Currently six dedicated instructors teach the year-long LINC classes for Third- and Fourth-Formers focused on the development of social-emotional competencies and skills. Classes of 12 or fewer students explore topics such as cultural competency, diversity and exclusivity, personal identity, sexuality, drugs and alcohol, gender, and wellness.

Theresa Ferns '84 is director of the Living in Community program and dean of school life. She oversees the ongoing development of the LINC curriculum and co-facilitates the training of faculty and student leaders and prefects. Theresa has her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and is licensed in the State of New Hampshire.
Aaron Marsh '97 is dean of students and helps to oversee the LINC program, ensuring that the messages conveyed by invited speakers and special events support and align with the program’s philosophy and tenets. Aaron is also a core member of the LINC faculty and teaches the Third Form curriculum and participates in the ongoing development of the LINC curriculum for all students. Aaron has a B.A. in mathematics and economics from Williams College.
Jennifer Cotton, associate dean of students, teaches the LINC class for Third Formers. She is also head coach for the varsity alpine ski team. Jennifer earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and in Asian languages and civilizations from Amherst College, and a master’s degree in higher education from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.
Suzanne Ellinwood is an associate dean of students with a focus on student activities and organizations and serves as the faculty head of the St. Paul’s School Diversity Committee. She is also the head of Middle House, home to 34 boys in the Third through Sixth Forms. Shaping house culture to be positive and productive, and creating a safe space where every student can be his authentic self, is a critical component of the LINC program. Serving as the head of house is the role at St. Paul’s of which she is most proud. Suzanne teaches the LINC curriculum to Fourth Formers in a required term class that meets three times per week. She joins the Dean of Students office after seven years in the Office of Admission where she served most recently as the Director of Admission Marketing. Suzanne holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Gettysburg College.
Ryan Shirilla teaches the LINC class for Fourth Formers and serves as a counselor at Clark House. He holds a bachelor’s degree in marine science from the University of San Diego and a master’s degree in social work from Loyola University. Ryan is a licensed independent clinical social worker in the State of New Hampshire.