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Mr. Donte Adams

Donte Adams, was born and raised in the Bronx, NY.  He went to and played high school basketball at Eagle Academy for young men. After graduating from Eagle Academy, he started his collegiate career at Cecil College. Coach Adams played at Cecil from 2012-14, earning All-American honors and becoming the 11th all-time school leading scorer. He then went and played the 2014-15 season at University of Central Missouri, and went on to finish his collegiate career at Talladega College, in Alabama. After receiving his bachelors degree in business management, Coach Adams went on and played three years of professional basketball in Mexico. After playing overseas for a few years, he started coaching and working for one of the top AAU programs in Pittsburgh, PA called BSA (Basketball Stars of America), where he coached a very talented AAU team, the Pittsburgh Supreme. In this position, he coached and trained some of the top talent in the New York , Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia areas. 

In his private life, Mr. Adams is Founder and CEO of Inferno Training. He launched this program to help student-athletes in the inner-city excel in basketball using high-level training, mentoring services, and character development. Mr. Adams uses and teaches the skills of basketball to learn life lessons and help guide student-athletes all across the world. He also worked as a Skill Development Trainer. To help build the skills of young players from the ages of 6-18 with one-on-one and group training. 

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Mr. Todd Blodgett & Ms. Jamie Leale

Todd is a 2011 graduate of The Woodstock Academy and has been a Woodstock resident for over 20 years. He played soccer, basketball and lacrosse at The Academy and has previously coached with the basketball and soccer teams at The Woodstock Academy. He currently works at the University of Connecticut in the Office of Early College Programs. Jamie is a social worker at Spectrum Health Systems in Millbury, MA. She is a graduate of Quinnipiac University and NYU Silver where she graduated with her Master's in Social Work. Todd and Jamie live in the upperclassman boys dorm in Westhaver. 

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Ms. Katie Burns

The Burns family is excited to be starting our fifth year living on campus. Ms. Burns is an English teacher here at The Academy who loves baking, traveling, and kindness. Andrew is in third grade and loves baseball and video games. We live on the second floor of Warren.

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Ms. Cassie Caron

Cassie Caron is from Brooklyn Connecticut, and is a 2017 graduate of The Woodstock Academy. She graduated with a degree in Music from the University of Connecticut in 2021 and is working on getting certified to become a music teacher. She joined the Reslife Community in Spring 2022, you can typically find her on third floor Westhaver where she’ll most likely be sewing, embroidering, making music and doing any creative activity you can think of. 

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Mr. Joe Cherackal

Joe Cherackal is the Prep Soccer Head Coach and is entering his second year as a dorm parent in Westhaver Hall. Joe grew up in Storrs, CT, went to E.O. Smith High School and graduated from Holy Cross with a B.A. in 2009, majoring in Politics. Most recently, Joe completed his M.A. in Liberal Studies from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT in 2019. Joe enjoys cooking, watching movies, and all things fútbol. Joe welcomes all visitors and is looking forward to joining the Woodstock Academy community.

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Mr. Christopher & Mrs. Jessica Dunn

Chris Dunn has worked at The Woodstock Academy for many years as a Maintenance Technician and his wife Jess works at the University of Connecticut. Chris and Jess are both alumni of The Woodstock Academy and this will be their fourth year as members of the WA ResLife Community. They have three children, Cameron, Ayden, and Noah who love to explore and interact with everyone on campus. The Dunn family enjoys being outside, playing and watching sports, hanging at the lake, going for walks, and traveling. 

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Mr. Greg Dunn

In addition to being born and raised in Woodstock, Greg is also a Woodstock Academy, Class of ’04 alumni. He has a daughter Gabriela (8), and two sons, Jameson (2) and Lukas (1 month). Greg enjoys gardening, cooking, fixing/building things, exploring nature, attending live performances, and trying new hobbies. He works off campus in manufacturing, with a customer-focus on aerospace flight control. The Dunn’s joined the ResLife community in January of 2022 and can be found on the first floor in the Warren building. You will also see them playing outside, running around in the lounges, or by the desserts at dinner time. 

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Mr. Jonathon Elmer

Jon Elmer is originally from Milford, Connecticut and is starting his third year as a member of the WA South Campus community. He recently graduated from the University of Connecticut, where he earned a BS in Education (2021) and a MA in Curriculum and Instruction (2022). Jon advises the South Campus Bonding Club, a club for students to share their experiences and backgrounds with other students through games, meetings, and events. Jon is super excited for the upcoming school year!

