Winter Academy for Alpine, Freeskiing and Snowboarding

Marcia S. Steckler

A graduate of Smith College where I spent my junior year in Geneva, Switzerland, I hold a Master’s Degree in French from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Ph.D. in French language and literature from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.  I have taught French at secondary and college levels over the years and have led several group trips to France.  Prior to joining the faculty at Mount Snow Academy, I taught upper level and advanced placement French courses at Northfield Mount Hermon School for 19 years where I also served as head coach for the girls’ junior varsity ice hockey and tennis teams and as an assistant coach for girls’  JV lacrosse.

In addition to a passion for alpine, telemark and cross-country skiing,  I play ice hockey as a goal tender in both men’s and women’s leagues 3 to 4 times a week in winter.    In warmer months,  I train  as a competitive sculler, rowing a single in fall regattas such as the Head of the Charles and the Head of the Fish.   Beyond athletics, I enjoy oil painting, particularly scenes of equipment used to work the land and forests of New England, I serve on the board of the local Boys & Girls Club, and I assist as a docent in educational programs at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center.  My husband and I reside in Brattleboro but enjoy spending time with family on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire.