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Kelly Limbos L.P.N.

Health Services

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Grace Lin, Ph.D. P’20

Physics, Mathematics, Chinese Family Liaison

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Grace Lin, Ph.D. P’20

Physics, Mathematics, Chinese Family Liaison


Nankai University, China, B.S.

Purdue University, M.S.

Purdue University, PhD.

Dr. Lin joined Marvelwood in September, 2011. Though she had a BS degree in physics from Nankai University of China and a Ph. D in physics from Purdue University, her major was actually biophysics as she had always been interested in life science. She did postdoctoral research at University of Pennsylvania, and then her career moved to business for a few years.

Dr. Lin teaches in both the math and science departments. Passionate about helping her students reach their full academic potential, she has taught math and physics at various levels including AP Calculus BC, AP Calculus AB, Calculus, AP Physics, and Physics. As the only faculty at Marvelwood who speaks Chinese, Dr. Lin also serves as the liaison between the School and our Chinese families. She greatly appreciates the opportunity to help bridge cultural differences and expectations within the School community. Her son, David Ma, is a Marvelwood alumni, Class of 2020!

Kathleen Loftus Stewart

Director of Learning Support, Director of Kildonan Teacher Training Institute

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Kathleen Loftus Stewart

Director of Learning Support, Director of Kildonan Teacher Training Institute


University of Notre Dame, BA

Binghamton University, MA, MAT

Orton-Gillingham Academy, Fellow

Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Specialist, IDA Teaching Certification: NY, CT

Kathleen is a Fellow of the Orton-Gillingham Academy and Director of Kildonan Teacher Training Institute. Kathleen began her Orton-Gillingham odyssey at Massachusetts General Hospital. She served as Fellow in Residence for the Norwalk Public Schools from 2019- 2021. She holds an MA and MAT in English and holds teaching certification in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. She has extensive experience training teachers in the Orton-Gillingham approach at the Classroom Educator, Associate, and Certified levels. She is thrilled to be working jointly for Marvelwood and Kildonan bringing 1:1 Orton-Gillingham language training to students and teachers at Marvelwood.

Wendi Mahan Love

Director of Student Activities, Freshman Academy Coordinator, ESL, English, Learning Support

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Wendi Mahan Love

Director of Student Activities, Freshman Academy Coordinator, ESL, English, Learning Support


Emmanuel College, B.A.

Wendi has been teaching at The Marvelwood School since the fall of 2006. She teaches ESL to our international students, is the Director of Student Activities, and facilitates Freshman Academy. Wendi LOVES teaching and having fun. Prior to her time at Marvelwood she taught in a public school setting and opened a shelter for battered women and children in the Cayman Islands. Wendi truly appreciates the close-knit community which The Marvelwood School offers. Seeing students at breakfast and enjoying some down time together and getting to know them outside of the classroom is what Wendi loves the most. As Director of Student Activities, she enjoys working with teachers and students to plan FUN events throughout the year. Wendi lives on campus and is lucky to be able to do what she loves with those she loves nearby, her husband, Bobby, and their three children Noah, Nicholas, and Caroline.


Liza Maizel

Associate Dean of Students, Summit Dorm Head, Wellness Coordinator, Assistant Athletic Director, Mathematics, Learning Support, Science, Girls’ Varsity Soccer, Lacrosse

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Liza Maizel

Associate Dean of Students, Summit Dorm Head, Wellness Coordinator, Assistant Athletic Director, Mathematics, Learning Support, Science, Girls’ Varsity Soccer, Lacrosse


University of Rochester, B.A.

The Graduate Institute, M.A.

Liza graduated from the University of Rochester in 2013 with high distinction in Psychology and Spanish, and a minor in Mathematics. She was a member of the Psi Chi honor society and captain of the Varsity Lacrosse team. During her junior year, Liza studied in Barcelona, Spain where she did an internship in social work. Her senior practicum project involved working with students with developmental disabilities.

Liza grew up in New Milford, Connecticut with brothers, Zach ‘04, who also works at Marvelwood, and Charlie, who graduated from New Mexico State University and is currently a golf professional at Siwanoy Country Club in Bronxville, NY. At New Milford High School, where she graduated number six in her class, Liza was captain of the Varsity Soccer and Lacrosse teams, as well as a member of the indoor track and swimming teams.

Liza lives on campus in Summit Dorm, and teaches Math and Spanish and is a member of the Strategies Department. A sports enthusiast, Liza enjoys coaching soccer and lacrosse. She also serves as Associate Dean of Students, Assistant Athletic Director, and Peer Mediation advisor.

I’ve learned a lot about myself, including what standards I want to establish in my classroom from the beginning. I’m also learning how to create more engaging lesson plans, as well as be able to represent the topic I’m trying to teach to various learning styles. One of my students told me that I helped him to believe in himself more. I was so happy when he aced his final!

Zachary H. Maizel '04

Director of Athletics, Advancement Associate, Lake Dorm Head, Math, Journalism, Boys’ Varsity Soccer, Wrestling

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Zachary H. Maizel '04

Director of Athletics, Advancement Associate, Lake Dorm Head, Math, Journalism, Boys’ Varsity Soccer, Wrestling


Zach is a 2004 graduate of The Marvelwood School. He was appointed Athletic Director in fall 2015. Zach has been the head wrestling coach since 2009. Since 2013, the Marvelwood wrestling program has produced 19 state place winners, 7 All-New England wrestlers and one Honorable Mention All-American. Zach is also the head coach of Boys Varsity Soccer.