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Mr. Noah Giovannelli

Noah is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He went to boarding school for three years at The Kiski School in Western PA. He went on to study and play soccer at Hamilton College in upstate New York. He double majored in Public Policy and Hispanic Studies. He is involved with the Prep Soccer team on campus. “I really enjoyed being a part of ResLife at WA last year, and look forward to the year ahead!”

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Mr. Chris and Mrs. Jennifer Green

Chris is a Campus Safety Officer and JV lacrosse coach at The Woodstock Academy. Jennifer works at Quinebaug Valley Community College. Chris and Jen have two children: Emma, who graduated from The Academy in 2019 and attends Eastern Connecticut State University; and Tyler, who graduated in 2022 and attends Genesee Community College in NY. The Greens have one dog, Daisy Mae, and two cats, Oliver and Tiggy. The Greens love attending sporting events, cooking and baking together, skiing, and traveling.  This is their fourth year as part of the ResLife family.  They can be found on the third floor of Warren Hall and look forward to hosting dinners and activities for students throughout the year. 

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Mr. & Mrs. Ian and Angelica Jackson

Mr. and Mrs. Jackson are entering their fourth year as members of the Woodstock Academy residential program.  Mr. Jackson is entering his 9th year as a music educator at WA!  Mrs. Jackson is also a music educator right across the street at Woodstock Middle School!  Obviously, music is their passion, but they have many other interests and hobbies.  They love to travel to as many countries as they can!  Mr. and Mrs. Jackson also love outdoor activities such as golf, hiking, walking, various sports, and just enjoying a nice day!  They also embrace indoor activities such as cooking, board-gaming, watching movies and television, or just relaxing with or without great company.  The Jacksons look forward to meeting many new faces this year, and reconnecting with familiar ones.  Please stop by the third floor in Warren to say hi!  Have a wonderful year!  

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Ms. Amiah Jackson-Ward & Mr. Josh Davis

Amiah Jackson-Ward is originally from Hartford, CT and is the eldest of 7 siblings. She earned her B.A. in Math (2020), and M.S. in Education (2021) from ECSU #WarriorForLife. This is Amiah’s second year at the Academy serving as a Dorm Parent and a Mathematics Teacher. Amiah enjoys cooking, hanging out with friends and family, and volunteering with her church and local communities. Joshua Davis, from Canterbury, CT, is new to the Acadamy this year. He works for Asplundh as a Foreman. He is an avid Dungeons & Dragons player, enjoys gardening, and football. You can find Amiah, Josh and their cats, Cinnamon, Pepper, & Bandit in Warren 3rd floor North. 

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Mr. Jordan Monts & Ms. Annabel Shackett '15

Mr. Monts is in his second year as a dorm parent and is a native of Springfield, Massachusetts where he went to Cathedral High School (Class of 2012). Oldest of three, he grew up with his two younger siblings, Julianna and James, and his mother, Joan. From high school, he went on to play four years of collegiate basketball at Regis College in Weston, Massachusetts. After helping lead his program to its first conference title in his junior year in 2015, he then went on to earn his undergraduate degree in Liberal Studies with a minor in Social Work in 2016. He then moved on to receive his masters degree in Education from Bethany College in Bethany, West Virginia, where he was the assistant men’s basketball coach. Pursuing his career in coaching, Jordan then spent tenures at a few institutions, such as Keene State (NH) and Colby College (ME). He also worked in the boarding school settings prior to The Academy, at St. Mark’s School in Southborough, MA. Jordan came to The Academy in 2021 where he was administrative assistant to The Associate Head of School as well as assistant to the prep basketball program.

Ms. Annabel Shackett is a graduate of The Academy back in 2015. A native of Woodstock, she excelled as a three-sport athlete in soccer, basketball, and track & field. She went on to receive her undergraduate degree from UConn in general studies and then went on to receive her nursing degree from Becker College (MA). She currently works as an RN at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA. Jordan and Annabel love to travel and currently live in Westhaver North.

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Mr. Andrew & Mrs. Ilse Morehouse

Mr. Andrew and Ilse Morehouse are entering their second year as part of the WA Reslife family along with their son, Victor. Mr. Morehouse is also a World Language teacher at the Woodstock Academy who teaches Latin, ancient Greek, and Spanish. Ilse is a Classics PhD student at Boston University, and Victor is a freshman at the WA. They enjoy traveling, taking walks, doing karaoke, and playing games of all sorts, including Xbox, PC, Switch, and board games! 

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Mrs. Emily Nester & Mrs. Cherra Wheeler

Cherra, Ms. Nester, Callie, and Eva live in Warren 3 West. Ms. Nester is a Family & Consumer Science, P.E. & Health teacher at The Woodstock Academy.  Cherra is a firefighter in Johnston, RI. Their daughters Callie & Eva love to hang out with all the dorm students! The Nester-Wheeler's love to host students in their apartment for weekend breakfasts and wing-dinners! 

