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Early Childhood faculty

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Tracy Camp-Johnston

WonderLab Teacher
B.A., James Madison University
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Mike Conners

JK Teacher
B.S., U.S. Air Force Academy
M.A., American University
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Kate Franck

Kindergarten Teacher
B.S., Elon University
M.A.T., Lewis and Clark College
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Barbie Holland

Kindergarten Teacher
B.S., Baldwin-Wallace College
M.Ed., George Mason University
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Kamilah Mitchell

Junior Kindergarten Teacher
B.A., University of the District of Columbia
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Elizabeth (Abramson) Nibley

Kindergarten Teacher
B.S., University of Vermont
M.Ed., University of Virginia
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Nicole Pagett

Kindergarten Teacher
B.S., Colorado State University
M.Ed., National-Louis University

Elementary faculty

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Mary Akeley

4/5 Teacher
B.A., Marlboro College
M.A., Vermont College
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Angela Baek

4/5 Teacher
B.S., St. Joseph's University
M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University
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Andrea Brown

First Grade Teacher
B.A., Bryn Mawr College
M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University
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Ann Douglas

First Grade Teacher
B.A., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
M.Ed., James Madison University
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Jenny Friedl

First Grade Assistant Teacher
B.A., Hampshire College
M.S., University of Maine
M.Ed. University of Maine
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Vicki Hayes

2/3 Teacher
A.B, Barnard College
M.S.Ed., Bank Street College of Education
M.F.A., American University
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Erin Kelly

2/3 Teacher
B.A., St. Mary's College
M.Ed., George Washington University
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Dana LesPierre

2/3 Teacher
B.A., University of Rhode Island
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Sharon McCullough

Lower School Reading Specialist
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Kimberly Mott

4/5 Teacher
B.A., University of California-Santa Barbara
M.A., University of Phoenix
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Tricia Schulze

First Grade Assistant Teacher
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Carol Schwartz

Science Teacher
B.A., University of Massachusetts at Amherst
M.Ed., Temple University
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Efrem Solomon

2/3 Teacher
B.A., George Mason University
M.Ed., George Mason University
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Megan Stack

4/5 Teacher
B.A., Marywood University
M.A., University of Scranton
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Barb Turner

Lower School Learning and Differentiation Specialist
B.S., The Ohio State University
M.A., American University

Middle School faculty

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Lee Bissett

Middle School Math Teacher & School Math Specialist
Homeroom Teacher
B.S., North Carolina State University
M.A., University of Maryland
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Joseph Edwards

Humanities Teacher
Homeroom Teacher
B.A., Columbia University
M.Ed., Towson University
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Doug Fishman

Math and Science Teacher
Homeroom Teacher
B.S., George Washington University
M.A., Teachers College, Columbia Universityæ
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Chiquita McCoy

Middle School Learning and Differentiation Specialist
B.B.A., The George Washington University
M.A. Ed.H.D., The George Washington University
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Renee Miller

Science Teacher
Homeroom Teacher
B.A., Albion College (Michigan)
M.S., University of Wisconsin
M.A., University of Michigan
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Levita Mondie

Humanities Teacher
B.S., University of Tennessee
M.A., University of Maryland
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Paige Pluymers-Durand

Humanities Teacher
Homeroom Teacher
B.S., Western Washington University
M.Ed., Grand Canyon University
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Charlene Pritzker

Math Teacher
Community Service Coordinator
B.A., Bryn Mawr College
M.A., Brandeis University
M.Ed., University of Virginia
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Cara Will

Humanities Teacher
Homeroom Teacher
B.A., San Francisco State University
M.Ed., Bank Street College of Education

Specials faculty

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Joanna Ashton

B.A., University of Manchester
M.Sc., University of Newcastle
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Prince Botchway

Physical Education Teacher
B.S., Averett University
M.S., Southern New Hampshire University
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Matt Brady

Music Teacher
B.A., Rutgers University
M.A., New York University
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Ivana Bulirova

Physical Education Teacher
M.S., Charles University, Prague
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Roberta Cullen

Drama Teacher
B.G.S., Ohio University
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Maria Espinoza

Spanish Teacher
B.A., Florida International University
M.A., Florida International University
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Connie Fleres

Art Teacher
Auckland Art School, New Zealand
Corcoran School of Art
Northern Virginia Community College
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Chris Hughes

French Teacher
B.A., Georgetown University
M.A. (2), George Mason University
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Mary Iannone

Art Teacher
B.A., Indiana University
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Emily "EJ" Jonas '03

Drama Teacher
B.A., University of Delaware
M.A., Emerson College (2017 candidate)
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Barbara Krainik

B.A., Marymount University
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Cathy Manley

Music Teacher
B.A., New England Conservatory of Music
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Bethany (Sindy) McCoy

Athletic Director & PE Teacher
Homeroom Teacher
B.S., Davis & Elkins College
M.S., West Virginia University
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Marisa Muñoz

