Samuel Fuller School has an intelligent and creative faculty with diverse backgrounds and talents. While we are all different, we share some things in common: a deep love and commitment to God and to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, a strong love of children, and a commitment to teaching and learning the classical way.
Meet Our Headmaster
Alia Rivers graduated from Northland International University in Wisconsin with a B.A. in both Bible and Sacred Music with a piano proficiency. She has over ten years of experience in teaching music and in educating elementary and secondary students in Christian schools. She has been blessed to serve in many roles at Samuel Fuller School and is happy to be administrating the school as well as teaching music and coordinating and directing school programs and musicals. Alia and her husband Mark have four children, Micaiah, Harmony, Malachi, and Cadence. They have a strong commitment to classical Christian education and have taught their two oldest children at home using classical curriculum.
Meet Our Faculty
Brian Cook was graduated from the State University of New York at Potsdam with a Bachelor of Music and from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity. For the past 39 years, he has pastored Rock Village Church. One of his great joys is opening up the Scriptures to learners of all ages. Most importantly, he is the husband of Brenda, father of three and grandfather of three.
Matt Davenport earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University in 2010. He then spent over 4 years working at the US Army Natick Soldier Systems Center, managing research and development projects on body armor and head protection systems. Matthew is now a proud member of the Samuel Fuller community, teaching 6th grade Language Arts, Math, and Science as well as 8th grade Algebra and 7th and 8th grade Logic.
Erin Ewell graduated from Regis College with a B.A. in Sociology and a concentration in elementary education. Before having her three daughters, Erin taught for four years in public school. She is very excited to be teaching full time again, serving as the 3rd grade teacher. Erin and her husband, Bobby, have three daughters, Ainsley, Emmelia, and Lila. Erin feels blessed to have the opportunity to work with the students at Samuel Fuller School. She works to instill in her students a love of learning and is humbled to help mold them into young men and women who love and serve Christ.
Catherine Lothrop - 1st grade teacher
Julie Mattscheck teaches the upper grammar and logic school students at Samuel Fuller School. After graduating from Grove City College in 2010 with a B.A. English and Biblical Studies, she spent three years teaching Kindergarten, 1st, 5th, and 6th grade at Glencoe Classical Academy in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Julie is excited be part of the Samuel Fuller community. She loves children and is grateful for the opportunity to share her passion for learning and her love for Christ as she joins parents seeking to raise young men and women of character who know and understand the Lord.
Zachary Maxcey earned a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Studies from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2004. He then served 7 years as an Infantry officer in the United States Army with two deployments to Iraq. He subsequently attended Providence Theological Seminary, from which he graduated in July 2012 with a Master of Divinity. Following this, Zach worked for Best Buy as a Distribution Supervisor for 3 years, after which he became a teacher at Aquidneck Island Christian Academy in Middletown, RI in 2015. He is now glad to be a member of the Samuel Fuller community, serving as the 2nd grade teacher.
Peggy McKenna is serving Samuel Fuller school this year by teaching 5th through 8th grade history and 4th grade Bible. 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 has been married to Steve for 41 years, and they have three children - Michael, Erin, and Andrew - and seven grandchildren - Aiden, Mallory, Ainsley, Emmy, Elijah, Lila and Sophie.
Tammie Moreno is thrilled to be the 4th grade homeroom teacher this year. After graduating with a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Fitchburg State University, she spent many years in the finance/ investments industry before having her son, Benjamin. For Tammie, it is such a blessing to now be fulfilling her lifelong dream to teach, and to be doing so with SFS! She considers it a profound and joyful privilege to come alongside each of her students and nurture their love for learning and most importantly, their love for God. Tammie has a passion for great literature, for the discoveries of travel, and for the life she shares with her husband Joel, and their son Benjamin.
Yvonne Murphy has a Master of Arts in Education from Lesley University. She has been with us for over ten years, during which she has taught Third and Fourth Grades. She now brings her love for creative teaching to our Kindergarten class. When she is not in the classroom, she enjoys playing with her young son, spending time outdoors, and indulging in barbecue and ice cream with her husband.
Lydia Murdy is excited for another year at SFS. She spend most of her time with the 7th and 8th grade, teaching English, Writing, and Literature and 7th Math, but also teaches 3rd and 5th Latin. Before teaching, Lydia was classically educated at home and then attended Boston College where she majored in Philosophy and German. After graduating in 2014, she worked for two years in the Boston College Libraries before joining the SFS faculty. When not lesson planning or correcting, she enjoys reading, outings in Boston with friends, and watching too much British television.
Monica Murdy has a B.A. from the University of Chicago and has worked in business and Christian ministry. Monica's experience in classical education incudes homeschooling her two daughters, Abigail and Lydia, who are now graduates of Wellesley College and 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 six through eight.