Faculty & Staff

Foote teachers instill a joy of learning by encouraging questions that lead students on an exciting journey of discovery. Teachers value each child’s input, thoughts, ideas and experiences. Two-thirds of our faculty members hold advanced degrees and almost half have been at Foote for more than 10 years.

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Jody Abzug

Jody Abzug

Director of Development & Alumni Programs
B.A., Williams College
M.A., University of Delaware
Jim Adams

Jim Adams

Grade 5 Teacher
B.A., Brown University
M.A, Columbia University
Lara Anderson

Lara Anderson

Middle School Humanities Teacher
B.A., Wesleyan University
M.A., Wesleyan University
Lynne Banta

Lynne Banta

Kindergarten Associate
B.A., Southern Connecticut State University
Carrie Bergantino

Carrie Bergantino

Learning Support Teacher
B.S., University of Connecticut
M.A., University of Connecticut
Chastity Berrios

Chastity Berrios

Lower School Associate
B.A., Fairfield University
M.S., Fairfield University
Kim Birge-Liberman

Kim Birge-Liberman

6th Grade Science Teacher, 9th Grade Science Teacher
B.S., Roger Williams University
M.S., Syracuse University
Tim Blauvelt

Tim Blauvelt

7th Grade Science Teacher, Middle School Math Teacher
B.A., Wesleyan University
B.A., Drew University
M.Div., Yale University
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Native Americans used natural materials like marigolds to dye yarn. First and second graders do too, as part of an in-depth exploration of woodland Native American cultures.