WASHINGTON — MaryAnn Haverstock of Bethany has joined The Gunnery faculty as Director of the IDEAS Lab. Haverstock brings to the school’s robust STEM curriculum — which is offered in a hands-on lab environment — more than two decades of engineering experience combined with her work in academia at the high school and college levels. She is both teaching courses and managing the Innovation, Design, Engineering, and Applied Scholarship Lab.
A Connecticut native, Haverstock holds a bachelor’s in engineering from Trinity College, a master’s in environmental engineering from the University of New Haven, and an MBA in management and finance from the University of Connecticut. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in science education at Syracuse University, where she served for the past year as a Senior Academic Learning Specialist in the Center for Learning and Student Success.
Haverstock began her career as an environmental engineer at EEW Management in Torrington and went on to become an environmental engineer and supervising environmental analyst at the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, working in the fields of nonpoint source pollution management, watershed management, lake management, and hazardous waste management. She served as an adjunct instructor in environmental science and algebra at Northwestern Connecticut Community Technical College, where she was also an assistant coordinator and a master tutor in math, computer and environmental science skills in the Academic Skills Center.
Beginning in 2013, Haverstock served for five years as Director of Sustainability at South Kent School, where she developed a STEM curriculum and designed and implemented an engineering program focused on watershed management and sustainable design. Since 1998, she has been an adjunct professor at the University of Hartford, where she designed a graduate-level course in civil engineering.
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