"I like the small class sizes -- the engaged teachers and the great access that I have to my child's teacher. I like that my child is challenged and engaged at her level -- and that her teacher knows her well enough and has the time to be thoughtful about her learning so that she is challenged at a level appropriate for her."

                    - Westside Parent

Westside's teachers are the backbone of the school. They are directly responsible for delivering the mission of Westside School to our students everyday, in every interaction. Westside teachers are committed to the success of every student.

Because of Westside's small class sizes, our teachers develop a close teaching relationship with every student in their class. Across all grades, our teachers encourage students to work at their highest level and provide a supportive classroom for risk taking.  Our teachers are the pride of Westside School!

Lower School

Andrew DeLappe
First grade Teaching Assistant
Brenna Profit
Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
Chris Reardon
Pre-Kindergarten Teaching Assistant
Cindie Weldon
Third grade teacher
Claudia Ross-Weston
Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
Ildi Strieker
Kindergarten Teaching Assistant
Jana DeShazo
Third grade teacher
Jennifer Cortez
Kindergarten Teaching Assistant
Judith Arvidson
Fourth grade teacher
Laura Holmes
Second grade teacher
Lorin Skinner
Second grade teaching assistant
Margie Carpenter
First grade teacher
Maria Lidgard
Pre-Kindergarten Teaching Assistant
Marsha Lovely
Kindergarten teacher
First grade Teaching Assistant & Summer Camp Coordinator
Renee Smith
First grade teacher
Richard Gawne
Second grade teacher
Sam Williams
Third grade Teaching Assistant
Kindergarten Teacher

Middle School

Glyn Jenkins
Humanities/High School Counselor
Jeremy Luscher
Fifth grade STEM teacher
Fifth grade Humanities
Division Head Middle School
Sarah Harper-Smith
Math and Science
Susannah Muench


Alicia Betty Eder
Art (Second - Eighth Grade)
Donna Jornlin
Lower School Physical Education
Jillian Honorof
Music and Performing Arts
Librarian/Media Specialist
Margery Lamden
Art (PreK - First Grade)
Maria Brodahl
Spanish (PreK - Third Grade)
Michael Le
Director of Technology
Mandarin Middle School Teacher
Mike Thomas
Middle School Athletic Director
Music and Performing Arts