Teaching at NMH: The science department is a collegial group, ready to share and implement both new and tried and true ideas. The sharing and learning among teachers is a model for the student experience in the science classrooms; as students share their ideas they become teachers and learners in the give and take of discussion and class activities. The broad spectrum of cultural backgrounds from which our students come keeps my experience as a teacher both interesting and satisfying, challenging me to keep my methods flexible and varied, while pushing students to move beyond information collection to developing learning habits in the context of science.
Experience: At NMH since 1985; Elizabeth Howe Reuckert Faculty Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching, 2001; Howard Rubenthal Faculty Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching, 2008
Head CoachErin is head coach of the girls’ cross-country team in the fall and a distance coach for the track and field team in the spring. In each season at NMH, Erin has coached All-New England runners, including the 1500m New England champion and the 1500m and 3000m NMH record-holder. Prior to NMH, she coached cross-country at the Groton School, leading students to two individual New England championships and a team New England Cross Country championship. Erin had a distinguished career as an athlete at NMH, earning All-New England honors in cross-country and track. She won the Bemis-Forslund Pie Race, and was a 12-time varsity letter winner at NMH in cross-country, basketball, and track. Erin attended Bowdoin College and ran cross-country and track, earning All-New England and All-ECAC honors over 12 seasons. Independently, Erin has completed 21 marathons. At NMH, she works as a college counselor.