SPA will be closed Tuesday, January 23, due to the snow and hazardous driving conditions. Please note that school will be closed entirely on Tuesday, including all classes, athletics, and extracurricular activities. We do not make this decision lightly. Like you, we would much prefer our students to be in school, but today’s extreme weather makes travel unsafe for everyone.
Thank you for your understanding, and please stay safe.
Bryn S. Roberts
Head of School
Our faculty and staff
Everyone who works at SPA, both teachers and staff, is committed to our students and families. Explore the Faculty and Staff Directory, below, to search for people by name or department, or visit Lower, Middle, and Upper School Academic Life to view faculty directories by division.
Neil C. Bray
Neil Bray joins the Middle School faculty, teaching Chinese and Social Studies. Neil has sixteen years of experience as a Chinese-bilingual educator, and has held positions in public and private teaching institutions. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and conversant in Cantonese; in addition to his extensive knowledge of the Chinese language and culture, his key areas of expertise include differentiated teaching, cooperative learning, and inquiry-based curriculum design. Neil earned his B.A. from Bates College, received a Distinguished Student Award from the Middlebury College Chinese Language School in 2002, and was awarded an Urban Teacher Scholarship in 1995 from the John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, CA.