I work in the science department at Worcester Academy, was a member of the Biology department at Northeastern University for 5 years, have 10 years of experience in formal and informal science education, have a masters degree in biology from Eastern Illinois University and have worked in the education department of various forest preserves and nature centers in Illinois.
Jennifer Hanson is the Director of Library Services at Worcester Academy. She runs a maker club for the middle school and promotes the use of the school’s maker space. Ms. Hanson holds a master’s degree in Library Science from Indiana University.
Paul Himottu joined the Worcester Academy faculty in 2004. At Worcester Academy, Mr. Himottu has instructed students in a variety of math courses (Algebra I and II, Geometry, and Precalculus) as well as Physics. He has also been the advisor to the Robotics Club. Prior to beginning his teaching career, Mr. Himottu worked for several years for companies in the computer industry as a hardware engineer. Mr. Himottu holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and has completed graduate coursework in education.
Matthew Miller is a Physics Teacher at Worcester Academy who joined as faculty in 2016. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and a PhD in Biomechanics from the University of Pittsburgh, where he studied the biomechanical effects of rotator cuff tears at the Orthopaedic Robotics Laboratory. Since joining Worcester Academy, he has taught Engineering, Scientific Literacy, Honors Physics, and AP Physics 2, and is a mentor for the Worcester Academy VEX and FRC Robotics Team.
Stephen Scott teaches Broadcast Journalism in the Upper and Middle school. He holds a B.A. in History/education from Worcester State University. Mr. Scott has previously hosted radio and television shows focusing on high school sports and golf. He also advises Student run broadcasting program, OskeeVision, that live streams and films Worcester Academy events, including sporting events, arts events, assemblies and graduation.
Derek began teaching at independent schools in 2007. He holds a graduate degree in forensic science from Arcadia University and an undergraduate degree in physics from Allegheny College. At Allegheny he was a four year letterwinner with the men's soccer team, where he was captain of the team his senior year. Before joining Pomfret, Derek was a faculty member at Worcester Academy in Worcester, MA and at Fountain Valley School in Colorado Springs, CO.
Donald Irving has taught at Worcester Academy since 1985 and is Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department. As director of the upper school choral program he guides students in chorus, advanced chorus, and our select ensemble, the Academy Singers, maintaining close contact through classes, rehearsals, and individual lessons. He is the music director of Worcester Academy’s annual musical and has written many of the musicals performed each summer.
Renee Malowitz joined the Worcester Academy faculty in 2014. At WA she teaches visual arts and runs the after school art program. She is a teaching artist who has taught children of all ages throughout Central Massachusetts. For the past 15 years her teaching venues have been as varied as: summer camps, Mass Cultural Council Grant workshops and independent schools. She holds a diploma from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and has studied at Worcester Art Museum and the Worcester Center for Crafts. Her classes are fun, fast paced and challenging, she teaches a variety of techniques and draws from art history to inspire children.
Anna Clifford has been playing volleyball for ten years. She was mvp of the Worcester Academy team her junior and senior year. She served as team captain her senior year and went on to play at Colby College. She has coached at various camps and clinics, including the Worcester Academy Volleyball Camp, the collEdge Volleyball Recruiting Camp, and National Women in Sports Day training sessions. She still plays volleyball in local beach leagues and at regional adult tournaments through Yankee.
Tony Johnson, Head Varsity Football Coach at Worcester Academy, has over 24 years of coaching experience at both the college and high school levels. Tony coached for 17 years at Bishop Guertin High School where he won 6 state championship titles and was a finalist in 11 championship games. He has coached at the collegiate level at University of New Hampshire, St. Anselm’s College and Plymouth State College. Tony is a 1982 graduate of the University of Rhode Island.
Ed Reilly is the Director of Athletics at Worcester Academy. Ed was Head Basketball Coach at Bryant College (1989-2001). He was also Assistant Basketball Coach at Holy Cross (1982- 1989), Princeton University (1980-1982) and Brown University (1978-1980), as well as the former Director of the Eddie Reilly Basketball School. Ed has over 30 years experience as a camp director and clinician and was recently inducted into the NE Basketball Hall of Fame.
James Proctor serves as camp director and is also the Varsity Boys Head Soccer Coach at Worcester Academy. James just finished his 14th year at the helm of the Worcester Academy boys soccer program—compiling a 157-55-37 record, which includes one final, four New England Prep semi-finals and nine New England Prep quarter-final appearances. James currently holds a United States Soccer Federation “B” coaching license. In 2007 James was the NSCAA Mass Prep School Boys Soccer Coach of the year. Before moving into full-time coaching, James was a professional soccer player for 13 years and played in both England and the United States.