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Each year we celebrate the arrival of students from countries all over the world who come to experience an American education while improving their English and learning about other cultures. It is our priority is to ensure that they are safe and happy in our school.


The Student Life Team

The team creates and maintains a positive school culture, enhances the student life experience through programming and school activities and ensures that the school is a safe place.

You will be connected with an advisor who will support you throughout your career at CATS and help shape you academically and developmentally. Our community thrives on a mutual respect and understanding between students and staff members in order to create a productive space for students to be academically challenged and successful.


Department of Residential Life

The CATS Academy Department of Residential Life consists of 16 dedicated members living in the four Houses with more than 380 students. They provide a personalized program that enhances your living experience and promotes a sense of “home”. The House Parents care for, guide, and introduce you to the responsibilities of independent living. The Residential Life Curriculum focuses on being successful at CATS Academy, building community, learning about other cultures, developing a global perspective, exploring ethics, and making informed choices. In summary, we strive to help you succeed academically and socially at CATS Academy, and prepare you for life after secondary education.


Staff

Diane Riley
Director of Residential Life
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Diane Riley

Director of Residential Life

Diane is the Director of Residential Life. In this position, she works with the, dorm parents, and students to ensure the students’ residential life experiences are engaging, provide opportunities for personal growth, promote cultural awareness, and develop lifelong skills.

Emelia Punches
Assistant Director of Residential Life
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Emelia Punches

Assistant Director of Residential Life

BS, Business Management, Bridgewater State University

As the Assistant Director of Residential Life, Emelia strives to make CATS Academy a home-away-from-home for all students. She is also the business teacher and works with the school’s theatre department to put up school plays. Emelia has worked with high school students for the last 7 years in different capacities. Emelia’s passion is creating a supportive school community and spending time with her two dogs, Odin and Fern.

Balan Braxton
House Parent
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Balan Braxton

House Parent

Balan is a House Parent.

Nathan Chow
House Parent
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Nathan Chow

House Parent

Nathan is a Weekend House Parent.

Kelsey Cullen
House Parent
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Kelsey Cullen

House Parent

Kelsey is a House Parent.

Ryan Daniels
House Parent
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Ryan Daniels

House Parent

Ryan is a Weekend House Parent.

Sarah Doherty
House Parent
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Sarah Doherty

House Parent

Sarah is a House Parent.

Sarah Hamilton
House Parent
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Sarah Hamilton

House Parent

Sarah is a Weekend House Parent.

Ping He
House Parent
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Ping He

House Parent

Ping is House Parent.

Ana Kinsley
House Parent/ Receptionist
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Ana Kinsley

House Parent/ Receptionist

Ana is a House Parent and School Receptionist.

Eric Opperman
House Parent
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Eric Opperman

House Parent

Eric is a House Parent.

Keif Orsini
House Parent/ Hockey Coach
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Keif Orsini

House Parent/ Hockey Coach

Keif is a House Parent and Hockey Coach.

Miguel Taveras
House Parent
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Miguel Taveras

House Parent

Miguel is a House Parent

Kubra Umit
House Parent
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Kubra Umit

House Parent

Kubra is a House Parent.

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