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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


H. Lourcey

Heather Lourcey

Head of School

S. Dalrymple

Shaun Dalrymple

Upper School Dean

D. Giorgini

Debra Giorgini

Director of Admission

C. Henry

Caroline Henry

Academic Dean of Lower School

J. Upshaw

Julie Lynne

Academic Dean of Middle School and Director of Educational Support

K. Moffett

Kim Moffett

Assistant Academic Dean of Lower School / Lower Elementary Lead Teacher


K. Worthen

Kim Worthen

Director of Administration and Community

Support Staff

N. Avery

Natalie Avery


J. Cardona

Janet Cardona

Business Manager

M. Libby

Marie Libby


C. Terrell

Cory Terrell

Communications Coordinator / After School Program Coordinator

Lower School Faculty

S. Blankenship.

Sheri Blankenship

Physical Education Teacher

D. Calderon

Daisy Calderon

Lower Elementary Teacher / LS Design / In-School Studio Coordinator



S. Cisneros

Sylvia Cisneros

Toddler Teacher / Toddler Afterschool Teacher

M. Degroot

Maria DeGroot

Preschool Teacher / Preschool Academic Coordinator

C. Dittmer

Chris Dittmer

Toddler Teacher / Toddler Academic Coordinator


Mackenzie Duncan

Toddler Teacher / Toddler Afterschool Teacher

M. Gallman

Michelle Gallman

Lower Elementary Teacher / Lower Elementary Afterschool Teacher

K. Goree

Kathleen Goree

Lower School and Middle School Art Teacher


Ginger Herran

Lower School Spanish Teacher / Preschool Afterschool Teacher


Bryce Ingmire

Lower School and Middle School Music Teacher / Upper Elementary Afterschool Teacher






Liya Lu

Lower School Mandarin Teacher




M. Maghazy

Mona Maghazy

Lower Elementary Teacher / Lower Elementary Academic Coordinator

C. Mahan

Carol Mahan

Toddler Teacher

P. Pfautsch

Pamela Pfautsch

Upper Elementary Teacher

A. Rodriguez

Abigail Rodriguez

Preschool Teacher

D. Sheppard

Deana Mason

Preschool Teacher


K. Short

Kelly Short

Upper Elementary Teacher

M. Svensson

Maria Svensson

Upper Elementary Teacher / Upper Elementary Academic Coordinator


Ana-Maria Teodorescu

Preschool Teacher

Upper School Faculty

K. Abene

Kristi Abene

High School Humanities / Middle and High School Theatre / Cheer Coach

T. Adair

Trey Adair

Middle School Government, Math, and Project Management Teacher



Javon Bryant

Middle School PE Teacher / Basketball and Track Coach


Emily Feller

High School Mathematics Teacher

J. Hahn

Jennifer Hahn

Upper School Spanish Teacher


Pam Johnson

School and College Counselor

E. Larsen

Erik Larsen

High School Chemistry Teacher / Physics Teacher / Robotics Teacher


Larry Lourcey

Athletic Director / Basketball Coach

G. Macalik

Gail Macalik

English and History Teacher / 9th and 10th Academic Coordinator


Shadi Majd

Middle School Project Management Teacher

S. McClellan

Sarah McClellan

Middle School Mathematics Teacher / Science Teacher / Project Management Teacher


Melissa Smith

Theory of Knowledge Teacher / Philosophy Teacher


Ru-Min Wang

Upper School Mandarin Teacher

K. Webster

Kristina Webster

High School Biology and Environmental Science Teacher

E. Woodbridge

Ellen Woodbridge

Middle School Language Arts and History Teacher

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