Faculty and Staff Directory

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Tiziana Acerbo Spanish teacher
L.L.B., Santa Maria University (Caracas)
M.S., Instituto Universitario de Policia Cientifica (Caracas)
Joined TPS in 2010

Rachel Adams-Kaplan Kindergarten teacher  
B.A., University of Michigan
M.S.Ed., University of Pennsylvania
Joined TPS 2001

Rebecca Auritt Primary Unit teacher
B.A., Dartmouth College
Joined TPS 2013

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Chantal Barr Junior Unit Teacher
B.A., Arcadia University
M.A., Arcadia University
Joined TPS 2016

Stephen Bartholomew Middle School teacher
B.A., Rutgers University
Temple University
Joined TPS 1986

Neesa Becker-Procaccino Art teacher
B.F.A., Pratt Institute       
M.Ed., Tyler School of Art
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Joined TPS 1990
Why I Teach

Marisa Block Primary Unit teacher
B.A., Temple University
M.S.Ed., University of Pennsylvania
Joined TPS 2014

Catherine Bogart-Rome Art teacher
A.S., Harriman College
B.F.A., University of Arizona
Post-baccalaureate, University of Arizona
Joined TPS 2000

Michael Bonitatibus Physical education teacher
B.S., Towson University
Joined TPS 2014

Donna Bostock Music teacher
Instituto Superior de Arte (Havana)
Joined TPS 2014 (previously taught percussion in the after school music program)

Diane Butler, 3rd grade teacher
B.F.A., University of the Arts
M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art
Joined TPS 2011

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Julia Carleton Junior Unit teacher
B.A., Swarthmore College
Joined TPS 2015

Kim Carter Directory of Auxiliary Programs
B.S., Drexel University
M.S., Saint Joseph's University
Joined TPS 2015

Maisie Chan Finance Office Associate
B.B.A., Temple University
Joined TPS 2005

Ross Colby Chess Program coordinator
B.A., University of North Carolina, Charlotte
M.A, University of Louisville
Joined TPS 2008

Shannon Coulter Music teacher, Chorus director, a cappella director
B.A., SUNY Albany
M.M., Westminster Choir College
Cert. Professional Studies in Opera, Temple University
Joined TPS 2003

 

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David D'Altorio Middle School teacher
B.A., Kenyon College
Joined TPS 2013 

Nick Dekker Junior Unit teacher
B.A., Hampshire College
Joined TPS 2015

Ann DiMezza Preschool assistant teacher; Assistant Director, Preschool After School Enrichment Program
Marygrove College
Temple University
Joined TPS 1993

Melanie Duncan Middle School teacher
B.S., North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Ph.D., Meharry Medical College
Joined TPS 2016

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Lucinda Edgerton Primary Unit teacher
B.A., Temple University
A.S., Temple University
Joined TPS 2016

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Carrie Liba Fafarman Kindergarten assistant teacher
B.A., Wesleyan University
M.A., University of California, Berkeley
Joined TPS 2010

Mary Beth Fedirko Preschool teacher
B.S., Northeastern University
M.S.Ed., University of Pennsylvania
Joined TPS 2001

Jill Feighan Facilities Manager
B.A., Skidmore College
M.A., New School for Social Research
Joined TPS 1997

Thomas Flanagan Coordinator, After School Music Program
Temple University
Joined TPS 2008

Jess Ford Middle School teacher
B.A., University of Delaware
Joined TPS 2012

Sara Forgione School nurse
B.A., Duke University
A.S., Community College of Philadelphia
B.S.N., Thomas Edison State College
Joined TPS 2015

Will Freske Development Associate
B.A., DePauw University
Joined TPS 2017

Alison Fritz Director of Admission, Early Childhood
B.A., Union College
Joined TPS 2014

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Jill Garland Learning specialist, grades 4-8
B.A., Haverford College
M.S., Drexel University
Joined TPS 2004

 

Cecilia Genzlinger Spanish teacher
B.A., UNIDEP Laureate International Universities in Mexico
Joined TPS 2015

Jennifer Giampetro Primary Unit Teacher
B.A., Temple University
M.Ed., Temple University
Joined TPS 2015

Chris Gignac Music teacher
B.A., Temple University
Joined TPS 2005

Jean Gizzi Receptionist
Joined TPS 2015

Maureen Glaccum Kindergarten assistant teacher
B.A., Pennsylvania State University
Joined TPS 1992
Why I Teach

Erin Gordon Division Director, preschool-grade 2
B.A., Middlebury College
Ed.M., Bank Street College of Education
M.S.Ed, City College of New York
Joined TPS 2017

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Miriam Harlan 3rd grade teacher
A.B., Bryn Mawr College
M.S., University of Pennsylvania
Joined TPS 1985
"Why I Teach"

Brian Harrity Facilities Manager
A.A., Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science
Joined TPS 1999

Joshua Herren 3rd grade teacher
B.A., University of Pennsylvania
Joined TPS 2015

Lisa Hoke Preschool teacher
B.S., Chestnut Hill College
M.A., Villanova University
Joined TPS 2001 (rejoined 2006 after two years out of state)

Pamela Holland Preschool teacher
B.A., Franklin & Marshall College
Joined TPS 2004
"Why I Teach"

Frances Hoover
 Director of Institutional Advancement
B.S., Florida A&M University
M.B.A., Columbia University       
Joined TPS 2008  

David Hudson Facilities Associate
Joined TPS 2012

Jake Hunter Middle School teacher
B.A., University of Pennsylvania
M.A., University of Central Missouri, College of Education
Joined TPS 2016

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Rick Jacobsen Art teacher
B.A., University of California, Riverside
M.A., University of the Arts
Joined TPS 2005

Bartley Jeannoute Physical education teacher
B.S., Temple University
Joined TPS 2016

