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John Pension (Upper Grades)

John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education from U. Mass, Amherst, a Master of Arts degree in Pastoral Ministry from Boston College, and a Master of Education degree in School Administration from Emmanuel College. John has over thirty years teaching experience and extensive experience in youth leadership development, supervision, service learning, and peer education.

Nina Pension (Upper Grades)

Nina holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology and a Master of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from Providence College. She has taught Sacred Scripture to adults since 1977 and in 1993 co-founded Plumfield Learning Cooperative.

Mary Yetts (Primary Grades)

Mary holds an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from North Shore Community College.  She taught at Gordon Conwell Seminary Nursery School. Mrs. Yetts earned her certification in Nursing Assistance from North Shore Community College.  She is certified in the Wilson Reading Program.  Mrs. Yetts and her husband Neil have home schooled their three children utilizing the methodology of Charlotte Mason.

Christine Deloury (Middle Grades)

Katheryn Dunfee (Nature Study)

Katheryn holds holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Management from Indiana University of PA, and a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management from Emanuel College.  She has home schooled her two children using Charlotte Mason philosophy and methods.

Maria Latusky (Spanish)

Maria is an Education Major at Gordon College.  She is a native Spanish speaker from Lima, Peru.

Michael McDuffee (Music)

Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music, History, and German Studies from Assumption College.  Mr. McDuffee is presently the Music Director and Youth Minister at St. Malachi Church, Burlington.  He is a proud Plumfield alumnus.

Katie Clark (Acting)

Katie Clarke is a graduate of Endicott College where she earned her BA in English with a concentration in Theatre. Katie is a teaching artist in the Greater Boston area. She teaches Boston Children’s Theatre’s Introductory Acting Courses as well as Outreach Programs, Yoga, Creative Movement, Music and Dance with KidPowerment Yoga. She is also the Production Manager at Stage 284 in Hamilton, MA. Katie is currently seeking her Masters degree in Theater Education at Emerson College.

On stage credits include “Janet” in The Drowsy Chaperone, “Annie” in Annie Get Your Gun, “Catherine” in Pippin! and “Hermia” in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. 

Courtney Reid (Art)

Courtney holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art from Gordon College.  She has broadened her expertise by completing continuing education courses at Westmont College, Gordon College, and Montserrat College of Art.  Ms. Reid has taught Art in school and community settings since 1996.

Christina Wassell (Writing Workshop)

 

Christina is a graduate of Gordon College, with a BA in English Literature.  She was a writing tutor at Gordon’s Academic Support Center for many years.  Christina has also been an instructor at New Hope Tutorials since 2004, teaching Middle School Literature and Writing.

This combination of a love of literature and helping young people to embrace the writing process had long been a passion, but her excitement for teaching came to full flower when she discovered Charlotte Mason and her pedagogy.  

Christina has been homeschooling using Charlotte Mason’s methods since 2005, when her eldest child began his learning journey.  Now with six boys across high school, middle school and elementary school, she draws on years of experience teaching literature and writing to all ages of learners.  At Plumfield since 2010, she relishes the opportunity to teach in a Charlotte Mason environment, where narration gives young writers a strong voice, and where reading the great feast together gives us exciting and inspiring ideas to discuss.  

Authors as Teachers

As a Great Books school, our teachers include the authors we read.  Our mentors in the past have included: Aesop, Confucius, Plutarch, Marco Polo, Charles Dickens, Louisa May Alcott,  Mildred Taylor, Edith Nesbit, William Shakespeare, Emily Dickenson, Thomas More, Rachel Carson, Anna Botsford Comstock, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, and Abraham Lincoln.

Education is a conversation with Great Minds.