Meet Our Teachers

Our faculty is composed of dedicated, passionate individuals who have been selected not only for their effective skills in curriculum development and inspired teaching, but also for their love of children, strength of character, and personal values. Click here to view the faculty and staff directory.

LOWER SCHOOL (K-3)

Jennifer Southern
Kindergarten

Alex Dobbs
Kindergarten

Lisa Becker
1st Grade

Geneva Conway
1st Grade

Ashleigh Brody
2nd Grade

Yolanda Ferguson
2nd Grade

Courtney Coghlan
3rd Grade

Eileen O'Hare
3rd Grade

UPPER SCHOOL (4-8)

Donna Young
4th Grade

Jennifer Rees
4th Grade

Deb Pannell
5th Grade

Lacy Zehner
5th Grade

Tim Evans
6th Grade

Dana Kirk
6th Grade

Beth Bonzell
Upper Division Math

Norm Lyons
Upper Division Math

Beckie Mejia
6th Grade English & History, 7th Grade History

Melissa Villarreal
Upper Division History

Matthew Behrman
Upper Division English

Minna Leigh
Upper Division Science

WORLD LANGUAGE

Tracy Caton
Spanish Teacher

Silvia Buckley
Spanish Teacher

Julia Huo-Kuramoto
Mandarin Teacher

Joyce Chen
Mandarin Teacher

THE ARTS

Brian Wilkerson
Music Teacher

Rachel Allen
Music Teacher

Karen Klier
Art Teacher

Tori Truss
Drama Teacher

THE LEARNING COMMONS

ReAnna Gailes
Director of the Learning Commons

Lea Smith
Learning Commons Specialist

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Ben Simmonds
Athletic Director & Upper School PE Teacher

Robert Bowers
Lower School PE Teacher

THE CREATIVITY LAB

Tatian Greenleaf
Design, Tinkering and Technology Integrator

David St. Martin
Tinkerer and Garden Teacher

TRANSPORTATION

Steve Voss
Director of Transportation

SUPPORT TEACHERS

Jackie Bango
Kindergarten

Krista Bendinelli
Kindergarten

Diana Gill
1st Grade

Beth Michaelsen
1st Grade

Joy Kabage
1st Grade

Helen Kennedy
2nd Grade

Rita Hayes
3rd Grade

Remi Zimmerman
4th Grade

Jordan Young
5th Grade

AJ Cheong
6th Grade

Richard Creighton
Spanish

Ecco Wang
Mandarin

Eva Geisse '09
Science

Lauren Howard
Art

Kit Krupp
2nd Grade

Mark Parnow
P.E. Support