As we prepare for the new school year, one that is unprecedented in many ways, we welcome new faculty and announce new positions for some who were already part of the GSA community.
Martin Conte ’11 has joined us as a part-time English teacher. A GSA graduate, Martin recently earned his M.A. in English from the University of Maine, Orono. View profile.
Jenn Hathaway Jackson has returned to GSA as Ninth-Grade Seminar teacher. Jenn was GSA’s Ninth-Grade Seminar teacher and director of student conduct from 2014-2016 and taught fifth through eighth grade at the Adams School after that. She also has taught middle school social studies in Florida. She earned her bachelor’s in social sciences at the University of Southern Maine.
Nina Milliken has joined GSA as a part-time Spanish teacher. She graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a degree in Latin American and Latino studies, and recently did her teaching certification at the College of the Atlantic. She worked for years as a sexual assault prevention educator. View profile.
Jayson Peltier has joined us as an ed tech in the academic support program. Jayson earned his B.S. in Wildlife Ecology at the University of Maine, Orono. He has recently been an ed tech at Surry Elementary School and a counselor at Camp Beech Cliff. View profile.
Juli Perry is a special ed teacher this year. She previously worked for GSA as an ed tech. Juli has a B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of New England, has worked at the Bay School, and ran her own Head Start preschool.
Brendon Reay has joined GSA as a Latin teacher. He is a member of the GSA Board of Trustees. He taught as a Classics professor at Wellesley College after earning a Ph.D. from Stanford University. He also has been, or in some cases still is, an Alaskan deep-sea fishing guide, a father, a financial consultant, a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, and a husband. View profile.
Kay Riley ’07 has joined us as an ed tech in the academic support program. A GSA graduate, Kay went on to graduate from the University of Maine with a degree in English and journalism. She has worked in a wide range of journalism and ESOL positions, among other jobs, and recently lived in Beijing.
Melissa Rioux ’01 has joined us as an art teacher and head of the Visual and Performing Arts Department. A GSA graduate, Melissa went on to graduate from the Pratt Institute. She worked in New York City for several years with a nonprofit named Publicolor, which is associated with the Pratt Institute, managing and teaching in an arts program for high school students. She also has taught art recently for Ellsworth Adult Education.
Isaac Vaccaro has joined us as a math teacher. Isaac grew up in Kennebunk and earned his bachelor’s and master’s in mathematics at the University of Maine, Orono. He is an avid runner and jazz musician. Those passions, coupled with his beliefs that southern Maine is overcrowded and coasts are wonderful, suggest that Blue Hill might be just the place for him. View profile.
Alexandra Wessel ’09 will work part-time as an English teacher and part-time in the new position of 504 coordinator. Alexandra is a GSA graduate who has been employed for several years by GSA as an ed tech. She has a B.A. in Journalism from Keene State College. View profile.
Note: Jenn Hathaway Jackson's photo was not available when this was posted.