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Mary Jo Moulton
Chair - Science Department
My name is MJ Moulton and I'm the chair of the Science department and the head Softball coach. Since I teach AP Biology, I'll say that teaching seems to be in my genes. My mother was a high school biology teacher and softball coach, my grandfather was a professor and college baseball coach, and I have many relatives on both sides who taught--stretching back at least five generations. I absolutely love to engage in authentic conversations with young adults about the world around them. Both of my degrees are in Anthropology, and I lean on my knowledge of human nature and science to guide my curriculum development. I came to Miss Porter's School because I, personally, couldn't have achieved success without strong female role models in my life like my mother, my high school math teacher, and my grandmother, and Porter's gave me the opportunity to pay that debt back in some way for the next generation. I believe in our mission and I try to live it everyday. In my spare time, I'm an avid fly fisherwoman and can often be seen on our beautiful Farmington River. Fishing calms my nerves and helps me enjoy nature in a peaceful way.
Teacher - Science
Ms. Bryk comes to Porter’s from the Tuxedo Park School in New York, where she chaired the science and STEAM department. Her approach to science education was significantly influenced by the work of science writers such as David Quammen and John McPhee, and her classes emphasize cross-disciplinary connections. She loves the absolute academic joy she sees her students take when they make these connections, growing as scientists and as critical thinkers. Around the Porter’s campus, she advises the Jewish Student Affinity group and Hypatia and has also coached the cross country team.
Ms. Bryk graduated from Williams College where she studied English and geology, and she holds masters degrees in chemical oceanography and science education. She lives on campus with her family and cats, and in her spare time she enjoys running, reading (especially literature of the sea), and fiber arts of all sorts.
Teacher - Mathematics, Science, Equity & Inclusion Coordinator
Teacher - Science
Ms. Rigoulot teaches Environmental Lab Science and Advanced Interdisciplinary Seminar in Environmental Science. She is an advisor to Earth Club and both the student and faculty white anti-racist education groups. She believes in hands-on, experiential learning and one of the foundational elements of her curricula is bringing students out into the beautiful and diverse natural spaces around the Miss Porter’s School campus. Outside of the classroom, Cate is an avid SCUBA diver and underwater photographer. She also enjoys hiking and spending time with her husband, Dave, and their dog, Waverly.
Teacher - Science
Christine is an innovative teacher who sparks a passion for chemistry and science in high school students. She is always excited to make learning intriguing by pulling in real-world applications and hands-on activities. She created advanced interdisciplinary chemistry courses that provide students with choices to investigate what interests them, combined with hands-on experimentation to explore chemistry principles. Christine is very enthusiastic about chemistry applications in materials science and is working towards a master's degree in Materials Science and Engineering. She loves that Porter's is full of people who love to learn and explore, including students, faculty, admin, and more. Besides teaching, Christine supervises student clubs, helps out in the dorms, and coaches.
Teacher - Science; Associate Director of Operations Porter's Center for Global Leadership
Lesley is an accomplished educator and school leader who has ignited a passion in girls for science and entrepreneurship. She is the Director of Domestic InterMission and Senior Programs and also teaches across the Science and TIE departments. She is an ardent proponent of girls gaining financial literacy and bringing biotechnology applications into the classroom. She thrives in learning alongside her students
Lesley has been at Porter's since 2015 and loves how Porter's students are empowered to learn and advocate for woman - worldwide. Lesley enjoys playing and watching all sports - she is an avid golf and tennis player and recently has added road biking to her activities.
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