Meet Our Alumni & Advancement Team

Sarah DeBenedictis

Years at NHS: 11 

Hometown: Gorham, Maine
 
My role at NHS: Director of Advancement
 
3 Interesting Facts About Me:
  • I share a birthday with my daughter, Annie. 
  • I worked at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC; the oldest private art museum in the District now part of the National Gallery.
  • I was once neighbors with legendary actor Robert Duval. 
Contact Sarah: sdebenedictis@newhampton.org




Cindy Buck

Years at NHS: 22

Hometown: Burlington, Vermont
 
My role at NHS: Director of Alumni & Parent Relations
 
3 Interesting Facts About Me:
  • Initial educational training and career path was in the health care industry.
  • Worked at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC at the same time that legendary basketball coach Jim Valvano was coaching there.
  • Proud mom of two sons who were both four-year students and NHS graduates, one in 2001 and the other in 2005.
Contact Cindy: cbuck@newhampton.org




Sam Cieplicki

Years at NHS: 4

Hometown: Burlington, Vermont
 
My role at NHS: Capital Giving Officer. Past positions include Director of Student Activities, English Teacher, Academic Support Instructor, and Coach.
 
3 Interesting Facts About Me:
  • Graduated from New Hampton School in 2008
  • Played Basketball and Tennis at St. Michael’s College
  • Loves to travel the country and world meeting with NHS Alums and current parents
Contact Sam: scieplicki@newhampton.org




Amy Woods

Years at NHS: 1
 
My role at NHS: Director of Annual Giving
 
3 Interesting Facts about Me:
  • I have been in indepedent schools since 1996.
  • I played college lacrosse. 
  • I have two cousins that are graduates of New Hampton School, and am thrilled to be here!
Contact Amy: awoods@newhampton.org




Stacey Wills

Years at NHS: 3

Hometown: Meredith, NH
 
My role at NHS: School Events Manager
 
3 Interesting Facts about Me:
  • I spent the better part of a decade as a wedding planner. I have planned and executed more than 600 weddings to-date.
  • I am obsessed with Thanksgiving. It is hands down my favorite day of the year.
  • There was a stretch where I moved once a year for 10 straight years. I am happy to say that time is OVER!
Contact Stacey: swills@newhampton.org




Tracey Sirles

Years at NHS: 4

Hometown: Bryant Pond, Maine
 
My role at NHS: Advancement Operations Manager
 
3 Interesting Facts About Me:
  • I wrote my first book in sixth grade. It was roughly 400 pages hand-written, and it marked the first and last time I ever wrote about vampires.
  • I was a girl scout from Brownies all the way through Campus Girl Scouts. (Yes, college age scouts exist.)
  • I have a tendency to adopt animals that are lost causes, either from shelters, or from a bush.
Contact Tracey: tsirles@newhampton.org




Meriellen Joga

Years at NHS: 1

Hometown: Salisbury, NH
 
My role at NHS: Donor Database Manager 
 
3 Interesting Facts About Me:
  • I served for 27 years in the United States Air Force. I attained the rank of Master Sergeant before I was commissioned and retired 10 years later as a Major.
  • I’ve visited 46 of the 50 states in the USA and at least 11 different countries (boots on the ground--airports don’t count).
  • I hiked the Appalachian Trail for two weeks as a young adult.
Contact Meriellen: mjoga@newhampton.org




Katherine McMahon







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