BBA adds six faculty members

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MANCHESTER — Burr and Burton Academy has added six faculty members for the 2018-19 school year, the school announced.

"These additional teachers reflect growing enrollment as well as an ever expanding choice of courses available. Their talents and experience will be a welcome addition to Burr and Burton Academy," the school said in a news release announcing the appointments.

The new faculty are as follows:

- Megan Frayne joins the BBA science faculty. She previously taught a ninth grade integrated science course at Norwich Free Academy in Norwich, Conn. She holds undergraduate degrees in biology and political science from Boston University and a master's in physiology and neurobiology from the University of Connecticut. She is actively involved in international climate change research.

- Jonathan Bigelow returns once again to BBA, this time as a full-time faculty member of the Mountain Campus. Bigelow has previously taught on both the main campus in the social studies and English departments, as well as at the Mountain Campus.

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- Isabel Caldwell, who interned at the Mountain Campus in 2014-15, also returns to BBA to join the Mountain Campus faculty team. After graduating from Dartmouth with a degree in earth science, Caldwell earned her master of arts in teaching from the University of Vermont. She has been teaching middle school science for the past two years in Williams, Ariz.

- Kristen Kimball is the newest addition to the School and College Counseling Office. Originally from Maine, Kimball worked as a counselor at Gould Academy in Bethel, Maine, served as international program manager at Long Trail School, and most recently directed

Mt. Anthony Union High School's work-based learning

program. She has a bachelor of arts in sociology, with a minor in education, from the University of Southern Maine.

- Karyn Jackson was an upper school math teacher at Maple Street School and most recently taught math at Fair Haven Union High School. She holds a bachelors of science in secondary education with a concentration in math from the University of Vermont, and a masters in education from Southern New Hampshire University. Jackson also taught math at Milton High School.

- Kelly Travis grew up in the Albany area, and comes to BBA from Oxbow High School in Bradford, where she worked as a licensed special educator. Prior to that, she taught math for five years at the Oliverian School in Haverhill, N.H. Travis holds a bachelor of arts in inclusive education and math from Nazareth College and an master's of education in educational technology from the College of St. Rose.


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