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.
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.
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.
Ms. Carton has a BA in Religion from Haverford College, an MA in Independent School Leadership from Columbia University, and an MBA from Columbia University. She joined the Hebron community in 2018. She's taught Biology and World Religions while at Hebron, and has served as the Director of College Counseling, the Director of the Upper School, and is now the Assistant Head of School. Ms. Carton enjoys hiking, camping, soccer, ultimate frisbee, and puzzles of all varieties (she's done at least one crossword puzzle a day for over 20 years!). Ms. Carton lives on the first floor of Sturtevant Dorm with her husband, Mr. Lundblade, their daughter, Celia, and their dog and cat.
Ms. Drown grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and moved to Maine after falling in love with the rural landscape while attending summer camp near Blue Hill. After graduating from Colby College, she pursued graduate work in environmental studies at the University of Maryland for a year and became a teacher in the process, earning her teacher’s certificate through University of Southern Maine.
Her career in education includes teaching in Maine’s public schools before joining the Hebron Middle School faculty in the fall of 2008. Ms. Drown lives in a very old farmhouse in the town of Leeds. She enjoys spending time with her daughters, Lydia ’09 and Polly ’11, who have both successfully launched their own careers. While passionate about sailing Downeast, she also enjoys gardening, skiing hiking, reading, and generally puttering about.