Meet Team Ancona

We are an inspired team of committed individuals who work hard to make the Ancona School an extraordinary educational experience. We continuously look to cutting-edge thinking and best practices in progressive education to keep Ancona fresh, relevant, and inspired. We are driven by curiosity, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity— just like our students!

For a complete listing of faculty and staff with contact information, current parents may visit the My Ancona Faculty & Staff Directory. 

<b>Liz Iverson</b>
Liz IversonInterim Head of School
<strong>Jacob Adams</strong>
Jacob AdamsHead Teacher, 3rd and 4th Grade
<b> Baba Adeyemi</b>
Baba AdeyemiFacilities
<b>Melanie Ahmad</b>
Melanie AhmadDirector of Admissions
<b>Wayne Baldwin</b>
Wayne BaldwinMusic Teacher
<b>Heather Black-Alexander</b>
Heather Black-Alexander5th and 6th Grade Math and Science Teacher
<strong>Yaritxa Banuelos</strong>
Yaritxa BanuelosPreprimary Assistant Teacher
<b>Tayé Brown</b>
Tayé BrownDirector of School Culture and PE Teacher
<strong>Jennifer Coleman</strong>
Jennifer ColemanFacilities Director
<strong>Devenia Doss</strong>
Devenia DossAssistant Teacher, 3rd and 4th Grade
<b>Patricia Erington</b>
Patricia EringtonBusiness Manager
<strong>Ainsley Fleetwood</strong>
Ainsley FleetwoodPreprimary Head Teacher
<strong>Marc Furigay</strong>
Marc Furigay7th and 8th Grade Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher and Advisor
<b>Tony Gleason</b>
Tony GleasonDirector of Student and Family Services and School Counselor
<b>Janet Gray-McKennis</b>
Janet Gray-McKennisHead Teacher, 3rd and 4th Grade
<b>Elizabeth Hamlett</b>
Elizabeth HamlettMusic Teacher
<strong>Meagan Harlow</strong>
Meagan HarlowPrimary School Learning Specialist
<b>Jenny Hempel</b>
Jenny HempelHead Teacher, 1st and 2nd Grade
<b>Juan Herrara</b>
Juan HerraraWorld Language Spanish Teacher
<strong>Kait Kumar</strong>
Kait KumarSchool Nurse, COVID Leader
<b>Peggy Malone</b>
Peggy MaloneHead Teacher, Preprimary
<b>Angie Martinez</b>
Angie MartinezDirector of Community Engagement
<strong>Alkebuluan Merriweather</strong>
Alkebuluan MerriweatherAssistant Teacher - 3rd and 4th Grade
<b>Jack Murphy</b>
Jack Murphy5th and 6th Grade Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher and Advisor
<b>Mary Nwabueze</b>
Mary NwabuezeAccountant
<strong>J.D. Pirtle</strong>
J.D. PirtleArt Teacher and Advisor
<b>Luca Prazeres</b>
Luca PrazeresAssistant Teacher, 1st and 2nd Grade
<b>Yolita Ray</b>
Yolita RayHead Teacher, Preprimary
<b>Bert Rice</b>
Bert RiceAssistant Teacher, 3rd and 4th Grade
<b>Ivan Rice</b>
Ivan RiceAssistant Teacher, 1st and 2nd Grade
<b>Kiesha Shaw-Nobles</b>
Kiesha Shaw-NoblesMiddle School Learning Specialist
<b>Kurt Spieles</b>
Kurt Spieles7th and 8th Grade Math and Science Teacher and Advisor
<b>Marsha Stewart</b>
Marsha StewartLibrarian
<b>Jon Stoper</b>
Jon StoperDirector of Technology
<b>Alysia Tate</b>
Alysia TateAssistant Teacher, Preprimary
<b>Ronda Tolbert</b>
Ronda TolbertAssistant Teacher, Preprimary
<b>Chris Weber</b>
Chris WeberOutdoor Learning Educator
<strong>Delia West</strong>
Delia WestArt Teacher and Advisor
<b>Rodney Williams</b>
Rodney WilliamsDirector of Marketing