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Born in the Philippines, Gina Apostol joins the English department this year. She has won the Philippine National Book Award for Fiction and was a runner-up for the Prairie Schooner Fiction Prize. She taught English at the Master’s School for the past twelve years.

Wayne Berger ’84 is joining the college advising office and varsity crew coaches. He has taught at both Hotchkiss and Groton and is the head coach of the Boston Rowing Club in Cambridge.

A new language department teaching fellow of Spanish, Sam Bicknell has had years of experience working with youth. He has been awarded for his involvement in community service and for his outstanding participation and leadership in intramural sports.

Michael Cary, after 14 years away, has returned to Deerfield to teach English. Since he left in the ’90s, he has served Lawrenceville as a head of school, was the executive director of the Yellowstone Park Foundation, and was the director of major gifts at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown.

This year’s new Associate Director of Admissions Alison DiNardo just received her master’s in education from Harvard University. She will also be coaching varsity lacrosse.

Brian Fry is a Teaching Fellow in the science department this year. He just graduated from Bowdoin College where he played on the ice hockey team and worked with outreach groups against sexual violence and assault.

Working in admissions, teaching photography, and directing multicultural affairs, Tarah Greenidge joins Deerfield after working as Director of the New Jersey SEEDS College Preparatory Program, which prepares motivated, financially challenged students for admission to competitive colleges.

After living in Morocco for a year, Heather Liske joins Deerfield’s English department. She has past experience with living in dorms and coaching various sports at Western Reserve Academy and Groton School.

Deerfield’s new Director of Music Daniel Roihl has studied music at both Harvard University and Yale School of Music. He has composed many choral works and is featured as a soloist on the soundtrack of the film I Am Legend.

Jennifer Marino, a member of the Bates Class of 2009, has joined this year’s science department. Ms. Marino has earned All-American honors in track and holds records at Bates for the triple jump, long jump, and 4×400 meter relay.

Trevor McKinlay, a native of New Zealand and graduate of Otago University, is joining the English department as this year’s Wilson Fellow. He brings with him considerable experience in education having been headmaster at the Wanguanui Collegiate School in New Zealand and Markham College in Lima, Peru.

Julia Rivellino-Lyons joins the history department this year to replace Conrad Pitcher, who is away on sabbatical. Mrs. Rivellino Lyons has taught at several peer schools, including Phillips Exeter and Milton Academies.

Another Teaching Fellow in the science department, Lauren Veit just graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as a biomedical engineering major. She has spent recent summers in medical research programs.

Information courtesy of the Dean of Faculty’s Office.

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