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!

<b>Nancy Nassr</b>
Nancy NassrHead of School
<b>Melanie Ahmad</b>
Melanie AhmadDirector of Admissions
<b>Wayne Baldwin</b>
Wayne BaldwinMusic Teacher
<b>Heather Black-Alexander</b>
Heather Black-AlexanderHead Teacher, 3rd and 4th Grade
<b>Rachel Bomher</b>
Rachel BomherLearning Specialist
<b>Liz Boros-Kazai</b>
Liz Boros-KazaiPreprimary Extended Day Teacher
<b>Tayé Brown</b>
Tayé BrownAthletics Director and PE Teacher
<b>Ellen Cole</b>
Ellen ColeHead Teacher, Preprimary
<b>Johanna Colon-Lopez</b>
Johanna Colon-LopezWorld Language and Culture Teacher—Spanish
<b>Patricia Erington</b>
Patricia EringtonBusiness Manager
<b>Rachel Esser</b>
Rachel EsserAssistant Director of External Affairs—Communications
<b>Angela Ford</b>
Angela FordArt Teacher, P3-4th Grade
<b>Jerome Garner</b>
Jerome GarnerPreprimary Extended Day Teacher
<b>Moira Geary</b>
Moira GearyAssistant Teacher, Preprimary
<b>Sylvia Glassco</b>
Sylvia GlasscoHead Teacher, 5th and 6th Grade Math and Science
<b>Tony Gleason</b>
Tony GleasonSchool Counselor
<b>Janet Gray-McKennis</b>
Janet Gray-McKennisHead Teacher, 3rd and 4th Grade
<b>Dave Hamlett</b>
Dave HamlettCustodian
<b>Elizabeth Hamlett</b>
Elizabeth HamlettMusic Teacher
<b>Jenny Hempel</b>
Jenny HempelHead Teacher, 1st and 2nd Grade
<b>Liz Iverson</b>
Liz IversonHead Teacher, 7th and 8th Grade Language Arts and Social Studies
<b>Peggy Malone</b>
Peggy MaloneHead Teacher, Preprimary
<b>Angie Martinez</b>
Angie MartinezAssistant Director of External Affairs—Advancement
<b>Taylor Mock</b>
Taylor MockOffice Manager
<b>Janet Musich</b>
Janet MusichArt Teacher, 5th-8th Grade
<b>Jacki Neistat</b>
Jacki NeistatDean of Student Services
<b>Sarah Noonan</b>
Sarah NoonanHead Teacher, 1st and 2nd Grade
<b>Mary Nwabueze</b>
Mary NwabuezeAccountant
<b>Jane Paha</b>
Jane PahaHead Teacher, Preprimary
<b>John Peña</b>
John PeñaFacilities Manager
<b>Katrina Pommerening</b>
Katrina PommereningHead Teacher, 7th and 8th Grade Math and Science
<b>Luca Prazeres</b>
Luca PrazeresAssistant Teacher, 1st and 2nd Grade
<b>Yolita Ray</b>
Yolita RayAssistant 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>Scott Roberts</b>
Scott RobertsAssistant Teacher, 3rd and 4th Grade
<b>Ayanna Savage</b>
Ayanna SavageDirector of Finance and Operations
<b>Jerome Shannon</b>
Jerome ShannonDirector of Auxiliary Programs
<b>Alisa Smith</b>
Alisa SmithHead Teacher, 5th and 6th Grade Language Arts and Social Studies
<b>Taffener Smith</b>
Taffener SmithOffice Assistant
<b>Marsha Stewart</b>
Marsha StewartLibrarian
<b>Jon Stoper</b>
Jon StoperDirector of Technology
<b>Elaine Wackerly</b>
Elaine WackerlyDirector of External Affairs
<b>Chris Weber</b>
Chris WeberOutdoor Learning Educator
<b>Christiane Westhelle</b>
Christiane WesthelleWorld Language and Culture Teacher—Spanish
<b>Mary Wickramasekera</b>
Mary WickramasekeraAssistant Teacher, Preprimary
<b>Rodney Williams</b>
Rodney WilliamsTechnology Integration Coordinator
<b>Kathy Yates</b>
Kathy YatesLearning Specialist