Head of School Blog
Welcoming New Faculty
David Baroody David will be teaching middle school English and coaching crew and nordic. He has a lifetime of experience in independent schools and is returning to the classroom after a time as a Technology Integration Director.
Kelsey Frederico Kelsey is our English teaching fellow for 2019-2020. She will be teaching upper school English and working closely with Laurie Byron. She will also be assistant coach of varsity field hockey, helping the team pursue another state championship.
Dr. John Slefinger John is joining us after teaching for St. Anselm's College and Keene State University. He will be our upper school humanities teacher, teaching three history and one English class next year. He will also be coaching and will start the first ever "Rugby Sevens" team as his exploration block.
Brooke Biolo Joining our Spanish department, Brooke will be teaching middle and upper school Spanish as well as coaching middle school soccer. Most recently, she has been teaching in Connecticut.
Chris Little Chris is a New Hampshire native and is returning from a brief stint in Vermont to teach physics and chemistry in the upper school. He will also coach lacrosse and lead outdoor adventure exploration.
Coming from the Bement School in Deerfield, MA, Ross will be teaching middls school science and coaching the middle school alpine and soccer teams. He is an experienced "hands on" science teacher who loves to get the kids in the field.
Sam Mandeville Sam is joining the upper school history department teaching Asia and Environmental Science. She is a world traveler and spent a year teaching in Thailand. She will also be our international coordinator.
Located in Manchester, NH, The Derryfield School is a private day school for grades 6-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.