Hebron teachers live the mission of the school in each interaction they have. Challenging, inspiring and guiding each student to reach their highest potential in mind, body, and spirit is at the heart of what Hebron teachers do each day. Hebron’s faculty, led by our academic principles, equip students to become effective communicators, adaptable learners, responsible global citizens, and poised to lead.
Sara grew up in the woods of the Pocono Mountains in PA where she spent time singing, fishing, camping, and frolicking with animals... chickens, horses, goats, bunnies and even stray raccoons & black bear cubs (her cousin was a black bear biologist for the PA Game Commission, so this was part of a rehabilitation program... don't try this at home...) She had her first public solo at the age of two.
She has taught in public and private schools, directed summer arts programs, managed an organic maple farm, and worked in the financial arena, but loves teaching the most!
Ms. Alt - "S.Alt" as many of her students refer to her, has a passion for learning new things, tackling challenges creatively, and making music with all manner of instruments or voices. She studied primarily at Cairn University in Langhorne, PA with teachers: David Shockey, Sharon Sweet, and was mentored by soprano and composer Michelle Hynson in Milwaukee, WI. She has performed as a soprano section leader with the Bel Canto Chorus of Milwaukee, Milwaukee Symphony Chorus, Skylight Opera (WI), the New Amsterdam Singers (NY) & too many church & community choirs to count in the US and abroad.
If you know great places to hear live music, eat delicious food, or kayak/camp, please let her know. =)
Calvin Bates is joining the Hebron Faculty in his first year after graduating from Middlebury College, where he majored in Economics and minored in Architecture and Anthropology. He will be teaching Economics within the History department along with three visual art classes. Outside of the classroom, Calvin will be coaching mountain biking, skiing, and lacrosse.
Ms. Emily Bonis came to Hebron in 2010 with her husband Tim, who teaches history at Hebron. Ms. Bonis is the Dean of Faculty and an Upper School Mathematics teacher. Ms. Bonis also serves as Hebron's Round Square representative, where she guides students in their work with the Round Square IDEALS, which stands for Internationalism, Democracy, Environmentalism, Adventure, Leadership, and Service. She has lead international trips through Round Square to Canada and India and looks forward to many more!
Ms. Bonis considers herself a lifelong learner and is always trying new things. She strives to bring her love of learning to her students and inspire them to challenge themselves, take risks, and get outside their comfort zone. In fact, this is one of the things that she loves most about teaching - it is always changing and the possibilities for creativity and exploration are endless.
In her free time, Ms. Bonis enjoys hiking, camping, kayaking, snowshoeing, gardening, reading, knitting, and practicing yoga. Ms. Bonis is a certified yoga instructor and teaches yoga to students and faculty in the Hebron community. She is also a Master Gardener volunteer and delights in sharing her love of gardening with others through her volunteer work.
Mr. Tim Bonis moved to Hebron Academy in the fall of 2010 with his wife Emily who serves as the Director of Teaching and Learning, and their two daughters, Leah and Alaina. Mr. Bonis teaches upper school history, coaches Personal Fitness and girls junior varsity tennis, and assists with the Personal Fitness program. Before coming to Hebron, Mr. Bonis was a dean and faculty member at South Kent School for nine years.
The Bonis family resides in Old Brick, where he is the dorm head. In their free time, they like to be outdoors, hiking, camping, swimming at the beach, kayaking, snowshoeing and skiing. Personally, Tim likes to cook, go wilderness camping and sea kayaking, adventures with his dog Ozzy, and spending time with his family.
Will Bridgeo graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2008. He brings a unique blend of independent school and private fundraising experience. In his spare time, Will enjoys golf and spending time with his son, Jack 11.
Caddy Brooks graduated from Colby College in 2009 and comes to us from Groton School where he coached Ice Hockey and Lacrosse. In his free time, Caddy enjoys skiing, photography and traveling.