MANCHESTER - Maple Street School has added six new faculty members this year.

Holly Getty is returning to Maple Street as the second grade teacher. Getty is a graduate of Colby College where she received a bachelor's degree in government with a minor in education. She went onto receive a master's degree in elementary education from Lesley College.

Getty began her teaching career at Buckingham Browne and Nichols School in Cambridge, Mass., and she moved on to teaching both first and fourth grades at Hilton Elementary in Newport News, Va. She taught at Maple Street School for three years, from 2007-2010, before taking time off to have her two children.

Karyn Jackson joins Maple Street as the Mathematics teacher for the Upper School.

At right, Maple Street School’s Head of School Fran Bisselle welcomes back students and parents at the school’s first day of school last
At right, Maple Street School's Head of School Fran Bisselle welcomes back students and parents at the school's first day of school last Tuesday, Sept. 2 (Kate Bryan photo)
Jackson received a bachelor's degree from the University of Vermont in secondary education with a concentration in mathematics. She is currently pursuing a master's degree at Southern New Hampshire University.

Jackson has served for the last four years as a high school math teacher at Milton High School.

Jonathan Jacobs will be the Director of Technology and Operations.

Jacobs served as a technology integration specialist at St. Vincent Pallotti High School in Laurel, Md. where he designed systems and guided teachers and students in the use of technology. He also helped to shape technology policies for the Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools.

Julie Mackey will serve as the Science teacher for the Upper School.


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Mackey received a bachelor's degree from Penn State and then went on to receive a master's degree in education from the University of Maryland. She has extensive experience as a high school science teacher, having taught at Walt Whitman High School in Maryland and Stratton Mountain School in Vermont.

Kelsey Moore-Quinn joins Maple Street as the fourth grade teacher.

Moore-Quinn received a bachelor's degree in environmental design with a minor in urban economics from the University of Massachusetts. She went on to receive a master's degree in middle level education from the University of Vermont. Prior to joining the Maple Street, Moore-Quinn taught at U-32 in Montpelier for one year and for three years, she taught grades five and six at The Chapin School in Manhattan.

Conor Welch will serve as the English teacher for the Upper School.

Welch received a bachelor's degree from St. Lawrence University in English and then went on to receive a master's degree in creative writing. He has taught at Melrose High School, The Renaissance Charter School, and Portland Community College. Welch continues to write and publish fiction. Joy Stewart will return to the Kindergarten classroom after spending the past five years as the Upper School Mathematics teacher. She joined the faculty in 2004 and was the Kindergarten teacher for four years.

Stewart will continue to serve as the Dean of Academics and Faculty.

"Last spring and early summer, we had over 400 inquires in national searches for our open faculty and staff positions. And it has been a wonderful pleasure to get to know and to work with such a talented and dedicated team of new faculty that will contribute immensely to our mission of academic excellence and joyful learning," said Dr. Fran Bisselle, head of school at Maple Street School. "We look forward to welcoming our 117 students as we begin our 17th school year here at Maple Street School."