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FACULTY, PRESCHOOL - GRADE 12 (in alphabetical order)
 
Sue Aaronson, US French, Spanish, Ceramics, Yearbook

B.A., University of Colorado 
B.A., Art University of Colorado

M.F.A., Pratt Institute
 
Razi Abdur-Rahman, Fourth Grade Head Teacher
B.A., Bard College
M.S.Ed., Bank Street College of Education
 
Vanessa Aird, Upper School Dean (gr. 9-10) US Technology Integrator
B.A., SUNY Purchase

M.S., Drexel University
 
Felix Alberto, Physical Education, MS Spanish
B.A., Herbert Lehman  College
 
Margarita Alonso-Alegre Sanchez, MS/US Science
M. Ed., University of Salamanca, Spain
M.S., University of the Basque Country, Spain 
 
Valarie Alston, US Health, Registrar

B.A., York College

M.A., Hunter College 
 
Lauren Andrews, US Religion and Ethics (on leave)
B.A., Texas Woman's University
M.A., Denver Seminary
Ph.D., University of Denver Iliff School of Theology
 
Kristen Baldiga, MS/US Science
B.A., Williams College
Ed.M., Harvard Graduate School of Education
 
Beatrice Bartolotta, Fourth Grade
 Head Teacher
B.A., Fordham University

M.S.Ed., Bank Street College of Education
 
Margaret Bary, Performing Arts Chair, LS Dance

B.A., Cornell University

M.F.A., Sarah Lawrence College

C.M.A., Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies 
 
Lindsey S. Berns, Director of College Counseling
, Assoc. IB Coordinator, US Theory of Knowledge
B.A., Oberlin College

M.S., Pace University, NYC Teaching Fellows Program

M.A., Columbia University
 
Sarah Boss, MS/US World Languages, French and Spanish
B.A., Haverford College
M.A., Middlebury College/Universite de Paris
M.A., Middlebury College/Guadalajara and Buenos Aires
 
David Bournas-Ney, LS Assistant Teacher
B.A., University of Pennsylvania
M.A.T., Relay Graduate School of Education
 
Sidney Bridges, US English

B.A., Williams College

M.A., Middlebury College

Ed.M., Teachers College, Columbia University
 
Shani Brignolle, LS Assistant Teacher
B.S. SUNY Stony Brook
M.S. candidate, Bank Street College of Education 
 
Angela Brown, LS Assistant Teacher
B.A., Amherst College
M.S.Ed., Bank Street College of Education
 
Tracy Bucci, World Languages Department Chair, US French
 and Italian
B.A., University of Notre Dame

M.A., New York University

M.A., School of Theology, Berkeley

M.A., Middlebury College, Paris
Post Graduate Advanced Certificate in Administration and Supervision,
CUNY at Hunter College Graduate School of Education
 
Mark Buenzle, US Art, History
B.F.A., Parsons School of Design

M.S.Ed., Bank Street College of Education

M.F.A., Hunter College
 
Abbey Butcosk, LS Assistant Teacher
B.F.A., New York University
M.S.Ed. candidate, Bank Street College of Education
 
Jordan Campbell, Technical Theater
B.A., Vassar College
 
Sharon Carter, Preschool
 Fours Head Teacher

B.A., Medgar Evers College
 
Tracy Chow, First Grade Teacher 
B.A. Honors, University of Western Ontario, Canada
M.A., Columbia University 
 
Catherine Clark, Theater, Technical Theater Director

B.A., New York University
 
Andrew Cohen, Director of Media Services, Director, Bridge Film Festival

B.F.A., School of Visual Arts
 
Ellen Cookson, LS Learning Specialist
B.A., Rutgers College

M.L.S., Columbia University

M.S.Ed., Bank Street College of Education
 
Kevin Cooney, MS/US Science

B.A., University of California
, Berkeley
M.A., Columbia University
 
Jeffrey Corlett, US Mathematics

B.S., SUNY Stony Brook
 
Trefor Davies, Asst. Head of Upper School for Academics; US Mathematics, IB Coordinator

B.A., Oberlin College

M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University
 
Jon DeGraff, US History

B.A., Howard University

M.A., Fordham University

Ph.D., University of Maryland
 
Judy (Yan) Deng, US Mandarin Chinese
B.A., Tianjin Foreign Languages Institute, People's Republic of China
M.A., Qinghua University, Beijing, People's Republic of China 
 
