Faculty

Michael Agosti teaches woodshop classes at MHS. (781.639.3100).    agosti
Rachel Branham is an art teacher at Marblehead High School. She holds a Masters of Arts Education from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts Education from the Ohio State University. In addition to her first graphic novel, "What's So Great About Art, Anyway?" A Teacher's Odyssey, she has also written and illustrated many short comics and zines, and the children's book, The Sock Book. Ms. Branham is most interested in art making as a tool for self-expression and social justice, and believes that project-based, individualized and holistic education is a human right for all young people. (781-639-3100).    
Henry Christensen teaches Television Production classes at Marblehead High School and is one of the Technical Directors for the MHS Theatre and the Performing Arts Center (781.639.3100, extension #7116)

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Eileen D'Amour teaches music classes at Coffin and Gerry Schools. (781.639.3181)~(781.639.3186) Ms. D'Amour received her Bachelor of Music Education from the University of New Hampshire and her Masters in Education at Lesley University with a concentration in Integrated Teaching through the Arts. In addition, she has completed several graduate-level music education courses through Boston University and the University of UMass Amherst. She is Orff Schulwerk level II certified. Eileen sings with the Old North Church Festival Chorus, and plays flute with the Salem State University Concert Band. She enjoys playing with her flute choir, Harbor Flutes, which includes several other music teachers in the district. She also loves to dance, read, make jewelry, play softball, and spend time with her family, friends and dog, Dottie.

 

   

Greg Dana is the Technical Director for the MHS Theatre and PAC. (781.639.3100).

 

   
Holly Fraser teaches music at the Glover, Eveleth, and Gerry Schools. Mrs. Fraser holds a Bachelor of Music in music education from Gordon College and a Master of Education from Lesley University with a concentration in teaching and learning through the arts. She has had additional training in Orff Schulwerk, Conversational Solfege, and First Steps in Music. In addition to teaching K-3 music, she also enjoys teaching flute to students of all ages and playing flute with other colleagues and musicians in the area.

 

   
Kate Ferris teaches instrumental music at Village School. (781.639.3159 x1059) Ms. Ferris holds a Bachelor of Music with a concentration in Music Education from Berklee College of Music, and a Masters of Music in Music Education with concentrations in instrumental pedagogy and music cognition from Northwestern University. Previous teaching experiences include teaching instrumental and vocal music in Ipswich and Salem, MA, Chicago, and Boston. In addition to performing and recording with contemporary music groups all over New England, Ms. Ferris is active with many community music groups, and firmly believes in access of performing opportunities for all. During summers, Ms. Ferris is busy being a sailing instructor, assistant conductor for a community band, and music director for a community musical theatre company.     
Julie Frias teaches and directs the MHS Orchestra, MVMS Orchestra, and the three orchestras at Village School. In addition, Ms. Frias teaches the small group string lessons at Village and the 3rd Gradeviolin classes hosted in the Village Auditorium. Ms. Frias received her Bachelor of Music in MusicEducation from Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts. While at Gordon, she continued her studies of the violin with Dr. Susan Kim and served as Principal Second and Concertmaster of the Gordon Symphony Orchestra. In addition, Ms.Frias has mentored the violinists and violists of the Northeast MassachusettsYouth Orchestras under the direction of Dr. Walter Pavasaris, and taught theorchestras of the Belmont Public Schools under the direction of Mrs. Margot Reavey. Although primarily focused on her teaching, Ms. Frias performsregularly throughout the Greater Boston Area.   Julie Parsons
Katie Frigon teaches music at Village School (782-639-3159).

 

   
Randy Guthartz teaches art at Village School (781.639.3159) and Glover School (781.639.3191).

 

   
Molly Hauptman teaches art at Veterans Middle School (781-639-3120).

 

   
Mary Herchenhahn is the art teacher at Coffin and Gerry elementary schools. She received her BFA in Illustration from RISD and her MFA from Boston University. Her favorite artists are the Pre-Raphaelites. She enjoys oil painting, printmaking, and photography. When she is not teaching or working on art, she likes to play guitar and read science fiction.

 

   
Cathy Landergan teaches mechanical drawing classes at MHS. (781.639.3100) http://mhscadd.blogspot.com/
After receiving her B.A. from Clark University, Ms. Landergan enrolled at ITT Technical Institute and received a Mechanical Drawing Certificate. For many years she was a traditional draftsman, drawing everything from the casting drawings for the park benches on Revere Beach, landscape drawings for Spectacle Island created from the dirt from the Central Artery in Boston as well as mechanical, structural, piping and illustration drawings. She was also the CADD and IT Manager for Arrowstreet, a nationally recognized architectural firm for many years and had her own CADD services company teaching adults AutoCAD. Ms. Landergan is also an oil painter showing her work in several galleries in New England. She also holds a MAT/Visual Arts from Salem State College. She has been teaching technical drawing and CADD at Marblehead High since 2004.

