Boarding and Day · Co-ed College Prep · Grades 6–12 & Postgraduate · Hebron, Maine

Our Staff

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 Alt

Sara Alt
Music Faculty
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.  =)

R. Allen Babcock

R. Allen Babcock
Dean of Students

Keith Barbera

Keith Barbera
Mathematics Faculty
Biography
As a teacher for more than twenty years, I have taught a wide range of students and courses: college history and interdisciplinary courses; high school and middle school math; ESL in Taiwan; chess to Baltimore youth. I have also tutored in many areas, especially preparation for standardized tests. My philosophy of teaching is inspired by Gary Gutting’s insight that understanding is even more important than knowledge: “The standard view is that teaching imparts knowledge, either knowing how (skills) or knowing that (information)…. We need critical thinking and creativity: the ability to detect tacit but questionable assumptions and to develop new ways of understanding—in short, to think beyond what ‘everyone knows.’”
I enjoy reading, music (classical, blues), chess, badminton, and good food.
 
Fun Fact
One of my favorite comedians is Father Guido Sarducci [Don Novello]. His “Five Minute University” (available on the Internet) makes Gutting’s point in a hilarious way.

Calvin Bates

Calvin Bates
History Faculty, Visual Arts Faculty
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. 

Emily Bonis

Emily Bonis
Director of Teaching and Learning; Mathematics Faculty, Mathematics Faculty
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. 

Tim Bonis

Tim Bonis
History and Social Sciences Faculty; Tennis, Tennis Coach
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

Will Bridgeo
Advancement Officer
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

Caddy Brooks
Athletics Director, Boys' Varsity Lacrosse Coach
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.

Paul Brouwer

Paul Brouwer
Director of the Middle School; Outdoor Education
I grew up in upstate New York but has called Maine home since the mid 1990s. After graduating with a Bachelor of Music degree from State University College in Potsdam's Crane School of Music, I worked as a professional musician in the Boston area for many years. Upon moving to Maine, I began teaching in the Turner school district. I joined the Hebron community in the fall of 1998, teaching math, music and outdoor skills. In 2002, I became the Director of Trailblazers, Hebron's outdoor skills program, and in 2006 was named Hebron's Middle School Director.
 
My favorite Hebron memory is actually two memories and those are when my two daughters graduated from Hebron, one in 2015 and the other in 2018. I am super proud of both of them.

A fun fact about me is that I played in a band called, “Gigolo Aunts” in the Boston area before becoming a teacher.

I enjoy the sense of community that living on campus provides, and he actively pursues Maine's many outdoor offerings year-round.
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