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

Business & Operations Manager
Jen Bergquist

Jen Bergquist

Kindergarten Instructional Assistant
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
Nicole Caden

Nicole Caden

Director of Advancement

Kim Chau

Maintenance Crew
Eric Claesson

Eric Claesson

7th & 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher
Jennifer Cortez

Jennifer Cortez

Kindergarten Teacher
McKenzie Craig

McKenzie Craig

Preschool & 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 Athletic Director, Lower School P.E. Teacher

Isabel Dietz Hartmann

Kendra Dixon

Kendra Dixon

7th & 8th Grade Language Arts Teacher
Carl Edwards

Carl Edwards

Performing Arts Teacher: Music
Meghan Farnsworth

Meghan Farnsworth

4th Grade Teacher
Anna Forster-Smith

Anna Forster-Smith

Visual Arts Teacher
Richard Gawne

Richard Gawne

Dean of Students

Lily Gillespie

Preschool Instructional Assistant
Hannah Gruell

Hannah Gruell

1st Grade Instructional Assistant

Joanne Hanson

3rd Grade Instructional Assistant
Rebecca Henry

Rebecca Henry

1st Grade Teacher
Shoshannah Hoffman

Shoshannah Hoffman

Community Development Officer
Laura Holmes

Laura Holmes

1st Grade Teacher
Ted Holmes

Ted Holmes

Director of Admissions
Dee Jackson

Dee Jackson

Program Coordinator, Summer & Extended Day
Caitlin Jarvis

Caitlin Jarvis

Communication Coordinator & Registrar, Assistant to the Head of School
Angela Jimerson

Angela Jimerson

Maintanence Crew
Hana Keefe-Guerrero

Hana Keefe-Guerrero

2nd Grade Instructional Assistant
Mary Kratz

Mary Kratz

5th & 6th Grade Social Studies Teacher
Erin Lally

Erin Lally

Performing Arts Teacher: Theater and Movement
Margery Lamden

Margery Lamden

Visual Arts Teacher
Michael Le

Michael Le

Director of Technology
Michaela Lee

Michaela Lee

Kindergarten Teacher
Heidi Lennstrom

Heidi Lennstrom

3rd Grade Instructional Assistant
Jeremy Luscher

Jeremy Luscher

5th & 6th Grade Science Teacher
Simon Mangiaracina

Simon Mangiaracina

7th & 8th Grade Math Teacher
Colleen McCullagh

Colleen McCullagh

Outdoor Education and Experiential Learning Coordinator
Nick Minaglia

Nick Minaglia

1st Grade Instructional Assistant
Stephanie Miner

Stephanie Miner

4th Grade Instructional Assistant
Daniella Miramontes

Daniella Miramontes

Middle School Spanish Teacher
Heather Moss

Heather Moss

Lower School Head
Susannah Muench

Susannah Muench

Middle School Head
Ryan Rainbolt

Ryan Rainbolt

4th Grade Teacher

Chris Reardon

Kindergarten Instructional Assistant
Catey Roe

Catey Roe

7th & 8th Grade Math Teacher
Lauren Salazar

Lauren Salazar

7th & 8th Grade Science Teacher
Abby Schrader

Abby Schrader

2nd Grade Teacher
Nicole Sleiers

Nicole Sleiers

Preschool Instructional Assistant
Jeremy Smith

Jeremy Smith

Middle School Mandarin Teacher
Laura Smith

Laura Smith

Front Desk Coordinator
Sylvia Spicer

Sylvia Spicer

Spanish Teacher

Ildi Strieker

2nd Grade Instructional Assistant
Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas

Director of Athletics, Middle School P.E. Teacher

Kathy Tien

Shelly Toriumi

Shelly Toriumi

Preschool Teacher
Deborah Trethewey

Deborah Trethewey

2nd Grade Teacher
Thai Truong

Thai Truong

Maintanence Crew
Jacqui Wilmer

Jacqui Wilmer

3rd Grade Teacher