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.

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

Sigrid Brunet

5th grade Homeroom & Humanities, 6th grade Language Arts Teacher
Nicole Caden

Nicole Caden

Director of Advancement
April Cao

April Cao

Lower School Mandarin Teacher

Kim Chau

Maintenance Staff
Eric Claesson

Eric Claesson

7th & 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher
Helen Clydesdale

Helen Clydesdale

Middle School Spanish Teacher
Teresa Colell

Teresa Colell

Lower School Spanish Teacher
Jennifer Cortez

Jennifer Cortez

Kindergarten Teacher
McKenzie Craig

McKenzie Craig

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
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

Isabel Dietz Hartmann

Denise Dyette

Denise Dyette

First Grade Teacher
Carl Edwards

Carl Edwards

Music Teacher
Adam Elder

Adam Elder

Director of Counseling and Social and Emotional Learning
Richard Gawne

Richard Gawne

Assistant Head of Lower School
Lily Gillespie

Lily Gillespie

Instructional Assistant

Joanne Hanson

5th Grade Support Teacher
Meghan Harshman

Meghan Harshman

4th Grade Teacher
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
Caitlin Jarvis

Caitlin Jarvis

Communication Coordinator, Assistant to the Head of School
Angela Jimerson

Angela Jimerson

Maintanence Staff
Natasha Knorr

Natasha Knorr

7th & 8th grade Language Arts Teacher
Abby Kostry

Abby Kostry

2nd Grade Teacher
Mary Kratz

Mary Kratz

5th grade Homeroom & Humanities Teacher, 6th Grade Social Studies Teacher
Sarah Kronisch

Sarah Kronisch

Theater & Movement Teacher
Leo Lai

Leo Lai

Director of Extended Day and Summer Programs
Michael Le

Michael Le

Director of Technology
Michaela Lee

Michaela Lee

Kindergarten Teacher
Heidi Lennstrom

Heidi Lennstrom

Instructional Assistant
Simon Mangiaracina

Simon Mangiaracina

7th & 8th Grade Math Teacher
Colleen McCullagh

Colleen McCullagh

Director of Outdoor and Experiential Learning, Pandemic Response Coordinator
Leslie McMichael

Leslie McMichael

Instructional Assistant
Heather Moss

Heather Moss

Lower School Division Head
Anna Nolan

Anna Nolan

Instructional Assistant
Jenny Pivar

Jenny Pivar

Instructional Assistant
Carrie Posey

Carrie Posey

Instructional Assistant
Ryan Rainbolt

Ryan Rainbolt

4th Grade Teacher

Chris Reardon

Instructional Assistant
Catey Roe

Catey Roe

Director of Learning Support and Instruction
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
Thai Truong

Thai Truong

Maintanence Staff
Meghan Waddle

Meghan Waddle

Middle School Division Head

Cathy Walton

2nd Grade Teacher