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2021-22 New Faculty and Staff

Sarah Blandford - Chaplain

B.A., English - Dartmouth College
M.A., Elementary Education - Teachers College, Columbia University
M.A., Psychology in Education - Teachers College, Columbia University

Sarah joins the Wooster community as a former teacher who has served in numerous capacities at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Ridgefield over the last decade, including as Chaplain to the Vestry. Previously, Sarah was also Director of Children's Ministry at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in New Canaan.

Tess Cicala ‘17 - Advancement Intern

B.A., Business Management - Providence College

Tess comes back to Wooster after graduating from Providence College this spring. While at Providence she was an Admissions Ambassador, as well as a peer mentor in the School of Business. Tess was also a Development intern at the Providence Children’s Museum during her time in college.

Taylor Cooper - Middle School (5th/6th) STEM Teacher

B.A., English - Villanova University
M.S., Teaching - Fordham University

Taylor comes to Wooster after spending the past seven years teaching in the Mahopac Central School District (NY). His experience also includes several years as a tutor to middle and high school students.

Judith Israel - Associate Director of College

B.S., Psychology - University of Central Missouri

Judith joins the Wooster community with five years of university level counseling experience. Most recently she was the first-year counselor and recruiter at Florida State University (FL).

David Levy P ‘22 - Business Teacher

B.A., English - University of Virginia
M.A., English and American Literature - New York University
M.B.A., Marketing and Organizational Development - Stern School of Business

David joined the Wooster community as a parent in the fall of 2019. He now brings his experience as a marketing executive, entrepreneur, and consultant to his business planning classes.

Chris Lividini - Maintenance Technician

Training - BOCES Automotive

Chris comes to Wooster with fourteen years of experience working in educational settings. Most recently he was a custodian in the Westport School District (CT).

Giselle Lombardi - Controller

B.A., Accounting - University at Albany
M.S., Accounting - Mercy College

Giselle joins the Wooster community with 12 years of accounting experience. Most recently she was the Accounting Manager at Caremount Health Solutions (NY).

Molly Newman - English Teacher

B.A., English - University of Notre Dame
M.A., English - Middlebury College

Molly comes to Wooster with over twenty years of teaching experience. Most recently, she taught ELA and Journalism at Nauset Regional Middle School (MA).

Maureen Pica - Math Teacher

B.S., Mathematics - University of Connecticut

Maureen joins the Wooster community with nine years of teaching experience. She spent the past eight years at Whitby School (CT) and was the Math Curriculum Leader for the last three years.

Shannon Prohaszka - Chief Development Officer

B.S., Psychology and Elementary Education - Roger Williams University

Shannon comes to Wooster after spending the early part of her career as a Program Director, then Executive Director of the Jack and Jill Children's Center, a school for children of high-need working families. Most recently she was the Senior Program Officer for The Taft Foundation, and then a Director of Development for the University of Connecticut.

Dakin Roy - Technology, Making, and Design Teacher

B.F.A., Photography - Pratt Institute
M.F.A., Photography - Academy of Art University

Dakin joins the Wooster community with a wealth of experience, having been an adjunct instructor at Mount Saint Mary College (NY), Dutchess Community College (NY), SUNY New Paltz (NY), and Pratt Institute (NY).

Gabriel Tatela - Bridge Program Teacher

B.A., Philosophy - University of Scranton
M.A., English Literature - Western Connecticut State University

Gabriel comes to the Wooster community after spending the last three years as a Special Education Paraprofessional and Teacher at East Ridge Middle School. Additionally, he has several years of teaching experience, including time at Lincoln Hall Ives School (NY) and Green Chimneys School (NY).

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