Niamh Dolan, Preschool Fours Head Teacher 

B.A., University College, Dublin, Ireland
M.A., Hunter College
 
Elizabeth Deull, MS/US Visual Arts
B.F.A., The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
M.A., New York University Steinhardt School of Education
 
Megan Dunphy Gottlieb, Health Department Chair, Health
B.S., Trinity College
M.Ed., National-Louis University 

Jonathan Edmonds, LS Mathematics Specialist
B.A., Oberlin College
M.S., Bank Street College of Education

Vanessa N. Ehler, MS/US Spanish
B.S., Indiana University
M.Ed., Middlebury College

Kate Engle, Preschool Threes Head Teacher
B.A., Smith College
M.S.Ed., Hunter College
 
Sachi Feris, LS Spanish
B.A., Bates College
M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University
M.P.A., School of Public Affairs, Baruch College
 
Jill Fiengo, First Grade Head Teacher

B.A. City College of New York
M.S., Bank Street College of Education
 
Camille Fobbs, Preschool Threes Head Teacher
B.A., M.Ed., New York University
 
Sarah Gordon, Third Grade
 Head Teacher
B.A., Sarah Lawrence College 

M.S.Ed., Bank Street College of Education
  
Susan Greenstein, LS/US Visual Arts

B.F.A., Pratt Institute
M.S.Ed., Queens College

 
Peta-Gaye Grey, Kindergarten Head Teache
r
B.A., Hunter College
M.A., Brooklyn College

Elizabeth Harnage, Director of Academic Technology and MS Technology Integrator
B.A., Vassar College
M.A.Ed., Teachers College, Columbia University
 
Kathy Hartzler, Chair of Library Dept., PS/LS Librarian

B.A., New York University

M.A., New York University

M.L.S., Queens College
 
Karima Hassan, MS/US Mathematics
B.A., Boston College
M.Ed., Lesley University
 
Jeremy Hawkins, Fifth Grade Assistant Teacher
B.A., University of Rhode Island
M.A., Teacher's College, Columbia University

John M. Hay, MS Math 
Masters of Mathematics, Royal Holloway University of London
Post-Graduate Certificate of Education in Teaching Mathematics

Elizabeth Heck, US English 
B.A., Bryn Mawr College
 
Gorka Hernandez-Ortiz, US Spanish
B.A., University of Duesto, Spain
M.A., University of Westminster, UK
Management Diploma, King's College, London, UK
 
Marna Herrity, MS Mathematics

B.A., Kenyon College

C.M.A., Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies
 
Amy Hertz, Lower School Assistant Teacher 
B.A., Lehigh University
M.A., Lehigh University
 
Edward Herzman, History Department Chair, MS/US History
B.A., Boston College
M.A. Hunter College
 
Tiffany Huggins, Associate Director of College Counseling
B.A., Vanderbilt University

Laura Hulbert, LS Learning Specialist
B.A., Oberlin College

M.S., Bank Street College of Education
 
Laurice Hwang, MS Humanities and Science

B.A., Brown University

M.Ed., Lesley University
 
Kamauru R. Johnson, US School Psychologist and Learning Specialist
B.A., Morehouse College
MS.Ed., Teachers College, Columbia University
Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University
 
Jessica Jones, MS/US Music

B.F.A., Long Island University
 
Lorna Jordan, MS/US Theater and MS/US Theater Director
B.F.A., New York University
M.A., New York University

Miriam Juarbe
, LS Spanish
B.A., University of Puerto Rico
M. Ed., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
 
Michael Kabot, MS Spanish and Latin

B.A., Iona College

M.A., New York University

M.Ed., Fordham University
 
Ellen Kahan, MS/US Ceramics

B.A., University of Mexico

M.A., Escuela Superior de Artes, Mexico
 
Yvette Min Kyung Kahan, LS Science, Health
B.S., Syracuse University
M.S.Ed., Bank Street College of Education
 
Christina Karvounis, PS/LS Librarian
B.S., James Madison University 
M.L.S., University of Buffalo (in progress)
 
