Alumni Information

If you can give us any further information on anyone who is an alumni of PVMS, either already listed below or those not yet listed(including yourself), please send an email to: Margaret Bagge

We are interested in schools attended since PVMS and jobs/professions, and where living currently, contact information/email

Nina Wesler has moved to Krabi, Thailand to teach English through September 2013. She is in a village called Nuaklong. She reports, "It's a beautiful part of the world. The people are so lovely, and funny! And the culture is delicate and Kind. Every day is full of challenges, frustrations and rewards. I'm learning a lot and am very happy to be here. Being so far away, though, makes me especially miss my friends and family." Dec 2012

Griffin Wesler is living in Seattle and working on a Masters in Human Centered Design and Engineering. Griffin has been taking sailing, has climbed Mt. Rainer for the second time and made it to the summit. Dec 2012

Andrew Faulstich was one of four freshmen selected to be a Global Scholar at Wilbraham and Monson Academy in 2012. Global Scholars spend time meeting with leaders, both near and far and travel internationally each year to places such as the Amazon, where they live with an indigenous tribe. The experience ends senior year, when each scholar presents his/her thesis on a global issue in front of an open forum.

Jake Grondin was named runner up athlete of the week on the Varsity Golf Team at Wilbraham and Monson Academy as an 8th grader (quite impressive for a middle school student).

We are proud of the successes of our Alums! Please send us your news.
Where are our more recent alumni now?
MORAYMA L. Wilbraham and Monson Academy

GIANGABRIEL L. St. Mary's Academy,

MAKAYLA M. Salem College, before that: The MacDuffie School

MAYA L. Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Sch.

VALERIE Z. Longmeadow High School

MARISA Z. Cathdral High School

SCOTT B. Cathedral High School

ANDREW F. Wilbraham and Monson Academy

LUKE P. Wilbraham and Monson Academy

BENJAMIN A. Stowe Middle School, Vermont

JOSEPHINE A. Stowe Middle School, Vermont

EMMA K. Wilbraham and Monson Academy

JAKE G. Wilbraham and Monson Academy

ALANA F. The MacDuffie School

ELIZABETH Z. P.V. Chinese Immersion Charter School

ELLA F. Wilbraham and Monson Academy

XAQ K. Amherst Middle School

ANNA K. Amherst Middle School

SAM C. North Star, Hadley

VERNON G. The MacDuffie School

GIANNI K. Wilbraham and Monson Academy

BILLY K. Wilbraham and Monson Academy

ANTHONY T. Tantasqua Regional Technical School,
Freshman in Computer Tech Program

ERIN W. Sabis School

Alumni from earlier years - Where did they go to school? What are they doing now?
LINDSAY BRIDGE I graduated from Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT with my Bachelor's in Psychology and my Master's in Elementary Education. I am teaching at the Hawlemont School in Charlemont, MA. I teach a Kindergarten/ 1st Grade combined classroom. The 2012-2013 school year is my first year.

JOSIE McDERMOTT: I was a student at PVMS until 1998 when my brother, Mike, and I moved to upstate NY with my family. We were in third grade when we moved.

I am currently working as a 7th grade history teacher in upstate NY. My brother is currently going into his third year of law school at Boston College.

We both enjoyed our time at PVMS. My experience at PVMS had an impact on both of our lives and certainly shapes my teaching philosophy today in the class room.

VICTORIA DUKE graduated from Wilbraham & Monson Academy in 2006 and Assumption College in 2010 with a BA in Psychology and is now finishing her first year of graduate school at Brandeis University where she is working on her Masters in Genetic Counseling.

JASON DUKE will graduate from Wilbraham & Monson Academy in May and attend Assumption College in the fall.

NICOLE PROVENSANO attended PVMS from 1986 to 1990
" I left after 4th grade. I graduated from Cathedral High School and attented Bay Path College. I received a BA in Psychology and I am currently employed with Big Y Foods. I work in the Creative Marketing Department. I have a house in Feeding Hills where I have lived for 8 years."

KEVIN PROVENZANO attended PVMS and then graduated from Cathedral High School. He will be graduating from AIC in May with a BA in Business. He still lives in Springfield Ma.

MELANIE GLADDEN attended PVMS from 1979-1985, graduating from sixth grade. She graduated from Central HS in 1991, and moved to Colorado in 1993.

"I am currently working for a uranium consulting company and attending the University of Phoenix online, working towards my Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. Once I have achieved that, I plan to start my own business. I will be providing babyproofing and safetyproofing consultation services to new parents and the elderly, with the option of installing the products they choose for them if they are interested. I would love to hear from my PVMS classmates, if anyone is interested in contacting me! My email address is; it is ok to provide this to any PVMS alumni who remember me."

SARA BARZ Smith College 2006

JACOB FOLEY MacDuffie School, Wheaton College

ALLESSANDRA GRAZIANI SMITH at PVMS 1983-88 Special Education Teacher in West Springfield

CATHERINE GRAZIANI at PVMS 1981-87 OB-GYN in West Hartford, CT

Peter attended PVMS through Lower Elementary and was in Sue Foerster and Lucy Maleshefski's class.

He stopped by PVMS on May 19, 2009 to say hi. He is currently the membership Director at The Answer is Fitness, a fitness center in Springfield (not very far from PVMS).

DAN BUENDO co-publisher of Reminder Publications

CHELSEA C. Medical Intern in Cardiac Surgery

RACHEL OPPENHEIMER non-profit work in NY

MARK OPPENHEIMER Harvard, author


BETH FOERSTER Montessori Teacher, Wellfleet, MA

CRAIG FOERSTER New England Etching


TRACY ZIMMERMAN software engineer with specialty in defense weaponry, Hughes Electronics

CHRISTOPHER LEAPER correctional officer






CAROLINE NICOLAI attorney in Springfield

MELISSA NICOLE , Mt. Holyoke, teacher, her daughter attended PVMS

NICOLE KELLIHER teacher - her daughter also attended PVMS

ALISAN BRIGHAM Syracuse University, living in CA



DIANA VANLLEUWEN living in California, working in film production

MATT RILEY 1983-88



ELI COHEN living in Japan

JUSTIN COHEN disc jockey in Pioneer Valley

ANNA SLEZAK dual degree program Parsons School of Design and Eugene Lange College

ADAM RHODES engineer
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