MACES Presents: Advisory and Character-Building 101

March 19, 2024

How does Moravian Academy foster empathy, community, citizenship, and integrity on each of its campuses? Join George Andriko, Dr. Sue Das, Jennifer TumSuden, and Dr. Sara Vanderbeck for a conversation on advisory and character-building through targeted programs tailored to the students of the Swain, Historic Downtown, and Merle-Smith Campuses. 


MA Community Education Series

Advisory and Character-Building 101

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 | 7:00 PM

Join Webinar via Zoom

4-Mar-19-2024-02-17-33-6895-PMGeorge Andriko '07, Assistant Director of the Historic Downtown Campus

Mr. Andriko is a 2007 graduate of Moravian Academy! He has served our school in the roles of Middle School Coordinator and Grade 5 Math Teacher before becoming the Assistant Director of the HDC for the 2022-2023 school year. He is invaluable as an administrator, educator, and coach—he is the Boys Varsity Soccer Head Coach at the Upper School. 

3-Mar-19-2024-02-17-33-6508-PMDr. Sue Das, Assistant Director of the Swain Campus

Dr. Das is a seasoned teacher and administrator with more than 30 years of experience in independent schools. She earned her Ph.D. in language, literacy, and learning from Fordham University, her master of arts degrees in both teaching and reading from Manhattanville College, her master of arts degree in English from the University of Calcutta, and her bachelor of arts degree in English from Saint Xavier's College in Calcutta, India. 

1-Mar-19-2024-02-17-33-5779-PMJenniferTumSuden, MA, Dean of Students, Merle-Smith Campus

Ms. TumSuden has an extensive background in secondary and higher education, having served in roles that include Interim Director of Community Programs, Class Dean, Humanities Faculty, Student Advisor, and Dorm Head. She is committed to student well-being and personal development and fostering a strong sense of community through targeted events and skill-building activities. Her educational background includes a Master of Liberal Arts in History of Art and Architecture from Harvard University, where she received the Dean's Award for Academic Achievement. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Fairfield University. 


2-Mar-19-2024-02-17-33-6388-PMDr. Sara Vanderbeck, Assistant Director of the Historic Downtown Campus

Dr. Vanderbeck has a rich history of leading professional development and supporting teachers in implementing best practices, coupled with a strong background in positive student behavioral support. She is an expert in instructional leadership including academic recovery, formative and summative assessment, differentiation, and evidence-based writing strategies. She earned her M.Ed. in Special Education and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Lehigh University, where she also taught courses in the principles and applications of K-12 grade assessment.

MA Community Education Series (MACES)

As the educational home for your children, Moravian Academy offers students more ways to explore–and become–their most authentic and successful selves.  Academic, co-curricular, and extra-curricular programs on all three campuses prepare students to achieve their unique potential.  While our primary focus is on the education of students, we also believe it is important to provide opportunities for our community to gain knowledge and skills to be their best selves as parents, family and community members. 

With this in mind, we have created our own year-long virtual Community Education Series to cover topics we think you will be interested in, led by our in-house faculty experts and thought leaders.


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