Teacher Bios

Ragan Beauregard, French 

RaganRagan teaches all levels of French, is Head of the Languages Department and is also a parent of three CVA alpine skiers. After graduating from the University of Vermont and studying in Nice, France for two years, Ragan went on to teach at Forest Hills High School in Jackman, ME before joining CVA. Twins Patrick and Christian graduated in ’11 and Matthew graduated in '13. 


David Koenig, Math and Director of Technology

DavidDave teaches Pre-Calculus and Calculus and is the Director of Technology. Graduating from the University of Idaho, Dave earned a BS Degree in Geology in 1999 and joined CVA in 2000. Outside of class, Dave enjoys telemark skiing, biking, and time with family. 


Shelley Koenig, Science and Director of Student Academic Planning and Transitions

ShelleyShelley has taught Chemistry, Earth Science and Physical Science at CVA since 2000. She is also the Director of Student Academic Planning and Transitions. A graduate of Hamilton College, Shelley went on to earn a Master’s in Geochemistry-Petrology from the University of Idaho in 1999. Outside of class, Shelley loves running, telemark skiing, and being a mom. 


Karen Lanoue-Egan, Science and Director of Curriculum and Instruction

KarenKaren graduated from the University of Vermont and earned a Master’s Degree from Utah State University. She teaches Biology, Physics, 7th grade science and is the Director of Curriculum and Instruction. In 2010 Karen was nominated for the Williams College Olmstead Prize for Excellence in Teaching. 


Andrea Lynes, Director of Guidance and International Student Coordinator

AndreaAndi is our Director of Guidance overseeing all aspects of the college planning and application process. She also works with international students to ensure a smooth transition into CVA.  A magna cum laude graduate of Smith College, Andrea holds a Certificate in College Counseling through the University of California, San Diego. Her professional memberships include the New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC), Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. She and her husband, Jon Lynes, Assistant Head of School for Academics and Student Affairs, joined CVA in 2007 and they live in the dorm with their dog, Jake. They have two children and their son, Simon, graduated from CVA in the ALPS program. 

Jon Lynes, Assistant Head of School for Academics and Student Affairs

Jon has been with CVA since 2007 and has over 30 years of teaching and school administrative experience including a recently earned Master's degree in Educational Leadership. He works closely with the athletic program directors to serve each student in a holistic approach to academic, athletic, and character growth. He understands the push and pull between academics, athletics, and community and uses strong listening skills, deep understanding of teenagers, high expectations and integrity to guide the students and teachers. Jon teaches Contemporary History and works closely with our History and English teachers with our integrated approach to the Humanities and emphasis on writing. He also oversees our Responsible Living Curriculum and collaborates with others to teach key skills to our younger students in Foundations of Learning and our oldest students in the Senior Seminar. He and his wife, Andrea, live in the dorm with their dog, Jake. They have two children and their son, Simon, graduated from CVA in the ALPS program. 

Jim McClurg, English

Karen Jim teaches 11th and 12th grade English as well as Psychology. He is a graduate of the University of Maine, Orono with a degree in English. Jim brings six years of teaching experience at independent high schools in Vermont and Maryland, as well as business, administrative and mentoring experience from his previous work as a leader of a non-profit organization that focused on at-risk youth. In his spare time, Jim enjoys outdoor activities like fly fishing and snowboarding. 


Lucas Milliken, History

KarenLucas teaches World Cultures, Western Civilization and US History and lives in Murfey Hall as a dorm parent. Lucas is a Native Mainer and a graduate of Burke Mountain Academy and Bates College, with a degree in Anthropology. Lucas most recently taught humanities at the Community School in Sun Valley, ID and also co-taught Honors U.S. History and AP U.S. History at the High Mountain Institute in Leadville, CO. 


Anders Samuelson, English

KarenAnders teaches 7th and 8th grade humanities and 9th  & 10th  grade English and lives in Murfey Hall as a dorm parent. A long-time Sugarloafer, Anders is a graduate of Bowdoin College with a degree in English and holds a Maine Public School teaching certification. Prior to coming to CVA, Anders was an associate teacher of humanities and dorm parent at The Ross School in New York and a Bowdoin Student-Teacher at King Middle School in Portland, Maine.  


Charli Sayward, Math

IanCharli graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington in 2013 with a BA in Mathematics and a BS in secondary Education with a mathematics concentration. While at UMF, Charli worked as a ski instructor at Titcomb Mountain. She has her Level II whitewater raft guide license and leads trips on the Penobscot, Kennebec and Dead Rivers.  At CVA Charli teaches Geometry, Algebra II, and Pre-Algebra. 


Joanna Snell, Spanish

KarenJoanna teaches all levels of Spanish, and provides academic assistance and is responsible for CVA’s ESL program for international students. Joanna lives locally with her family in Freeman Township, and is a graduate of the University of Maine with degrees in Education and French and minors in Spanish, German, and linguistics. She earned an MBA from the University of Phoenix and holds a Maine public school teaching certification for both Spanish and French.  Joanna brings 7 years of teaching experience to CVA. 


Jessica Williams, Art 

JessicaJessica is a graduate of Skidmore College and joins us in 2011 to teach Art. She is an accomplished painter whose work can be seen in local galleries. She is part of a CVA family that includes husband Doug, Men’s Alpine Coach, and children Briggs and Helena, both CVA graduates. 


Jenny Wiltse-McClure, Science & Math

KarenJenny teaches Environmental Science, Physical Science, Algebra I and team-teaches Physics.  Jenny is a long-time Carrabassett Valley resident who is a graduate of University of Maine at Orono with a degree in Aquaculture and Fisheries, as well as continuing education credits through Montana State University and University of Phoenix in education, curriculum development, astronomy, environmental chemistry, and meteorology. Jenny brings her 10 years of experience in public school science education to CVA, having taught at Madison Area Memorial High School and Stearns High School in Millinocket, Maine. 



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