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Tim has been with Bridgton Academy since arriving as an intern in the fall of 2009.
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Tom Austin is a legend of the Bridgton Academy community, having began his career in Bridgton in 1965. During the late ’80s through 2004 he put his Bridgton Academy career on hiatus and was the Head Football Coach at Colby College, where he put together a Hall of Fame tenure, winning 12 CBB championships. Tom now works in our Institutional Advancement office as a gifts officer, cultivating relationships with our alumni network.
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Matt Burgess, Bridgton Academy Class of 1988, has been a mainstay of the Bridgton community for over a decade.
Beth Chagrasulis has been Bridgton Academy’s resident forensics and biochemistry wizard since she arrived in the fall of 2010.
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Karen Cole has been with Bridgton Academy since 2013, when she joined the staff as a teacher and college counselor.
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Sven Cole has literally grown up on the Bridgton Academy campus; his mother, the legendary Susan Cole, and mother, Betty Dyer, create an unbroken line at the Academy since the early 1960s. After a career in the skiing and marketing industries, Sven came to Bridgton Academy in 2008 as Director of Marketing and Communications, and has been the Assistant Head of School since 2013. MORE
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Michelle has been with Bridgton Academy for nearly a decade, working within the Development and Institutional Advancement offices and also directly with students as an advisor.
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If there is a position at Bridgton Academy, chances are Joe Daley ’77 has held it. From Dean of Students, Dorm Director, Classroom Teacher, Hockey Coach, Lacrosse Coach, Football Coach, you name it – Joe Daley has been an institution at Bridgton Academy since his graduation from Colby College.
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Pat Daley ’09 is following in his father, Joe Daley ’77’s, footsteps as a jack-of-all-trades at Bridgton Academy.
Travis Dube has become perhaps one of the most beloved faculty members in Bridgton Academy history in only seven short years. This coach, teacher and dorm parent has helped hundreds of students unlock their potential with his gift for communicating with young men and his boundless enthusiasm, humanity and love for his chosen profession.
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Binaca Hanson presides over Bridgton Academy’s academic program as a visionary leader, pushing our programs to new heights and creating a culture of learning, excitement and dedication in our academic buildings. She is a graduate of Saint Michael’s College. MORE
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Aaron Izaryk arrived at Bridgton Academy in 2010 as Head Baseball Coach. A graduate of the University of Maine, Izaryk was an Academic All-American with the Black Bears baseball team, and member of their coaching staff following his graduation. Along with his duties as baseball coach, Izaryk also spent time as Director of College Counseling, guiding students through the college selection and admissions process. Now, as Director of Athletics, Izaryk oversees each of Bridgton Academy’s seven Varsity athletic programs, as well as leading the Wolverine baseball squad. MORE
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Jamie Izaryk joined Bridgton Academy in 2011 after working in admissions for her alma mater, University of Maine. Under her leadership, the College Counseling office has expanded its programming and grown Bridgton’s college fair to over 60 schools. Jamie’s unending enthusiasm for supporting our students through their college processes is palpable! A beacon of positivity and professionalism, Jamie is tireless in her efforts to help our young men explore diverse college options, steward them through the application process, and, when necessary, help them make the best case possible for an appeal.

Jamie lives on campus with her husband, Aaron, and her two children, Parker and Nash.
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A member of the illustrious “Two Decade Club”, Dave Lepage has been with Bridgton Academy since 1997. Over that time he has been a leader in the classroom, a long-time dorm parent, coach and Academy stalwart. He is a graduate of the University of Maine at Farmington. -MORE-
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Coach Whit Lesure is a true hoops legend. A member of the New England Basketball Hall of Fame, Lesure has won four NEPSAC championships at Bridgton Academy since taking over the program in 1997. MORE
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Coach Rick Marcella, who coached at the Academy for 26 seasons from 1986 to 2012, returns after five years away from North Bridgton. MORE
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Originally working with Bridgton Academy as a consultant, Cody Marean has taken over the Sports Medicine Department.
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Martin Mooney comes to Bridgton Academy with an extensive background in private school education, ranging from the Development Office, to Dean of Students, to years of experience coaching football. Mr. Mooney earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Dartmouth College, and his Master’s Degree from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English. MORE
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Jessica Priola, Bridgton Academy’s Director of Institutional Advancement, arrived at Bridgton Academy in the fall of 2005. A graduate of the University of Maine at Augusta, this Maine native has risen through the ranks and now oversees admissions, development and marketing efforts at BA. MORE