Hebron Academy welcomed several new faculty this year, including, from left, Jonathan Pritchard, Nate Twichell, Eliza Tobin, Kathleen Coyne, Ashley Webb and Grace Drown. Missing from the photo were Andy Haskell and Anna Skeele. The new members of the school community teach, coach and live in the dormitories as student advisors.

New faculty join Hebron Academy

HEBRON – Hebron Academy Head of School John King recently welcomed the newest members of the school’s faculty for this year. They include a Hebron alumnus and graduates of local colleges.

Andrew Haskell, who graduated in 1990, has returned to Hebron to become the supervisor for the new athletic center, soccer coach, and physical education teacher in the academy’s Middle School. He has been head coach of women’s soccer and lacrosse at Thomas College, director of soccer at Ripon College, and a teacher, coach and administrator at several schools and camps in Maine since his graduation from Lake Forest College.

Nathan Twichell comes to Hebron from the Sea Education Association, where he has been a teacher and scientist on ocean research and study vessels. A graduate of St. Lawrence University, he teaches science, coaches boys’ soccer, and lives in Atwood dormitory as an adviser.

Ashley Webb has been teaching English and coaching in Vermont and Massachusetts since she graduated from St. Michael’s College. She teaches English and coaches field hockey and girls’ ice hockey, and is a member of the staff in Sturtevant Dormitory.

Originally from Madison, Wisc., Kathleen Coyne comes to Hebron from Bowdoin College, where she was a residential assistant and women’s ice hockey captain. She teaches history, tutors in the Academic Support Center, and coaches the girls’ JV soccer and varsity ice hockey teams.

Jonathan Pritchard, a native of Buffalo, N.Y., graduated from Williams College with a double major in international relations and U.S. history. He teaches history and coaches football, hockey and lacrosse in Hebron’s Upper School.

Grace Drown joins the Middle School teaching team from the Greene Central School. A Colby College graduate who has done extensive graduate study, she teaches English and advises the Middle School winter drama production.

John Lawson is the instrumental music instructor and leader of the academy’s instrumental music ensembles. A graduate of the University of Louisville, he has been the manager and musician in the Bangor Symphony and ensemble coach for the Portland Youth Orchestra and Portland Arts and Technology High School.

Eliza Tobin comes from the High Mountain Institute in the Rocky Mountains to teach art and assist in the coaching, outdoor and residential activities. She is a graduate of St. Lawrence University.

Anna Skeele has been an assistant dean and director of leadership activities at Madeira School and Dana Hall School. A graduate of Bates College, she is an admissions counselor and coaches girls’ soccer, and is a dorm adviser.


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