
 
Name
Position
Location
Credentials
Angela Cuozzo
Studio Arts
AA
Subbing for Danielle McCann
Eileen Kim
Middle School World Language – Latin
AAG
Subbing for Lauren DeGeorgia
Asha  Pollydore
Upper School Library
AA
Subbing for Theresa Proler
 
Non-Teaching Staff Additions
 
Name
Position
Location
Credentials
Dennis Barron
Network Administrator
AA
ITT Tech – AOS Computer Network Systems
Furman University – BA, Accounting
Wylia McLeod
Marketing Assistant
IA
University at Albany – BA, Communications  & African Studies
Taylor Schupp
Admissions Associate
AA
Canisius College -- MS, Communications & Leadership
Canisius College – BA, English
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