Spanish Teacher
B.A., Universidad de Deusto
M.A, Universidad de Deusto
M.A., American University
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Annie Rocha

Art Teacher
A.A., Montgomery College
Bennett University, Brazil
Candido Mendes University, Brazil
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Carrie Ustun

World Languages Teacher
B.A., Dickinson College
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Taylor Welch

Photography Teacher


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Lori Adams

Director of Admission
A.B., Ripon College
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Russell Boone

Maintenance Assistant
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Kim Britton

B.S., George Mason University
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Gene Douglas

Maintenance Assistant
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Jared Givarz

Middle School Head
B.S., James Madison University
M.Ed., Johns Hopkins University
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Matt Goldman

Technology Support and Integration Specialist
B.S., Frostburg State University
B.S.W., University of Maryland Baltimore County
M.L.I.S., University of Washington
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Cathy Guertin

Executive Assistant to the Head of School
B.A., University of Texas at San Antonio
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Pat Harden

Director of Diversity and Inclusion
A.B., Smith College
M.S.W., Smith College
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Kathleen Hennessey

Administrative Assistant/Registrar/Database Manager
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Holden Hoover '03

Maintenance Assistant
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Christen Kinard

Communications Manager
B.A., University of South Carolina
M.A., Norwich University
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Elizabeth Lener

Assistant Head of School
B.A., SUNY Binghamton
M.A.T., Lewis and Clark College
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Michele McCabe

Advancement and Alumni Coordinator
BCWS Registrar
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Kathy Miller

Director of Finance and Operations
B.S., Virginia Commonwealth University
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Laura Motaweh

Auxiliary Services Registrar/Administrative Assistant
A.S., Gibbs College
B.A., American Intercontinental University
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Allison Niedbala

Fall Fair and Auction Coordinator
B.A., Tufts University
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Joe Peacock

Director of Technology
B.A., College of the Atlantic
M.A., Middlebury College
M.A., Yale University
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Matt Sahlin

Director of Advancement
B.S., Trinity College
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Anne-Marie Schmidt

Account Manager
College of Marketing and Design, Business Administration (Dublin, Ireland)
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Vini Schoene

Director of Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies
B.A., Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges
M.Ed., Lesley College
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Pat Sheehan

Facilities Manager
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Ali Shepard '04

Permanent Substitute Teacher
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David Sicree

Cooper's Cove Coordinator/Plant Manager
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Jeff Sindler

Head of School
B.A., Duke University
M.A., Middlebury College, Bread Loaf School
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Jeff Sindler

Head of School
B.A., Duke University
M.A., Middlebury College, Bread Loaf School
Jeff is an alumni and current parent, and has been at Burgundy since 2006. His favorite Burgundy places are: the Burgundy Center for Wildlife Studies (all of this West Virginia campus!), the Treehouse, and any classroom!

Prior to coming to Burgundy, Jeff served as headmaster for 10 years at Baltimore’s St. Ignatius Loyola Academy, a highly successful tuition-free, year-round middle school for Baltimore City boys.

Following graduation from Duke University, where he played varsity lacrosse and earned academic ACC Academic Honor Roll distinction, Jeff served as an administrator, teacher of English, coach, dorm parent and alumni director at his alma mater, McDonogh School (Baltimore). He later taught and coached for a year in the Baltimore City Public Schools before continuing his career as a teacher and coach at the Kinkaid School (Houston). Before his time in Houston, earned a master’s degree from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English. Jeff later took coursework with Johns Hopkins University’s Program for Educational Leadership.

Jeff brings to Burgundy an educational philosophy that honors the individual needs of each learner and that focuses on meeting students where they are socially, emotionally and academically, building on children’s previous learning and life experiences. Jeff is a strong advocate of differentiated instruction and project-based learning and sees Burgundy as a prominent leader in progressive education and environmental science, as well as a model for diversity, social justice, and collaboration.

Jeff was a founding board member of the Washington DC SEED Public Charter Boarding School, is currently Vice President of the board for the Emerging Scholars program of Northern Virginia, a Prep for Prep academic and leadership program, and has consulted with several alternative, academically focused start-up schools that serve urban and under-served students. He is also a current trustee with the Virginia Association of Independent Schools and the Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington. In addition to working with Washington’s SEED School and the Maryland SEED School, Jeff has served on the boards of the Lowell School (Washington, DC); Jobs, Housing, and Recovery (Baltimore); and Boys’ Hope (Baltimore).He is also an Outward Bound alum and outdoor enthusiast.

Jeff and his wife, Tee, have two daughters—Burgundy alumna Tonasia and current Burgundy student Tatum—a dog, Cameron. Jeff also has two older boys, Ed and David. Jeff’s interests include reading, creative writing, and the outdoors.
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Geraldine Soriano

Health Coordinator/Receptionist/Transportation Coordinator
B.S.N., George Mason University
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Hugh Squire

Director of Auxiliary Services
B.S., University of Delaware
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Jerry Vaughan

Assistant Facilities Manager