Any academic program’s success is built on three core pillars – curriculum, students, and teachers. At Covenant, we have carefully created one of the most engaging and rigorous academic and curricular programs available in the Boston area. Our students are carefully screened and held to a high standard. The third pillar– teachers– is our highest priority and our most treasured asset. Our faculty and staff at Covenant share a vision of excellent education that forms a strong commitment to students and to their success. When hiring faculty at Covenant, we look beyond a teaching credential. Our first priority is to find teachers of strong Christian faith who love learning themselves, and who, in turn, inspire students to learn. In addition to these important qualities, we seek teachers capable of teaching in the classical Christian model.

 

Covenant is privileged to employ an outstanding group of individuals to teach and support our students. Over 65% of our faculty hold advanced degrees (or are actively pursuing one), and many have taught at the college level.

 

Abbreviations: GS – Grammar School (Pre-k-Grade6); US – Upper School (Grades 7-12)

 

 

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Andrea Bergstrom
Head of School | Grammar School Principal

- B.A. in Psychology & Sociology, Gordon College

- M.Ed. in Early Childhood Ed & Special Ed, Lesley University

Year Joined CCA: 2004
Sarah Alvarado
US Science

B.S. in Chemistry, Gordon College

Associates Degree in Applied Sciences in Fashion Marketing and Merchandising, Parsons School for Design (NY)

Year Joined CCA: 2018
David Anastasi
CFO | MS Girls Soccer Coach | MS Girls Basketball Coach

- B.A. in Finance and Economics, Saint Anselm College

- M.S. in Finance and Economics, Boston University

- M.Div. in Christian Apologetics, Liberty University

Year Joined CCA: 2018
Brooke Baker
5th & 6th Grade Team

- Bachelor’s of Multidisciplinary Studies (Elementary Education), Texas Tech University

- Mathematics Specialization, Texas Tech University

Year Joined CCA: 2018
Tracy Bennett
Dean of Academics

- B.A. in History, University of Virginia

- Master of Teaching, University of Virginia

Year Joined CCA: 2017
Phil Best
Facilities Manager

- B.S. in Education, Illinois Sate University

- M.DIV, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary

Year Joined CCA: 2007
Vicki Best
PE&BC Property Manager | Girls Varsity Softball Coach

- B.A. in Business Administration, Accounting, and Mathematics, Gordon College

Year Joined CCA: 1999
Laura Clifford
Grade 4 Teacher's Asst.

- B.A. in Liberal Studies / Education (Early Childhood), Endicott College

- M.Ed., Endicott College

Year Joined CCA: 2019
Lisa Coleman
Director of Fine Arts | IT

- B.Mus. in Music (Education Concentration), Gordon College

- M. Ed. in Educational Leadership, Salem State University

Year Joined CCA: 2010
Jennifer Conant
Fine Arts Faculty, Music

- B.A. in Music Education, Gordon College

- M.Ed. in Music Education, Gordon College

Year Joined CCA: 2015
Sharon Covell
Main Office Manager

- B.A. in Music Education, University of Massachusetts

Year Joined CCA: 2016
Elspeth Currie
US Latin | US History

-B.A in Classical Studies, Gordon College

-B.A. in History, Gordon College

M.St. in Women's Studies, Oxford University (Oriel College)

Year Joined CCA: 2018
Michael Curtis
Dean of Students

- B.A. in Religious Studies, Westmont College

-M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Year Joined CCA: 2019
Tricia Curtis
Kindergarten Teacher's Asst.

- B.A. in Biblical & Theological Studies, Gordon College

Year Joined CCA: 2018
Taylor Dempsey
Athletic Director | PK-8 Phys Ed

-B.S. in Recreation, Sport & Wellness, Gordon College

-M.S. in Organizational Management, Misericordia University

Year Joined CCA: 2019
Richelle Denman-Joseph
US Latin | US English | US Rhetoric | MS Ultimate Coach

- B.A. in English, Gordon College

- M.Ed in Secondary Education, Gordon College *in progress

Year Joined CCA: 2018
Rita Detwiler
Business Office Manager

- B.S. in Elementary Education and Special Education, Evangel University

Year Joined CCA: 2013
Rebecca Draper
Director of College Guidance

- B.A. in English, Gordon College

- B.A. in Secondary Education, Gordon College

- M.Ed. in School Counseling, Boston University

Year Joined CCA: 2018
Kristy Fitzgerald
1st Grade

- B.A. in Elementary and Special Education, Gordon College

Year Joined CCA: 2009
Sheryl Gonzales
Teacher's Assistant

- B.S. in Human Services/Early Childhood Education, Elmira College

- M.S. in Early Intervention, Wheelock College

Year Joined CCA: 2015
Catherine Hawkins Knell
International Student Program Director | ESL | US English

- B.A. in English and Music, Gordon College

- M.Ed. in English, Gordon College

- TEFL Certified

- SEI Endorsed (Sheltered English Immersion)

Year Joined CCA: 2012
Andrew Hoover
Director of Theater Arts | US Drama | US Logic & Rhetoric

- B.A. in Theater Arts, Gordon College

Year Joined CCA: 2008
John Iltis
Fine Arts Faculty, Music

- B.A. in Music, Gordon College

Year Joined CCA: 2011
Jillian Isabella, LMHC
School Counselor

- Gordon College

- M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

 

Year Joined CCA: 2018
Christina Izzo
Pre-Kindergarten

- B.A. in Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

- M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education, Salem State College

Year Joined CCA: 2016
Mary Beth Katzounos
Pre-Kindergarten Teacher's Asst.

