Stacey Nicholson joins Long Trail as Dean of Faculty and Academics after working as Dean of Students at Madeira School in Virginia. Before that, she was at Hotchkiss School for 11 years, where she co-chaired the Science Department and was a class dean and dormitory supervisor. Nicholson began teaching at Maryland's Bryn Mawr School, where she was a science teacher and cross country coach. She resides with her family in Pawlet.
Daniela Stewart knows the Northshire well, as she met LTS staff Courtney Callo and Deb MacDonald during her tenure here as an exchange student when they were all in high school. She will teach Spanish at Long Trail, and she has been working with LTS this past year by orchestrating a student exchange between LTS and her former employer, Freie Schule Anne-Sophie in Germany. There, she was Department Chair for World Languages and coordinator of study abroad programs in France and the US. Stewart has traveled widely and worked on behalf of charities in Guatemala, Myanmar, and Thailand, to name a few. Having published and presented with frequency, she has won numerous grants and teaching innovation awards as a college and secondary school teacher in the U.S. and Germany. Her global mindedness and resourcefulness will be incredible assets for Long Trail.
Jennifer Rosenthal, Ph.D. will be teaching science at LTS. She
Long Trail also welcomes Duan Xiu Xin for the 2012-13 year. She is coming from China to Dorset via The Asian Studies Outreach Program. Based at the University of Vermont, ASOP provides Vermont schools with teachers from China and Thailand to enhance the cultural experiences of students in all grades throughout the state. Long Trail looks forward to her contact with students in arts, social studies, and English classes, as well as her teaching an introductory Mandarin course.
The addition of these professionals to an already talented faculty promises great enthusiasm and success in this school year.