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Hampstead Academy Teachers 2022-2023

Meet Our Teachers & Staff for 2022 - 2023! We look forward to seeing you all in the Fall!


Welcome Ms. Rebecca Cummings

Lead STEAM Teacher & Project Based Learning Specialist Pre-K - Grade 8

Rebecca Cummings is a mother and teacher. She is a Presidential Awardee for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and is passionate about STEAM. Rebecca loves exploring the world around her. Rebecca comes with a Masters in Elementary Education from Rivier College and B.A. in English and Child Study from Tufts University. Rebecca comes to Hampstead Academy with enormous experience and expertise in STEAM programs and experiential based learning. She was the Curriculum Coordinator for the New Hampshire Department of Education organizing professional development courses to help teachers implement problem based learning into their teaching. Rebecca was also the Workshop Instructor at Emmanuel College developing experiential inquiry based science methods courses. In her most recent role she has been an Elementary Homeroom Teacher and moved onto become the Lead STEAM Teacher within the Pelham Elementary School District working with about 650 students.

Hampstead Academy is excited to have Rebecca with us as we move toward Vision 2025. She will be an integral part of our team working with students and developing our teachers through effective experiential learning through projects for positive impact. Welcome Rebecca!


Welcome Ms. Julie Faro

Art Teacher

Julie Faro is an artist, teacher, and mother. She has lived in North Andover for five generations and continues to live in town with her husband, four children, and two dogs. Julie has a B.A. in Fine Art and Graphic Design from Merrimack College and completed her Teacher's Licensure Program through Fitchburg State College. She holds a Massachusetts teacher's license in Visual Arts. After graduating from Merrimack she worked as a graphic designer for two years before pursuing a career in education. She has worked as a special education tutor for Amesbury Middle School and a Child Care Counselor at Saint Ann's Home and School in Methuen.

Hampstead Academy is so fortunate to have Julie with us on our journey! Julie is passionate about project based learning and integrating visual art into student studies. We look forward to what will be created next year! Welcome Julie!


Welcome Ms. Leslie Chinburg

Physical Education Teacher

Leslie Chinburg is a mother, coach, counselor, and academic advisor. Leslie comes with a Masters of Education in Counseling from the University of New Hampshire, Durham as well as a B.S. in Childhood Studies from Plymouth State University. Leslie loves connecting with students and staff. Leslie has coached soccer, softball, unified basketball and track. She meets students where they are. She assesses students needs, sets goals, and helps coach them to achieve.

Hampstead Academy is thrilled to have Leslie with us in the Fall. Her passion to utilize counseling and teaching principles to assist students in meeting their educational and personal goals will serve our community well. Welcome Leslie!


Want to learn more about Hampstead Academy? Call (603) 329-4406 or email for more information!



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