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Jennifer Amato

Health Services

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Emilie Arseneault

Teacher in Chemistry and French; Assistant Athletic Director

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Emilie Arseneault

Teacher in Chemistry and French; Assistant Athletic Director


Concordia University M.A. in English

Union College B.A. in French and English

Emilie is a native French speaker from New-Brunswick, Canada. She attended boarding school in the U.S. for four-years as a student athlete playing soccer, hockey, softball and lacrosse. Emilie played NCAA division 1 hockey for Union College where she earned Rookie of the Year her first year. Her sophomore year she played for the ECAC All-Star Team against the U.S. Olympic team. After College, Emilie earned her Master's degree in English from Concordia University.

Emilie loved her time at boarding school so much that she decided to make a career of it. Emilie started her career in teaching Kents Hill School in Maine where she spent seven years as a French teacher and hockey coach. Emilie is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

In her spare time being, she enjoys being active, whether it is in the weight room, hiking, cycling. Emilie's hobbies include sneakers, fishing, and playing the bass.

At Marvelwood Since: 2022

William Bingham, Jr.

Director of College Counseling, English, Screenwriting, Songwriting

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William Bingham, Jr.

Director of College Counseling, English, Screenwriting, Songwriting


Williams College, B.A

A graduate of the Taft School and Williams College, Army veteran William “Bing” Bingham spent over twenty years working in the entertainment industry before turning to teaching in 2001. Along the way, he took up high adventure activities like flying hang gliders and ultralights, and even competed in the National Hang Gliding Championships as the New York/New Jersey champion. His career as a singer-songwriter spans decades and, along with Taft classmate and longtime friend Joe Knowlton, includes five recording contracts as the act, Joe and Bing, two of which are still active. His songs, Alaska Bloodline and Barnstormer, were top 100 hits. In their early years, Joe and Bing were managed by the man who brought the Beatles to America, legendary impresario Sid Bernstein. The pair continue to actively perform, write songs and record, and their history and current activities can be found on their website, joeandbing.com.

Bing is also an award-winning (Clio, Emmy) composer of hundreds of advertising jingles as well as scores to documentary films and television shows. While living and working in New York City, he dabbled in acting as well, performing in over seventy television commercials and playing Alex on ABC’s popular Kids Are People Too series for four years.

In the early 1990s, Bing began working with a literary agent to write and develop stories for television and film. That relationship continues today and has generated a number of successes. In 1997, Bing’s story about the Flying Tigers of WWII, Earth, Wings and Fire, was optioned by Tom Cruise and Paramount Pictures in a well-publicized deal. Three years and several stories later, Bing won the job of turning Senator John McCain’s memoir, Faith of My Fathers, into a screenplay. The film was eventually produced for A&E television in 2005 and nominated for five awards (Emmy, ASC). Bing has also written five, two-hour entertainment specials for A&E and a number of short stories. His tale, The Lesson, was published in the popular Chicken Soup for the Soul series in 2009. And recently another story, Sea of Dreams, which chronicles his transition from screenwriter to prep school teacher, won accolades in a popular online writing contest.

Bing teaches senior English and two electives: screenwriting and song writing. After coaching boys varsity tennis for many years, he now coaches golf, and serves as Director of College Counseling. His free time is spent working on a novel, summering in the Adirondacks, and staying in touch with family, most especially his two beautiful daughters, Elizabeth and Katherine.

At Marvelwood Since: 2001

Kristy Bloom

Learning Support

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Kristy Bloom

Learning Support


Long Island University, B.A.

Fordham University, Teaching Certification

Kristy Bloom has taught across grade levels and the globe in both the realms of public and private education. For Kristy, being a teacher is a privilege that she has remained grateful for throughout her career. What inspires her most about teaching is redefining success and when her students can see for themselves how capable they are of reaching their goals.
Kristy is a compulsive writer in her free time and loves running in the woods. She lives in Kent with her husband Doug, their boys Griffin and Harper and their dog, Maple.

At Marvelwood Since: 2022

Heather Brand

CPC Task Force Coordinator, Dean of Students, Bodkin Library Director

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Heather Brand

CPC Task Force Coordinator, Dean of Students, Bodkin Library Director


Heather joined the Marvelwood community as Bodkin Library Director in 2006. A longtime resident of Kent, she previously served as the Youth Services Librarian at the town library and was excited to transition to a young adult population. She took over the role as House Dean for Star Dorm in 2008 and continues to enjoy her role in the residential life aspect at Marvelwood.

Heather’s role at Marvelwood has evolved to include formally providing support and success in decision-making and accountability as the Dean of Students. Most recently, Heather became certified as an instructor in yoga and mindfulness and enjoys teaching these important skills to students as a complement to her philosophies of intentional and responsible community living. Heather continues to develop and integrate tenets of restorative justice into the Deans Office structure. Heather also serves as the COVID-19 Prevention and Compliance Task Force Coordinator.

