Long Trail School welcomes six new faculty in 2019-20 school year 

Athletic Director Nicole Dexter is thrilled to bring her passion for teaching, coaching and sports to Long Trail School. Dexter grew up in upstate New York and moved to Arlington, Vermont three years ago. A graduate of Bay Path University with a degree in elementary education, Dexter comes to Long Trail School from Manchester Parks and Recreation, where she served as Programming Director.  She is looking forward to serving the Long Trail community in the new beautiful Fieldhouse!

Mike Olson will join the Athletics Department as Assistant Athletics Director for Basketball and serve as Boys Varsity Head Basketball Coach.  He is also becoming an Associate Director of Admissions for International Students. Olson is a Tomahawk, WI native who earned his undergraduate degree from St. Norbert College (WI). He holds a Master’s of Education from Norwich University. Additionally, Olson earned a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership from the Upper Valley Educators Institute. The veteran coach most recently spent ten years leading the basketball program at Kimball Union Academy (NH).

Natalie Coe and Kenneth Mulder join LTS from Green Mountain College in the science and math departments.  Coe will teach Chemistry. She received her BS in Chemistry at the University of Vermont and her PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Minnesota. She brings 20 years of teaching, research and student advising to her new position.

Mulder will teach International Baccalaureate Maths and AP Statistics. He received his BA in Math from Kalamazoo College, his MS in Math from the University of Oregon, and his PhD in Ecological Economics from the University of Vermont.  Mulder has 15 years of college teaching experience in mathematics, sustainable agriculture, and economics. He particularly enjoys using data analysis and modeling skills to conduct research with colleagues and students. Both Coe and Mulder have children attending Long Trail School.

Mackenzie Hunter just moved back to the area after working in Kuwait for three years. Previously, she taught history in the IB MYP Program. Hunter will be teaching 10th grade Advanced World History and HL History of the Americas. She received her BA in International Affairs and Anthropology from Northeastern University, and her MA in Teaching with a History concentration from Simmons College.

Bo Malcolm, a 2012 LTS alumnus, graduated from Colorado College with a degree in English literature. After having instructed at LiHigh School, Okemo Mountain School and Mount Mansfield Ski Academy, and coached skiing, Malcolm is excited to return to Long Trail School as a faculty member.

Head of School Seth Linfield is proud to serve all of the LTS faculty, new and returning: “Our new faculty, with their exquisite backgrounds, will fit right into an extraordinary scholarly community passionately dedicated to our students and their success.  Our school in turn is intensely committed to our faculty, within a collective culture which values growth and empowers our professionals to fulfill their personal callings to teach, learn and make a difference.”