• Meet the Staff

    Hampstead Academy's teachers are experienced professionals, most with advanced degrees, who believe that learning is a natural and enjoyable part of life. They consistently strive to nurture both the intelligence and character of students in an atmosphere of caring, concern, and creativity. Expectations and standards are of the highest order and the entire school family is dedicated to education. At Hampstead Academy, you will ensure the essential expertise and experience in education so vital for your child's future.

 Liane Odom

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Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Certificate in Advanced Educational Leadership University of California, San Diego, Certificate in University Counseling University of Central Florida, M.A. Early Childhood Education St. Joseph’s College, BS Elementary Education Syracuse University, B.A. International Relations and Anthropology Certification: NH Experienced Educator Certificate Elementary Education (K-8) Florida Educator Certificate: Elementary Education (K-6), Primary Education (Preschool-1st Grade), Exceptional Student Education (K-12), Middle School Integrated Curriculum

Liane Odom

Mrs. Odom comes to Hampstead Academy with a diverse background in education.  She has a broad experience in the grades, from Pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade Algebra Honors both in the US and in South Korea.   Mrs. Odom has also spent time as a university placement advisor and admissions director.  Her experience working internationally has helped to shape her vision about the power of education to transform lives.  She has visited schools throughout Asia and realizes that STEAM education helps prepare students for an increasingly interconnected market.  She is passionate about education and is a life-long learner.  

 Joy Kemball-Cook

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M.Ed Early Childhood - Lesley University, B.A Journalism - University of Massachusetts at Amherst Certification: NH Experienced Educator Certification in Primary Education (PreK-3)

Joy Kemball-Cook

Mrs. K.C. loves working with the whole child and helping them cultivate a lifelong love of learning through various hands-on experiences. She enjoys going to the beach, spending time with her family, and watching her kids do the things they love.

 Fran Stewart

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M.Ed, Elementary Education, Notre Dame College BA, History, Rhode Island College Certification: NH Experienced Educator Certification in Elementary Education (K-8)

Fran Stewart

For approximately 20 years, Mrs. Stewart has had the pleasure of starting our youngest primary students on the road to literacy and instilling in them a love of learning.  A visit to her first-grade classroom might reveal children searching for the giant who mysteriously left his footprints on the floor, or better yet, trying to measure those footprints using various concrete materials to get an idea of his size. She is constantly exploring new avenues to excite and motivate young students while providing them with a safe, nurturing environment.  When she is not at school, she can be found spending time with her family, reading, shopping, and taking long walks on the beach.

 Jean Corbin

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MEd., Instruction and Curriculum Development, University of Massachusetts BA, French Language and Culture, University of New England Certification: NH Experienced Educator Certification in Elementary Education (K-8)

Jean Corbin

Creating a challenging environment while fostering individuality is the goal Ms. Corbin has established for her classroom. She strives to create a comfortable learning environment where all students can feel free to try something new and take risks.

 

 Stacy Kutzelman

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MEd, Curriculum and Instruction K-12, Notre Dame BS, Elementary Ed, Keene State College Certification: NH Experienced Educator Certification in Elementary Education (K-8)

Stacy Kutzelman

Ms. Kutzelman teaches with the philosophy that there are many paths to solve problems and there may be many solutions to any given example. Because of this, she welcomes the creativity of the adolescent mind to explore and create new ways of solving problems through class discussion, hands-on examples, and an understanding that everyone's ideas are valued and respected.

 Mark Christen

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 Zhihui Li

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MA Chinese Linguistics, Hebei University, China BA Chinese Language and Literature Education, Hebei Normal University,China

Zhihui Li

Ms. Li has more than 15 years’ experience in teaching Mandarin Chinese to native and non-native speakers. She has taught in 3 different countries: China, Mongolia, and the U.S. She often uses various methodologies to inspire the students’ desire to learn the Chinese language and its culture as well, especially hands-on activities. She has always loved teaching Chinese as a foreign language. It is her passion to be an educator and she looks forward to helping the students learn more about her native language and culture. 

Excellent teacher of the year, 2012, Shijiazhuang University of Economics

Noteworthy Performance Award, 2010, Columbus School for Girls

Excellent teacher of the year, 2007, Humanity University of Mongolia

 Andy Moerlein

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MFA Cornell University, Ithaca NY BA Dartmouth College, Hanover NH Education and Painting Classes, Elmira College NY

Andy Moerlein

Mr. Moerlein's classes are designed for all levels of creative inclination. In the art studio, students learn a spectrum of techniques in all media from pencil drawing from observation to imaginative painting and sculpture. He teaches art history, fun aspects of design and materials, as well as life skills with tools and ideas. Teaching the whole child means assuring proficiency in manual dexterity and implement use as well as problem solving and creativity. Mr. Moerlein is passionate about teaching and feels it compliments his personal ambitions as a professional artist. He keeps an active studio practice and invites the entire Hampstead community to visit his galleries and events.

 

 Bonnie Roberts

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BS, Elementary Ed. Notre Dame BS, Special Ed. Notre Dame HQT, Elementary Ed. and Special Ed. American Heart Association BLS Instructor Certification: NH Experienced Educator Elementary Education (K-8) Special Education (K-8)

Bonnie Roberts

Ms. Roberts believes that in science classes, concepts are best learned through hands-on activities that encourage inquiry and curiosity. These activities help students develop science skills that can be used through out their school years.

 Amy Simberg

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BS Kinesiology: Exercise Physiology University of New Hampshire Certification: NH Experienced Educator, PE and Health MA - Educator Certificate, PE

Amy Simberg

Mrs. Simberg is a health and wellness enthusiast at heart who has a passion for educating our youth on the importance of living a physically active and healthy lifestyle.  She loves spending time in the great outdoors with her husband and three children.
 
 Alexandra Weber Coons

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Suffolk University BS, Public Relations

Alexandra Weber Coons

Ms. Weber loves teaching Spanish at Hamstead Academy. She enjoys being able to share her love of Spanish with the students, both during Spanish class, and also during after-care.  

 Kim Esakof

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BSN, Bachelor of Science, Nursing Diploma in Nursing, New England Baptist Hospital School of Nursing Certification: RN Licensure in New Hampshire and Massachusetts BLS (for Healthcare providers): American Heart Association

Kim Esakof

Ms. Esakof is excited to support Hampstead Academy as a School Nurse consultant.  She believes that children learn best when they are healthy.  The health office is a very important part of Hampstead Academy’s daily life. Whether it be seeing children with complaints of minor illness, stomachaches, headaches or the common cold, the health office is also a safe place for children to visit to just talk about what is going on in their life. We believe that the nurse’s office should not only treat ill children but serve as a resource for wellness.