Head of School, Peter Stokloza
MBA, Summa Cum Laude, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH
B.S. – Business Management, Magna Cum Laude, Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH
MSA’s new Head of School, Peter Stokloza, hails from New Hampshire and brings a wealth of experience in winter sports academies and school administration. A former snow-sport academy athlete, coach, teacher and lead administrator, and a parent of three.
According to Peter, “I believe in educating each individual student to the full extent of their goals – including their interests, capabilities, strengths, commitment and current academic levels.” He goes on to say that “by creating a strong learning environment, and building, maintaining and being actively involved in what goals we will instill, goals that include growth, curiosity, trust, creativity and academic rigor, students and staff will develop all the academic and life attributes needed to be successful. The culture of our school, its beliefs, successes and strategies, its college acceptances and placements will propel us forward every school year, actively translating our beliefs and cultural norms into practice each day. We build confidence and character in a learning-rich environment.”
Peter’s experiences include leading the BBTS Snowsports Educational Foundation and Waterville Valley Academy as their CEO and Head of School for 14 years. He piloted their year-round high school program and NEASC accreditation process. As a division one ski racer and academy athlete, Peter has always been part of the competitive snowsports landscape. While during his four year tenure with the US Ski and Snowboard association, he’s worked closely with many snowsports academies, athletes and leaders throughout the US, creating a national network of colleagues and connections.
Last year Peter was the acting Alpine Program Director for MSA, working with many Alpine athletes and families. During this time he also formed strong working relationships and networks with the Mount Snow Training Center and Mt Snow Ski Area, key partners to MSA’s long term success. Peter has an MBA, is a level 500 alpine coach and his leadership style and experiences, education and certifications are extremely well suited for Mount Snow Academy.
Assistant Head of School, Luella Strattner
MTS – South Asian Religious Traditions, Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, MA
B.A. – Religion, Cum Laude, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Director of Academics, Lynne Sullivan
Graduate study, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
B.A. – English, Regis College, Weston, MA
Director of Development, Krista Katz
Masters in Organization & Management, Antioch University New England, Keene, NH
B.A.F.A. – Art History, Magna Cum Laude, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Front Office Manager, Kendy Slade
University of Life & World Traveler
Kendy brings her bright personality and a commitment to seeing students succeed with her to work each day. She keeps everything flowing smoothly, from making sure we never run out of office supplies to covering the occasional art class and taking attendance.