Welcome to New Faculty

Pictured above: top row, from left, Glenn Dutch, Matt Goodman, Sarah Hasselman; bottom row, from left, Emily Patterson, Preston Pennington, Kelly Sherman. Not pictured: Sandy Chesterton, Lydia Smith
Sandy Chesterton ’15 joins the Burroughs Math Department as a long-term substitute teacher. She will teach Math 7 Accelerated and Math Lab (9). She earned a bachelor’s degree in science from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University in 2019. Last spring, she taught Algebra I and Geometry at JBS, and is currently a program designer for the Ignite Method, a St. Louis-based startup.     

Glenn Dutch joins the Burroughs faculty as a member of the Industrial Technology & Engineering Department. In addition to teaching, he will co-sponsor the Robotics team. Dutch holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Northwest Missouri State University, a master’s degree in secondary school education from Lindenwood University and a master’s degree in education from Walden University, with an emphasis on integrating technology in the classroom. He taught IT/E and mathematics for six years at Orchard Farm High School and 24 years at Webster Groves High School.

Matt Goodman is a member of the first cohort of Burroughs teaching fellows*, and will teach in the Industrial Technology & Engineering Department during the 2020-2021 school year. He graduated from Syracuse University in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in industrial and interaction design as well as minors in education and music. Prior to working at Burroughs, Goodman worked as a designer at Creative Concerts in Syracuse, New York.

Sarah Hasselman will teach 8th and 9th grade English and serve as a faculty co-sponsor of the student newspaper, The World. Hasselman holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Williams College and a master’s degree in education from Tufts University. Prior to Burroughs, she taught at the Park School in Boston and worked in Student Services at Tufts.

Emily Patterson joins the Modern Language Department as part of the first cohort of Burroughs teaching fellows*, and will teach two sections of 7th grade French during the 2020-2021 school year. Patterson graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish with a minor in French from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2016. She also studied at the Universidad de Vigo in Vigo, Spain. Prior to Burroughs, she lived and worked in Armentières, France as an education assistant at the Lycée Gustave Eiffel.

Preston Pennington is a member of the first cohort of Burroughs teaching fellows*. During the 2020-2021 school year, he will teach Math 7 and Precalculus. Pennington holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Kenyon College, where he was a volunteer research assistant conducting field studies on birds for a biology professor's research on flight mechanics, and worked towards making the Science division more inclusive.

Kelly Sherman joins the Burroughs library staff after teaching in the Ritenour School District for 28 years. During her tenure at Ritenour, Sherman taught second grade, was a reading specialist for 13 years and retired after serving as a library media specialist for nine years. She holds a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Missouri at St. Louis and a bachelor’s degree in education from St. Louis University. She is also a certified reading specialist and library media specialist.

Lydia Smith will teach English III. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and a J.D. from Ave Maria School of Law. Prior to Burroughs, she taught English at Castilleja School (Palo Alto, California), Greenhills School (Ann Arbor, Michigan) and Pinewood School (Los Altos, California).

*Burroughs Teaching Fellows are recent college graduates or young professionals who are interested in beginning careers in independent school education. They join the JBS faculty full-time for a two-year program that includes on-campus housing, mentoring and professional development.