List of 13 frequently asked questions.

  • My primary roles at Thacher

    Im the assistant head of school for student life.
  • What my students call me

    Ms. McMahon, The Man,” “the person who knows everything!”
  • I knew I wanted to work at Thacher when

    We arrived in late March from the east coast with the orange blossom scent surrounding the campus and then spent our time here interacting with students in an incredibly positive and engaging way.
  • Favorite Thacher teaching moment

    At the end of the year, a student shared that while he didnt think he would benefit from some of the emotional support resources at the School, my weekly (and sometimes annoying) reminder emails every Monday actually turned out to be most helpful!
  • Favorite job perk

    Interacting with students day in and day out. Never a day goes by without a student sharing something that makes me smile.
  • Most memorable Thacher camping trip

    Kayaking from one remote beach campsite to the next on Santa Catalina Island.
  • Since you asked me to brag, here's the professional accomplishment I'm most proud of

    Being a dean of students for 15 years—not typical!
  • Favorite place at Thacher

    Running on the trails.
  • When not in the classroom I can be found

    Reading at the beach and paddle boarding on the ocean.
  • The book, movie, work of art, or piece of music I cannot imagine life without

    Gone with the Wind, book and movie.
  • Hardly anybody knows that

    I meditate.
  • What I wanted to be when I grew up (when I was 10)

    An Olympic gymnast.
  • What I want to be when I grow up (now)

    Working in an underprivileged school and volunteering to teach/tutor math.
Notice of nondiscriminatory policy as to students: The Thacher School admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other School-administered programs.