Taking young minds seriously


We are blessed to have a terrific faculty of dedicated and talented teachers and staff.

Headmaster – Mr. Ben Rutherford*

Office Administrator – Mrs. Brittany LaMar

Montessori Teacher – Mrs. Sylvia Rajakaruna

PreK Teacher – Mrs. Rachelle Smith

Kindergarten Teacher – Mrs. Emily Gale

1st/2nd Grade Teacher – Mrs. Kathryn Nestor

3rd/4th Grade Teacher – Mrs. Wendy Rehl

5th/6th Grade Teacher – Mrs. Sarah McKay

7th/8th Grade Teacher – Mr. Kodiak Dschida**

Latin and History Teacher – Mr. Philip Schaffer

Upper School English Teacher – Dr. Melissa Parlin

Upper School History Teacher – Mr. Kevin Ritter

Upper School Mathematics Teacher – Mr. William Sears

Upper School Chemistry Teacher – Dr. Bonnie Martinez

Upper School Biology Teacher – Mrs. Ainsley Weisman

Art Adjunct – Mr. Jon Eells

Music Teacher – Mrs. Megan Dougherty

Music (Voice) Adjunct – Mrs. Melissa Corcoran

1st/2nd Grade Teacher Aide – Miss Allison Flowers

PreK/Kindergarten Teacher Aide – Mrs. Holly Hamrick

Running Club Coach – Ms. Trish Rehl

Tennis Instructor and Team Coordinator – Mr. Jawn Smith and Mrs. Amy Strobl

Volleyball Coaches – Mrs. Melissa Nayak, Mrs. Mallory Nolan, and Mrs. Brandi Pottmeyer

Cicero Club (speech/debate) – Mrs. Khadine Ritter

Photography Club – Mrs. Holly Hamrick

Ben Franklin Society (inventors/engineering club) – Mr. William Sears

* Mr. Rutherford also teaches Biology, Chemistry, and Philosophy

**Mr. Dschida also teaches German

If you are interested in applying for a teaching position, please contact Mr. Rutherford at (740) 885-2033.