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Pittsburgh Parenting Blog by Sewickley Academy

Sewickley Academy: Resource Blog for Parents

Q&A with SA's New Senior School Math Teacher Christy Fairman

Christy arrives at Sewickley Academy after nine years of teaching boys at St. Paul’s School for Boys in Brooklandville, Maryland.  Earlier in her career, she taught girls at the St. Catherine’s School in Richmond, Virgina, teaching science as well as math. She is pleased to teach boys and girls together here as she joins the Senior School Math Department.

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Q&A with SA's New Director of Human Resources Robert Allison

Robert "Bob" Allison arrived on Sewickley Academy's campus on May 13, 2019, from Washington & Jefferson College where he served as the Director of Human Resources. He started that role in 2013 and served as a Human Resources Specialist for seven years prior to that. As a complement to his extensive experience working at the college level, Bob also has corporate experience from his time at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc., where he served in the local Pittsburgh office as a Human Resources Clerk and Recruiter.

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Q&A with SA's New Middle and Senior School Art Teacher Kate Mason

Kate Mason joins Sewickley Academy from St. Edmund’s Academy, where she has served for the last eight years as a Lower and Middle School art teacher. Prior to that, Kate taught Middle and Senior School art in the Connellsville Area School District. She began her teaching career in the Avonworth School District. In addition to her school-based teaching experiences, Kate has also taught at the Pittsburgh Glass Center, Sweetwater Center for the Arts, and the Braddock Creative Arts program, where she taught ceramics.

A graduate of Washington and Jefferson College, with a B.A. in Art Education, Kate went on to earn her Ed.M. in Art Education from Carlow University. She also holds the Pennsylvania Level II Teaching Certification in Art Education K-12. In her work with students in the art studios, Kate seeks to help students make connections with their learning from their academic courses. For her, learning in all subjects is connected. We are very glad to welcome Kate to the art studios of Sewickley Academy.

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Head of Lower School's Wicked "Smaht" Address to Cum Laude Inductees

Welcome to Hogwarts! It’s so great to see the faculty rocking their regalia for this special occasion. I know you are admiring my enormous velvet beret.

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Getting to Know Olivia Saperstein


Sewickley Academy
recently welcomed Olivia Saperstein as the newest member of the Admission team! As the assistant director of admission, she will work with families and students interested in our Middle School.

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Getting to Know Gina Carl

Summerbridge Pittsburgh recently welcomed Gina Carl as its new program director.

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Getting To Know Matthew Griffin

Let's head over to the Theater Department and meet Sewickley Academy's new Drama Teacher and Artistic Director Matthew Griffin!

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Getting to Know Bevan Koch

We met Sewickley Academy's new strings teacher Gino Faraci last week, and now we are excited to introduce the Senior School's new math teacher Bevan Koch!

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Getting to Know Gino Faraci

Last week you met Brian Buckley, our new accompanist and music teacher. Let's stick around in Sewickley Academy's music department to meet Gino Faraci, our new strings teacher!

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Getting to Know Brian Buckley

So far, you've met Assistant to the Head of Senior School Josh Briggeman and Assistant Kindergarten teacher Rina Heavner, now let's meet an artsy type!

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