Our Faculty and Staff

Our Faculty and Staff

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  • Chris Schuck

    Head of School

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    Chris Schuck
  • Andrea Van Hagen

    MS English
    MS Learning Lab

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    Andrea Van Hagen
  • Angeles Godinez-Valencia

    HS Engineering & Design

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    Angeles Godinez-Valencia
  • April Haddock

    Registrar

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    April Haddock
  • Ariel Williams

    Education Assistant

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    Ariel Williams
  • Ava Swanson

    Middle School Spanish

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    Ava Swanson
  • Bonnie Auguston

    MS French
    HS French

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    Bonnie Auguston
  • Caitlin Gibb

    School Counselor

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    Caitlin Gibb
  • Chloe Omelchuck

    Education Assistant

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    Chloe Omelchuck
  • Chris Heckman

    MS & HS Math Teacher

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    Chris Heckman
  • Christine Schultz

    Tap teacher

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    Christine Schultz
  • Cristiana Gilman

    Director of Development

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    Cristiana Gilman
  • Dan Dunning

    Head of High School

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    Dan Dunning
  • David Berkson

    MS English
    MS Theatre
    HS Theatre

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    David Berkson
  • David Schonfeld

    HS English/Humanities
    HS Liberal Arts
    Spanish

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    David Schonfeld
  • Doug Cornett

    HS English/Humanities
    HS World History
    AAH Fitness

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    Doug Cornett
  • Erich Simon

    MS Math
    HS Math
    HS Science

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    Erich Simon
  • Erin Shannon

    MS Dance
    HS Dance
    HS Yoga/Fitness
    HS Musical Theatre

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    Erin Shannon
  • Hau Bui

    MS Math
    DEI Director

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    Hau Bui
  • Inge Hoogerhuis

    Director of Admissions and Marketing

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    Inge Hoogerhuis
  • Jack Ciolli

    Education Assistant Coordinator and MS Activities Director

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    Jack Ciolli
  • Jada Pierce

    HS English/Humanities
    HS Liberal Arts

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    Jada Pierce
  • Joanne Kim

    High School English

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    Joanne Kim
  • John Babbott

    English/Humanities

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    John Babbott
  • John Storhm

    Director of Systems & Technology

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    John Storhm
  • Julia Cain

    Director of Student Services
    College Counseling

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    Julia Cain
  • Julie Ellington

    World Languages Department Chair
    HS English/Humanities
    HS Liberal Arts

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    Julie Ellington
  • Kailey Rhodes

    MS Math

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    Kailey Rhodes
  • Kate John

    Education Assistant and Middle School Math Teacher

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    Kate John
  • Kate Legere

    MS Visual Art
    MS Learning Lab

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    Kate Legere
  • Kathy Veenhuizen

    Human Resources Manager & Accounting

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    Kathy Veenhuizen
  • Katie Staggers

    Dept Head for English/Humanities & MS English

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    Katie Staggers
  • Kelli Pennington

    Black & White photography

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    Kelli Pennington
  • Kristin Van Sickle

    Performing Arts Dept Chair & MS Vocal Music
    MS Musical Theater

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    Kristin Van Sickle
  • Lee Barbara

    MS Guitar
    HS Guitar

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    Lee Barbara
  • Lily King

    Linux System Administrator & Systems Support Specialist

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    Lily King
  • Linda Rosinski

    Assistant to the Head of School

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    Linda Rosinski
  • Lisa Notman

    Spanish

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    Lisa Notman
  • 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
  • Melissa Bertran

    Spanish

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    Melissa Bertran
  • Molly Sultany

    Science Department Chair
    HS Science
    HS Health

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    Molly Sultany
  • Morgan Kunze

    Admissions and Database Associate

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    Morgan Kunze
  • Nathan Lucas

    HS and MS Digital Media

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    Nathan Lucas
  • Nessima Gatchalian

    Middle School science

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    Nessima Gatchalian
  • Nia Johnson

    Education Assistant and Admission Associate

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    Nia Johnson
  • Paul Mallon

    Director of Finance

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    Paul Mallon
  • Rachael Torchia

    Head of Middle School

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    Rachael Torchia
  • Raz Mostaghimi

    Education Assistant

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    Raz Mostaghimi
  • Revan Williams

    MS Social Studies
    Yearbook

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    Revan Williams
  • Rich Brown

    Safety Coordinator

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    Rich Brown
  • Rosalind Fell

    HS Dance
    MS Dance
    MS Musical Theater

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    Rosalind Fell
  • Russell Hanes

    Math Department Chair
    MS Math
    HS Math

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    Russell Hanes
  • Ryan Campbell

    MS & HS Math Teacher

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    Ryan Campbell
  • Ryan Comandich

    Tai Chi Teacher

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    Ryan Comandich
  • Samson Syharath

    Education Assistant

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    Samson Syharath
  • Sara Tam

    Development & Events Associate

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    Sara Tam
  • Sean Cain

    Visual Art Department Chair
    HS and MS Visual Art

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    Sean Cain
  • Sharon Weir

    MS Social Studies
    MS Learning Lab

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    Sharon Weir
  • Simone Coker-Kamna

    Community Engagement Manager & High School Activities Director

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    Simone Coker-Kamna
  • Tamara Lion

    Operations Manager and Main St. Office Manager

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    Tamara Lion
  • Thu-Tam Doan

    MS Science

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    Thu-Tam Doan
  • Tyler Buswell

    AAH Tech Theatre

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    Tyler Buswell
  • Wade Willis

    Arts Coordinator
    HS Vocal Music
    HS Theatre
    Project Theatre

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    Wade Willis
  • Yumin Liu

    Mandarin

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    Yumin Liu
  • Creativity Matters Here

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

    Creativity Matters Here
  • All Students Benefit from Exposure to the Arts

    All Students gain new skills and confidence through dance, music, art, and theater classes. Northwest Academy attracts both students with and without an existing interest in the arts.

    All Students Benefit from Exposure to the Arts
  • College Counseling

    Our College Counselor works with students to find schools that will be a good match for them. Northwest Academy graduates attend a diverse selection of colleges and universities across the country including Duke University, Bard College, New York University, and Rhode Island School of Design.

    College Counseling
    College application workshop
  • Find Your Passion

    Northwest Academy is committed to inspiring students to discover their intellectual and artistic voices in a creative and supportive atmosphere fueled by curiosity and constructive challenge.

    Find Your Passion