Our Faculty and Staff

Our Faculty and Staff

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  • Chris Schuck

    Head of School

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    Chris Schuck
  • Amy Pellegrin

    French, Spanish

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    Amy Pellegrin
  • Andrea Van Hagen

    MS English
    MS Learning Lab
    MS Activities Director

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    Andrea Van Hagen
  • Andy Davis

    MS Earth Science
    HS Physics
    Science Department Chair

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    Andy Davis
  • April Haddock

    Registrar

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    April Haddock
  • Brian Manley

    Spanish

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    Brian Manley
  • Caitlin Gibb

    School Counselor

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    Caitlin Gibb
  • Dan Dunning

    High School Director
    HS Guitar

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    Dan Dunning
  • David Berkson

    MS English
    MS Theater
    HS Theater

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    David Berkson
  • David Bliss

    After Hours Technical Theatre
    Makeup & Costuming

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    David Bliss
  • David Schonfeld

    HS Liberal Arts
    Spanish

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    David Schonfeld
  • David Wagstaff

    HS English/Humanities
    Middle School Tai Chi

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    David Wagstaff
  • Doug Cornett

    HS English/Humanities
    HS World History

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    Doug Cornett
  • Doug Ross

    Finance Director

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    Doug Ross
  • Erin Blenkiron

    HS Activities Director
    MS Geometry
    HS Precalculus
    HS Algebra 1

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    Erin Blenkiron
  • Erin Shannon

    MS and HS Dance
    HS Yoga/Fitness
    HS Musical Theatre

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    Erin Shannon
  • Ginger Sidey

    Challenge French, Transition French

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    Ginger Sidey
  • Hau Bui

    MS Math
    MS Science

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    Hau Bui
  • Jack Ciolli

    MS Arts After Hours
    Student Services Assistant

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    Jack Ciolli
  • Jada Pierce

    HS English/Humanities
    Psychology
    Poetry Writing
    English/Humanities Department Chair

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    Jada Pierce
  • Jamie Michaud

    French

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    Jamie Michaud
  • John Storhm

    Systems and Technology Director

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    John Storhm
  • Julia Cain

    Director of Student Services
    College Counseling

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    Julia Cain
  • Julie Ellington

    HS English/Humanities
    Philosophy
    World Languages Department Chair

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    Julie Ellington
  • Kate Legere

    MS Visual Art
    MS Learning Lab

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    Kate Legere
  • Kathy Finkle

    Director of Operations

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    Kathy Finkle
  • Katie Staggers

    MS English

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    Katie Staggers
  • Kelly Coates

    HS Math
    MS Math
    MS Foundations

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    Kelly Coates
  • Kristin Van Sickle

    Middle School Vocal Music

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    Kristin Van Sickle
  • Lainie Ettinger

    Director of Admissions and Marketing

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    Lainie Ettinger
  • Lee Barbara

    MS Guitar

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    Lee Barbara
  • Lindsay Perwak

    French
    Spanish
    Learning Lab

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    Lindsay Perwak
  • Lon Nowak

    Student Services Assistant

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    Lon Nowak
  • Marcy England

    Challenge Calculus

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    Marcy England
  • Mark Lighthiser

    HS Instrumental Music
    MS Instrumental Music

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    Mark Lighthiser
  • Mary Folberg

    Founder and Emeritus Head of School

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    Mary Folberg
  • Meghan Young

    MS Social Studies
    MS Science

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    Meghan Young
  • Melissa Badenhop

    Photography

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    Melissa Badenhop
  • Molly Sultany

    HS Biology
    HS Chemistry
    HS Advanced Bio/Envi Sci
    HS Health

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    Molly Sultany
  • Morgan Kunze

    Development Manager

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    Morgan Kunze
  • Nadia Johnson

    Student Services Assistant

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    Nadia Johnson
  • Nathan Lucas

    HS and MS Digital Media

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    Nathan Lucas
  • Paul Martone

    HS English/Humanities
    HS Creative Writing

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    Paul Martone
  • Rachael Torchia

    Middle School Director

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    Rachael Torchia
  • Reuel Smith

    MS Algebra 1
    HS Statistics

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    Reuel Smith
  • Revan Williams

    MS Social Studies
    Admissions Assistant
    Yearbook

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    Revan Williams
  • Rich Brown

    Safety Coordinator

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    Rich Brown
  • Roman Garcia

    Educational Technology Support Specialist

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    Roman Garcia
  • Rosalind Fell

    HS Dance
    MS Dance

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    Rosalind Fell
  • Russell Hanes

    MS Math
    HS Math
    Math Department Chair

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    Russell Hanes
  • Sally Thorpe

    Chinese

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    Sally Thorpe
  • Sara Tam

    Development Assistant

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    Sara Tam
  • Sean Cain

    HS and MS Visual Art
    Visual Art Department Chair

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    Sean Cain
  • Sharon Weir

    MS Social Studies
    MS Learning Lab

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    Sharon Weir
  • Sofia Marcus-Myers

    Student Services Assistant

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    Sofia Marcus-Myers
  • Wade Willis

    Arts Coordinator
    HS Vocal Music
    HS Theater
    HS Actor's Workshop
    Project Theatre

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    Wade Willis
  • Wendy Bell

    Receptionist and Office Manager

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    Wendy Bell
  • Creativity Matters Here

    We value creative, independent thought in both our academic and arts classes.

    Creativity Matters Here
  • Small Class Size

    Northwest Academy commitment to small classes and access to faculty help students succeed at high levels.

    Small Class Size
    Classes average 15 students per class
  • Community Service

    In addition to Community Service requirements in both the middle and high school, the entire school participates in service days during the year.

    Community Service
    Service Day at The Audubon Society
  • Classes Open to Students from Other Schools

    Northwest Academy’s Arts After Hours classes are open to students from throughout the Portland area and beyond. Class credits are transferrable.

    Classes Open to Students from Other Schools