Coaches

  • Head Coach
    Kara rejoined NMH in 2019 after serving as a science teacher and a track and field coach from 2015 to 2018. In the interim, she spent a year coaching high jump and teaching science at the Stevenson School in California. In the spring of 2016, Kara helped the NMH boys’ team complete an undefeated season and win the NEPSTA Championship. Kara focuses on training sprinters, jumpers, and hurdlers, and she has coached numerous NEPSTA champions in the long, high, and triple jumps; the 400 meters; and 4x400 meter relay. Kara graduated from Middlebury College, where she was a heptathlete for the women’s track and field team, earning all-NESCAC, D3 New England, and ECAC honors. At NMH, Kara teaches in the science department and also coaches volleyball.
  • Assistant Coach - Pole Vault
    Jim has coached pole vaulters at NMH since 2010. He has been head track coach at Pioneer Valley Regional School since 1994. Last spring, his NMH athletes won the NEPSTA girls’ pole vault championship and the third place in the NEPSTA boys’ pole vault competition.
  • Assistant Coach

    Education: B.A., Philosophy and Classics, St. John's College; M.A.T., Education and English; Smith College

    Roles at NMH: English and Latin teacher, boys' junior varsity cross-country coach, track and field coach; dorm faculty, advisor

    Experience: Teaching at NMH since spring 2016. Prior to that, she tutored high school and college students in reading, writing, Latin, and Greek, and was a private practice academic coach for students with a wide variety of learning styles, including diagnosed and undiagnosed ADHD and dyslexia. She has also taught at Pioneer Valley Performing Arts School in South Hadley, MA; Covenant Preparatory School in Hartford, CT; and Northampton High School in Northampton, MA.

  • Assistant Coach
    Grant graduated from the College of William and Mary in 2007 after attending Salisbury School, where he first developed a love for running. After spending a year in London he was glad to return to New England to work at NMH. In addition to coaching track in the spring, he coaches the boys' varsity cross-country team. Grant teaches history and Arabic, and lives on campus.
  • Assistant Coach

    Education: B.A., Amherst College

    Roles at NMH: UPenn economics teaching fellow; varsity soccer assistant coach; varsity track and field assistant coach, dorm faculty, advisor

    What excites me about this unique opportunity to teach at NMH is the chance to be a positive force in students' lives in my capacity as a teacher, advisor, coach, and mentor. As an NMH alum myself, I was in the same position as these students four years ago, so I understand what they are going through on daily basis.

  • Assistant Coach

    Track & Field Assistant Coach - Throwing

  • Assistant Coach

    Education: Ph.D., Russian Literature, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (China); M.A., Russian language and Literature, Jilin University (China); B.A., Russian Language and Literature, Henan University (China)

    Roles at NMH: Chinese teacher; track coach; dorm faculty, student advisor, supervisor of the Russian Speaking Students Association

    The school supports me, and students trust me. Students are diligent, they have great passion in learning the Chinese language and culture. When my students can speak correct and fluent Chinese, when they tell me they are still learning Chinese at colleges, when they are still using Chinese in their jobs, this excites me.