Brian P. Easler
Head of School
Wilbraham & Monson Academy, MA
Brian Easler considers it an honor and a privilege to have served since 2014 as the Head of School for Wilbraham & Monson Academy, a remarkable boarding and day school for 430 girls and boys in grades 6-12, where he has been since 1998. For most of that time Brian served as the Dean of Students & Associate Head of School, a role he found exceptionally rewarding, and he has also enjoyed being a dorm parent for male and female students of various ages, teaching trimester ethics electives to seniors, occasionally doing a little coaching and leading student trips to remote locations like the southern Amazon basin. Brian is a graduate of the University of Maine with a degree in English and Philosophy and earned a Master of Education in Experiential Education from Springfield College and a Master of Arts in Independent School Leadership through the Klingenstein Center, Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to his work in education, Brian served in the United States Army, 101st Airborne Division, as a Sergeant, Airborne Ranger and Team Leader in the Long Range Reconnaissance and Surveillance Detachment. Brian enjoys leisure time with his wife and dogs at their cabin in Vermont, reading, hunting and hiking.
Deputy Headmaster and Dean of Students
Kings Academy, Jordan
A lifelong New York resident, Julianne Puente joined King’s Academy in 2009 as dean of students and deputy headmaster as well as a faculty member in the Department of Ethics, Philosophy and Religion (EPR), where she teaches world religions. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University and a Master’s degree in American studies from Columbia University. Having attended the Hackley School in Tarrytown, New York for her secondary school education, Ms. Puente returned to her alma mater to work as a teacher, administrator and coach for 14 years prior to joining King’s. At Hackley, Ms. Puente worked in admissions and college counseling, served as a dean of students and as a history teacher, in which capacity she developed several new courses, including one on world religions. A passionate and dedicated coach, she was at the helm of the varsity girls’ soccer and softball teams that won numerous league and state championships during her tenure at the school. She was also a faculty member of the performing arts department teaching a music course in addition to providing guitar and drum accompaniments for various student and faculty performances.