The new school year brings with it not only new challenges to be met, but also new faculty with which to meet those challenges. As the boys return to campus this week, we are delighted to welcome them back with new additions to the crew.
The upper school welcomes Joe Crnkovich, a longtime Heights father. Joe brings to the school over thirty-five years of experience in the field of engineering. With degrees from Marquette University and the Naval Postgraduate School, Mr. Crnkovich spent over thirty-five years at the Naval Research Laboratory, where he worked on various projects in the Radar Division, the Tactical Electronic Warfare Division, and the Space Systems Development Department. Joe will teach upper school science.
In the middle school, Philip Robilotto will join our mathematics department. Philip graduated from Franklin and Marshall College in 2019 with a degree in mathematics. While at Franklin and Marshall, he wrestled on the varsity team for four years. As a three-year starter for the Diplomats, he earned over sixty victories at the 197-pound weight class. Philip has experience both as a math tutor and wrestling coach.
We are delighted to welcome Peyton Olszewksi to the lower school crew. A graduate of Seton High School, Mr. Olszewski earned degrees in finance and economics from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Before coming to The Heights, Peyton worked in consulting. He will teach fourth grade.
On the admissions side, The Heights welcomes back Nate Gadiano of the class of 2016. Nate spent the past four years at Princeton University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with degrees in Italian and Medieval Studies. He will serve as the Associate Director of Admissions, as well as the Stay-at-Home-Student manager for the ninth and tenth grades.
We are also delighted to welcome Anthony Niles to The Heights. Anthony is an alumnus of Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he earned a degree in Legal Studies. He has experience in a number of fields, from teaching to volunteering to fundraising for both private equity and debt real estate investments. Most recently, Anthony has led fundraising efforts for various nonprofit institutions, including Saint Ignatius Prep in Chicago and Catholic University’s Busch School of Business in Washington, D.C. He will serve as the Director of Alumni Parent Giving.
On the athletics side, Thomas Treadwell joins the school as the head coach of the varsity basketball team. Coach Treadwell brings to the court a wealth of experience, both as a player and a coach. Prior to coming to The Heights, he played at both the semi-professional (American Basketball Association) and professional level (European Basketball Association). For the past sixteen years, Mr. Treadwell has coached at various levels, ranging from U10 to the collegiate level.
Last, but certainly not least, The Heights welcomes our first school nurse, Isaac White. Isaac will play a critical role in helping keep the school healthy this year, as we navigate the ever-shifting waters of COVID-19.