LFA News

headshots of three new faculty members in the fall of 2023 part 1
new LFA English teacher Shannon Dey

Shannon Dey joined LFA as a member of the English department with extensive experience working within independent schools. Holding a Masters of Arts in the Teaching of English from Columbia University's Teachers College and a Bachelors of Science in Secondary Education and Writing Intensive English from Marquette University, she is deeply passionate about education and its impact on students as future leaders. She will be teaching English 9 and English 10 this year.

  • Q: What attracted you to LFA? A: I loved the family feel, small class sizes, and diverse student body. 
  • Q: In what ways are you involved on campus? A: I'm a teacher, co-advisor, and I'll be timing for the hockey team - I'm excited to get more involved over my time at LFA!
  • Q: Where's your favorite hang-out spot on campus? A: My classroom! I love the balcony in Reid 1 on a nice day.
new LFA science teacher Kevin Ingram

Kevin Ingram joined the LFA science department, having just graduated from his Masters of Science in Law program at Northwestern University. Prior to that, Kevin earned his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. At LFA, he will be teaching Physics 1 and Advanced Chemistry. He coached the Boys Junior Varsity B Soccer team in the fall and will be coaching the Boys Junior Varsity Basketball team in the winter. He lives on campus in New Hall and serves as a dorm parent in Atlass Hall.

  • Q: What attracted you to LFA? A: The close proximity to Chicago; the benefits, like on-campus housing and access to the dining hall; the welcoming and supportive environment, and the extensive curricular and extracurricular opportunities!
  • Q: What are you most excited about in your first year at LFA? A: Getting to know a lot of students and faculty, and coaching!
  • Q: What's an LFA event or tradition that you're most looking forward to? A: Move-Up Day.
new LFA LRS Leigh Morrison

Leigh Morrison comes to LFA as a new Learning Resource Specialist. She brings with her 21 years of experience in education, 15 of which were at The Hill School, where she served as the Dr. John W. Riegel Chair in Religious Studies and Philosophy. She holds a Bachelors of Art in English and Religion from Mercer University and a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. In addition to her role as Learning Resource Specialist, she will be teaching in the Health, Wellness & Community department, overseeing Structured Study Hall, and helping with the winter musical. 

  • Q: What attracted you to LFA? A: I think LFA has amazing students and teachers, and I was drawn to the community here.
  • Q: What are you most excited about in your first year at LFA? A: I'm excited to get to know the students and to be a part of the school's traditions.
  • Q: What's an LFA event or tradition that you're most looking forward to? A: I've heard great things about the Talent Show, so I'm looking forward to that!