Track & Field - Varsity Girls
2017 Girls' Track & Field Team Lives Up to the Legacy...
12 Undefeated Seasons in a Row
All-League: Cassie Kearney, Annie Huycke, Katherine Stanwood, Kendall Roland, Morgan Langenhagen
Honorable Mention: Sola Osinubi, Allison Deegan, Darby Melia, Paulina Vo
16-0 Overall. ISL & NEPSTA Div II Champions
ISL Champions 18 years in a row. New England Champions 20 years in a row
Cassie Kearney was Voted ISL MVP Runner for Girls
Morgan Langenhagen - Pole Vault
Coach Jeff Browne 500 wins at Thayer:
|Abigael Osmanski (captain)||2017|
|Nadia Pena Cruz||2020|
|Persia Pena Cruz||2020|
|Loan Anh Tran||2018|
|Paulina Vo (captain)||2017|
Jeffrey BrowneHead Coach
Steven Branfman has been a coach, advisor, and pottery teacher at Thayer Academy since 1978. He has been an independent studio potter since 1975 and enjoys an international reputation as a potter, writer, and teacher. He is the founder of The Potters Shop & School, a gallery, school, workshop, bookstore, and his studio, in Needham MA. Mr. Branfman’s Raku ware (a pottery technique with its origins in 16th century Japan and the tea ceremony, characterized by fast firing and quick cooling of the ware) has appeared in more than 150 exhibitions around the U.S. and internationally. He is the author of Raku: A Practical Approach, The Potters Professional Handbook, and Mastering Raku: Making Ware-Glazes-Building Kilns-Firing, and writes regularly for international craft and pottery magazines and journals. Prior to teaching at Thayer, Steven taught in several public school systems and at the college level. He is a sought after guest lecturer, having presented workshops of his pottery forming, glazing, and firing techniques all over the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Europe. "My goals in the design of the pottery program reflect the general philosophy I have towards teaching craft and art... to expose the students to a hands on craft experience, to heighten their awareness of art and craft objects around them, and to educate them regarding artists and craftspeople and their desire, drive, and need to create art and craft objects. Steven is an accomplished acoustic guitar player and singer, and an active skier, cyclist, soccer, and basketball player. He lives in Newton with his wife Ellen and dog Bruno.
Nellie Brennan HallNellie Brennan Hall is Associate Director of College Counseling. Before coming to Thayer in 2014, she spent eight years in admission at Brown University. Nellie began her career as a high school teacher in Memphis, TN. She has also been an Educational Advisor at The Educational Resources Institute (TERI) in Boston. Nellie received her master's degree in Higher Education from Harvard University and her master's degree in Secondary Education from the University of Notre Dame. She also has a bachelor's degree in History of Art and Architecture from Harvard University. A Chicago area native, Nellie is married and has a young daughter and son. She enjoys running, traveling, and going on "adventures" with her children.
Callie SchneiderA New Hampshire native, Callie comes to Thayer after five years of experience at independent schools in New England and Florida. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Latin and Classical civilizations from Wheaton College (MA), where she was also a member of the women's basketball team. In addition to teaching Latin at Thayer, Callie coaches the girls' varsity volleyball and girls' middle school basketball teams and assists in coaching the track and field teams. Callie also serves as a freshman advisor. When not teaching, Callie is passionate about learning and traveling; she has studied and traveled extensively in the United States, Greece, Italy, France, Spain, and Peru. She particularly enjoys learning languages and experiencing different cultures.