An independent day school located in Marblehead, serving pre-k through grade 8

Meet the Faculty & Staff at Tower

We're delighted that you're exploring Tower online. Our Faculty and Staff page is a new addition to our site, and is a work in progress–proudly featuring a small-but-growing selection of our faculty and staff members. Check back often to meet more of the creative, talented people who teach, inspire and coach our students each day.

We encourage you to learn more about Tower by attending our admission events, meeting our teachers and administrators, and speaking with Tower parents. To schedule a personal tour, please contact our Director of Admission.

Deacon Chapin, M.Ed. | 7th & 8th Grade Math Teacher

Anna Walcutt, M.Ed. | 1st-5th and 7th Grade Spanish Teacher

Susie Schneider | 1st Grade Teacher

Karen Van Adzin, M.S. | 7th Grade English Teacher

Julie Walsh, M.Ed. | Kindergarten Teacher

Chris Field, B.S. | Physical Education Teacher

Jaclyne Ainlay, M.Ed. | 6th & 8th Grade Spanish Teacher

Andrea McEachern, J.D. | 6th Grade Teacher and Soccer Coach

Frederick Shepard, M.M.E. | Director of the Arts

Rachel Perrella, M.Ed. | 2nd Grade Teacher and Basketball Coach

Sarah Clark, M.Ed. | 1st Grade Teacher

Christine Henderson, M.Ed. | Technology Teacher

Webb Thompson, B.S. | 6th Grade History & English, Athletic Director, Coach

Kelley Howells, M.Ed. | 3rd Grade Teacher

Ayala Pignato, B.S. | Physical Education Teacher, Drama Teacher

Russ Wells, M.S. | 7th & 8th Grade Science and Wellness Teacher

Jaclyn Johnson, M.Ed. | 5th Grade Teacher, Basketball Coach

Deborah Eames, M.Ed. | Science Teacher, Grades 2-6

Stephanie Fitzgerald, M.F.A. | Painter, Sculptor and Visual Art Teacher

Melissa Upton, B.A. Classics | Librarian

Lydia Gilman, B.A. | Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Sara Field, M.Ed. | 2nd Grade Teacher

Annie Delaney, M.Ed. | Director of Learning Skills

Jessie Achterhof, B.A. | Director of Development, Cross Country Coach

Jenn Suhr, B.S. | Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Adam Zois, M.F.A. | Woodworking and Guitar Building Teacher

Audrey Johnson, B.A. | Kindergarten Teacher

Reagan Kenwell, M.Ed. | Director of Admission

Susie Twadell, M.Ed. | 5th Grade Teacher

Joanna Price, M.Ed. | Music Teacher

Erica Osattin | 4th Grade Teacher

Elena Arthur, B.S. Business, Nursing | School Nurse, Health Teacher

Lorrelle Hrul | Controller

Peter Twadell, M.Ed. | Associate Head of School, Basketball Coach

  • 75 West Shore Drive
  • Marblehead, MA 01945
  • Phone: 781.631.5800
  • Fax: 781.631.2292

Tower students are articulate, self-motivated, confident learners who engage in their academic success, develop strong leadership skills, and create opportunities to contribute meaningfully in their communities and the world.



Tower’s teachers champion the value of excellence in elementary education. They’re accomplished at creating a delicate balance – in which a positive process for learning stands alongside a curriculum designed to challenge each and every student. The result? Tower’s students are engaged, confident learners, eager to reach for extraordinary academic success.



BRING A FRIEND DAY  |  FEB 24  |  7:40 AM-3:00 PM
This admission event is open to Tower students in grades 1 through 7, and their same-grade friends. Tower parents should contact Reagan Kenwell to reserve a seat.

Theme-based, monthly parent and toddler workshops that focus on music, art, movement and FUN! These workshops fill quickly. Contact our Admission office to pre-register. 



We challenge students to attain personal levels of achievement—on the field and off.

Through Tower’s Athletic Program, students experience the intrinsic benefits of physical activity; the correlation between hard work and personal improvement; and the value of good sportsmanship. Participation is expected of all students. Improved skills for each player are a priority.



Tower's innovative program and modern facility depend upon contributions from our community members.



Join us for an awesome Summer at Tower! Gain coding skills in our technology lab, create work in our art studios  that reflects your personal style, build and command your own robot, sharpen your filmmaking and editing skills, improve your basketball game, gain an appreciation for the outdoors, learn to swim...and make lasting friendships at Summer at Tower!



Welcome to My Tower.

We've included information most often referenced by Tower community members. Here, you’ll gain quick access to Veracross, download forms and permission slips, and discover ways to participate in our vibrant community through the TSPA.



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