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Meet Winsor's New Faculty and Staff for 2019-2020
Meet Winsor's New Faculty and Staff for 2019-2020

Winsor welcomes new faculty and staff for the 2019-2020 academic year. 

Pictured from left to right: Brooke Elmore, Amy Schneider, Ellinor Wareham, Janet Cowan, Samantha Simpson, Andrew Riely and Reem Hussein-Fricke.


Janet Cowan is teaching math in both the Lower and Upper Schools and is serving as a Class V advisor. She brings 12 years of experience teaching math at independent schools, most recently at The Park School in Brookline. Prior to becoming an educator, Janet had a successful career in banking and finance. She holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and an M.B.A. from Babson College.

Brooke Elmore joined the Winsor community in May as the new Assistant to Operations, Facilities and Technology. Brooke is a recent graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a B.S. in Sport Studies. During her time at UNH, Brooke worked as a teaching assistant in a coaching education course and managed with the Women's Volleyball Team. 

Reem Hussein-Fricke joins the Science Department, where she will be teaching Class V Biology and Class VIII AP Biology, advising Anime Club, serving as a Class V advisor, and co-directing the Science Internship Program. She previously taught a variety of courses in Foundational Biology, Life Science, and Molecular Biology/Biochemistry Research at Lawrenceville School, Phillips Academy, and Fay School. She holds a B.A. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry with a minor in Middle East History from Rutgers University and a M.Sc. in Cell and Developmental Biology from Rutgers University.

Andrew Riely joins the History Department, where he will teach Modern Europe and the Problem of Power and U.S. History. A native of Newton, he taught Geography and History for seven years at the National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C. before leaving to study Urban Geography at Clark University in Worcester. He holds an M.A. in Geography from the University of Texas at Austin and earned his B.A. from Macalester College. Outside of work, he enjoys reading and exploring New England, particularly the Lakes Region and White Mountains of New Hampshire. 

Amy Schneider is teaching Health and Wellness in the Lower and Upper Schools while Lauren Martin is on sabbatical this fall. Ms. Schneider recently moved back to the Boston area after living on the campus of Berwick Academy. She spent ten years in NYC as a school based social worker; she provided onsite mental health treatment focused on trauma/anxiety in addition to teaching and developing adolescent health related curriculum. At the American School in London she taught in the Lower School and enjoyed coaching varsity field hockey and varsity crew. A graduate of Noble & Greenough School, she earned her B.A. in Psychology at Harvard where she rowed for the Radcliffe crew team. She holds a M.S.W. from Columbia University. 

Samantha Simpson is teaching English in the Upper School and is serving as a Class V advisor and co-advisor of Yearbook. Her work in independent schools began at Charlotte Country Day School in Charlotte, NC. She most recently taught at the Cambridge School of Weston. She holds a B.A. in English with a concentration in Women and Gender Studies from Kenyon College and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her creative nonfiction and flash fiction have appeared in several literary journals; she is not sure if the world is ready for her time travel novel.

Ellinor Wareham is teaching class III and class IV math for the first semester, filling in for Cailtin Miles who will be out on maternity leave. She previously taught at the Brimmer and May School for 9 years as a middle school math teacher and lower school math specialist. Prior to that she was a learning specialist and math teacher at the Tower School in Marblehead, and a high school math teacher at the Landmark School in Beverly. Ellinor graduated as a math major from Bowdoin College and received a M.Ed. from Simmons.