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
Erin stopped by to visit PVMS in December
Erin Washington stopped by to visit Pamela Kinn and Sue and Lucy in Lower El, as well as other teachers and staff at PVMS in early December. Erin attended PVMS from first through 5th grade and left PVMS in June 2009. She's a 9th grader at Sabis.
She told us that she still remembers the parts of speech symbols and is sometimes surprised when her friends don't know parts of speech as well as she does.
PVMS ALUM NEWS NINA WESLER 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
GRIFFIN WESLER 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 email@example.com
ANDREW FAULSTICH 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 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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Mcdale7@gmail.com
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 email@example.com; 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
CATHERINE GRAZIANI at PVMS 1981-87 OB-GYN in West Hartford, CT
PETER CREANZA 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
JONATHAN OPPENHEIMER, Harvard
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
MACEO JACKSON 1981-87
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