 

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Karen Gourley Lehman has been teaching Photography and Graphic Design at Marblehead High School since 2005. She co-founded and co-sponsors the High School Chapter of the National Art Honor Society. Prior to MHS she was at Salem High School for five years where she taught photography, digital imaging, graphic design, portfolio class and fundamentals in art. In addition, she sponsored the Salem High Chapter of the National Art Honor Society which she founded in 2001. From 1986 to 2000 she was on the faculty at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly as Assistant Professor of Graphic Design. From 2000 to 2008 Ms. Lehman was on the summer faculty of the Maine Media Workshops, a world-renowned conservatory for photographers and filmmakers, as Photography instructor in the Young Artists Program. From 2009 to the present she has taught the summer Photography Camp at Featherstone Center for the Arts in Oak Bluffs MA. She was included in “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers” for two years, and her students have consistently won awards for their work over the past twenty-five years. Her undergraduate degree is in Graphic Design and her Master of Fine Arts is in Photography. Before becoming a full-time high school instructor she ran a Graphic Design / Photography studio with a broad range of clients. She continues to produce and exhibit her own work which includes both traditional darkroom and digital photography.

 

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Julie McCarthy teaches art at the Village School (781-639-3159).    

Tammy Nohelty teaches art at the Bell Elementary School (781-639-3170).
   
Pascale Queval-Braganti teaches studio art at MHS.(781.639.3100).
Ms. Queval was born in Paris, France. She received her Master’s degree from l’ENSAD in Paris (Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs) with a specialization in set-design. She has taught at Salem State University, at the former Marblehead Middle School and at the Marblehead Charter Public School where she was part of the founding team. She is a former employee of MHTV, Marblehead cable TV station, where she produced, shot and interviewed weekly news stories and 30-minute specials. Outside of school she works with all kinds of materials on assemblages, sculptures, and collages, and loves to travel to exotic places in the summertime. 
  Pascale Queval

Andrew Scoglio is the choral director at Marblehead High School (781-639-3100).

 

   

Francesca Simone teaches music at the Bell School (781-639-3170).

 

   
Joe Stoddard earned a Bachelor of Music degree in music education from Oberlin College in 1994 and a Master of Music degree in music education from the University of Massachusetts in 2000. He earned his certification as an Orff-Schulwerk specialist from the University of Massachusetts and as a Kodaly specialist from the Hartt School of Music. He became a National Board Certified Teacher in 2009, earning certification in Early and Middle Childhood Music from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards. Last year Joe presented a workshop, “Why Can’t They Just Behave?” at the Massachusetts Music Educators’ Association annual conference. He is also an amateur composer; some of his compositions were published by in 2011 in the book Seaward, Skyward, a collection of the poems of Polly Bradley. Joe taught music in Fall River and Ashburnham before coming to Marblehead in 2002.

 

   
Bob Tirelli teaches general music and is the choral director at MVMS. (781.639.3120). Mr. Tirelli earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance and Jazz Bass from New England Conservatory of Music and a second Bachelor of Music degree in Music Production and Engineering from Berklee College of Music. He earned his Masters degree in Education and Technology from Salem State College. Prior to teaching, Mr. Tirelli wrote and produced music for radio and televsion, (primarily commercials and jingles) and has worked as a professional musician for over 25 years. He enjoys coaching, golfing, fishing, camping, scuba diving and, of course, teaching. You can find information about the MVMS music program at www.TirelliMusic.com.      

 

 

 


 


    

 

 

 


 

 

Shirley Huller White teaches 3D design and studio art classes at MHS. (781.639.3100) Ms. Huller White studied at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Art Institute of Boston, and her Master of Education degree from Lesley University. She is certified in K-12 art education and has experience teaching at elementary, middle and high school levels. Ms. Huller White is always exploring a wide range of traditional, digital, graphic, and fine art media and shares her passion for art with her students. In addition to her work as an art educator, Ms. Shirley Huller-WhiteFine ArtHuller White enjoyed a career as a graphic artist and illustrator for Boston area corporate and nonprofit clients. Her work has appeared in a wide variety of media and publications. Her love for nature and her always exciting experiences with students in art education continue to inform and inspire her personal creative process.
    
Scott Winship teaches band at MVMS and MHS as well as elective classes in piano/guitar and music theory. Mr. Winship earned his Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Rhode Island College, and his Master of Music in Wind Band Conducting from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL). While at UNL Mr. Winship was a graduate teaching assistant for the 300 member Cornhusker marching band, Big Red Express pep band, Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band. Prior to earning his bachelor’s degree, Mr. Winship was a member of the prestigious United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps based at Marine Barracks, 8th & I, in Washington D.C. During his time with the Marine D&B, Mr. Winship traveled extensively throughout the United States and several foreign countries while performing for tens of thousands of people including various dignitaries, heads of state and celebrities. Mr. Winship auditioned for the group after aging out of the Boston Crusaders drum and bugle corps in 1990. Mr. Winship remains active as a performer by participating as a trumpet player with the jazz combo group The Jazz Navigators, and with the semi-pro wind ensemble The Salem Winds. In his free time Mr. Winship enjoys kayaking, mountain biking and playing golf.    

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