-B.S. in Occupational Therapy, University of New England

Year Joined CCA: 2016
Maya Kline
GS / US Art

- B.F.A., Syracuse University

- M.Ed. in Art Education, Gordon College in progress

Year Joined CCA: 2017
Brittany Larsen
Kindergarten

- B.S. in Early Education and Art, Gordon College

- M.A. in Education, Gordon College

Year Joined CCA: 2009
Jason Lawrenz
US Bible | School Chaplain

- B.A. in Biblical & Theological Studies, Wheaton College(IL)

- M.A. in New Testament, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

- M.A. in Theology, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Year Joined CCA: 2011
Robin Lawrenz
US Registrar | GS Library |GS Computer |2nd Grade Teacher's Asst. | Morning Care

- B.A. in Christian Education, Wheaton College (IL)

Year Joined CCA: 2016
Jim MacDonald
US Bible | US History | MS Boys Soccer Coach | MS Boys Basketball Coach

- B.A. in History, Clark University

- Ed.M., Boston University

- M.B.A., Bentley College

- MACH in Church History, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary

Year Joined CCA: 2013
Jennifer McEachern
1st Grade

- B.S. in Early Childhood Education, Salem State University

- M.A. in Early Childhood Education, Gordon College

Year Joined CCA: 2004
Brenda McPherson
Director of Admissions

- Katharine Gibbs School

- Washington Bible College

Year Joined CCA: 2013
John McShane
US Science | Varsity Ultimate Coach

- B.S. in Psychology, Fordham University

- Pre-Medical/Pre-Health Post Baccalaureate, Fordham University

Year Joined CCA: 2017
Alex Miller, Jr.
US English | US Rhetoric

- B.A. in English, Covenant College

- M.Sc. in Literature and Modernity, The University of Edinburgh

- Claus Nobel Educator of Distinction Award, 2012

Year Joined CCA: 2011
Jon-Michael Naso
US Latin

- B.A. in English, UMass Boston

- M.Ed. in Educational Administration, Salem State University

- Ancient Studies Institute, Latin

Year Joined CCA: 2019
Sandy Nelson
GS Teacher's Asst.| Front Desk AM
Year Joined CCA: 2014
Megan Oliver
5th & 6th Grade Team

- B.A. in English Literature, Gordon College

- B.S. in Elementary Education, Gordon College

Year Joined CCA: 2013
Sage Paik
After School Care Instructor

- B.S. in Psychology and Biology, Boston College

- M.A. in Religion and Counseling, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Year Joined CCA: 2018
Ronald Parsons
Fine Arts Faculty, Music

-B. Music Ed., UMASS Lowell

-M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, with Director Certification, UMASS Lowell

Year Joined CCA: 2019
Laura Pawlyk
2nd Grade

- B.A. in Psychology, Minor in French Studies, Saint Anselm College

- M.Ed. Masters in Education, Notre Dame College

Year Joined CCA: 2009
Michelle Perrotta
3rd Grade

- B.A. Sociology, Sacred Heart University

- M.A. Elementary Education, Sacred Heart University

Year Joined CCA: 2018
Cindy Proffitt
US Mathematics

- B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies Mathematics and Reading, Tarleton State University

- M. Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Tennessee State University

Year Joined CCA: 2017
Emily Roth
Director of Institutional Advancement | Marketing & Communications

- B.A. in Communications, Wheaton College (IL)

Year Joined CCA: 2010
Kathleen Roy, RN
School Nurse
Year Joined CCA: 2015
Kimberly Russell
US English Literature | US History

- B.S. in Elementary and Middle School Education, Minor in English, Gordon College

Year Joined CCA: 2012
Cora Sanders
GS Reading Support

- B.A. in Psychology, Susquehanna University

- M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education, University of New Hampshire

Year Joined CCA: 1995
Alice Shea, RN
School Nurse
Year Joined CCA: 2015
Katie Simington
5th & 6th Grade Team

- B.A. in Religious Studies, Westmont College

- M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, Boston College

Year Joined CCA: 2016
Dale Stirling
3rd Grade

- B.S. in Elementary Education, Fitchburg State University

Year Joined CCA: 2001
Rachel Tammaro
Pre-Kindergarten

- Lead Pre-School Teacher certified, Department of Early Education & Care

Year Joined CCA: 2018
Kellie Tandilyan
GS Latin

- Classical Languages and Literature, Hillsdale College

- B.A. Biology, Salem State University

- M.Ed. Elementary Education, Antioch University

Year Joined CCA: 2017
Ashley Valletta
4th Grade

- B.S. in Elementary Education, Minor in Theater, Palm Beach Atlantic University

Year Joined CCA: 2013
Warren Wegrzyn
US History

- B.A. in History and English, Gordon College

- M.A. in New England Studies, Lesley University

Year Joined CCA: 2008
Jordan Willis
US Mathematics | US Computer Science | Worship Band Director

- B.S. in Mathematics and Finance, Gordon College

- M.Ed. Secondary Education, Gordon College in progress

- SEI Endorsement

Year Joined CCA: 2012
Olivia Wood
US Science

-B.S. in Biology, minor in Chemistry, Westmont College

-M.Ed. in Secondary Education in progress, Gordon College

Year Joined CCA: 2019
Allison Worthington
Pre-Kindergarten Teacher's Asst.

- B.S. in Biology (Environmental and Marine Science), Minor in Chemistry, Gordon College

Year Joined CCA: 2016