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As we look forward to beginning the 2022–2023 school year, we are excited to welcome the following new faculty and staff members to the Rumsey Hall community!

  • Dae’Kevion Dixon comes to us from Northfield, Minnesota where he is a recent graduate of Carleton College with a BA in Psychology. Dae’Kevion worked as a mentor and tutor and loves bringing his innate curiosity and joy of learning to his work with students. Dae’Kevion will be working as a Lower School Assistant Teacher in our Forms classes. He will also live and work in our residential community and offer programming in our Afternoon Enrichment Program (AEP). Originally from Houston, Texas, Dae’Kevion is excited to move to New England and become part of the Rumsey community.

  • Courtney Dunham, Mount Holyoke class of 2021 and Canterbury class of 2017, will join the Upper School Science Department!  A Cum Laude, NEWMAC All-Conference Academic Honors graduate, Courtney holds a BA in Psychology.  During her college career, she spent a semester with the Sea Education Association, participating in the Caribbean Reef Expedition. Last year, Courtney served as a Dorm Parent at the Asheville School and Swim Coach at Blues Aquatics.  In addition, she has served as the Family Services Coordinator at the Transylvania County Habitat for Humanity in Brevard, NC.

  • In John Craft's absence, Alecia Evans P'18 rejoins the Rumsey Community to teach Upper School Music, lead Clef Club and Passing Notes, and direct the theater productions. A career educator, most recently Alecia has been teaching Choral, AP Music Theory, General Music, Handbells, Guitar, and Ukulele at  Pawling Central School District, Middle & High School. Alecia is the Founder and Artistic Director of SingOut!, Connecticut’s Premier Glee Group for Young Voices, an innovative choral organization that nurtures the intellectual, artistic and personal development of young adults through the medium of the vocal arts. Alecia studied at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where she earned a Master of Music, and she earned a Bachelor of Music degree from North Carolina School of the Arts.

  • With over 25 years of experience, Amy Hannon has worked as a lead Pre-K teacher, Preschool Program Director, Early Childhood Education Consultant, Head Start teacher, and camp director. A graduate of the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and Psychology, Amy is certified by the state of CT as a Head Teacher, Early Childhood Director, and Early Childhood Consultant. Amy lives in Litchfield. She is excited to launch our new Pre-K Program and be part of the Rumsey family. 

  • Rachel Peet joins Rumsey Hall from St. Thomas day School in New Haven where she taught Spanish. A Photojournalism Major and Spanish Minor from Western Connecticut State University, Rachel will teach Upper School Spanish, coach, and dorm parent. This summer, Rachel is working at the Horizons Summer Program at the Foote School, supporting the enrichment of children from low-income and diverse families through teaching an art curriculum centered around activities inspired by African American and Latinx artists. A competitive swimmer, Rachel is also teaching swimming lessons. Rachel has also been a dedicated volunteer at Integrated Refugee and Immigration Services in New Haven and PeaceJam New England. Rachel will live in one of the Campus Center apartments. 

  • Aline Rossiter P’18 began in June as our Associate Director of Admissions/Financial Aid Director. With over thirty years of experience in enrollment management and financial aid, she led the admissions teams at Chase Collegiate School, Forman School and, most recently, Ethel Walker. While at Ethel Walker she led the school to five consecutive years of enrollment increases and managed a 5mm financial aid budget, while increasing the school's demographic reach. Aline is the parent of a Rumsey Graduate (Blake) and she resides in Bethlehem.

  • Madeleine Stern, Lower School Art Teacher, comes to us from the Friends Seminary School in Manhattan where she taught Lower School art and served as Art Department Chair. Madeleine has taught for 13 years and has a BA in Studio Art from Oberlin College, an MFA in Drawing and Painting from the Pratt Institute, and a MLS from Rutgers University. She is looking forward to bringing her creative spirit and love of art, collaboration, and community to Rumsey Hall this coming school year. Madeleine and her family live just over the border in Millerton, NY.