Faculty and Staff

Westside School educators and staff are the backbone of the school. They are directly responsible for delivering the mission of Westside School to our students everyday, in every interaction. Our teaching and learning teams are committed to the success of every student.

Because of our small class sizes, Westside School faculty develop a close teaching relationship with every student in their class. Across all grades, teachers encourage students to explore, collaborate, unleash and express their imaginations.

Keliko Adams

Keliko Adams

5th & 6th Grade Language Arts Teacher
Laura Anderson

Laura Anderson

Director of Finance and Operations
Travis Bingaman

Travis Bingaman

3rd Grade Teacher
Leslie Blair

Leslie Blair

5th & 6th Grade Math Teacher
Erin Blaser

Erin Blaser

5th & 6th Grade Math Teacher
Conner Bowman

Conner Bowman

Instructional Assistant
Nicole Caden

Nicole Caden

Director of Advancement

Kim Chau

Maintenance Staff
Eric Claesson

Eric Claesson

7th & 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher
Teresa Colell

Teresa Colell

Lower School Spanish Teacher
Jennifer Cortez

Jennifer Cortez

Kindergarten Teacher
McKenzie Craig

McKenzie Craig

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
Buffy Curtin

Buffy Curtin

School Counselor
Steve de Beer

Steve de Beer

Head of School
Andrew DeLappe

Andrew DeLappe

Business & Operations Assistant
Danielle DeLappe

Danielle DeLappe

Assistant Director of Athletics, Lower School P.E. Teacher

Isabel Dietz Hartmann

Kendra Dixon

Kendra Dixon

7th & 8th Grade Language Arts Teacher
Denise Dyette

Denise Dyette

First Grade Teacher
Carl Edwards

Carl Edwards

Music Teacher
Meghan Farnsworth

Meghan Farnsworth

4th Grade Teacher
Anna Forster-Smith

Anna Forster-Smith

Visual Arts Teacher
Richard Gawne

Richard Gawne

Learning Support Specialist for Lower School
Lily Gillespie

Lily Gillespie

Instructional Assistant

Joanne Hanson

Instructional Assistant
Rebecca Henry

Rebecca Henry

1st Grade Teacher
Scott Herman

Scott Herman

5th & 6th Grade Science Teacher
Shoshannah Hoffman

Shoshannah Hoffman

Community Development Officer
Ted Holmes

Ted Holmes

Director of Admissions
Jessica Ivey

Jessica Ivey

Instructional Assistant
Dee Jackson

Dee Jackson

Program Coordinator, Summer & Extended Day
Caitlin Jarvis

Caitlin Jarvis

Communication Coordinator, Assistant to the Head of School
Angela Jimerson

Angela Jimerson

Maintanence Staff
Hannah Johnson

Hannah Johnson

Instructional Assistant
Abby Kostry

Abby Kostry

2nd Grade Teacher
Mary Kratz

Mary Kratz

5th & 6th Grade Social Studies Teacher

Sarah Kronisch

Theater & Movement Teacher
Margery Lamden

Margery Lamden

Visual Arts Teacher
Michael Le

Michael Le

Director of Technology
Michaela Lee

Michaela Lee

Kindergarten Teacher
Heidi Lennstrom

Heidi Lennstrom

Instructional Assistant

Gina Malvestuto

Instructional Assistant
Simon Mangiaracina

Simon Mangiaracina

7th & 8th Grade Math Teacher
Colleen McCullagh

Colleen McCullagh

Outdoor and Experiential Learning Coordinator
Daniella Miramontes

Daniella Miramontes

Middle School Spanish Teacher
Heather Moss

Heather Moss

Lower School Division Head
Susannah Muench

Susannah Muench

Middle School Division Head
Kent Novick

Kent Novick

7th Grade Math Teacher
Jennifer Ordell

Jennifer Ordell

2nd Grade Teacher
Jenny Pivar

Jenny Pivar

Instructional Assistant
Ryan Rainbolt

Ryan Rainbolt

4th Grade Teacher

Chris Reardon

Instructional Assistant
Catey Roe

Catey Roe

Learning Support Coordinator
Lauren Salazar

Lauren Salazar

7th & 8th Grade Science Teacher
Nicole Sleiers

Nicole Sleiers

Preschool Teacher
Jeremy Smith

Jeremy Smith

Middle School Mandarin Teacher
Laura Smith

Laura Smith

Front Desk Coordinator

Ildi Strieker

Instructional Assistant
Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas

Director of Athletics, Middle School P.E. Teacher

Kathy Tien

Lower School Mandarin Teacher
Deborah Trethewey

Deborah Trethewey

2nd Grade Teacher
Thai Truong

Thai Truong

Maintanence Staff
Jacqui Wilmer

Jacqui Wilmer

3rd Grade Teacher