Faculty & Staff

Upper School Faculty

Upper School Leadership

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Tia Hill

    Tia Hill 

    Interim Head of Upper School
  • Photo of Debbie Taylor

    Debbie Taylor 

    Upper School Dean of Students

List of 9 members.

  • Photo of Kallie Abreu Gonzalez

    Dr. Kallie Abreu Gonzalez 

    Upper School Spanish Teacher
    University of Wisconsin-Madison - Ph.D.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison - M.A.
    Furman University - B.A.
  • Photo of Heather Austin

    Mrs. Heather Austin 

    Upper School French Teacher
    Georgia Southern University - B.S.Ed.
  • Photo of Peter Blake

    Mr. Peter Blake 

    Upper School Math Teacher
    Georgia Institute of Technology - B.S.
  • Photo of Julie Brown

    Mrs. Julie Brown 

    Upper School Science Teacher
    North Carolina State University - M.S.
    North Carolina State University - B.S.
  • Photo of Olga Cadilla-Sayres

    Ms. Olga Cadilla-Sayres 

    Chair of Math Dept., Upper School Math Teacher
    Florida Atlantic University - M.S.T.
    Florida Atlantic University - B.A.
    Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain - B.A.
  • Photo of Jill Cope

    Mrs. Jill Cope 

    Upper School AP Psychology Teacher
    Columbia University - M.S.W.
    Cornell University - B.S.
  • Photo of Teresa Crowe

    Mrs. Teresa Crowe 

    Duke University - B.S.
    University of Virginia - M.S.
  • Photo of Noel Freidline

    Mr. Noel Freidline 

    Upper School Music Teacher
    University of North Florida - B.A.
  • Photo of Joanna Gerdy

    Ms. Joanna Gerdy 

    Middle/Upper School Theater Teacher
    Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania - B.A.

List of 10 members.

  • Photo of Kim Guffey

    Mrs. Kim Guffey 

    Upper School Math Teacher
    Appalachian State University - B.S.
  • Photo of David Hall

    Mr. David Hall 

    Upper School English Teacher
    University of North Carolina Charlotte - M.A.
    Furman University - B.A.
  • Photo of Maria Howell

    Ms. Maria Howell 

    Middle/Upper School Choral Teacher
    Winston Salem State University - BS/Biology-Chemistry
  • Photo of Patrick Letourneau

    Mr.  Patrick Letourneau 

    Colgate University - BA
    Colgate University - MA
  • Photo of Amy Kivett

    Mrs. Amy Kivett 

    Upper School History Teacher
    Alliant University - M.A.T.
    University at Albany - B.A.
  • Photo of Brad Laatsch

    Mr. Brad Laatsch 

    Chair of Science Dept., Upper School Science Teacher
    Michigan State University - B.S.
  • Photo of Crispin McDonald

    Mr. Crispin McDonald 

    Upper School Science Teacher
    College of the Holy Cross - B.A.
  • Photo of Steve McGill

    Mr.  Steve McGill 

    Chair of English Department, Upper School English Teacher
    Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania - M.A.
    Cheyney University of Pennsylvania - B.A.
  • Photo of Alex Sanders

    Mr. Alex Sanders 

    Upper School English Teacher
    UNC-Chapel Hill - Bachelors
    UNC-Chapel Hill - Masters
  • Photo of Mat Saunders

    Mr. Mat Saunders 

    Upper School History Teacher
    University of Kentucky - B.A.

List of 7 members.

  • Photo of Jennifer Shiley

    Ms. Jennifer Shiley 

    Director of Community Engagement / Upper School English Teacher
    Bloomsburg University - BA
    Bloomsburg University - BS
    Kutztown University - M. Ed.
  • Photo of Rob Simpson

    Mr.  Rob Simpson 

    Chair of History Dept., Upper School History Teacher
    Appalachian State University - B.S.
  • Photo of Michael Thomas

    Mr. Michael Thomas 

    Chair of Fine Arts Dept., Upper School Art Teacher
    Florida Atlantic University - M.F.A.
    Savannah College of Art & Design - M.A.
    Flagler College - B.A.
  • Photo of Tiffani Thomas

    Mrs. Tiffani Thomas 

    Middle School Art Teacher/ Upper School Yearbook Advisor
    Florida Atlantic University - M.F.A.
    Kansas State University - B.Arch.
  • Photo of Laura Wansley

    Mrs. Laura Wansley 

    Upper School AP Environmental Science Teacher
    Wake Forest University - M. Ed.
    Wofford College - B.S.
  • Photo of Julie Williams

    Dr. Julie Williams 

    Upper School Spanish Teacher
    University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign - Ph.D.
    Florida State University - M.A.
    University of North Carolina at Wilmington - B.A.
  • Photo of Laura Woods

    Mrs. Laura Woods 

    Upper School Photography Teacher
    University of Canberra - Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar - M.A. (one year)
    Rochester Institute of Technology - M.F.A. (one year)
    Miami University, OH & The Sorbonne - Paris - B.A.
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