Staff Directory

Administration Team

Executive Director

Mark Joerres 

School Information Manager 

Brenda DeWindt

Office Support 

Qwandis Hugghis

Interim Director of Community Resources

Julie Pahnke

Program Director/Admissions 

Tracy Williams

Grant Writer

Melanie Berg

Parent Involvement Coordinator 

Brian DeWindt

Director of Community Resources 

Michaela Lewellyn Humpal

Accounting Manager

Amanda Taddey

Director of Facilities & Maintenance

Mike Casper

Kitchen Coordinator

Ebony Harris

Educational Leader

Veronica Mancheno

Bookkeeper 

Ivorena Taylor

Toddler Program

Toddler Directress 

Kathy Holschbach

Toddler Directress

Justina Gomez

Toddler Assistant 

Mahogani Cheeks

Toddler Assistant 

Wishkub Kinepoway

Toddler Assistant 

Betty Mayweather

Rain Forest Family

Children’s House Directress

Darlene Arnold

Children’s House Assistant

Caitlyn Taylor

Lower Elementary Teacher

Yifan Zheng

Lower Elementary Assistant 

Stephanie van Iersel

Upper Elementary Directress 

Wendy Foster

Upper Elementary Assistant 

Elizabeth Neuens

Jungle Family

Children’s House Director

Von Barker

Children’s House Teacher

Jillian Chansomphou

Lower Elementary Directress

Jenna Schuettpelz

Lower Elementary Assistant 

Jessica Green

Upper Elementary Directress 

Jean Dellemann-Engelbrecht

Upper Elementary Assistant 

Dena Seymour

Temperate Forest Family

Children’s House Teacher

Donna Miller

Children’s House Assistant

Jaylen Perez-Quezada

Children’s House Teacher

Mary Claire Short

Children’s House Assistant

Teretha Hoskins

Upper Elementary Teacher 

Megan Geddes

Lower Elementary Teacher

Alicia Moore

Elementary Assistant 

Jasmin Quezada

Elementary Assistant 

Jess Hoffman

Taiga Family

Children’s House Directress

Carrie Driver-Johnson

Children’s House Assistant

Carly Hirmer

Lower Elementary Teacher

Zac Galan-Skinner

Lower Elementary Assistant 

Lashanda Foster

Upper Elementary Directress 

Jamie Ohland

Upper Elementary Assistant 

Justin Klug

Adolescent Program

Adolescent Program Director

Ryan Schuettpelz

Adolescent Teacher

Cecilia Gencuski

Adolescent Spanish Teacher

Shelli Mueller

Adolescent Teacher

Angela Warren

Support Staff

Special Education Teacher

Anne Marie Alberti

Special Education Teacher

Eileen Graves

Community Support Specialist

Tad Kriofske Mainella

Speech/Language Pathologist

Jackie Wagner

Comprehensive Academic Teacher

Tricia Zippel

Special Education Assistant

Meta Alexandre

Comprehensive Academic Teacher

Mike Haley

Artist in Residence

Amy O’Neill

Performing Arts Director

Barry Weber

Floating Assistant

Sarah Alvarez

Math/Montessori Mentor

Chris Kjaer

Science & Natural Grounds Coordinator

Mike Steiner

Special Education Teacher

Raven Wilson

Program Staff

Program Assistant

Aryana Barudin

Program Teacher

Kathleen Fargo

Program Assistant

Tomoko Quinn

Program Coordinator

Stevie Weishan

CHECK Program Assistant

Christina Burton

Program Floater

Berenice Fragoso

Program Assistant

Maya Reed

Program Assistant

Koren Dennison

Program Directress

Jamie Hohl

Program Assistant

Essence Truth