Just like most of our faculty, Zach wears many hats on the Marvelwood campus. He works with the Advancement Department, specializing in Alumni Relations and joined the teaching faculty in 2021 as an electives teacher. Zach will also assume the role of dorm head for Lake dorm in 2021-22.

Prior to Marvelwood, Zach worked at Cumulus Media in Brookfield, CT, where he was the executive producer on "The Carey and Coffey Show," a NASCAR sports talk show on 940/1510 AM. He also worked in the promotions department for 95.1 WRKI (I95) and 105.5 WDBY. Zach is originally from New Milford, CT, where his parents Raymond and Karen Maizel still reside; his father is the veterinarian/owner of Candlewood Animal Hospital. Zach’s sister Liza joined the faculty in 2013, teaching Spanish and Math. They also have a younger brother, Charlie, who graduated from New Mexico State University and is a golf professional at Siwanoy Country Club in Bronxville, NY. Zach enjoys coaching, as well as watching and competing in, lacrosse, soccer and wrestling. In his down time, Zach hangs with his dog, Abbey, who lives with him in Lake Dorm.

Stephen Malinowski P'21

Admission Associate, Sterling Dorm Head

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Stephen Malinowski P'21

Admission Associate, Sterling Dorm Head


Steve joined Marvelwood in 2014 after six years of being a stay at home dad to his daughters Madelyn '21 and Genevieve. Prior to taking on full time Dad duties, Steve had built his career on the corporate side in business management. Steve has lived in CT since 1999 but still has ties to the Philadelphia area.

Colin May

IT Support

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Karin Nappi P'13, '16

Senior Associate for Advancement & Marketing, Events Coordinator, PCR Database Co-Manager

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Karin Nappi P'13, '16

Senior Associate for Advancement & Marketing, Events Coordinator, PCR Database Co-Manager


Karin joined the Marvelwood staff in 2005 after being a stay at home mom for 16 years. After six years as Assistant to the Health Center, Karin moved across the street to the Academic Office where she served as Registrar for three years. Currently, she is a Senior Associate for Advancement & Marketing, Event Coordinator and the school’s PCR Database Co-Manager.

Karin loves Marvelwood and her extended family here; she and her husband are very grateful that two of their children have had the opportunity to learn and grow as students at Marvelwood which helped shape them into the successful adults that they are today.


Linda Neiberg, Ph.D.

English

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Linda Neiberg, Ph.D.

English


The Graduate Center, CUNY, Ph.D., M.Phil

Simmons College, B.A

Linda earned a Bachelor of Arts with Distinction in English from Simmons College in Boston, and an M.Phil. and Ph.D. in English Literature and Renaissance Studies from The Graduate Center, CUNY. She has taught literature and composition courses at John Jay College, City College, Hunter College, Baruch College, Western Connecticut State University, and Taconic Learning Center. Linda also served as a Writing Fellow at John Jay College, and held Communication and Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute at Baruch College. She began her teaching career at Charlestown High School in Boston and taught English at Vandzenes Vidusskola in Latvia.

Linda's approach to teaching is student-centered and focuses on students' intellectual, emotional, and social growth. She currently teaches English 10 and English 10 Honors, works with students in the Strategies Department, and offers supplementary workshops outside of classroom time for students who are struggling or need additional guidance on a project. She has taught courses in Shakespeare, Chaucer (in both Middle and Modern English), Virginia Woolf and Postmodernism, Introduction to Literature, British Survey, Death in the Renaissance, and Composition and Rhetoric.

Linda lives in Sharon with her husband, Alfred Lippincott and their fluffy, gray feline, KittyPuss. She and Alfred enjoy gardening in their 60 'x 80' garden and sharing the bounty with family, friends, and a local food pantry. She also loves yoga, cycling, hiking the Sharon Land Trust trails with her husband and stepdaughter, and brisk beach walks in Watch Hill, RI. Linda speaks Latvian as her first language, and has advanced-level skills in French.

Shannon Nelson P'22

Assistant to the Academic Dean, Registrar, PCR Database Co-Manager

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Karl Oppenheimer

Director, Camp Dunnabeck, Equestrian, Recreational Skiing, Softball

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Karl Oppenheimer

Director, Camp Dunnabeck, Equestrian, Recreational Skiing, Softball


Bradford College, B.A.

Karl has spent nearly all of his 32-year career as a boarding school educator. A 1985 alumnus of The Kildonan School, he began teaching, tutoring, and coaching there in 1990. He also served in a number of capacities including coaching, dorm supervision, advising, and served as Director of Residential Life, and Dean of Students. Most recently, he served as Director of Residential Life at The Greenwood School.

Karl is a proud member of the Camp Dunnabeck team that moved the camp successfully to the Marvelwood campus this summer. He is delighted to be involved with the Kildonan/Marvelwood partnership and is happy to be a member of the Marvelwood community.