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Faculty And Staff

A school is only as good as its people are skilled, devoted, and experienced. We have brought together a group of gifted, professional faculty and staff who are dedicated to creating an environment that fosters character, community, and academic excellence.

Administrative Team


Pam Butler

Founder / Latin

Heather Lourcey

Heather Lourcey

Head of School / Acting Head of Upper School


Gulzar Babool

Head of Lower School

Pete Abene

Director of Operations / Design Technology

Debra Giorgini

Director of Admission

Carolyn Gray

Director of Finance and Human Resources

Kim Worthen

Director of Parent and Student Relations / All School Theater / Cheerleading Sponsor

Support Staff

Janet Cardona

Accounts Manager

Courtney Craig

College Counselor / High School Music

Marie Libby

Lower School Receptionist


Larry Lourcey

Athletic Director / Head Basketball Coach / Upper School Physical Education/Health


David Russell

Facilities Manager

Cory Terrell

Administrative Assistant / Upper School After School Supervisor

Julie Upshaw

Educational Support Team Coordinator and High School Visual Art

Lower School Faculty


Eljon Bain

Lower School and Middle School Music

Sheri Blankenship

Physical Education / High School Assistant Volleyball Coach


Kendall Burgess

Toddler/Preschool After School Supervision

Daisy Calderon

Lower Elementary Assistant and Design Technology

Angeline Chio

Lower Elementary


Maria DeGroot


Chris Dittmer

Toddler Level Coordinator


Jeanie Dunlap

Upper Elementary and Science

K. Goree

Kathleen Goree

Lower School Art Teacher


Caroline Henry

Upper Elementary Language and Literature and Middle School Writing / Upper Elementary Level Coordinator

Ginger Herran

Toddler and Lower School Spanish

Shawn King

Gardening / Elementary After School Supervisor

Mona Maghazy

Lower Elementary


Carolina Mendez


Kim Moffett

Lower Elementary Level Coordinator


Clara Nojoumian

Lower Elementary Assistant

Pamela Pfautsch

Upper Elementary and History


Abigail Rodriguez

Preschool After School Supervision


Cathie Scott


Maria S

Maria Svensson

Upper Elementary Assistant

Ana-Maria Teodorescu

Preschool Level Coordinator

Ellen Woodbridge

Lower Elementary Assistant

Middle School Faculty

Kristi Abene

Language Arts and All School Theater / Cheerleading Sponsor

Trey Adair

Humanities and Upper School Design Technology

Sarah McClellan

Mathematics and Science / Academic Coordinator

High School Faculty

John Bain

Mathematics and Physics

Kalyn Brandon

Humanities and Theory of Knowledge/Middle Years Programme Coordinator

Jan Cottle


Shaun Dalrymple

English, Philosophy and Economics / Diploma Programme Coordinator

Jennifer Hahn

Upper School Spanish / Model United Nations Sponsor

Erik Larsen

Chemistry and Physics / Robotics Sponsor

Ying Lü

Upper School Mandarin

Gail Macalik

English / TAPPS Academic Coordinator

Kristina Webster

Biology and Environmental Science

The Westwood School has provided my child with the best possible educational environment. They have outdone themselves making us feel welcome and a vital part of their school community, and they truly go the extra mile to ensure that each child meets his/her educational potential. I couldn’t be happier.
— W. Smith