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Meet our faculty and staff

Al LaMere

Night Crew Leader

(585) 442-1770 x-1213

Amanda Edelhart

Director of College Counseling

5854421770 x-1263
Amanda Edelhart

Amanda Edelhart

Director of College Counseling

Amanda Patterson

Associate Director of Admissions & International Student Program Coordinator

(585) 442-1770 x-1122
Amanda Patterson

Amanda Patterson

Associate Director of Admissions & International Student Program Coordinator

Amanda Piazza

Nursery Red Teacher

Amy Colosimo

Upper School Language/French/Department Chair

(585) 442-1770 x-1273
Amy Colosimo

Amy Colosimo

Upper School Language/French/Department Chair

Amy Guiffrida

Project-Based Learning and K-4 Literature

Amy Guiffrida

Anamaria Cole

Upper School Language/Spanish

Arthur Rothfuss

Digital Media Coordinator & Digital Media Teacher

(585) 442-1770 x-1121
Arthur Rothfuss

Arthur Rothfuss

Digital Media Coordinator & Digital Media Teacher

Bart White

Lower School Spanish and French Teacher

Ben Burroughs

Middle and Upper School Music/Vocal/Department Chair

Beth Bailey

Marketing and Communications Director

585-442-1770 x-1115
Beth Bailey

Beth Bailey

Marketing and Communications Director

Beth Fox

Nursery Creative Arts, Lower School Music 

Beth Fox

Beth Fox

Nursery Creative Arts, Lower School Music 

Betsy Vinton

Upper School Mathematics and Science/Biology/Department Co-Chair

Betsy Vinton

Betsy Vinton

Upper School Mathematics and Science/Biology/Department Co-Chair

Branden Haskell

Maintenance

(585) 442-1770 x-1213

Carli Rivers

Grades 7 and 8 Science

Cheryl Skiba

Admissions Assistant

(585) 442-1770 x-1113

Chris Becker

Upper School Science/Chemistry

Cindy Harrell

Controller

(585) 442-1770 x-1105

Connie Moore

Grades 5 and 6 English

Dan Krill

Upper School Science/Physics

Debbie Houghtalen

R.N.

(585) 442-1770 x-1210

Gail Hanss

Kindergarten Teacher

Jason Weber

Maintenance

(585) 442-1770 x-1213

Jeanne Weber

Lower School Technology Teacher

Jessica Densmore

Middle and Upper School Latin Teacher

Jessica Densmore

Jessica Densmore

Middle and Upper School Latin Teacher

 

 

Joe Reid

Director of Information Technology

(585) 442-1770 x-1200
Joe Reid

Joe Reid

Director of Information Technology

John Dolan

Upper School Psychology and English

John Dolan

John Dolan

Upper School Psychology and English

John Dolan is Consulting Psychologist for the Upper School. He received his B.A. in Psychology from Dartmouth College, and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Yale University. John has worked with children and adolescents, both as an educator and clinical psychologist, for more than 25 years.

In his teaching and therapy, he is guided by a passionate commitment to promoting healthy social and emotional adjustment. He strives every day to help kids keep their academic obligations in perspective and to have fun in everything they do.

 

Karen Saludo

Associate Director

(585) 442-1770 x-1117

Ken Motsenbocker

Chief Financial Officer

5854421770 x-1104
Ken Motsenbocker

Ken Motsenbocker

Chief Financial Officer

Kim Bednarcyk

Nursery Red Teacher

Kirsten Allen Reader

Director of Admissions

(585) 442-1770 x-1112
Kirsten Allen Reader

Kirsten Allen Reader

Director of Admissions

Kristin Liotti

Assistant to the Head of Upper School

(585) 442-1770 x-1261
Kristin Liotti

Kristin Liotti

Assistant to the Head of Upper School

Kristy Houston

Middle School and Upper School Music/Instrumental

Larry Frye

Larry Frye

Head of School

Larry is a progressive educator with over twenty-five years of experience in independent schools, including The Cambridge School of Weston (near Boston) and The Harley School. His roles have included: college counselor, teacher, dorm head, Associate Director of Admissions and Director of Financial Aid, Director of Communications, Dean of Students and Boarding, and Head of Upper School. Additionally, he served as Senior Assistant Director of Admission at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts and Assistant Dean of Admission at Hamilton College, in Clinton, New York. Larry has been part of the Harley community since 2004 when he became the Head of our Upper School. During his tenure, he helped create the programs that live in The Commons, all concerned with education for a sustainable future: civic engagement; mindfulness and empathy education; food and farm; citizen science; design thinking. Larry also founded, chaired for many years, and continues to serve on the Harley Diversity Committee. Additionally, he has worked with the Board on three cycles of strategic planning.

His own education led him first to Hamilton College, where he received his B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Religion. Larry was also a recipient of Manley F. Allbright Fellowship for graduate study in theology during his time there. He continued his education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education where he earned his Ed.M. 

Larry believes a good education has life-transforming potential for every child, and so—while an experience of school should certainly be joyful—it is also among the most consequential things adults do for children. “A better world begins with the best possible education for our children.”

He is married to Robin Damrad Frye, Ph.D., who is the Assistant Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning at the University of Rochester.

