Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

At Richmond Montessori School, our faculty and staff provide a nurturing environment for children to grow and discover their place in the world. We live our values every day by encouraging independence, personal empowerment, respect for others, and pride in individual differences.

Our Faculty Team

Our faculty team is fully committed to delivering Montessori education in its most authentic and rewarding form. Every lead teacher from Toddler through Middle School has earned her Montessori teaching credential. Our lead teachers, assistants, and specialty teachers are active, lifelong learners and, in turn, they bring this essential perspective to their work.

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Administration & Staff

Grainne Murray

Head of School
gmurray@richmont.org
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Kim Waite

Assistant Head of School
kwaite@richmont.org
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Lane Burgess

Director of Marketing & Communications
lburgess@richmont.org
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Chris Carlisle

Director of Admission & Enrollment Management
ccarlisle@richmont.org
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Michelle Fojtik

Elementary Education Director
mfojtik@richmont.org
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Kristin Giacco

Early Childhood Education Director
kgiacco@richmont.org
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Shanthi Wickramasinghe

Director of Montessori Enrichment
shanthi@richmont.org
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Jill Williams

Director of Advancement
jwilliams@richmont.org
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Tracy Wilburn

Director of Finance & Operations
twilburn@richmont.org
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Nimila Banerjee

Registrar
nbanerjee@richmont.org
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Dug Campbell

Building and Grounds Technician
dcampbell@richmont.org
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Katie Houston

Receptionist
khouston@richmont.org
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Tammy Point

School Nurse/Receptionist North Campus
tpoint@richmont.org
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Charlie Spitzer

Admissions & Advancement Associate
cspitzer@richmont.org
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Linda Stewart

Front Office Administrative Assistant/Receptionist
lstewart@richmont.org
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Toddler & Primary

Meredith Bailey

Lead Primary Teacher
mbailey@richmont.org
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Mita Gupta

Lead Primary Teacher
mgupta@richmont.org
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Taryn Prior

Lead Primary Teacher
tprior@richmont.org
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Kim Sutton

Lead Primary Teacher
ksutton@richmont.org
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Jaime Terranova

Lead Primary Teacher
jterranova@richmont.org
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Marshie Boswell

Assistant Primary Teacher
mboswell@richmont.org
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Kasey Johnson

Assistant Primary Teacher
kjohnson@richmont.org
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Sally Lan

Assistant Primary Teacher
slan@richmont.org
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Maryangela Rubin

Assistant Primary Teacher
mrubin@richmont.org
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Emily Smart

Assistant Primary Teacher
ethompson@richmont.org
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Lavell Brown

Lead Toddler Teacher
lbrown@richmont.org
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Jessica Richards

Lead Toddler Teacher
jrichards@richmont.org
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Kathleen Williams

Lead Toddler Teacher
kwilliams@richmont.org
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Derrhyl Duncan

Assistant Toddler Teacher
dduncan@richmont.org
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Morina Fafunwa

Assistant Toddler Teacher
mfafunwa@richmont.org
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Jenessa Hackney

Assistant Toddler Teacher
jhackney@richmont.org
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Shealyn Milesh

Assistant Toddler Teacher
smilesh@richmont.org
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Becca Rosas

Assistant Toddler Teacher
brosas@richmont.org
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Anna Simpson

Assistant Toddler Teacher
asimpson@richmont.org
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Lower Elementary

Sasha Altizer

Lead Teacher
saltizer@richmont.org
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Sudipa Mitra

Lead Teacher
smitra@richmont.org
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Stacy O'Shea

Lead Teacher
soshea@richmont.org
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Julisa Robinson

Lead Teacher
jarobinson@richmont.org
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Erin Almquist

Assistant Teacher
ealmquist@richmont.org
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Shannon Ciucci

Assistant Teacher
sciucci@richmont.org
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Pamela Jacob

Assistant Teacher
pjacob@richmont.org
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Marlyn Tweedie

Assistant Teacher
mtweedie@richmont.org
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Upper Elementary

Lauren Coiner

Lead Teacher
lcoiner@richmont.org
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Bree Linton

Lead Teacher
blinton@richmont.org
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Jeffrey Bigman

Assistant Teacher
jbigman@richmont.org
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Chris Ercolano

Associate Teacher, Writers Workshop Teacher
cercolano@richmont.org
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Peter Turkaly

Middle School STEM and Art, 6th-Year Science Teacher
pturkaly@richmont.org
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Zoe Williamson

Upper Elementary Assistant Teacher, Lower Elementary Art Teacher
zwilliamson@richmont.org
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Middle School

Cassidy Houston

Middle School Math/Financial Literacy/Microeconomy Teacher
chouston@richmont.org
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Peter Turkaly

Middle School STEM and Art, 6th-Year Science Teacher
pturkaly@richmont.org
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Melanie M. Ruggieri Neder

Spanish/Montessori Model UN Teacher
mruggieri@richmont.org
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Mary Simpson

Middle School Language Arts/ Humanities/Latin Teacher
msimpson@richmont.org
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Specialty

Lili Boyd

Library/Media Teacher
lboyd@richmont.org
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Page Brookshier

Physical Education/Health Teacher
pbrookshier@richmont.org
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Janet Deyo

Instructional Technology Resource Teacher and Staff Support
jdeyo@richmont.org
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Helen Landry

Psychological Consultant to RMS
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Claire Leake

Permanent Substitue Teacher
cleake@richmont.org
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Chris Ercolano

Associate Teacher, Writers Workshop Teacher
cercolano@richmont.org
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Maria Lopez

Upper Elementary Spanish Teacher
mlopez@richmont.org
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Tamara Nicely

Music Teacher
tnicely@richmont.org
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Peter Turkaly

Middle School STEM and Art, 6th-Year Science Teacher
pturkaly@richmont.org
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Lisa Rowh

Reading Instruction Specialist
lrowh@richmont.org
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Zoe Williamson

Upper Elementary Assistant Teacher, Lower Elementary Art Teacher
zwilliamson@richmont.org
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Nelly Tapia

Early Childhood/Lower Elementary Spanish Teacher
ntapia@richmont.org
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Montessori Enrichment

Shanthi Wickramasinghe

Director of Montessori Enrichment
shanthi@richmont.org
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Trisha Potter

Montessori Enrichment Staff
tpotter@richmont.org
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Sarah Wills

Montessori Enrichment Staff
swills@richmont.org
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Abigail Heintzelman

Montessori Enrichment Staff
aheintzelman@richmont.org
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Lakshmi Suresh

Montessori Enrichment Staff
lsuresh@richmont.org
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Maddie New

Montessori Enrichment Staff
mnew@richmont.org
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Helen Newton

Montessori Enrichment Staff
hnewton@richmont.org
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