Residential Life Team

Shady Side Academy houses nearly 30 faculty and staff members and their families on campus, in both the dormitories and faculty housing. As part of the residential life community, these families join boarding students weekly for community dinners.

Jessica Basta

Jessica Basta

Titles: Spanish Teacher; Residential Life Staff
Pamela Boehm

Pamela Boehm

Titles: History Teacher; Dean of Residential Life
Meredith Colicchie

Meredith Colicchie

Titles: Associate Director of Enrollment; Morewood Dorm Advisor
Armani Davis

Armani Davis

Titles: Chief Talent Recruitment and Development Officer; Residential Life Staff
Eugene Deal

Eugene Deal

Titles: Alumni Engagement Officer; Residential Life Staff
Lucas Frankel

Lucas Frankel

Titles: Associate Director of College Counseling; Residential Life Staff
Joshua Frechette

Joshua Frechette

Titles: Associate Athletic Director; Residential Life Staff
Chad Fularz

Chad Fularz

Titles: Mathematics Teacher
Donna Giel

Donna Giel

Titles: School Nurse; Residential Life Staff
Russell Grant

Russell Grant

Titles: Science Teacher; Croft Dorm Advisor
Amy Gray

Amy Gray

Titles: After-Hours Nurse; Residential Life Staff
Chad Green

Chad Green

Titles: Dean of Student Life
Bartley Griffith

Bartley Griffith

Titles: President
Nicholas Hammon

Nicholas Hammon

Titles: Kindergarten Teacher; Residential Life Staff
Justin Jackson-Strong

Justin Jackson-Strong

Titles: Mathematics Teacher; Croft Dorm Advisor
Timothy McGuigan

Timothy McGuigan

Titles: Computer Science Teacher; Croft Dorm Advisor
Amy Nixon

Amy Nixon

Titles: Head of Middle School; Residential Life Staff
Kevin Polke

Kevin Polke

Titles: Mathematics Teacher; Residential Life Staff
Jesse Robinson

Jesse Robinson

Titles: Director of the Glimcher Tech & Design Hub
Creighton Runnette

Creighton Runnette

Titles: Counselor; Residential Life Staff
Trixie Sabundayo

Trixie Sabundayo

Titles: Head of Senior School; Residential Life Staff
Kelly Sample

Kelly Sample

Titles: Nurse; Residential Life Staff
Alicia Segura Pinto

Alicia Segura Pinto

Titles: Spanish Teacher; Morewood Dorm Advisor
Sean Simmons

Sean Simmons

Titles: Director of Athletics; Residential Life Staff
Paul Waked

Paul Waked

Titles: Science Teacher; Croft Dorm Advisor
Cindy Wise

Cindy Wise

Titles: General Manager, Metz Culinary Management; Residential Life Staff

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What Parents Say About Boarding

"It's impossible to know who my daughter would be now if she were not boarding, but I believe that her boost in confidence and improvement in academics is directly related to being a seven-day boarder. She has dozens of friends, role models and support people. She has learned to be responsible and has been encouraged to be empathetic and supportive of others."

What Students Say About Boarding

"I really do believe that my education at Shady Side would not have been as complete without my boarding experience. I became a more complete person as a boarder, and I gained valuable friendships that continue to grow today."