Matt Blanton, a new member of the history and social sciences department, earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Dartmouth College, where he also played on the varsity soccer team. After teaching math and coaching both soccer and skiing at the Taft School, Matt earned his master’s degree in Afro-American studies from the University of Wisconsin and a doctorate in American culture from the University of Michigan. Most recently, Matt served as a visiting lecturer in the history department at Wellesley College and coached the varsity soccer team at Dana Hall School.
Meredith Carpenter, who earned her bachelor’s degree and her master’s degree in earth systems at Stanford University, will direct the outdoor program as a sabbatical replacement. A certified Crossfit instructor, Meredith has served as a wrangler on ranches in North Dakota and Colorado, as a research associate for the SEA Education Association, and as an EMT. Meredith will reside in Robbins House.
Gregg Deehan joins Milton as a member of the history and social sciences department. Gregg earned his bachelor’s degree from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and his master’s degree from the Andover-Newton Theological School. Gregg has previously worked at McLean Hospital and the City on a Hill School in Boston.
Evan DelGaudio joins the performing arts department for the fall and winter production seasons. A graduate of Wesleyan University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in theater, Evan has designed and provided technical direction for the Hub Theatre Company, the Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Arts After Hours, Marblehead Little Theatre, and the Open Theatre Project. Evan also serves as lead carpenter for the Blue Man Group in Boston.
Tasheana Dukuly joins Milton as a participant in the University of Pennsylvania Resident Masters in Teaching program. At Bates College, where she was a member of the varsity swimming and diving team, Tasheana earned degrees in both English and African American Studies. Most recently, Tasheana served as an AmeriCorps volunteer in Lowell and taught, coached, and lived in a dormitory at the Middlesex School. Tasheana will join the English department.
Eve Goldenberg, a new member of the English department, earned her bachelor’s degree from Barnard College and her master’s degree from New York University. Eve has extensive experience teaching at both the collegiate and secondary level. She taught at Phillips Exeter Academy for six years, where she resided in both boys’ and girls’ dormitories, and she most recently taught at Deerfield Academy, where she coached two sports, advised the Jewish Student Alliance, and served as a dorm associate. Eve will reside in Hallowell House.
Katherine Kelleher, a new member of the modern languages department, will teach Spanish. A graduate of Syracuse University, Katherine worked at the Museum of Fine Arts for three years before spending six years in Spain, where she both taught and worked in art galleries. Currently enrolled in the masters of education program at the University of Massachusetts Boston, Katherine has taught Spanish at Marshfield High School for the past five years.
Cameron Larocque, who earned his bachelor’s degree in athletic training at Merrimack College, will join the athletics and physical education department as an athletic trainer. While at Merrimack, Cameron served as a teaching assistant, worked with Merrimack’s Division I hockey program, and spent two seasons as a trainer at Lowell High School. Most recently, Cameron served in Curry College’s sports medicine department, working with both men’s and women’s teams.
Jaye Locke, who will teach in the history and social sciences department and coach in the athletics department, earned her bachelor’s degree from Williams College, where she was co-captain of the varsity field hockey team and tri-captain of the varsity squash team. Jaye previously served as the associate director of admission at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia, where she also served as head coach of the varsity field hockey and squash teams, ran a girls’ dorm, and sat on the school’s honor committee.
Laura Pearle joins Milton as the director of Cox Library. Laura earned her bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College and her master’s degree from Long Island University. Widely published in the field, Laura has presented regionally and nationally on the future of libraries in the twenty-first century. Laura served as the head librarian at the Hackley School for six years, and she most recently served as the head librarian at Miss Porter’s School.
Melissa Ragonese joins Milton as a participant in the University of Pennsylvania Resident Masters in Teaching Program. A graduate of Columbia University, Melissa earned her bachelor’s degree in mathematics. At Columbia, she served as both a teaching assistant and a resident advisor; she has also taught at the Phillips Academy summer session. Melissa will join the mathematics department.
Michael Wood, a new member of the mathematics department, earned his bachelor’s degree in the history of mathematics and science from St. John’s College and his master’s in economics from Tufts University. A Ph.D. candidate at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy, Michael has spent the past two years teaching mathematics and economics at CATS Academy in Newton. While at CATS, Michael founded the school’s Model U.N. program.