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.

Azucena Alvarez

Azucena Alvarez

Titles: Dorm Advisor, Teacher
Jessica Basta

Jessica Basta

Titles: Dorm Advisor, Teacher
Pamela Boehm

Pamela Boehm

Titles: Head Dorm Advisor, Coach, Teacher
Meredith Colicchie

Meredith Colicchie

Titles: Res Life Staff, Director of Admission, Boarding Students
Amy Davidheiser

Amy Davidheiser

Titles: Res Life Staff, Academy Receptionist and Calendar Coordinator
Eugene Deal

Eugene Deal

Titles: Res Life Staff, Director of Athletics, Health, and Physical Education
Lucas Frankel

Lucas Frankel

Titles: Dorm Advisor, College Counselor
Chad Fularz

Chad Fularz

Titles: Coach, Res Life Staff, Department Chair
Donna Giel

Donna Giel

Titles: Res Life Support Team, School Nurse
Robert Grandizio

Robert Grandizio

Titles: Res Life Support Team, Director of Admission
Russell Grant

Russell Grant

Titles: Res Life Staff, Teacher
Amy Gray

Amy Gray

Titles: Night Nurse, After-Hours Nurse
Chad Green

Chad Green

Titles: Director of Residential Life, Dean of Student and Residential Life
Nicholas Hammon

Nicholas Hammon

Titles: Res Life Staff, Teacher
Jonathan Johnson

Jonathan Johnson

Titles: Coach, Res Life Staff, Assistant Athletic Director
Sophie Lau

Sophie Lau

Titles: Res Life Staff, Head of School
Ryan Logue

Ryan Logue

Titles: Head Dorm Advisor, Coach, Teacher
Joseph Martens

Joseph Martens

Titles: Res Life Staff, Department Chair
Debra Mauder

Debra Mauder

Titles: Res Life Staff, Board of Trustees Secretary, Director of Administration and Planning
Ellen McConnell Sanderson

Ellen McConnell Sanderson

Titles: Res Life Staff, Head of School
Timothy McGuigan

Timothy McGuigan

Titles: Dorm Advisor, Teacher
Katherine Mihm

Katherine Mihm

Titles: Res Life Support Team, Director of Enrollment Management
Amy Nixon

Amy Nixon

Titles: Res Life Staff, Interim Academy President
Brittany Pack

Brittany Pack

Titles: Dorm Advisor, Coach, Teacher
A. Creighton Runnette

A. Creighton Runnette

Titles: Coach, Res Life Support Team, Counselor
Maria Thieman

Maria Thieman

Titles: Res Life Support Team, School Nurse
Lisa Tweardy

Lisa Tweardy

Titles: Res Life Support Team, School Nurse
Kelly VandenBosche

Kelly VandenBosche

Titles: Dorm Advisor, Teacher
Cindy Wise

Cindy Wise

Titles: Res Life Staff, General Manager, Metz Culinary Services
Michele Zentgraf

Michele Zentgraf

Titles: Res Life Support Team, Assistant to the Deans
Alise Zirilli

Alise Zirilli

Titles: Res Life Staff, Coach, Teacher

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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."