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
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Kim Waite

Assistant Head of School
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Lane Burgess

Director of Marketing & Communications
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Chris Carlisle

Director of Admission & Enrollment Management
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Michelle Fojtik

Elementary Education Director
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Kristin Giacco

Early Childhood Education Director
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Shanthi Wickramasinghe

Director of Montessori Enrichment
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Jill Williams

Director of Advancement
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Tracy Wilburn

Director of Finance & Operations
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Nimila Banerjee

Registrar
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Dug Campbell

Building and Grounds Technician
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Katie Houston

Receptionist
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Tammy Point

School Nurse/Receptionist North Campus
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Charlie Spitzer

Admissions & Advancement Associate
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Linda Stewart

Front Office Administrative Assistant/Receptionist
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Toddler & Primary

Meredith Bailey

Lead Primary Teacher
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Mita Gupta

Lead Primary Teacher
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Taryn Prior

Lead Primary Teacher
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Kim Sutton

Lead Primary Teacher
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Jaime Terranova

Lead Primary Teacher
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Marshie Boswell

Assistant Primary Teacher
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Kasey Johnson

Assistant Primary Teacher
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Sally Lan

Assistant Primary Teacher
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Maryangela Rubin

Assistant Primary Teacher
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Emily Smart

Assistant Primary Teacher
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Lavell Brown

Lead Toddler Teacher
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Jessica Richards

Lead Toddler Teacher
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Kathleen Williams

Lead Toddler Teacher
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Derrhyl Duncan

Assistant Toddler Teacher
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Morina Fafunwa

Assistant Toddler Teacher
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Jenessa Hackney

Assistant Toddler Teacher
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Shealyn Milesh

Assistant Toddler Teacher
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Becca Rosas

Assistant Toddler Teacher
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Anna Simpson

Assistant Toddler Teacher
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Lower Elementary

Sasha Altizer

Lead Teacher
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Sudipa Mitra

Lead Teacher
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Stacy O'Shea

Lead Teacher
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Julisa Robinson

Lead Teacher
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Erin Almquist

Assistant Teacher
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Shannon Ciucci

Assistant Teacher
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Pamela Jacob

Assistant Teacher
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Marlyn Tweedie

Assistant Teacher
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Upper Elementary

Lauren Coiner

Lead Teacher
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Bree Linton

Lead Teacher
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Jeffrey Bigman

Assistant Teacher
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Chris Ercolano

Associate Teacher, Writers Workshop Teacher
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Peter Turkaly

Middle School STEM and Art, 6th-Year Science Teacher
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Zoe Williamson

Upper Elementary Assistant Teacher, Lower Elementary Art Teacher
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Middle School

Cassidy Houston

Middle School Math/Financial Literacy/Microeconomy Teacher
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Peter Turkaly

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

Spanish/Montessori Model UN Teacher
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Mary Simpson

Middle School Language Arts/ Humanities/Latin Teacher
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Specialty

Lili Boyd

Library/Media Teacher
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Page Brookshier

Physical Education/Health Teacher
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Janet Deyo

Instructional Technology Resource Teacher and Staff Support
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Helen Landry

Psychological Consultant to RMS
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Claire Leake

Permanent Substitue Teacher
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Chris Ercolano

Associate Teacher, Writers Workshop Teacher
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Maria Lopez

Upper Elementary Spanish Teacher
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Tamara Nicely

Music Teacher
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Peter Turkaly

Middle School STEM and Art, 6th-Year Science Teacher
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Lisa Rowh

Reading Instruction Specialist
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Zoe Williamson

Upper Elementary Assistant Teacher, Lower Elementary Art Teacher
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Nelly Tapia

Early Childhood/Lower Elementary Spanish Teacher
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Montessori Enrichment

Shanthi Wickramasinghe

Director of Montessori Enrichment
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Trisha Potter

Montessori Enrichment Staff
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Sarah Wills

Montessori Enrichment Staff
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Abigail Heintzelman

Montessori Enrichment Staff
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Lakshmi Suresh

Montessori Enrichment Staff
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Maddie New

Montessori Enrichment Staff
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Helen Newton

Montessori Enrichment Staff
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