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Faculty & Staff

Our Team

Our incredible faculty consists of classroom teachers, specialty teachers, and assistants. The primary classes are staffed with two teachers, while the upper grade classes are staffed with a lead teacher and a full-time associate or assistant. All classroom teachers are credentialed and many hold advanced degrees. Members of both the faculty and administration participate in regular professional development through conferences, workshops, and in-service training.

We are united by a life-long dedication to learning and a true love and respect for children. We share the belief in the value of solid academic preparation, sound moral and ethical principles, and each child’s ability to succeed.

Together, we emphasize a great variety of strategies and best practices connected to making a positive difference in the lives of children.

The video above, “What I Miss Most,” is a message  the teachers recorded after the stay-at-home orders were in place for nearly two months.

Alina Acosta

Alina Acosta

Science Specialist

Favorite Plant: Hydrangea

Patricia Anthonyson

Patricia Anthonyson

Teaching Assistant

Favorite Movie: Honey I Shrunk the Kids

Marie Bachrach

Marie Bachrach

Kindergarten Teacher

Favorite Toy:
Tinker Toys

Jonathan Beckmann

Jonathan Beckmann

Asst. Head of School

Favorite Instrument:
Kazoo

Carlin Bell

Carlin Bell

4th Grade Teacher

Favorite Toy:
Lincoln Logs

Bill Birch

Bill Birch

Advancement Coordinator

Favorite Food:
Meatloaf

Timi Birch

Timi Birch

Kindergarten Teacher

Favorite Band:
Oingo Boingo

Nate Blanchard

Nate Blanchard

3rd Grade Teacher

Favorite Dessert:
Mud Pie

Lindsay Byer

Lindsay Byer

6th Grade Teacher

Favorite Toy:
Teddy Ruxpin

Juan Campos

Juan Campos

Teaching Assistant

Favorite Plant:
Venus Fly Trap

Terry Clark

Terry Clark

Athletic Director/PE

Favorite Toy:
Skateboard

Taylor Costin

Taylor Costin

PE Specialist

Favorite Toy:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Figures

Lauren Daniels

Lauren Daniels

Library/Music Specialist

Favorite Food:
Sushi

Colleen Erdmann

Colleen Erdmann

2nd Grade Teacher

Favorite Instrument:
Saxophone

Jay Falk

Jay Falk

Director of Communications

Favorite Food and Favorite Band:
Meat Loaf

Daniel Gonzales

Daniel Gonzales

Maintenance-Custodial

Favorite Movie:
Star Wars

Valerie Gordon

Valerie Gordon

Art Teacher/Director of Integration

Favorite Band:
The Beatles

Jordan Grant

Jordan Grant

1st Grade Teacher

Favorite Instrument:
Saxophone

Eric Hutchinson

Eric Hutchinson

6th Grade Teacher

Favorite Car:
1999 Mazda Miata

Dani Kantrowitz

Dani Kantrowitz

Teaching Assistant

Favorite Plant:   Fiddlehead Fern

Jennie Kim

Jennie Kim

4th Grade Teacher

Favorite Toy:
Polly Pocket

Bonnie Kroh

Bonnie Kroh

Teaching Assistant

Favorite Band:
Led Zeppelin

Jenny Lapidus

Jenny Lapidus

Community Coordinator

Favorite Toy:
Magic 8-Ball

Terri Lotts

Terri Lotts

1st Grade Teacher

Favorite Band:
New Kids on the Block

Bri Miller

Bri Miller

Kindergarten Teacher-Admissions Coordinator

Favorite Animal:
Sloth

Chris Myers

Chris Myers

5th Grade Teacher

Favorite Toy:
Whoopee Cushion

Sarah Nelson

Sarah Nelson

3rd Grade Teacher

Favorite Instrument:
Ukulele

Nicole Pennington

Nicole Pennington

Business and Development Officer

Favorite Band:
Journey

Ilene Reinfeld

Ilene Reinfeld

Head of School

Favorite Toy:
Lite Brite

Debbie Seidel

Debbie Seidel

2nd Grade Teacher

Favorite Vegetable:   Artichoke

Michele Topolsky

Michele Topolsky

Executive Assistant to Head of School

Favorite Dance:
Tango

Joanne Vaisman

Joanne Vaisman

Kindergarten Teacher

Favorite Animal:
Gorilla