North Bridgton, ME – Bridgton Academy has hired Amity Gottschalk as its new Director of Academic Support. Gottschalk comes to Bridgton Academy from Stevens Brook Elementary School in Bridgton, ME, where she had been a 5th grade teacher for the past three years.

A longtime educator, Gottschalk brings with her a wide array of skills to empower Bridgton Academy students to become confident, capable and independent learners equipped for post-secondary success.

Before coming to Bridgton Academy, Gottschalk gained extensive experience teaching, with her time in the classroom taking her from elementary-age students all the way to teaching Adult and Continuing Education to adults in Bronx, NY. She brings a total of sixteen years’ teaching experience in the public school sector in New York City and Maine to Bridgton Academy.

Gottschalk has experience within the Bridgton Academy community, as well; her father, Brad Gottschalk, was the Director of Admissions from 1982–1991, as well as Dorm Director of Cleaves Hall.

“We are extremely excited to welcome Amity to Bridgton Academy,” said BA Dean of Academics, Binaca Macdonald. “In addition to her professional experience, Ms. Gottschalk’s ability to connect with our students will make her a wonderful addition to our team.”

“I can’t wait to work with students to help them fulfill their highest potential, learn to advocate for themselves, and gain confidence to reach future goals,” Gottschalk said.

The Bridgton Academy Academic Support Center is highlighted by the Focused Academic Coaching program, a full-year program designed to support students with learning disabilities and/or attention disorders or undiagnosed students who struggle with executive functioning skills. The program is not a tutoring service, but a support designed to promote self-confidence, independent learning, and strengthened academic skills.

Bridgton Academy’s mission is to provide a program for young men in a unique, one-year postgraduate environment to prepare for the competitive rigors of college and beyond. Bridgton Academy is located in western Maine, in the town of North Bridgton.