Their three children are all Harley graduates: Lily, Harley ’12 and Vassar ’16; Amos, Harley ’15 and Swarthmore ’19; and Josh, Harley ’15 and Haverford ’19.

Lars Kuelling

Academic Dean

5854421770 x-1109
Lars Kuelling

Lars Kuelling

Academic Dean

Laurie Imler

Dining Hall

(585) 442-1770

Leigh Vallone

Upper School Supplemental Support Program

Leigh Vallone

Leigh Vallone

Upper School Supplemental Support Program

Linda Foster

Middle School Drama

Lisa Barker

Food and Farm Coordinator

Lisa Lange

Designer

(585) 442-1770 x-1120

Lorie Rick

Physical Education/Department Chair

585-442-1770 x-1251
Lorie Rick

Lorie Rick

Physical Education/Department Chair

Margaret Cusimano

MS Administrative Assistant & Registrar

(585) 442-1770 x-1161
Margaret Cusimano

Margaret Cusimano

MS Administrative Assistant & Registrar

Maria Scipione

Upper School Drama 

(585) 442-1770 x-1175

Maria Sommerville

Assistant to the Head of School

5854421770 x1103
Maria Sommerville

Maria Sommerville

Assistant to the Head of School

Marilyn Fenster

Lower School Learning Specialist

Marilyn Fenster

Marilyn Fenster

Lower School Learning Specialist
Mary Pat Cleary

Mary Pat Cleary

Lower School Counselor

Mary Pat Cleary, Lower School Counselor has her degrees in Education, Counseling, and School Psychology from Northeastern University and Boston College. She comes to Harley from Siena Academy where she was the middle school counselor. Formerly, she worked for ten years as the school psychologist for the public school system in Nashua New Hampshire and was assigned to an elementary school which also housed the district’s inclusive early childhood special education program. She brings a welcome combination of counselor and school psychologist expertise to the Lower School team and all-school counseling program.

Meg Smerbeck

Middle School Learning Specialist

Meredith Cavallaro

Primary Teacher

585-442-1770 x-1139
Meredith Cavallaro

Mike Buck

Facilities Manager

(585) 442-1770 x-1212

Mike Kaupa

Upper School Music

Nancy Kurowski

Director of Driver Education

(585) 442-1770 x-1290
Nancy Kurowski

Nita Goronkin

Accounts Receivable

(585) 442-1770 x-1106

Patricia Malone

Upper School English/Department Chair

Peter Mancuso

Athletics Director

5854421770 x1250
Peter Mancuso

Peter Mancuso

Athletics Director

Rebecca Tracy

Middle and Upper School Visual Arts/Department Co-Chair

Richard Burgess

Maintenance

(585) 442-1770 x-1213

Rita Proctor

Spanish Teacher

(585) 442-1770 x-1170

Robin Mitchell

Executive Director

(585) 442-1770 x-1189

Roxel Rivera Rodriguez

Dining Hall & Kitchen Staff

(585) 442-1770
Roxel Rivera Rodriguez

Roxel Rivera Rodriguez

Dining Hall & Kitchen Staff

Sandy Foster

Upper School History

(585) 442-1770 x-1285

Sara Daly

Database Manager

(585) 442-1770 x-1114

Sarah Chambers

Assistant Director of Development and Events Manager

(585) 442-1770 x-1118
Sarah Chambers

Sarah Chambers

Assistant Director of Development and Events Manager

Sarah Murphy

Director of Auxiliary Programs

(585) 442-1770 x-1204
Sarah Murphy

Sarah Murphy

Director of Auxiliary Programs

Seth O’Bryan

Director of Social and Environment Sustainability and Upper School Mathematics

Seth O’Bryan

Seth O’Bryan

Director of Social and Environment Sustainability and Upper School Mathematics

Shannon Costantino

Nursery Green Teacher

585-442-1770 x-1142
Shannon Costantino

Shannon Costantino

Nursery Green Teacher

Sharon DuPan

School Receptionist

5854421770 x-1101
Sharon DuPan

Sharon DuPan

School Receptionist

Sheila Grant

Kindergarten Teaching Assistant

585-442-1770 x-1154
Sheila Grant

Sheila Grant

Kindergarten Teaching Assistant
Sisi Chen

Sisi Chen

Middle School Counselor

Sisi Chen is the Middle School Counselor. She received her B.A. in Psychology from SUNY Buffalo State, and M.S. in School Counseling from the University of Rochester Warner School of Education. Sisi is an advocate for the whole child, having fun and self care are always important components to healthy development.

Sue Vaccaro

Dining Hall

(585) 442-1770
Sue Vaccaro

Sue Vaccaro

Dining Hall

Tammy Roberts

Lower School Administrative Assistant 

585-442-1770 x-1131
Tammy Roberts

Tammy Roberts

Lower School Administrative Assistant 

Tierney McKee

Grades 7 and 8 English

Trish Vanable

Upper School Registrar

5854421770 x-1262
Trish Vanable

Trish Vanable

Upper School Registrar

Vicki Pasternak

Director of Dining Services

(585) 442-1770 x-1214

Victor Ortiz

Maintenance

(585) 442-1770 x-1213

Whitney Brice

Development Director

5854421770 x-1116
Whitney Brice

Whitney Brice

Development Director

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