CAA Faculty

Anne Aganon

Anne Aganon joined Community School in 2008 and currently serves as the Creative Arts Department Chair; she also teaches Studio Art, Ceramics, Photography, and History of the Creative Arts, supervises the Upper School Yearbook, and is a member of the Creative Arts Academy faculty.

Anne holds a BA in political science from Wesleyan University and a BFA in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute.

In her teaching role at Community School, Anne finds inspiration in her students: "They often come up with unexpected projects and creative ideas, and I love to watch them grow and explore their own creativity," she says. "I also appreciate that the people I work with are professionals and care about what they do here, whether it is their teaching, the outdoor trips, the arts, or other aspects of school life."

When she's not teaching, Anne can often be found on horseback; she owns three horses and participates in endurance riding events.

Brad Hershey

Brad Hershey joined Community School in 2006 and is currently teaches Upper School music courses.

Brad studied music at the University of Puget Sound and received his Bachelor of Music in instrumental performance from the University of Idaho in 2002.

A professional musician, Brad played double bass for three seasons with the Washington-Idaho Symphony, followed by six seasons as a performer for the Boise Philharmonic for six seasons. Over the years, he has performed with numerous local musicians and ensembles including the Sun Valley Jazz Trio, Joe Fos, Paul Tillotson, Bossa Rhumba and Dewey, Pickette & Howe.

Brad has filled the role of music director for several musical productions in the Valley and also teaches at the Sun Valley Summer Symphony Workshops. He has directed the Wood River Orchestra since 2011.

Hannah Loeb

Hannah Loeb joined Community School in 2017 and currently teaches Upper School English and contributes to performing arts programming in the Middle and Upper Schools.

Hannah holds a BA in English (with a concentration in creative writing – poetry) from Yale University and a MFA in creative writing from University of Iowa.

Prior to joining Community School, Hannah taught Upper School English at International School Nido De Aguilas in Santiago, Chile.

Megan Mahoney

Megan Mahoney joined Community School in 2017 and currently teaches Middle School music and Elementary School performing arts.

She holds a BA in theatre management from University of Massachusetts and a training certificate in musical theatre from CAP21 Conservatory in New York City.

A professional singer and actress, before joining Community School, Megan appeared in local, regional, and national theatre productions was involved, as a performer, choreographer, director, and teacher, in Wood River Valley productions through The Spot, St. Thomas Playhouse, and NexStage Theatre.

Megan is thrilled to be teaching at Community School. "In all of my years spent in New York City, I’d most look forward to summer, when I would work with kids in theatre. Passing on my love of theatre and music to a younger generation is the most inspiring work I could possibly do," she says. "I had some incredible mentors as a young actress that shaped me into the person I am today and I hope to be that to someone."

In her free time, Megan loves spending time with her dogs, reading, cooking, and being outside in the mountains.

Kevin Wade

Kevin Wade joined Community School in 2017 and currently teaches in Theatre in the Upper School and serves as Co-Director of the Creative Arts Academy (CAA), Upper School advisor, and Outdoor Program trip leader.

Kevin is a 2006 graduate of Community School, holds a BFA in Drama/Musical Theater from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, and earned a MFA in acting from the American Repertory Theatre/Moscow Art Theatre Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University.

Kevin is an accomplished professional actor, director, and educator, having performed in off-Broadway, international, and regional/summer theatre productions, taught and mentored high school and college students, directed and produced a wide range of theatre productions, and created innovative programming and curriculum in a variety of educational settings.

Since 2009, Kevin has served as resident director at the Summer Theater Project for St. Thomas Playhouse; in 2014 he cofounded The Spot, an acting studio in Ketchum, offering classes and lessons in vocal performance, modern American drama, and Shakespeare.

The teachers at Community School are absolutely wonderful and have all at one point encouraged me, regardless of what subject they teach, to continue with my interests in music.

Sofia '18