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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

Academic Dean of Upper School

D. Giorgini

Debra Giorgini

Director of Admission

C. Henry

Caroline Henry

Academic Dean of Lower School

J. Upshaw

Julie Lynne

Director of Educational Support

K. Worthen

Kim Worthen

Director of Administration and Community

Support Staff

N. Avery

Natalie Avery


J. Cardona

Janet Cardona

Business Office

M. Libby

Marie Libby


C. Terrell

Cory Terrell

Communications Coordinator / After School Program Coordinator

Lower School Faculty

S. Blankenship.

Sheri Blankenship

Physical Education Teacher

K. Burgess

Kendall Burgess

Preschool After School Program Teacher

D. Calderon

Daisy Calderon

Lower Elementary Co-Teacher / Design Technology Teacher

S. Cisneros

Sylvia Cisneros

Toddler Co-Teacher / Toddler After School Program Teacher

M. Degroot

Maria DeGroot

Preschool Lead Teacher

C. Dittmer

Chris Dittmer

Toddler Lead Teacher / Toddler Academic Coordinator

S. Frazier

Shu Zhang-Frazier

Language Acquisition: Mandarin Teacher

M. Gallman

Michelle Gallman

Lower Elementary Co-Teacher

K. Goree

Kathleen Goree

Visual Art Teacher


Ginger Herran

Language Acquisition: Spanish Teacher

M. Maghazy

Mona Maghazy

Lower Elementary Lead Teacher

C. Mahan

Carol Mahan

Toddler Co-Teacher

K. Moffett

Kim Moffett

Lower Elementary Lead Teacher / Lower Elementary Academic Coordinator

C. Nojoumian

Clara Nojoumian

Lower Elementary Co-Teacher

P. Pfautsch

Pamela Pfautsch

Upper Elementary Lead Teacher

A. Rodriguez

Abigail Rodriguez

Preschool Co-Teacher


Calvin Sexton

Music Teacher

D. Sheppard

Deana Shepperd

Preschool Co-Teacher

K. Short

Kelly Short

Upper Elementary Lead Teacher

M. Svensson

Maria Svensson

Upper Elementary Lead Teacher


Ana-Maria Teodorescu

Preschool Lead Teacher / Preschool Academic Coordinator

Upper School Faculty

K. Abene

Kristi Abene

Theater and History Teacher

T. Adair

Trey Adair

History Teacher / Facilities Manager

E. Bain

John Bain

Mathematics and Physics Teacher

J. Cottle

Jan Cottle

Mathematics Teacher / 11th and 12th Academic Coordinator


Courtney Craig

School and College Counselor

J. Hahn

Jennifer Hahn

Language Acquisition: Spanish Teacher

E. Larsen

Erik Larsen

Chemistry and Physics Teacher


Larry Lourcey

Athletics and Physical Education Teacher

Y. Lu

Ying Lu

Language Acquisition: Mandarin Teacher

G. Macalik

Gail Macalik

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

S. McClellan

Sarah McClellan

Math, Science, and Design Teacher / 7th and 8th Academic Coordinator


Melissa Smith

Philosophy and TOK Teacher

K. Webster

Kristina Webster

Biology and Environmental Science Teacher

E. Woodbridge

Ellen Woodbridge

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