Humanities at Thetford Academy includes courses in English, Social Studies, and World Languages. Humanities students develop skills in critical reading, writing, and oral expression, and are encouraged to examine the world from different perspectives.

TA’s language program challenges students to develop linguistic proficiency and cultural sensitivity, and seeks to broaden students’ communications skills while deepening their appreciation for other cultures. Core English courses for students in 7th to 10th grade are required. Many humanities courses provide students the opportunity to pursue honors work.

Humanities Faculty

Stacy Barton, Social Studies

Stacy Barton

Social Studies

Humanities | Social Studies

Dana Brettell, Spanish

Dana Brettell


Humanities | Language

Jane Chambers, French Spanish

Jane Chambers

French and Spanish

Humanities | Language

Ray Chapin, English Drama

Ray Chapin

English and Drama

Arts, Humanities | Drama, English

Joseph Deffner, English

Joe Deffner


Humanities | English

Susan Essex Luce

Humanities | Language

Karen Heinzmann

French and Math

Humanities, STEM | Language, Mathematics

Christopher Huling, Social Studies

Christopher (Casey) Huling

Social Studies

Humanities | Outdoor Education, Social Studies

Abby MacGregor

Experiential, Humanities | English, Outdoor Education

Betsy Pond

Social Studies

Humanities | Social Studies

Emily Silver, English

Emily Silver


Humanities | English

Hannah Sobel


Humanities | Language