Email: enester@woodstockacademy.org & cwheeler@woodstockacademy.org

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Miss Madison Palmerino & Mr. Ted Smith

Madison Palmerino is a WA alumna from the Class of 2017 and is so excited to be in her second year as a residential life staff! She went to Western Connecticut State University and received a Bachelor of Science in Music Education. When she's not teaching voice lessons, helping out with the annual WA musical,  photographing a wedding, or hanging out on campus with the WA boarding community, she can probably be found hiking, rock climbing, singing, playing Dungeons & Dragons, or snuggling with her cat.

Ted Smith is new to the WA ResLife community! Graduated from College of the Holy Cross with a Bachelor's in Religious Studies, he spent six years as a member of the Religious Studies Department and dorm parent at another local independent school. Now, he works as a student driving instructor and automotive journalist (Check out AVE Automotive on Youtube and Instagram!). Mr. Smith also enjoys hiking and rock climbing in his free time, as well as golfing, playing guitar, and working on his friends' cars. 
 
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Mr. Josh Perez

Mr. Perez has been with res life for almost 2 years. He works at Day Kimball Hospital as a certified pharmacy technician, and has a second job at Bloomingdales Luxury clothing store. Mr. Perez enjoys working out, traveling, and enjoying new food spots in his free time. He is also very family oriented and is looking forward to the school year with all in coming students. 

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Mr. Hunter Petrosky

Hunter Petrosky is the new assistant coach here at The Woodstock Academy with the Prep Soccer Team. Coach Hunter is recent graduate from college and holds a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management with a minor in Business Administration. In addition to coaching, he will also be photographing the team and working to build social media pages already created. He played soccer for over 18 years  and was a college soccer coach before coming here to Woodstock. He is excited to meet and to get to know all students!

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Mr. John & Mrs. Kirsten Rigney

John Rigney is the Assistant Head of School for the South Campus and has worked in the boarding school environment for the last twenty-five years. John and his wife Kirsten live on the South Campus with their four children; Fiona (16), Owen (15), Abel (12), and Hazel (10). Along with two cats and their big dog Juno, the Rigney’s keep chickens and bees. They love being active outdoors, keeping a garden, and being part of the campus community. You can find the Rigney family at the southern end of campus in the corner yellow house. We enjoy and welcome visitors and are looking forward to continuing to build the community of The Woodstock Academy's South Campus.

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Mr. Sean & Mrs. Bobbie-Jo Saucier

Sean Saucier is the Director of Athletics and Head Football Coach at The Woodstock Academy. His wife, Bobbie-Jo Saucier, is the Director of Health Services. They have both been involved in the boarding school community for the last thirteen years. They live on the South campus with their two children, Braiden (17) and Kaylee (4). They also have a cat and two beautiful German Shepherd dogs, Hannah and Oakley. You may find Hannah occasionally wandering off onto the soccer fields, but don’t be afraid. She is a friendly, affectionate dog that loves to play fetch.  The Saucier family loves spending their free time at their lake house swimming, boating, tubing/waterskiing, and fishing in the summer. They are a “sports” family and are often found bringing their kids to soccer, basketball, lacrosse, football, or an occasional round of golf.  The Saucier family lives at the southern end of campus in the front yellow house.  They welcome visitors and Mrs. Saucier is great at baking cookies and other treats for students to enjoy.  They are glad to be part of the WA Community.

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Mrs. Amanda & Mr. Jay Tosetti

The Tosetti family is going in their 4th year living in Warren hall. Mr & Mrs. Tosetti, Jayden who just graduated from WA class if 2022, Carter who is a sophomore this year and Jaxon who is in 5th grade live there with their 2 small dogs, 2 cats and a Guinea pig named Koji! Mrs. Tosetti has moved from her Admissions role to The Director of Residential life starting this year. You can find her in her office in Annhurst Hall!

 

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Ms. Breana Weidele & Mr. Jacob Hall

Ms. Weidele and Mr. Hall are both graduates of The Woodstock Academy (2018 and 2017, respectively). They also both work here, with Ms. W in Student Services and Mr. Hall in Information Technology.  Dorm parents since February 2022, they both love meeting new students and the adventures they bring, feeling like ResLife gives a deeper meaning to their work at the Academy. Ms. W and Mr. Hall live in Annhurst 2N with their bearded dragon, Nax, and their cat, Opal, who can frequently be seen in their kitchen window and loves visitors. In their free time, they enjoy playing music at local venues and outdoing each other’s best times on Mario Kart.