English Department

The English Department is the hub of critical thinking, cultural conversations, and creative writing at Cheshire Academy. From poetry to prose, from timeless classics to contemporary works, our students find meaning and create connections through the power of ideas and words. Challenging all assumptions, norms and biases, we read diversely, converse deeply, and write passionately.

“Students frequently open my eyes to new interpretations of texts I have studied for years. It’s their curiosity, creativity, and cleverness that make the classroom a lot of fun.”

— English Chair Theresa West Mautner


Jaimeson Lynch

IB Coordinator; English Teacher

email: Jaimeson Lynch PROFILE

Jennifer Guarino

Performing Arts Director; English Teacher

203-439-7603 email: Jennifer Guarino PROFILE

Nicole Beaudwin

English Teacher

203-439-7192 email: Nicole Beaudwin PROFILE

Allison Bass-Riccio

English Teacher

email: Allison Bass-Riccio

Wendy Swift

Director of the Center for Writing

203-439-7325 email: Wendy Swift

Robert Chip Boyd

Senior Master; English Teacher; IB TOK Instructor; Boys' Varsity Tennis Head Coach; Boys' JV Tennis Head Coach

203-439-7411 email: Robert Chip Boyd PROFILE

Marc Aronson

Dean of Curriculum; Varsity Golf Head Coach

203-439-7464 email: Marc Aronson PROFILE

Theresa Mautner

English Chair

203-439-7338 email: Theresa Mautner PROFILE