SFS Faculty - Samuel Fuller School is proud to introduce its faculty to you.
Peggy McKenna is serving as Samuel Fuller School’s first Headmaster and also teaches at the School. She holds a B.A and M.A.in History from Bridgewater State College. While she loved her calling to teach public high school for almost 20 years, she had long desired to be involved in full time Christian ministry and is honored and blessed to serve Samuel Fuller School. She currently teaches U.S. History to the fifth and sixth graders Peggy has been married to Steve for almost 40 years. They have three children - Michael, Erin, and Andrew - and seven grandchildren - Aiden, Mallory, Ainsley, Emmy, Elijah, Lila and Sophie. Aiden, Mallory and Ainsley are currently enrolled in the School.
Carol Brown earned a B.S. in Finance with a concentration in Human Resource Management from Liberty University in Virginia. She has been married to David for almost 15 years and is very familiar with our classical curriculum, using it at home with their three young children, Agnes, Eleanor, and Tristan for the three years before coming to Samuel Fuller School. Along with teaching first grade, Carol is delighted to be teaching grammar and writing to the seventh graders. Carol and David’s children are all currently enrolled in Samuel Fuller School.
Yvonne Murphy has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Bridgewater State College and a Master of Arts in Elementary Education from Lesley University. She teaches Samuel Fuller School’s third and fourth graders in all their subjects with the exception of fourth grade history and third and fourth grade Latin. Yvonne brings great energy and vitality to the School in all that she does. In addition to her responsibilities in the classroom, Yvonne manages the Extended Day Program at the School.
Monica Murdy has a B.A. from the University of Chicago, and has worked in business and Christian ministry. More recently, Monica and her husband, Peter, have classically home-schooled their two daughters, Abigail and Lydia. Abigail is a recent graduate of Wellesley College, and Lydia is currently studying at Boston College. Monica has also taught elementary Latin for two years at Veritas Academy, a classical Christian school on Cape Cod. This year Monica is teaching Latin to grades 4-7 and History to the fourth and seventh graders.
Alia Rivers graduated from Northland Bible College with a B.A. in Sacred Music and Piano. She has several years of experience in teaching music and in elementary education in Christian school settings. Alia and her husband, Mark, have three children, Micaiah, Harmony, and Malachi. Alia taught all three of her children at home using our classical curriculum before enrolling them in Samuel Fuller School. All three of the Rivers’ children are currently enrolled in the school. Alia teaches fifth and sixth grade in all subjects except history and Latin. Alia also teaches music for the entire school.
Elizabeth Closter has taken on the task of teaching kindergarten at Samuel Fuller School. Liz was raised in Plympton, Massachusetts. She was home schooled classically during her grammar years, attended Sacred Heart High School in Kingston and then Palm Beach Atlantic University where she was a graduate of the Frederick Supper Honors Program, receiving her BA in Liberal Arts. She brings her creativity, her love of children and of learning, and her strong people skills with her to Samuel Fuller School.
Jenna Sweitzer is a native of Middleborough, attending the Middleborough public schools. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from Messiah College and is passionate about all subjects, but especially literature, visual arts and music. Her education and interests make her a great fit for Samuel Fuller School, where she will be teaching second grade.
Jeremy Powell graduated from Clarkson University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and from Westminster Theological Seminary with his Master of Divinity. Long a proponent of classical Christian education, Jeremy was on the original startup committee of the school. He taught math at Middleborough High School and has tutored students as well. Jeremy, who is currently serving as Associate Pastor at the First Congregational Church, teaches Bible, math and science at the school. He and his wife, Katie, have one daughter, Claire, who is eight months old.
Peter Murdy is the pastor of the First Congregational Church of Middleborough and will be teaching logic to the dialectic students. Peter has a Master of Education from Providence College and a Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. His experience as a pastor/teacher for more than two decades, along with his experience teaching English with a logic component at the Naval Academy Prep School, will serve him well at Samuel Fuller School. Peter is the husband of Monica Murdy, who also teaches at the school, and father to Abigail and Lydia.
Pam Fitton joins the faculty volunteering her time and skill for Literature Enrichment each week. She received her BA with a dual major in English/Education and completed her graduate studies with a concentration in Diagnostic and Remedial Techniques in Reading from Southeastern Massachusetts University. She has taught grades K-4 in the public schools of Dartmouth and Raynham for over 26 years, retiring in 2007. She loves the Lord and feels truly blessed to be a part of the Samuel Fuller School community. Pam has been married to Don for 39 years and has two grown children, Chad and Susan.