Faculty & Staff

Our talented faculty, staff, and administration enable us to realize our mission and vision. Our highly educated faculty bring expertise and keen attention to each student as an individual, creating a personalized learning environment from Toddlers through Sixth Grade.

In addition to the strengths our faculty bring to the table, parent partnership is a key component of our program and its success. Parent-teacher communication is valued as part of each student’s growth—and helps ignite the joy of learning that we see in action every day.

| Helene Behrend

Toddler

B.S. Biology
M.F.A. Photography
Montessori certification, Age 3-6

| Carmen Beliz

Kindergarten-First Grade

B.S. Food Chemistry
Early Childhood Credential, AMS

| Helene Behrend

Toddler

B.S. Biology
M.F.A. Photography
Montessori certification, Age 3-6

| Carmen Beliz

Kindergarten-First Grade

B.S. Food Chemistry
Early Childhood Credential, AMS

| Puja Bhutani

Kindergarten-First Grade

B.A. Commerce
Early Childhood Credential, AMS

| Ashley Carr

Art

B.F.A. Education and Ceramics

| Puja Bhutani

Kindergarten-First Grade

B.A. Commerce
Early Childhood Credential, AMS

| Ashley Carr

Art

B.F.A. Education and Ceramics

| Cathy Chu

Preschool

B.S. Design
M.A. Eary Childhood
Montessori Certification, Age 3-6

| Yaitza Diaz

Spanish

| Cathy Chu

Preschool

B.S. Design
M.A. Eary Childhood
Montessori Certification, Age 3-6

| Yaitza Diaz

Spanish

| Peggy Fiala

Head of School

B.S. Education
M. Ed.
Psychoanalytic Institute Certificate,
Child Development Program
Licensed Professional Counselor

| Lisa Fitzler

Kindergarten-First Grade

B.A. Spanish & Education
M. A. ESL/Linguistics
M.Ed. Education & Supervision
Ed.D. Educational Leadership
Montessori Certification, Age 6-9

| Peggy Fiala

Head of School

B.S. Education
M. Ed.
Psychoanalytic Institute Certificate,
Child Development Program
Licensed Professional Counselor

| Lisa Fitzler

Kindergarten-First Grade

B.A. Spanish & Education
M. A. ESL/Linguistics
M.Ed. Education & Supervision
Ed.D. Educational Leadership
Montessori Certification, Age 6-9

| Joe Geddes

Technology

| Ashley Giljum

Director of Admissions & Enrollment

| Joe Geddes

Technology

| Ashley Giljum

Director of Admissions & Enrollment

| Jennifer Holloway

Toddler

| Beth Hunnicutt

Upper Elementary Language Arts

B.S. Education
M.A. Education

| Jennifer Holloway

Toddler

| Beth Hunnicutt

Upper Elementary Language Arts

B.S. Education
M.A. Education

| Lindsay Klasing

Kindergarten-First Grade

B.S. Elementary Education
M.A. Elementary Education
Montessori Certification, Age 3-6

| Rachel Kohl

Preschool

B.A. Elementary Education
M.A. Early Childhood Education (in progress)
Montessori Certification, Age 3-6

| Lindsay Klasing

Kindergarten-First Grade

B.S. Elementary Education
M.A. Elementary Education
Montessori Certification, Age 3-6

| Rachel Kohl

Preschool

B.A. Elementary Education
M.A. Early Childhood Education (in progress)
Montessori Certification, Age 3-6

| Amy Lamb

Second Grade Language Arts & Social Studies; Third-Fourth Grade Project Based Learning

B.A. Sociology
M.A. Educational Leadership
Principal Certification
Post-Baccalaureate Certification in Elementary Education

| Ryan Lancaster

Physical Education

B.A. K-12 Physical Education,
Health Education
M.S. Education (in progress)

| Amy Lamb

Second Grade Language Arts & Social Studies; Third-Fourth Grade Project Based Learning

B.A. Sociology
M.A. Educational Leadership
Principal Certification
Post-Baccalaureate Certification in Elementary Education

| Ryan Lancaster

Physical Education

B.A. K-12 Physical Education,
Health Education
M.S. Education (in progress)

| Jennifer Martin

MakerSpace

B.A. English, Business & Communications

| Aleksandar Micic

Facilities

| Jennifer Martin

MakerSpace

B.A. English, Business & Communications

| Alexander Micic

Facilities

| Susan Partain

Toddler

Montessori Certification Ages 3-6

| Lisa Reatini

Toddler

B.A. Elementary Education

| Susan Partain

Toddler

Montessori Certification Ages 3-6

| Lisa Reatini

Toddler

B.A. Elementary Education

| Amber Richards

Toddler

B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies (Human Development & Family Studies, Sociology and Psychology)
M.A. Education
Montessori Certification, Ages 0-3 and 3-6

| Jan Schaberg

Music

B.M. Music Performace & Music Education
M.M. Music Education

| Amber Richards

Toddler

B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies (Human Development & Family Studies, Sociology and Psychology)
M.A. Education
Montessori Certification, Ages 0-3 and 3-6

| Jan Schaberg

Music

B.M. Music Performace & Music Education
M.M. Music Education

| Julie Turkowski

Advancement Manager

B.A. Communication-Telecommunications

| Julie Watson

Communications Manager

B.A. English with an emphasis in Secondary Education

| Julie Turkowski

Advancement Manager

B.A. Communication-Telecommunications

| Julie Watson

Communications Manager

B.A. English with and emphasis in Secondary Education

| Alissa White

Second-Third Grade Math and Science

B.A. Economics
M.A. Economics
Montessori Certification, Ages 3-6 and 6-9

| Diane Zeger

Preschool

B.S. Elementary Education
M.Ed. in Elementary Education
(Early Childhood emphasis)
Early Childhood Credential, AMS

| Alissa White

Second-Third Grade Math and Science

B.A. Economics
M.A. Economics
Montessori Certification, Ages 3-6 and 6-9

| Diane Zeger

Preschool

B.S. Elementary Education
M.Ed. in Elementary Education
(Early Childhood emphasis)
Early Childhood Credential, AMS

| Laurianne Zink

Library

B.S. Education
M.Ed. in Elementary Education
Certified K-12 Reading Specialist

| Laurianne Zink

Library

B.S. Education
M.Ed. in Elementary Education
Certified K-12 Reading Specialist