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; Dean of Form V; Dorm Advisor in Morewood
Pamela Boehm

Pamela Boehm

Titles: Teacher; Head Dorm Advisor in Morewood
Meredith Colicchie

Meredith Colicchie

Titles: Associate Director of Enrollment & Director of Boarding Admission
Eugene Deal

Eugene Deal

Titles: Alumni Engagement Officer
Lucas Frankel

Lucas Frankel

Titles: College Counselor; Dorm Advisor in Croft
Chad Fularz

Chad Fularz

Titles: Teacher
Donna Giel

Donna Giel

Titles: School Nurse; ResLife Support Team
Robert Grandizio

Robert Grandizio

Titles: Director of Admission; ResLife Support Team
Russell Grant

Russell Grant

Titles: Teacher; ResLife Staff
Amy Gray

Amy Gray

Titles: After-Hours Nurse; ResLife Staff
Chad Green

Chad Green

Titles: Dean of Student & Residential Life
Bartley Griffith

Bartley Griffith

Titles: President; ResLife Staff
Nicholas Hammon

Nicholas Hammon

Titles: Teacher; ResLife Staff
Jonathan Johnson

Jonathan Johnson

Titles: Assistant Athletic Director; ResLife Staff
Joseph Martens

Joseph Martens

Titles: Teacher; Chair of Science Department; The Howard Heinz Chair in the Sciences
Debra Mauder

Debra Mauder

Titles: Director of Administration and Planning; Board of Trustees Secretary; ResLife Staff
Timothy McGuigan

Timothy McGuigan

Titles: Teacher; Dorm Advisor in Croft
Amy Nixon

Amy Nixon

Titles: Head of Middle School; ResLife Staff
Brittany Pack

Brittany Pack

Titles: Teacher; Dorm Advisor in Croft
Jesse Robinson

Jesse Robinson

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

Creighton Runnette

Titles: Counselor; ResLife Support Team
Alise Ternier

Alise Ternier

Titles: Teacher; ResLife Staff
Maria Thieman

Maria Thieman

Titles: School Nurse; Academy Head Nurse; ResLife Support Team
Cindy Wise

Cindy Wise

Titles: General Manager, Metz Culinary Management; ResLife Support Team

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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."