Meet the Faculty

Breshaun Joyner

Breshaun Joyner teaches Middle and Upper School English at Santa Fe Prep. When not teaching, she is pursuing her doctorate at the University of New Mexico studying Shakespeare pedagogy. The title of her dissertation is From WTF to Aha!: An Educator’s Journey in Teaching William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. She recently completed a graduate certificate in Applied…

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Bradford Fairbanks

Bradford Fairbanks is currently the Performing Arts Chair at Santa Fe Prep. He has directed numerous plays and musicals, and is also a trained actor. He graduated from the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater in NYC, the home of the Meisner Technique, and has studied with many acting teachers in NYC. He did theater while…

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Kristin Kalangis

Kristin Kalangis teaches English and Anthropology at Santa Fe Prep. Kristin received her Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University and her Master of Arts degree in cultural anthropology from California State University. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in language, literacy and sociocultural studies at the University of New Mexico. Kristin is a…

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Liz Friary

Liz Friary is an Upper School English teacher and Dean of Students at Santa Fe Prep. A native of Western Massachusetts, she earned her bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing at Trinity College and her master’s degree in Writing and the Teaching of Writing at Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English. It was through Bread…

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Douglas Arnwine

Douglas Arnwine teaches Upper School English and Post-Colonial African Literature at Santa Fe Prep. Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Douglas studied anthropology and philosophy at the University of Oregon. He also received MA degrees in Liberal Arts and Eastern Classics from St. John’s College in New Mexico, and is currently a PhD candidate in Philosophy, Art…

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Joey Reich

Joey Reich teaches math at Santa Fe Prep. After earning his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Brandeis University, Joey embarked on a career as a professional artist and glassblower. He studied glass art at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and Pilchuck Glass School, before following his future wife out to New Mexico in 2003.…

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Jim Heidenberger

Jim Heidenberger teaches science at Santa Fe Prep and has been sharing his love of astronomy and dark skies for over twenty years. Even before his teaching career, as an amateur astronomer in New Jersey, Jim partnered with community schools to conduct star parties. He also brought astronomical content into the classroom through the Project…

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Sam Ritter

Sam Ritter teaches history at Santa Fe Prep and is the Director of the Davis New Mexico Scholarship program. Sam was a National Teaching Fellow with Citizen Schools at De Vargas Middle School, and was an intern and Director of Breakthrough Santa Fe. Throughout, he has taught history at the middle and high school levels. …

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Laura Eberhardt

Laura Eberhardt is a native of Albuquerque who learned the art of fly fishing from her step-father.  Laura went to UNM and received a BME in Music Education, BA in Creative Writing, and minor in Peace Studies in December 2011.  She has taught band in Santa Fe Public Schools for five years and also plays…

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Sarah Stark

Sarah Stark teaches English at Santa Fe Prep and is an award-winning novelist with a background in international security. Her novel, Out There, which follows the story of an Iraq war veteran on a quest to find the great Gabriel Garcìa Màrquez, won the 2015 Indiefab Editor’s Choice Award for Fiction. She is currently working…

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Marc Reynolds

Marc Reynolds teaches science and is the chair of the science department at Santa Fe Prep. He has taught Biology, Research in Science, and Ecology while guiding participants from elementary school to adulthood in outdoor education, wilderness and traditional skills,  nature connection, and sports development. Marc taught an experiential education program called Nature’s Classroom before…

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