The Cushing Academy Athletic Training Staff will be glad to tape your athletes when necessary (please provide taping supplies). Crutches, braces, and emergency equipment are available to all visiting athletic teams. Please provide your teams with ice and water when possible, if you are unable to do so we can provide it upon request. A Physician will be at all home Varsity Football games and home boys’ Varsity Ice Hockey games. Thank you in advance for your attentive treatment of our athletes, we will make every effort to provide your athletes with the best care possible.
Take Route 2 East to Route 140 North (Exit 24 Westminster/Winchendon), turning left at the end of the exit ramp. Drive approximately three miles to Route 101 North. Turn right onto Route 101 and follow it approximately four miles to the Academy. Turn left onto Pleasant Street. Turn left onto Academy Street. Welcome to Cushing Academy!
Exit the airport and drive through the Ted Williams Tunnel. When exiting the tunnel, continue on I-90 West for approximately 10 miles to Exit 15, the third tollbooth from the airport. Stay to the right. Take I-95 North for approximately 6.3 miles to Exit 29B. Turn right on to Route 2 West for approximately 39 miles to Route 140 North (Exit 24B Winchendon/Ashburnham). Drive approximately three miles to Route 101 North. Turn right onto Route 101 and follow it approximately four miles to the Academy. Turn left onto Pleasant Street. Turn left onto Academy Street. Welcome to Cushing Academy!
Take I-84 from Hartford and travel East to I-90 (Massachusetts Turnpike). Follow the Mass Pike East for 10 miles to I-290 East (towards Worcester) to I-190 North (towards Fitchburg). From I-190 North take Route 2 West to Route 140 North (Exit 24B Winchendon/Ashburnham). Drive approximately three miles to Route 101 North. Turn right onto Route 101 and follow it approximately four miles to the Academy. Turn left onto Pleasant Street. Turn left onto Academy Street. Welcome to Cushing Academy!
Take a right out of the airport onto Brown Avenue. Following Brown Avenue you will pass an industrial park on your left and a McDonald's on your right. After driving under both overpasses, take an immediate left at the traffic light. Signs at this light will say left for Route 293 North and Route 101. Route 293 will split off to the right, but you will stay to the left and follow signs for Route 101. Take a left at the light onto Route 101 West. Follow 101 West approximately 16 miles until your reach Route 13 South. Follow Route 13 South for approximately 12 miles to Route 119 West. After approximately 10 miles, turn left onto Route 101 South. Drive for approximately four miles and at turn right on Main Street/12 North at the intersection. Turn left on Pleasant Street and turn right on Academy Street. Welcome to Cushing!
Athletic Training Staff
List of 2 members.
Head Athletic Trainer and Grade Dean for Seniors & PGs
Donald Harmon arrived at Cushing Academy in 1998, spent two years as the Assistant Athletic Trainer before becoming the Head Athletic Trainer. He is also currently serving as the Senior Class Dean, a new role for him and Cushing Academy. Prior to Cushing, he worked in the sports medicine/rehabilitation field in Connecticut for four years. He received his bachelor’s and master’s of education from Springfield College where he served as a graduate assistant Certified Athletic Trainer for two years. He also played lacrosse for Springfield College for four years. Mr. Harmon grew up on Cape Cod in the town of Sandwich where he attended high school; he also did a post-graduate year at Vermont Academy. He currently lives on campus in Schottland House with his wife, Deb (Nyberg) Harmon and their two children, Harry and Jane.
April Boettcher graduated from Merrimack College with a B.S. in Sports Medicine and from Gardner-Webb University with a M.A. in Sport Science & Pedagogy. She grew up in North Andover, Massachusetts, and attended Central Catholic High School in Lawrence. An avid athlete, she played 2 years of college soccer. Following her graduation from Merrimack, Ms. Boettcher passed the National Board of Certification exam to become a Certified Athletic Trainer. With this certification, she became licensed in the state of North Carolina, where she worked as an athletic training graduate assistant among a staff of nine at Gardner-Webb University, an NCAA Division I institution. She then returned to Massachusetts and became licensed in the state to continue her work as an athletic trainer, this time for Division III Nichols College. Ms. Boettcher began working at Cushing in 2008 and holds multiple positions on campus. Her prime position is Associate Athletic Trainer with secondary positions as Development Liaison, teacher of Intro to Sports Medicine, and dorm parent. She resides on campus with her black lab mix, Jacoby, and enjoys going for motorcycle rides on her Ninja.
Sue Casey has been working at Cushing Academy since 2001. Her nursing background has been mostly in critical care (ICU and ER) and spans over 30 years. Ms. Casey completed both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in science at Regis College. She is our school nurse practitioner and works in collaboration with Dr. Michael Mutchler, our Medical Director.
A registered nurse for over 20 years, Suzanne Lynch earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Fitchburg State College in 1986. She lives nearby with her husband and family and has been a member of the Health Center team since 1998.
Kate Kusza has been a Registered Nurse at Cushing since 2009. In addition to her duties at the Academy, she is also a firefighter/EMT with the Ashburnham Fire Department (since 2004), and is an instructor at theMassachusetts Firefighting Academy. She is a graduate of Mount Wachusett Community College (A.S. Nursing) and the University of New Hampshire (B.A. Humanities, M.A. English/Writing).
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Cushing Academy is a coed, college preparatory day and boarding school for grades 9-12 and PG. Our students, who come from over 30 states and 30 countries, excel in and out of the classroom through outstanding academic, art and athletic offerings. Visit our welcoming community and beautiful 162-acre campus in Ashburnham, Mass., one hour from Boston, to experience all that Cushing has to offer.