Meet the Staff
Melissa Anderson is a Co-Director of College Counseling, teacher, and the varsity lacrosse coach at Greenwich Academy. Melissa graduated from Princeton University in 1998 with an A.B. in Politics, and she earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2007.
At Greenwich Academy, Melissa has taught history and government to students in the Middle and Upper Schools and coached youth and high school lacrosse. Currently, she is an academic advisor, co-directs the Comet Girls Lacrosse program and serves on the Women’s Game Committee and the Coaches' Sub-Committee of US Lacrosse.
Patrick Dwyer has been at Greenwich Academy since 2004 and has over twenty years of experience in college admission and college counseling. Previously, Patrick was the Director of College Counseling at Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg, Florida from 1999 until 2004. At Shorecrest, he also taught English and coached basketball and golf. From 1992 to 1999, Patrick held numerous positions in the admission office at The College of William & Mary, including Acting Associate Dean of Admission. Patrick has been active in professional associations throughout his career, and recently served on the Government Relations Committee for the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) in 2011-2012.
Patrick has a bachelor’s degree in English from Boston College and a master’s degree in education from the University of South Florida. Patrick coaches the varsity golf team at GA and previously coached JV basketball.
Reed Weeden Minor has been at Greenwich Academy since 2010. She teaches English to Groups X and XII, and has served as the Group XI dean and as an advisor to the Senior Peer program. Reed is a 2003 graduate of Brown University and earned her masters degree in education from Harvard University.
Rachel Powers has been at Greenwich Academy since 2005. In her time at GA, she has taught Upper School History at a variety of levels and is an academic advisor. She served as the Chair of the History Department from 2010-2017 and has also coached varsity cross country, as well as track and field. Rachel is a 1998 graduate of Colgate University and earned her master's degree in teaching from Boston University.