Meet the Teachers

Eloise Michael, Director of Studies

Eloise earned her master's degree from Bank Street College of Education in New York City in 1998. She has an undergraduate degree in math from Bard College and also loves poetry. Eloise taught in the public school system before coming to Four Winds in 2007.

At Four Winds, Eloise leads daily poetry and writing, and helps students with all academic work during the morning work period. She also plans and teaches the science experiments and discussions in the afternoons. Click here to contact Eloise with questions regarding admissions or other administrative matters.

Becca Lipton, Teacher

Becca earned her bachelor's degree in music education form the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2014. She teaches after school music lessons at Pioneer Valley Regional School and Belchertown High School. She started teaching at Four Winds in 2015.

At Four Winds, Becca helps students with academic work during the morning work period, and plans and teaches humanities discussions in the afternoons. She also manages the school's Facebook and instagram pages, as well as this website. You may contact her by sending Four Winds a message via Facebook.

Hattie Archbald, Latin Teacher

Hattie earned her bachelor's degrees in sociology and classics with minors in history and education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2017. Hattie also earned her associate's degree in early childhood education from Greenfield Community College in 2013, and works as an assistant teacher at the UMass Daycare. She has been teaching at Four Winds since 2015.

At Four Winds, Hattie helps students with every Friday during academic work time. Hattie has set up numerous computer games using to help students practice their Latin skills, and once per biweekly runs an interactive group Latin game such as Jeopardy, Bingo, Memory, Zip Zap, and many more.


About the Founder

Steve Hussy, Founder


Stephen Hussey graduated from Bates College in 1978 with a degree in History. In 1986 he was selected as the science teacher at Linden Hill School in Northfield and moved there with his family. Linden Hill is a school for dyslexic boys, with a renowned program for improving students' language skills. While at Linden Hill, Steve developed a curriculum and a methodology that made basic scientific principles comprehensible and taught students to work "scientifically" on their own. In 1996, he took a position at the Bement School in Deerfield teaching fifth grade. His experiences at these two diverse schools were integral to the development of the program now offered at Four Winds School. Steve retired from teaching at Four Winds in 2015.


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