Emily Abelson is the Associate Director of College Counseling, Head Girls Soccer Coach, Assistant Girls Lacrosse Coach, an advisor, and a dorm parent in Bourne Hall. Emily graduated from Emmanuel College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and earned a Master of Business Administration degree from The Kogod School of Business from American University in 2020. She was a member of the women’s soccer and lacrosse teams at Emmanuel. She has worked in the admissions offices of Emmanuel College, Syracuse University and Georgetown University. During the summer, she coaches middle school girls lacrosse with LC River, 3D Lacrosse. She lives on campus, is an avid runner, reader and loves cooking.
Jessica Lyon has a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Western Connecticut State University. She studied in Spain and Nicaragua, where she also taught elementary school for a summer, and she previously taught Spanish at a private therapeutic boarding school. She is the World Languages Department Chair at The Frederick Gunn School, teaches Spanish and coaches boys soccer and baseball. She lives in New Milford with her husband, Dave, son, Justin, and dogs, Jack and Stella, and enjoys trying new recipes, hiking and playing recreational softball. She also has completed three Ragnar Relay Series® races.