EDS Welcomes New Teachers
Episcopal Day School welcomes several new teachers this year.
"We have added some wonderful new teachers to an already fabulous faculty, and I'm very excited about the great year ahead!" says Jay St. John, headmaster at EDS.
Nancy Thrasher returns to EDS after too long an absence, living and teaching in Georgia. She now teaches in the three-year-old program.
Jeffrey Byron, whose wife, Shirley, is an aide at EDS, is now a fourth-grade teacher. He has worked at Pinehurst Elementary and Vass Lakeview and at the EDS summer program.
"Mr. Byron has a great relationship with our students and is highly creative in the classroom," says St. John.
Emmy Webster now teaches Spanish. Having grown up in Chile, Webster is fluent in the language. She has also taught in South America. She has a son who attends EDS.
Parent of two graduates from EDS, Susie Boles joins the team as school librarian.
"I'm very excited to be here," says Boles. "EDS is a wonderful place."
Dana Preshous is taking over the PE program this year. She is from England and is an experienced fitness instructor.
Two new aides, Laura Hamilton and Kayla Mercier, have been added to the preschool program. Hamilton used to work in the office at EDS and Mercier is an EDS graduate.
Jan Bunyak, with a master's degree in early childhood, will head the after-care program. Bunyak has been at EDS for the last year as an aide and substitute.
Ellen Marcus will have a part-time position as development coordinator of both the EDS Auction and Annual Fund. Marcus was most recently the director of the Malcolm Blue Farm and Museum.
New teachers were welcomed at a faculty get-together at the home of second-grade teacher, Holly Davis.
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