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Holderness Welcomes New Faculty to Campus
Greg Kwasnik

With the new school year rapidly approaching, it’s time for us to say goodbye to summer and hello to a new group of Holderness School faculty members. They’re sure to make a big, positive impact on the Holderness community, from the classrooms to the playing fields and everywhere in between.
Chemistry & Biology
Ted Lightburn

Our newest science teacher, Ted Lightburn, comes to us from The Darrow School, where he was a chemistry teacher and Science Department chair. In addition to teaching chemistry, Ted taught Darkroom Photography, Woodworking, Mechanical Science, Experimental Photography, and Experimental Chemistry.  He was also the school’s Alpine Program coordinator, maple sugaring co-director, and served eight years as Hands-to-Work director, overseeing the school’s Wednesday morning community service program. An avid outdoors person, Ted has hiked all 48 of New Hampshire’s 4,000-foot peaks and is a certified Wilderness First Responder. Ted holds a Ph.D in Organic Chemistry from Boston College.
Modern Languages – Mandarin
Camille Baxter

After graduating from Kenyon College in 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Modern Language and Literature, Camille traveled to Taiwan on an English Teaching Assistant Fulbright Scholarship. For the next two years, Camille taught English to more than 300 elementary and 150 junior high school students, designing and implementing a global, cross-cultural, and environmental-focused curriculum. In addition to teaching Mandarin classes at Holderness, Camille – who served as the captain of her college cross country and track teams – will also help coach cross country, Nordic skiing, and junior varsity girls tennis.
Joanna Lightburn

Our newest School Counselor Joanna Lightburn is a Licensed Master Social Worker who comes to Holderness from The Darrow School, where she spent the last 12 years as a school counselor. While at The Darrow School, Joanna provided individual support, clinical assessment, short-term counseling, and crisis intervention for 9th-12th grade and PG adolescents. She holds a Master of Social Work from Smith College School of Social Work, is a certified Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor, and is working to become a certified Teen Mental Health First Aid Instructor. In addition to her role as school counselor, Joanna will teach a Capstone class for seniors.
Maclain Woodbury
Having recently earned his Master’s of Education from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Maclain will teach history at Holderness this year. While earning his master’s degree, Maclain worked as a teaching fellow at Taft Summer School, and spent the 2022-23 school year working as a student teacher at Springfield Renaissance School in Springfield, Massachusetts. When he’s not teaching history at Holderness, Maclain will help coach football and girls varsity lacrosse.
Interim Coach & Intern
Morgan Sisson ’19

We’re excited to welcome former field and ice hockey standout Morgan Sisson ’19 back to campus this year as an interim coach and intern. Morgan will help coach girls varsity field hockey and junior varsity girls hockey, serve as a student advisor, and assist a number of offices across campus, from Admissions to Athletics. Morgan graduated from Endicott College this spring with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Exercise Science, and is currently working toward her Master’s in Sports Leadership at Endicott.
Hockey Coach & Assistant Director of Admission
Bianca Moreau

Bianca Moreau is joining us as the new girls varsity ice hockey head coach and assistant director of admission. Bianca’s coaching experience has covered all ages and levels including high school. Most recently, Bianca served as U14 NH Avalanche Boys Head Coach and an instructor for Premier Ice Hockey. In 2019, she was the winner of the GM Award for New England for providing excellent coaching. She has led her teams to New Hampshire Granite State League Championships in 2020, 2021, and 2022. Bianca is a graduate of Saint Anselm College, where she earned her BA in Criminal Justice, played varsity ice hockey for three years, and received the Sportsmanship Award during her senior season.

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