We would like to offer a warm welcome to four new faculty and staff members as well as acknowledge two important staff transitions. At WSL, we are very fortunate to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff who—together with parents, alumni and alumni parents, grandparents, friends, and of course students—help create the warm and welcoming community that we value so highly.
Cello Teacher Grades 7–8
A former student at WSL, Ms. Calabro earned a B.M. in Cello Performance from The Boston Conservatory. She was a fellowship recipient at the Texas Music Festival and the Marrowstone Music Festival and performs with orchestras including the Eastern Connecticut Symphony, the New England Symphony, and the Cape Ann Symphony. She also performs at weddings and social functions with an electro-pop group. Ms. Calabro has taught at summer programs at Longy Preparatory School and Indian Hill Music School. A recipient of the Mendenhall Scholarship Award at WSL, Ms. Calabro began her cello studies with Jane Sheena.
English Skills Teacher
Ms. Clements received a B.A. in English from Emmanuel College, earned her M.Ed. from UMass Boston, and is certified in English Language Arts for grades 5–12. A voracious reader and passionate writer, Ms. Clements has designed and taught core curriculum units in literacy and created writing workshops in schools across diverse populations. Her student project, “Going For Broke,” was selected and displayed by the late Tom Menino in the Mayor’s Gallery in 2013. Ms. Clements hosts writing workshops for teens and also coaches novice teachers and facilitates symposiums on the joys of teaching and learning for the Boston Teacher Residency Program. Ms. Clements is the mother of two adult sons and one grandson.
Ms. Haley earned a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Shakespeare from the University of Bristol in England, as well as an M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University. She works as a freelance writer and is the founder and director of Lola Children’s Fund, a nonprofit organization that supports HIV-affected children and families in Ethiopia. Ms. Haley also serves as secretary of the board for Friends of Haggerty, a program that raises funds for enrichment activities at her daughter’s Cambridge public school.
First Grade Class Teacher
After earning a B.S. in sociology from Kenyon College, Ms. Yon moved to Chiang Mai, Thailand, where she taught English for five years. She then completed a Waldorf Teacher Certification program at Taruna College in New Zealand and earned an M.Ed. from Cambridge College in Cambridge, MA. During this time Ms. Yon worked at WSL as a teaching assistant in first grade. Most recently Ms. Yon taught at the Waldkindergarten program at Natick Community Farm. Ms. Yon will be teaching WSL's incoming class of first graders.
We are pleased to announce that Kate Woll has been hired as WSL’s Admissions Director, having filled this role for the past year on an interim basis. Ms. Woll received a B.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University with a concentration in Intercultural Understanding and a minor in Spanish. She also earned an M.Ed. from Antioch University. Ms. Woll worked for a number of years as a Women’s Rowing Coaching Assistant at Harvard University. More recently she served as the Operations Assistant for the university’s rowing program and also worked for the Institute for Rowing Leadership in Boston, supporting IRL fellows in their coaching education. Ms. Woll’s husband, Chris Woll, is a member of WSL’s Board of Trustees, and their daughter Carly is a student at WSL.
We are very sorry to announce the departure of Paula Antonevich later this fall. Paula joined the team at WSL in October of 2013 and immediately took hold of the school’s development plan and began building relationships with her signature warmth, unassuming manner, and sense of humor. She also put her experience in development, marketing, and event planning to work building WSL’s development office from modest beginnings to what today is a thriving and essential element of the school. Along the way Paula has strengthened and advanced core development events at WSL, including Annual Giving, the Mendenhall Benefit Concert, Grandparents Morning, and the school's Spring Party & Auction. This spring, she launched WSL's major, five-year endowment challenge, spearheaded by the generous Hartt-Wiedie gift to the school’s Endowment Fund. As Paula moves on to her next challenge, we offer our sincere thanks for her significant contributions at WSL and wish her the very best.