New Teacher Profile: Ms. Hunt


Leo S.

Ms. Hunt, one of our new English teachers and dorm parents of Dining Dorm.

Ms. Hunt is very excited about being at Rectory this year. She teaches 9th grade English and Language Skills, tutors two students, and lives in Dining Dorm. Welcome to Rectory, Ms. Hunt!

DiRectory: How did you find yourself at Rectory?

Ms. Hunt: I am from Pomfret. My older brother went here [Rectory] for seventh and eighth grade. I thought teaching, coaching, and living at Rectory would be a great adventure!

DiRectory: Where did you grow up? Where did you go to high school?

Ms. Hunt: I grew up in Pomfret on Murdock Road, which is right at the bottom of Pomfret Hill. I went to Pomfret Community School, and then Woodstock Academy.

DiRectory: What is your favorite book and who is your favorite author?

Ms. Hunt: I love coming-of-age stories. My favorite book right now is Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?  written by Lorrie Moore.

DiRectory: Where did you go to college?

Ms. Hunt: I studied English at Villanova University as an undergraduate. I got my Master’s in creative writing from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

DiRectory: What made you want to become a teacher?

Ms. Hunt: I want to spend my days reading and talking about books!

DiRectory: So far what has been your favorite moment at Rectory?

Ms. Hunt: The other night I was doing work in my apartment, and I could hear the entire campus come alive at 8:00 when study hall let out. A moment later, my apartment in Upper Dining filled with girls from my dorm talking fast and excitedly all about their days. I love coming together at the end of the day in dorm. It really feels like a big, loud family!

DiRectory: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Ms. Hunt: I’d like to have published my first book and continue teaching English and writing.

DiRectory: Do you have any brothers, sisters or pets? If so, how old are they, and what are their names?

Ms. Hunt: I have two older brothers. Their names are Andrew and Nick. They are both architects, and they live in New York City.

DiRectory: If you had one million dollars and a free plane ticket, where would you go?

Ms. Hunt: I would hop on a plane to North Carolina and spend the afternoon on Wrightsville Beach with my friends.