Zenzile Keith, US Mathematics
B.A., Swarthmore College 
 
Jesse Klausz, MS/US History, Health

B.A., Stanford University
M.S.Ed., City College of New York
 
Kathryn Lorimer Koken, MS/US Latin
B.A., Sarah Lawrence College
M.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 
 
Nina Coates Koncicki, Fifth Grade Humanities Teacher 
B.A., Hunter College
M.A., Brooklyn College 
 
Anna Jo Kotelchuck, Second Grade Head Teacher
B.A., Boston University
M.S., Bank Street College of Education

Gary Lawson, PE Dept. Chair and Teacher
B.A., Buckinghamshire Chilterns University
Postgraduate Certificate in Education, London Metropolitan University
 
Laura Leopardo, First Grade Head Teacher

B.A., Western Illinois University

M.A., SUNY Stony Brook
 
Claudia Lewis '88, Preschool Afterschool Head Teacher/Coordinator

B.S., Pennsylvania State University

M.A., Sarah Lawrence College
 
Evangeline Lyman-Munt, LS Assistant Teacher
B.A., Wesleyan University
M.S., Bank Street College of Education

Diane Mackie, LS Curriculum Coordinator

B.S., Brooklyn College

M.S., St. John’s University
 
Piper Macleod, LS Music

B.A., New York University

M.A., New York University
 
Vladimir Malukoff, US History

B.A., Dalhousie University, Canada

M.A., Wesleyan University
 
Erin Mansur, MS Humanities

B.A., Kansas State University
M.A., Kansas State University
M.F.A., Ohio University  
 
Russell A. Marsh, Choral Director
B.A., Montclair State University
Post Graduate Studies, Montclair State University and Westminster Choir College
 
Emily Martin, Preschool Assistant Teacher
B.A., Brown University 
 
Gregg Martin, US Photography

B.S., University of Alabama
 
Rachel Mazor, Chair, English Department; MS/US English

B.A., Columbia University

M.Ed., Bank Street College of Education
 
Travis Merritt, US Physics
B.S. Engineering, Vanderbilt University
 
Kate Minear, Third Grade
 Head Teacher
B.A., Swarthmore College

M.Ed., Bank Street College of Education
 
Jazelyn Montanez '98, Preschool Assistant Teacher Floater, Afterschool
SUNY College at Old Westbury
 
Rachel Moody, Kindergarten Head Teacher
B.A., SUNY Binghamton
M.S., Hunter College 
 
Martin Moore, US Latin
B.A., University of Mississippi
M.A., University of Mississippi
 
Maricarmen Moreno, Preschool Assistant Teacher
A.A.S., Kingsborough Community College
B.A. candidate, Brooklyn College
 
Vanesa Nunez, LS Assistant Teacher
B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
M.S., Hunter College
 
Lyubov Obertnaya, US Science

B.A., Pskov Pedagogical College, Russia
 
Laura Obuobi, Preschool Assistant Teacher
B.A., Mount Holyoke College
M.A. Teachers College, Columbia University
 
Jackie Ortiz, Preschool Afterschool Head Teacher
B.A., Baruch College
 
Yuval Ortiz-Quiroga, Chair of Visual Arts Department
B.A., Dartmouth College     for e-mail, use yoquiroga
 
Cordenia Paige, PS and LS Technology Integrator, MS Photography

B.A., Virginia Wesleyan College
Post Graduate Studies, American University

Denise Parks, Second Grade Head Teacher
B.A., Marymount College of Fordham University
M.A., Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat
M.A., Columbia University
 
Jesse Phillips-Fein '97, MS/US Dance Teacher

B.A., Smith College     for e-mail, use jpfein
 
Tina Piccolo, MS/US Visual Art 

B.F.A., Cooper Union
M.A., Brooklyn College

Matthew Presto, Second Grade Assistant Teacher
B.A., Oberlin College
M.S., Bank Street College of Education

Peter Prince, Financial Aid Coordinator, MS/US Mathematics
B.S., University of Kansas

M.S., University of Kansas

M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University 
 
Julien Remy, Grade 11/12 Dean, US Mathematics
B.A. Mathematics and Sciences. UFR Sciences de Reims, France
Licence de Mathematiques. UFR Sciences de Reims, France
M.S. Applied Mathematics. UFR Sciences de Reims, France
 
