Greenhills Welcomes Six New Faculty Members
Greenhills is pleased to introduce six new faculty members:
Our new sixth-grade science teacher, Bridget Quinn Maldonado, started at Greenhills last year as a long-term substitute for our upper school science program, teaching chemistry and freshman biology. Maldonado earned her B.S. in Science Education from the University of Iowa, her CLAD from the University of San Diego, and her M.A. in Educational Administration and Policy from the University of Michigan. Bridget’s graduate work led her to a position at the University of Michigan with the School of Education, where she was instrumental in the development and implementation of the IQWST (Investigating and Questioning our World through Science and Technology) curriculum.
Lindsay Rippe and Katie Shima are also familiar faces on campus. Previously, Rippe taught 7th and 8th grade math both locally at Fortis Academy and in Lake Forest, Ill., and also served as a long-term substitute in both Wilmette, Ill. and Palos Verdes, Calif. Rippe graduated from the University of Missouri College of Business, completing her studies at University of London-Imperial College through the Missouri London Program, and then earned her California Teaching Credential at California State University. In addition to teaching math, Rippe will also coach JV volleyball.
Shima, a Saline-area native, earned her B.A. in physical education and history from Hope College while also attaining her Michigan teaching certification, and then her endorsement for teaching health from Eastern Michigan University. She has been an active substitute teacher both locally and here at Greenhills, and will be teaching Wellness predominantly in the middle school, working in our athletic department and coaching middle school cross country and soccer.
Ruth Miller joins our faculty as chair of the math department after more than 30 years of experience as a teacher and leader in math education. She comes to Greenhills from Baltimore, where she served as teacher, upper school math coordinator and chair of the math department at Roland Park Country School and as adjunct professor of mathematics at Towson University. She has served as an AP calculus reader for the College Board and as a consultant for VASS, an NSF-funded initiative to improve AP math and computer science scores of students in under-served populations. Ruth has also taught mathematics in both middle and high school in Virginia, Ohio and California, where she previously served as the head of the math department at Concord Christian School, and is a regular speaker at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics annual conference.
A graduate of Hamilton College, Elizabeth Collins majored in Honors French and minored in history. During her senior year, she worked as a teaching assistant in the French department, after having spent her junior year in France. The summer following her graduation, she worked as a residential advisor for the full-immersion summer language program at the Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy in Vermont. She then went on to enjoy a year-long teaching position at the Lycee Bellepierre in France, where she taught English to French high school students. This year Collins will serve as a French intern under Mijo Pappas, beginning her 31st year of teaching at Greenhills. Collins will also be joining our soccer coaching staff.