Brian Johnson Director of Admission; Diversity Coordinator
B.A., Wake Forest University
M.Ed., Wake Forest University
Joined TPS 2014

Katrina Jones Middle School teacher
B.A., Oral Roberts University
M.A., Oral Roberts University
Joined TPS 2015

Timothy Jones Junior Unit teacher
B.A., Middlebury College
M.S. Ed., Bank Street College of Education
Joined TPS 2016

Brian Jordan Kindergarten assistant teacher
B.S., University of Wisconsin
Joined TPS 2013

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Yves Kabore Division Director, Grades 3-5
B.A., Wagner College
M.A., Wagner College
M.A., Cabrini College (Administrator Certification in School Administration K-12)
Joined TPS 2016

Noelle Kellich Junior Unit teacher
B.A., University of Pittsburgh
Joined TPS 2011

 

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Daniel Lai Junior Unit teacher
B.S., University of Pennsylvania
J.D., Rutgers School of Law
M.S.Ed., University of Pennsylvania
Joined TPS 1998
"Why Diversity Matters"  
"Why I Teach"

Theresa Lawson Front Desk Associate
Joined TPS 2014

Carol Lerner Director of Finance and Operations
B.B.A, Temple University                       
M.B.A, Temple University
Joined TPS 2008       

Emily Greenspan Light Preschool assistant teacher
B.A., Emory University
M.A.Ed., Pepperdine University
Joined TPS 2014

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Terrence Maguire Middle School teacher
B.A., University of Maryland
M.Ed.,Temple University
Joined TPS 2014

Emily Barry Marston Middle School Division Director
A.B., Vassar College
M.A., Cornell University
Joined TPS 1987

Laura Matheny Middle School teacher
B.A., Carleton College
M.A., University of Minnesota
Joined TPS 1998

Elizabeth McCannell Math specialist, grades 4-8
B.A., University of Michigan
M.A.T., Johns Hopkins University
Joined TPS 2016

Bernadette McCleary Primary Unit teacher
B.S., Seton Hill University
M.S., St. Joseph's University
Joined TPS 2014

Katie Miller Kindergarten teacher
B.F.A., Savannah College of Art and Design
M.S.Ed., University of Pennsylvania
Joined TPS 2008    

Karen Moore Assistant to Head of School
Joined TPS 2009

Jeffrey Mordan  Director of  Technology
B.F.A., Tyler School of Art
M.S., University of Pennsylvania
Joined TPS 1998
"Why Technology Matters"

Matthew Murray Tech integrator
B.A., Northwestern University
M.A., Holy Family University
Joined TPS 2015

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Carlye Nelson-Major Head of School  
B.A., University of Vermont
M.Ed., Cabrini College
Joined TPS 2008

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Terri O'Connor Registrar
B.A., Community College of Philadelphia
Joined TPS 2006

Ashley Opalka Middle School teacher
B.A., Bryn Mawr College
M.M., Temple University
Joined TPS 2009
On Shakespeare & Music

Madeline Ortiz-Leonard Preschool assistant teacher
B.S., Temple University
Joined TPS 2012  

Allison Kirshner Oz Director of Learning Resources
B.S., Washington University
M.S.Ed., University of Pennsylvania
Joined TPS 2002

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Jonah Patten Preschool teacher
B.A., University of the Arts
Joined TPS in 2012 (after working several years in the after school program)

Diane Pepe Director, After School Enrichment Program (ASEP)  & ASEP Special Programs
B.F.A., Carnegie Mellon University
M.A., University of New Mexico
Joined TPS 1990
Read about Diane's research

Aaron Picht Music teacher; Director, String Ensemble Program
B.A., Boston University
M.A., Columbia University
Joined TPS 2006
TPS Commencement Speech 2011

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Kait Renna Art teacher
B.F.A., University of the Arts
M.A.T., University of the Arts
Joined TPS 2013

Giovana Robinson Spanish teacher
B.A., Adventist University of Colombia
Joined TPS 2015

Rebecca Robinson Reading specialist (grades K-2) 
B.S., Bloomsburg University
M.A., La Salle University
Joined TPS 2003

Melissa Roldan-Stills Kindergarten teacher
B.A., Ithaca College
M.A., Emerson College
Joined TPS 2015

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Rose Schmidt Assistant Controller
Joined TPS 2008

Genvieve Shields  Director of Giving & Alumni Relations
B.S., Boston University
Joined TPS 2015

Keisha Smith, Front Desk Associate (South Street) & Admissions Assistant
Joined TPS 2013

Barbara Stanley Math specialist, preschool-3rd grade
B.A., Simmons College
M.Ed., Boston University
M.S.Ed., University of Pennsylvania
Joined TPS 1999

David Stills Junior Unit teacher
B.A., Ithaca College
Joined TPS 2014

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Ethan Tannen Middle School teacher
B.A., Tufts University
M.S.Ed., University of Pennsylvania
Joined TPS 2014

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Marco Velis Spanish teacher 
School of Education, Universidad de Chile
B.A., Berklee College of Music
Joined TPS 1992

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Nike Walker Primary Unit teacher
B.A., Boston University
M.Ed., Chestnut Hill College
Joined TPS 2011

Emily Weiss School psychologist
B.A., Temple University
Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College
Joined TPS 2012

Lois West Director of Communications; advisor, Student Council
B.A., Douglass College
Joined TPS 1990

Jill Whitaker Facilities Associate
Delaware County Community College
Joined TPS 2014

Jane White Primary Unit teacher
B.S., Towson University
M.Ed., Arcadia University
Joined TPS 2010

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Elizabeth Zack Kindergarten teacher 
B.A., George Washington University
M.S., University of Pennsylvania
Joined TPS 1996
"Why I Teach"

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