Head CoachFrances joins the NMH coaching staff from Smith College, where she was a two-year cross country captain and three-time NCAA DIII All-Academic honoree. She holds the Smith College record in the 1000m run, and earned All-Region honors in the same event during her senior indoor track season. Frances attended high school in Amherst, MA, and has coached local youth athletes through the Sugarloaf Mountain Athletic Club since 2015.
Education: B.S., Chemistry, Penn State; Ph.D., Chemistry, Dartmouth College
Roles at NMH: Science Teacher, Cross Country Coach, Dorm Faculty Mackinnon
Experience: At NMH since 2015; science teacher, Blair Academy; studied both chemistry and biology, focusing on the roles that metallic elements play within biological systems; research post-doc, University of Potsdam, Germany; faculty-in-training fellow, Wellesley College
I love working with NMH's talented and engaged students and staff. We have the opportunity and freedom to explore ideas that capture our imagination. My students and colleagues are passionate about learning about our world, and caring for our community.