Faculty and Staff

Meet Our Team

Our 135 year legacy of delivering life-changing education programs at Incarnation is a testament to our dedicated, knowledgeable and innovative staff. At Steward Outdoor Day School, our faculty and staff are passionate about teaching, challenging students to take part in their own learning process and offering transformative and fun outdoor adventure experiences.

Jen Malaguti

Director/Head Teacher

Jen holds a BA in Developmental Psychology, an AS in Chemical Dependency, and an M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction, K-8 from Keene State College. Jen has her CT teaching certification in grades 1-6. Her love for nature and the world around her was supported and enriched through her childhood days at Bushy Hill. She taught in the public elementary classroom for 8 years in New Hampshire and was a Semi-Finalist for the 2011 NH Teacher of the Year Award before returning to Bushy Hill Nature Center in 2012 as the Summer Camp and School Program Coordinator. In 2016, Jen took over as the Director of Bushy Hill Nature Center, overseeing all programs and curriculum development in the department. Opening the Steward Outdoor Day School is a life-long dream come true for her! Jen has also worked at Nature’s Classroom, coached swim teams, and has worked as a liaison between families in crisis and community supports. In her free time she enjoys playing and exploring the outdoors with her husband and 3 children.

Georgia Male

Farm Instructor

Georgia is a graduate of Unity College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Captive Wildlife Care and Education. She volunteered at Bushy Hill while she was in high school and began officially working with Bushy Hill as the Seedling Program Director and Farm Manager after leaving school. She loves animals, has raised four dogs for Guiding Eyes for the Blind, and has spent years working with Common and Roseate Terns on the Great Gull Island Research Station. Georgia loves using the farm to connect children back to nature and simultaneously teach them life skills.

Kelsey Tuttle

Challenge Course Coordinator

Kelsey grew up in Connecticut and attended Unity College in Maine where she majored in Adventure Education Leadership and Studio Arts. While at Unity she completed the Outward Bound Service and Leadership Semester, spending 65 days backpacking, canoeing, sailing, climbing and trekking around the state of Maine. Kelsey has led canoe, bike and hike adventures around New England has and taught outdoor education and adventure leadership at Incarnation for over five years. Kelsey also serves as the Associate Director of Incarnation Camp. She lives on the property with her dogs, Oakley and Trooper. Her favorite outdoor adventure experience was whitewater canoeing on the Penobscot River in Maine during the fall.

Glenn Paskiewicz

Wilderness Skills Instructor

Glenn started at Bushy Hill as a camper and went through the Teen Wilderness Survival Program. He volunteered during the summer as a teen and was on staff for the majority of his college summers. He graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a BA in Studio Art. From 2012 – 2014 he worked at Bushy Hill Nature Center as the Head Wilderness Survival and Ancient Skills Instructor and the Teen Survival Camp Director. He then worked part-time while exploring art and entrepreneurship. He has also been a part of Two Coyotes Wilderness School and has helped with the Teen Rendezvous at The Art Of Mentoring. In addition to being the Steward Outdoor Day School’s Wilderness Skills Instructor, Glenn is also the Director of Bushy Hill Nature Center.

Cailey Anderson

PE Instructor

Cailey has been with Incarnation Center for 5 years, working as the Assistant Summer Camp Director for Bushy Hill Day Camp and the Assistant Director for Nature’s Playground After School. She grew up in Killingworth, CT and has coached many youth sports teams for Haddam-Killingworth and surrounding towns. Cailey is currently pursuing a degree in Recreation + Leisure Studies with a concentration in Youth Development. In her free time, she loves to spend time outdoors with her family, friends and dog, Charley!

Maddie

Assistant Teacher

Taj

Assistant Teacher

Taj is currently a student at Goodwin University pursuing an A.S. in Human Services. She just moved back to Connecticut after living in Durham, North Carolina for about four years. Hartford is where she calls home but since her return, she has become well acquainted with the Deep River area. This past summer she was a camp counselor at Pequot Sherwood Day Camp and is a Substitute Afterschool Teacher at Nature’s Playground. Her love for children and learning is what pushed her to seek an active role in the classroom. Besides getting more friendly with the life of the outdoors, she enjoys watching anime, cooking, baking, as well as cuddling with her cat Phenyx.

Bill Hutchings

Woodworking Instructor

Jarrett "Batman" Murray

Music Instructor

Jarrett Murray is a Brooklyn-born Composer and Musician. Formally a DC-based artist he has written and collaborated on four original musicals and worked on several shows as an MD or Bassist. He has studied with such artists as Fred Carl, Kirsten Childs, Julianne Wick Davis, Michael John LaChiusa, Paul Denola, and many others. He’s been working at Incarnation for 10 Years! Education: BA American University, MFA NYU Tisch. Jarrett’s always excited about camp.

Ann Courcy

Admissions Officer

Prior to joining the Steward Outdoor Day School, Ann was a preK head teacher for the Explorers program at Schoolmates preschool, which is located on the Incarnation Campus. As an Explorer teacher, Ann shared her love of nature with her curious students. On the trails, they made discoveries that would thrill, delight, and often generate questions that led to more learning! In her blog, Barking Frog Farm, she often shares her thoughts and ideas about the benefits of cultivating a connection to nature. Ann has been a board member of the Deep River Land Trust for more than a decade. She is dedicated to the preservation of open space and to making local preserves available to the public. She is on the land trust’s education committee and enjoys planning activities for the community and schools. Ann also guides a Women’s Hiking Club for Deep River Parks and Recreation. As Director of Admissions and Registrar, Ann feels fortunate to be part of the team that will make an outdoor, hands-on, experiential education available to students at the Steward Outdoor Day School.

Affiliated Incarnation Center Staff & Faculty

Luigi Scalo

Luigi

Business Office Manager

Denis Pilon

Denis

Head of Technology