Paul Romano, MS/US Spanish, French
B.A., New School
M.A., Middlebury College
 
Michael W. Roth, Fifth Grade Humanities Teacher
B.A., Mary Washington College
M.Ed., De Paul University 

M'Balia Rubie-Miller, Middle School Learning Specialist
B.A., Columbia University
M.S.Ed., Hunter College 

Gary Ryan, MS/US Chess, Afterschool Chess
B.A., Kansas City College
M.A., University of Mississippi
Th.M., Harvard University Divinity School
 
Bianca Sanchez '00, Preschool Threes Assistant Teacher
B.A., Adelphi University 
 
Marcos Sanchez, Kindergarten Assistant Teacher
B.A., University of Miami
 
Sarah Schlein, MS Humanities 
B.A., Vassar College
M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University 
 
Megan L. Schumacher, US English
B.A., Chestnut Hill College
M.A., DePaul University
M.S.Ed., University of Pennsylvania 
 
Caroline Segarra, LS Learning Specialist 
B.A., SUNY Purchase
M.S. Brooklyn College 
 
Blake Sills, Chair, Science Department, US Science

B.S., Stephen F. Austin State University
M.S., University of North Texas
 
Jules Skloot, PS/LS Dance
B.A., Hampshire College
M.F.A., Sarah Lawrence College 
 
Julia K. Smith, Third Grade Head Teacher
B.A. Wesleyan University
M.S., Bank Street College of Education 
 
Tony Soll, MS Humanities and History 

B.A., City College of New York

M.S., Bank Street College of Education
 
Fanny Sosenke, Chair of Mathematics Dept., MS/US Mathematics 

Facultad de Arquitectura, Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay 

MAT, Tulane University
 
Suzanne Stevens, Preschool Head Teacher

Certificate in Nursery Education and Teaching, St. Mary College
Certificate in Education, Cartrefle College of Wales (UK) 
 
Robin Stewart, Preschool Assistant Teacher
Kingsborough Community College
 
Elvira Sullivan, MS/US Orchestra

Mannes College of Music
 
Nancy Tanney, FC/PS/LS Music Specialist, LS Science Specialist

B.S., The Ohio State University

M.Ed., Walden University
 
Ryan Thornton, LS Assistant Teacher
B.A., Lafayette College
M.S.Ed., Brooklyn College 
 

Helen Tocci, LS/US Dance
B.A., Connecticut College
 
Jennifer Trevino, LS Assistant Teacher
B.F.A., University of North Texas
M.A., Bank Street College of Education
 

Angelika S. Trojanowski, MS/US Physical Education Teacher
B.A., Brooklyn College

Margaret Trissel, Second Grade Head Teacher

B.A., Wesleyan University
M.S.Ed., Bank Street College of Education
 
Angela Ungaro, MS Librarian

B.A., University of Florida

M.Ed., University of Florida

M.L.S., Pratt Institute
 
Jane Vongvorachoti, LS Physical Education
B.S.,  St. Johns University
M.S.,  Brooklyn College (in progress)

Lisa Ventry, Preschool Head Teacher

B.A., Oberlin College
M.S.Ed, Bank Street College of Education
 

Linda E. Villamarin, Preschool Assistant Teacher

B.A., Brooklyn College (in progress) 

A.S., Borough of Manhattan Community College

University of Guayaquil School of Philosophy, Ecuador 

 
Janet Villas,  MS/US Science

B.S., Cook College, Rutgers University

M.S., New York University
 
Ticia Vreeland, MS Humanities

B.A., Wesleyan University

M.S., SUNY Oswego
Ph.D., Columbia University
 
Tim Waugh, LS/MS Woodworking

New York University

Amanda Welch '03, Kindergarten Head Teacher
B.A., Amherst College
M.S.Ed, Bank Street College of Education
 
Phoebe Westwood, Kindergarten Assistant Teacher
B.A., Goucher College
M.S.Ed, Bank Street College of Education
 
John Whitaker, LS Assistant Teacher
B.A., University of Oklahoma
M.S.Ed, Bank Street College of Education
 
Lawrence Williams, US Librarian and Media Specialist
,
US Public Speaking
B.A., York College

M.L.S., Pratt Institute
 
Stephen Wortman, MS/US Latin

B.A., Montclair State College

M.A., Columbia University

Ph.D., Columbia University

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