New 2018-2019 faculty and staff prepare for life at Beaver

Get to know our newest faculty and staff members – joining Beaver in the 2018-19 school year – below:

Talia Ossowski – School Nurse
I’m coming from … a family practice in Waltham – was working as a nurse practitioner for the last 2.5 years. Before that, I taught in Brookline Public schools for 12 years
When I’m not at work you can find me … on the tennis courts
TV show I’m binging onHandmaid’s Tale
My favorite thing about Boston is … it feels like a smaller city – I grew up in New York
Book I’m reading / Podcast I recommend … listening to the Moth
My favorite color is … anything not bright
My favorite food is … anything I don’t have to cook
My favorite animal is … giraffes
Coffee or tea? Neither


Hallie Lutz – Upper School Spanish
I’m coming from … Watertown High School
When I’m not at work you can find me … obsessing over my dog nephew Murphy
TV show I’m binging on … anything popular on Netflix
My favorite thing about Boston is … the history!
Book I’m reading / Podcast I recommendBefore I go to Sleep
My favorite color is … I don’t have a favorite, but my wardrobe is mostly neutrals and darks
My favorite food is … PIZZA!
My favorite animal is … Murphy, obviously
Coffee or tea? Coffee


Laine Johnson – Middle School Theater
I’m coming from … the Gamm Theatre
When I’m not at work you can find me … snuggling my newborn daughter, Josie
TV show I’m binging on … Nailed It
My favorite thing about Boston is … the vibrant arts scene
Book I’m reading / Podcast I recommendClownfish Blues, Tim Dorsey
My favorite color is … magenta
My favorite food is … strawberries
My favorite animal is … dogs
Coffee or tea? Diet Coke


Aarti Gandhi – Accounting and Human Resources Manager
I’m coming from … the corporate world. Prior to that, I worked at Dedham Country Day School…
When I’m not at work you can find me … in the kitchen cooking different types of cuisine, kickboxing, riding my bike, learning how to golf, and spending quality time with my family and friends.
TV show I’m binging onDynasty
My favorite thing about Boston … is all the sports team (Love to watch the Patriots)
My favorite color is … blue
My favorite food is … french fries (seasoned and crispy)
Coffee or tea? Green Tea


Courtney Garcia – Business Office Controller
I’m coming from … The Rashi School
When I’m not at work you can find me … At home, cooking or relaxing
TV show I’m binging on … International House Hunters
My favorite thing about Boston is … How walkable the city is
Book I’m reading / Podcast I recommend … A podcast I highly recommend is 99% Invisible
My favorite color is … Periwinkle blue
My favorite food is … Anything potato – chips, french fries, home fries…..
My favorite animal is …Pangolins (look it up, they’re so cute!)
Coffee or tea? Coffee


Amelia Walske – Visual Art
I’m coming from … I just graduated this spring from the Master of Arts in Teaching in Art Education program at Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts – while I studied education I also completed my student teaching at Brookline High School.
When I’m not at work you can find me … at Blick browsing the art materials or at the Coolidge Corner Theatre catching a movie.
TV show I’m binging onGrey’s Anatomy
My favorite thing about Boston is … The history and sense of community
Book I’m reading / Podcast I recommend … I’m currently reading What the Dog Saw by Malcolm Gladwell
My favorite color is … Turquoise
My favorite food is … Key lime pie
My favorite animal is … Hummingbirds
Coffee or tea? Tea


Kelly Webster – Middle School Spanish
I’m coming from … Greenwich Country Day School
When I’m not at work you can find me at … the Kendall Square theater using my moviepass
I’m currently binging Insecure on HBO
My favorite thing about Boston is … seeing a concert at the Middle East in Central Square
Book I’m reading / Podcast I recommendThe Three Musketeers— an oldie but a goodie
My favorite color is … KELLY green
My favorite food is … sushi
My favorite animal is … my parents’ cavapoo Hank (I highly recommend googling cavapoos…)
Coffee or tea? TEAM COFFEE!


Elaine Hamilton – Middle School Math
I’m coming from … The Park School
My favorite thing about Boston is … exploring different neighborhoods
Book I’m reading / Podcast I recommendAutumn by Ali Smith
My favorite color is … blue
My favorite food is … saag paneer
My favorite animal is … a dolphin
Coffee or tea? I love decaf English Breakfast tea


Colin Meiselman – Upper School History
I’m coming from … the Chapel Hill Chauncy Hall School in Waltham, MA
When I’m not at work you can find me … helping coach Soccer at Wayland High School! I’m a former player and graduate of Wayland
TV show I’m binging onSharp Objects
My favorite thing about Boston is … the food!!!
Podcast I recommendAmerican Fiasco, which is about when the United States Men’s National Soccer Team finished in dead last in the 1998 World Cup.
My favorite color is … Blue.
My favorite food is … sushi
My favorite animal is … the cat!
Coffee or tea? COFFEE

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