After living a full and exciting 11 years in Star Dorm, Heather moved into a house on the edge of campus where she lives with her young son Becket, two cats, and flock of chickens. She is also the proud parent of two launched and thriving adult children - Kori and Tyler.

At Marvelwood Since: 2009
Athletics/After-School Activity Assignment:
Yoga

Rosemarie Brown R.N.

R.N. Nurse

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Gail Burger

Bookkeeper for Kildonan and Camp Dunnabeck

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Gail Burger

Bookkeeper for Kildonan and Camp Dunnabeck


Gail started working in the Business Office at Kildonan Services since 2011. She was also the Girls Dorm Head and helped out with the Equestrian Program for Camp Dunnabeck. Gail lives in Torrington with her husband David of 38 years, along with their cat Inky. Gail's favorite pastime is riding her horse RJ which she tries to do every chance she gets.

At Marvelwood Since: 2020

Sonny Capaccio

Music

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Bard College, B.A. Music

Sonny joined the Marvelwood faculty in the fall of 2021 as their music teacher, discovering what a welcoming and genuine community resides atop this mountain. Beyond the classroom, Sonny also takes part in the theater department as the music director for their fall productions, and directs the various extracurricular music ensembles. He is also part of the residential faculty in Lake dorm.

A graduate of Bard College's class of 2020, Sonny earned his B.A. in music, primarily studying classical vocal performance. His thesis recitals - "Verlust & Pérdida: On loss of love and innocence" and "Entre mis brazos: On belonging" - focused on German, Mexican, Spanish, and American art song; Sonny personally translated the poetry of each song cycle as part of his degree as well, fulfilling his concentration in Latin American and Iberian studies. Sonny was also a very active participant in many facets of the college music department, including Chamber Singers, the Bard Baroque Ensemble, Opera Workshop, and many student-led endeavors. He also helped found the Bard College Musical Theater Company, musically directing several of their inaugural productions, and served as the music director and arranger for Bard's a cappella group for three years.

While his collegiate career was mostly voice-centric, Sonny has a varied instrumental background as well. A classically trained oboist and English horn player, pianist, guitarist, percussionist, electric bassist, and aspiring clarinetist and trombonist, there is no shortage of musical curiosity in Sonny's life. He also channels this curiosity into composing, conducting, arranging for varied ensembles, and (his personal favorite) music theory and analysis.

Sonny spends his free time in the kitchen (participating as chef and diner alike), around the pool table, listening to favorite tunes, reading poetry, and studying foreign languages.

At Marvelwood Since: 2021

Peter Crocket

Facilities

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Peter Crocket

Facilities


At Marvelwood Since: 2022

Barbara D'Iorio P'10

Executive Assistant

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Barbara D'Iorio P'10

Executive Assistant


Barbara has been with Marvelwood since 2005, starting in the Business Office as Accounts Payable Associate. She moved to the position of Assistant to the Head of School in 2011, which brought a whole new prospective to working at the school; she thoroughly enjoys interacting with and helping students and their families, and brings enthusiastic positive energy to the position. Barbara currently is Vice Chair on the Board of Assistant Heads with CAIS. Barbara has two grown children, Lauren and Brian. Brian graduated from Marvelwood in 2010. She also has four grandchildren, who are her pride and joy. She lives in New Milford with her husband Michael and silly goldendoodle, Abby.

At Marvelwood Since: 2005

Emma Devanny '16

Residential Life Intern

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Emma Devanny '16

Residential Life Intern


Sacred Heart University, B.A

Emma Devanny ‘16 joins the Marvelwood faculty in 2021 as an alumni intern for residential life and athletics. Emma is a 2020 graduate of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT with a degree in Psychology and is currently enrolled at Post University, pursuing her masters in Counseling and Human Services. Emma will be a staple of the dorms on campus, interacting with students during dorm duties and evening study halls in Summit dorm, Sterling dorm and Star dorm. She will also be assisting with the girls soccer and softball teams, while serving as head coach of the girls varsity basketball team.

During Emma’s time at Marvelwood, she was an exemplary student and athlete. Her work ethic gained the admiration of her teachers and coaches, as she racked up award after award and record after record. In the classroom, Emma graduated from Marvelwood with high honors and was a member of the National Honor Society. On the sports field, Emma was a star soccer player, setting multiple school records in goals in a career and goals in a season. She was a team captain for all four years, was team MVP in 2014 and a four time All HVAL selection. On the basketball court, Emma was captain for two seasons and helped guide the team to 4 straight league championship games. She was an All HVAL selection three times. On the softball diamond, Emma was team MVP three times, All HVAL three times and won the HVAL championship with the team in 2015.

Emma resides in Summit dorm for this school year and is working hard on completing her masters program. In her free time, Emma loves dancing, working out and painting. She is also a horror movie aficionado, with her top 3 being Hereditary, Silence of the Lambs and The Witch.

At Marvelwood Since: 2021
Athletics/After-School Activity Assignment:
Girls’ Varsity Soccer, Girls’ Varsity Basketball, Softball

Charles Dietrich

Sage Dining Services Director

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