Bill Wilmot received his BA majoring in Liberal Arts, from St. John's College in Annapolis, MD, with a focus on philosophy and the history of science and math. He earned an Ed.M in School Leadership, specializing in School Development from Harvard Graduate School of Education. He taught math, science, and music in grades 5-9 in a variety of charter and district schools. Much to his surprise, he instantly loved the process of guiding middle school students through the tumultuous waters of adolescence. He has also worked as a consultant for charter and pilot schools, including developing a middle school program for Seacoast Charter School, an arts-integrated, K-8 charter school. He then served as the Head of School at Seacoast for four years, working to nurture students in their exploration, support teachers in their innovations, and build a learning community for everyone.
Bill is also a violinist. Inspired by his own experience as a musician and awkward occasionally bumpy road as a student, he is fascinated by how people engage with the world and learn. Bill is also the father of August and Calder and the husband of Elizabeth.
Nina Alberg is currently in her 12th year of teaching. She received a B.A. in Art History and Education from Regis College, and a Masters in Special Education through Lesley University. Ms. Alberg has been a member of the Museum of Fine Arts Education Advisory Board since 2009, and the Chairperson of the Westwood Chapter of SEPAC since Fall of 2010. She has worked with MGH's YouthCare Program since 2007, most recently serving as Site Director for the Westwood Summer Camp. Outside of school, Ms. Alberg spends her time with her family, visiting museums, painting, illustration, and singing professionally with the New World Chorale. She enjoys teaching Art, Music, Theater and Social Pragmatics at Tremont School, and is excited to work with such an incredible team of educators and parents.
Kathleen Boucher is currently in her 5th year of teaching. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, with honors, from Amherst College. Following graduation, she assistant coached field hockey & lacrosse and taught performance classes at Smith College, while pursuing a Master of Science in Exercise & Sport Studies. Her involvement in summer camps and coaching youth teams helped reveal her passion in teaching. After earning a Master of Arts in Teaching from Smith, the DC native made a new home in the Boston area. Kathleen worked as a substitute teacher in Natick and subsequently as an elementary school special educator in Needham, MA. In her free time she enjoys coaching & playing sports, listening to music, doing puzzles, traveling up and down the East Coast visiting family & friends, and has recently enjoyed camping. Kathleen is excited to teach Math & Science at the Tremont School and join a strong community dedicated to sparking curiosity for life-long learning in all students.
Andrea has a bachelor of science in childhood studies and K-8 teacher certification. She formerly worked in an arts charter school teaching fine art with middle school students and launched an in-school dance program involving 220 students in grades K-8. She has worked with preschoolers through age 16 in camp settings leading overnight canoeing/hiking/camping excursions with teens. What you will find evident in her teaching is her care in knowing each student, upon which she bases her interactions and instruction. She believes in taking the time and the creative avenue that learning and its many aspects might require. Andrea sells and shows her oil paintings on the NH Seacoast and runs a special event floral business with her comrade, Linda. She studies flamenco, modern dance, ballet and performs across New England. She is involved with education projects in Nicaragua and the Gambia, and volunteers for the Big Brother Big Sister program.
Irene has been teaching for almost thirty years. Her first teaching job was a volunteer position teaching United States history at an alternative high school in Providence, Rhode Island. She has a bachelor's degree in American Civilization from Brown University and a master's degree in English from the University of Maine. She has taught academic enrichment classes for gifted students, has tutored English Language Learners, and has taught high school social studies. Before coming to Tremont School, she taught grades 4-8 at Stillwater Montessori School in Old Town, Maine for nine years. She also taught courses in writing at the University of Maine, a commitment she has continued in Massachusetts at Middlesex Community College. She enjoys writing poetry and plays, reading aloud to her students and family, cooking, walking, and gardening. She lives in Littleton with her husband, Bob, a physicist; her daughter, Sylvia, a gourmet chef and designer of duct tape accessories; and her dog, Selma, a hound.
