Faculty & Staff


Head of School
Matthew Stuart

Assistant Head of School and Director of the Early Childhood Program
Saniya Mehdi

Chief Financial and Operations Officer
Dave Carty

Director of Admissions
Jennifer Tarpley

Director of Development
Cindy Rodriguez

Director of Communications
Ali Foresi

Director of the Elementary Program
Jelecia McGregor

Director of Alumni Relations and After School 
Andrew Kagan

Director of Music School
Paula Flatow

Co-Directors of Discovery Camp
Adam Schlessinger
Slawomir Balon

School Nurses
Rosemary Frisaro-Kessler, RN
Tracy Florio-White, RN

School Psychologist
Elizabeth (Liz) Ward, Ph.D.

Administrative Support Staff

Assistant to the Head of School & Assistant to Admissions
Susan Bonet

Assistant Business Manager
Gwenn Kapner

Receptionist and Registrar
Laura Capote

IT Assistant
Samantha Tarpley

Food Director
Chef Key Winstead

Plant Supervisor
Melvin Morillo

Miguel Gomez
Leo Del Orbe


Click here to view a tribute from our Board of Trustees to our incredible faculty during Teacher Appreciation Week! 

Faculty List

Jenni Arcieri
Middle Level/Third Grade Head Teacher

Megan Avery
Movement Specialist (Young Beginners & Beginners)
Yoga Specialist (Lower Level)
CANVAS/ Online Learning Support

Kristina Bakker
Art Specialist

Slawomir Balon
Physical Education Specialist
Assistant Director of After School/Extended Day
Discovery Camp Co-Director

Kelly Burke
Fifth Grade Associate Teacher

Emily Burnett
Second Grade Lead Teacher

Jeremy Davidson
Music Specialist – Caedmon Chorus Music Director

Levon Dimmick
Early Program Co-Head Teacher

Samantha Dulaj
Kindergarten Head Teacher

Sydney Fass
Early Program Associate Teacher

Elaine Fitzgerald
Young Beginners/Beginners Head Teacher
Montessori Liaison

Paula Flatow
Director of Music School
Violin Instructor, K-3

Jaymee Frankel
Learning Enhancement Specialist

Claudia Freedman
First Grade Head Teacher

Guadalupe Gonzalez-Lomeña
Spanish Specialist

Heather Halverson
Reading Specialist
Director of Learning Services

Elena Howell
Upper Level Head Teacher

Susan Kelly
Early Program Co-Head Teacher

Nick Kessler
Young Beginners/Beginners Assistant Teacher

Kathleen Kilbane
Music Specialist Early Program & Kindergarten
Religion Teacher

Amy McGregor
First Grade Head Teacher

Dan McNerney
Latin Specialist

Stephanie Messing
Early Program Head Teacher

April Milton
Early Program Lead Teacher
STEAM Curriculum Developer

J.J. Murphy
Kindergarten Lead Teacher

Jacob Myers
Middle Level/Third Grade Head Teacher

Katie Parker
Middle Level/Fourth Grade Head Teacher

Pilar Perez-Yepes
Art Specialist

Rebecca Powell
Middle Level/Fourth Grade Head Teacher

Majlinda Rama
Early Program Head Teacher

Cintya Ramirez
Young Beginners/Beginners Associate Teacher

Thomas Robinson
Kindergarten Maternity Replacement

Janelle Ruiz
Early Program Assistant Teacher

Adam Schlessinger
Science/Technology Specialist – Elementary Program
Discovery Camp Co-Director

Joyce Schneider
Early Program Head Teacher

Bryan Storti
Upper Level Head Teacher

Allison Trinkle
Kindergarten Head Teacher

Vonetta Trotter
Movement Specialist (EP)
Physical Education Specialist (K-LL)

Mary Beth Vrazel
Elementary Library Specialist
Technology Specialist

Meredith Woodruff
Second Grade Head Teacher