Faculty & Staff
The faculty and staff at the Amesbury Innovation High School are an exceptional group of educators and support personnel. They are dedicated to empowering students, while providing them with academic skills and knowledge they will use to succeed after their graduation from high school.
Eryn Maguire is the principal of Amesbury Innovation High School. She was a math and science teacher at Amesbury Academy for 7 years before becoming the principal. She is dedicated to the well-being and academic success of each and every student. She has a Master's in Public Health, as well as a CAGS in Administration.
Bethany Noseworthy came to the school in 2002. She is the Guidance and Adjustment Counselor, as well as the Senior Class Adviser. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from the University of Southern Maine and her Masters Degree in Education in School Counseling PK-12 from Salem State College.
Tom Olsen teaches mathematics at AIHS. His prior career was in the area of financial planning. He is skilled in all levels of mathematics. Tom's relaxed, yet consistent approach to math helps students find success in a subject that many find challenging.
Mike Hildt is a Special Education teacher at AIHS. He served two years in the Peace Corps in Ghana and is a native of Amesbury. Mike received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Sociology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a M. Ed in Moderate Disabilities from Cambridge College. His expertise in the area of alternative education is a valuable asset to the program.
Pat Hamilton teaches Social Studies, specifically World History, US history, Street Law, Psychology, Sociology, Current Events, and his latest course, Mythology. Pat has a great rapore with students and consistently goes the extra distance to help students find success.
Patrick Pingeton is the English Language Arts teacher. He is working hard to build a multi-faceted ELA program at AIHS that encompasses a strong social and emotional component. Pat is adept at helping students hone the skills needed to pass the MCAS and become effective writers. He is a talented musician, and is developing a music program as well.
Dan Swansen teaches science at AIHS. He has extensive knowledge of Biology, Ecology, and other Life Sciecnces from his studies University of Massachusetts, Amherst. "Dan the Man" has gained the respect of students and staff since joining the AIHS faculty in 2015. His easy going nature and affinity for science and video games have given him a reputation as "a pretty chill dude".
Evan Melanson is a Special Education Teacher who studied Psychology and Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. He has taken quickly to the field of education. Evan's upbeat personality and quick-witted sense of humor make him and easy person to talk to and work with.
Jackie Deorocki is the most recent addition to the AIHS staff. Her background as a social worker with the Pettengill House has proven to be a valuable asset. She is awesome like a possum.
Dana Fagerquist, another Amesbury native, is the Administrative Assistant and helps keep the program running smoothly. Dana's friendly personality makes students feel welcome as they come to school each day.