A fundamental building block of Franklin Academy’s premier program is our organization by team, allowing a small group of 7 educators to know well as unique individuals their 18 to 24 students. The team’s counselor, residential dean, learning specialist, and 4 teachers (1 mathematics, 2 humanities, and 1 science instructor) design and adapt curricula and strategies that support each student. Because these educators teach the classes, intervene in daily life to provide counsel and advice, sponsor the co-curricular activities, and supervise at night in the dormitory, they provide a consistency across all facets of daily life. This fosters academic, social, and emotional growth in each student.
Here are the team-by-team assignments for this new school year.
Team B. Left to right: Hend Salah, Counselor; Brianna Horgan, Science; Sadie Peden, Math; Josh Weissbach, Residential Dean; Allie Szkoda, Intern; Shannon Cove, Team Coordinator & Learning Specialist; and Lorrie Bennett, Humanities
Team C. Left to right: Julie Connors, Humanities; Wade Tomlinson, Learning Specialist; Billy Petty, Counselor; Royce Manifold, Intern; Roberto Padua, Science; Chelsea Lazos, Team Coordinator & Residential Dean; Samantha Camolli, Math; and Jill Howard, Humanities
Team D. Left to right: Michael Oakes, Humanities; Sean O’Leary, Team Coordinator & Counselor; Amy Bigelow, Mathematics; John Schultz, Residential Dean; Tristan Hussey, Science; Sara Giroux, Learning Specialist; and Rich Cherubino, Humanities
FLI. Left to right: Byron Crozier, College Counselor; Fahd Rafiq, Humanities; Jennifer Dziekan, FACTS Advisor; Kayla Crouch, Science; Jenny Shan, Math; Kinsley Sanders, FLI Coordinator & Residential Dean; Caitlin McDonald, Counselor; Stephanie Lopez, Learning Specialist; Pete Govert, Residential Dean; Amy Paxson, Humanities; and James Turner, Learning Specialist