Casey is a recent graduate of Bard College, having received her BA in Studio Art in the spring of 2010. She has experience with oil painting, printmaking, sculpture, drawing, stained glass window making and pottery. Before teaching at Tremont School, Casey was an art instructor for a mobile art school, Arts2You, based in Weston. In addition to working at Tremont School, she is a studio assistant at Cynthia Curtis Pottery in Rockport, MA. She continues to make and show her own art on a small scale, and is also currently pursuing a career in the direction of Art Therapy by taking classes in preparation for a masters program.
Anne is an ecological educator with over ten years of education and experience in the fields of environmental science and democratic education. She began her undergraduate degree at Goddard College, focusing on early childhood education with a specialization in Waldorf and democratic educational philosophies. She finished her undergraduate degree with the Audubon Expedition Institute (A.E.I.) at Lesley University. For two years she traveled on a bus with A.E.I. living in the field, backpacking through the wilderness, and learning from people working in many different areas of the environmental field. She graduated in 2005 with a B.S. in environmental studies and a deep respect for the transformative potential of experiential education. In 2005 she founded a democratic free school in Worcester, MA called the Stone Soup Learning Cooperative and Raven Freedom School. She served as the director of the school from 2006 until its close in 2010. In 2011 she completed a Masters in Ecological Teaching and Learning at Lesley University. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in education, also at Lesley, that she expects to complete in 2016. She has also worked as an adjunct professor at Worcester State University and as a non-profit coordinator at The Pleasant Street Neighborhood Network Center and The Greater Worcester Land Trust. In her free time, Anne loves to garden, read, and cook.
Simone Aguilera Romig moved to the United States from Brazil while still in High School. Simone's love for languages led her to dedicate years to children's knowledge of Portuguese and Spanish. Simone received her BA in Liberal Arts with a minor in Spanish from the University of North Carolina. She has developed and implemented an afterschool Portuguese language and culture program for elementary students. Simone has taught Spanish part-time at Old Rochester Regional High School in Mattapoisett, MA. She is excited to continue developing the Spanish curriculum for Tremont School. Simone is the mother of four children and is currently enrolled in Harvard's Master of Liberal Arts program with a concentration in foreign language, literature and culture.
Pampa is a musician and arts educator who enjoys teaching in a variety of settings. For the last decade she has worked with students of all ages in New York, Washington, D.C. and Boston schools. She has conducted research at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and collaborated with the Smithsonian Institute and the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum on various education projects. Pampa holds a B.A. in Music from Oberlin College, plays a variety of instruments and has performed with numerous ensembles. While in DC, Pampa performed regularly at the National Cathedral and Kennedy Center as a member of the Cathedral Choral Society. A native of Buenos Aires, Pampa brings a global perspective to her teaching and is Spanish-English bilingual. Pampa has a strong commitment to social justice and arts education. After spending a semester working with the inspiring Tremont students on an original musical production, she is thrilled to join the Tremont School for another exciting year!
Kathy Trogolo's experience in education spans both the public and private sectors, with focus on instructional technology integration, professional development, and administrative efficiency. Prior to working at Tremont, Kathy was the Director of Admission and Marketing at The Sage School in Foxboro, MA, a school for academically advanced PreK-8 students. She has also been the Director of Technology and a curriculum specialist in public school districts. Kathy holds a master's degree in Educational Technology Leadership from The George Washington University and a bachelor's degree in history from Cornell University. She is an active advisor in the arts community at Cornell and has served as an executive officer and advisor to several non-profit organizations. Kathy's affiliations outside of school include Destination Imagination, Massachusetts Association for Gifted Education (MAGE), and several Boston area choral groups. She also enjoys gardening, reading, and volunteering as a band parent.
Andrea moved to the Boston area after graduating from the University of New Hampshire in May 2011, where she received her B.S. in Family Studies. During her college years, she interned in classrooms ranging from infants to 3rd grade. After attending a startup school in Florida from its inception until her high school graduation ten years later, she was ecstatic to find a place like Tremont. She joined Tremont as the office intern in March of 2012 and could not have been happier to find such a welcoming and innovative school. Outside of work hours, Andrea enjoys traveling, visiting family, and discovering all that Boston has to offer!