Upper School Faculty

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Tony Antista

Teacher: Music and Choir, Upper School

Doctor of Musical Arts: Voice Performance and Theater Directing, 96 completed credits (abd)
University of Arizona
Master of Music: Voice Performance
California State University, Fullerton
Bachelor of Music: Voice Performance
California State University, Fullerton

Tony Antista

Kristin Neily Barberia

Chaplain / Teacher: Upper School Religion

Master of Divinity: Worship and the Arts
Yale Divinity School
Berkeley Divinity School at Yale
Bachelor of Arts: English and Theatre
Kalamazoo College
Ordained Episcopal Priest

Kristin Neily Barberia

Anne Burnson

Teacher: History and Language Arts, Grade 6

Master of Arts: English
University of Arizona
Bachelor of Arts: English
University of Arizona

Anne Burnson

Amy Divijak

Teacher: History, Grade 7-8

Master of Arts: Teaching and Teacher Education
University of Arizona
Bachelor of Arts: Anthropology
University of Arizona
Teaching Certificate: Secondary Teaching Credential
Social Studies Teaching Certificate,
Middle School Endorsement, State of Arizona

SEI Endorsement

Amy Divijak

Carol Golembiewski

Teacher: Math, Upper School

Master of Education: Educational Leadership
Northern Arizona University
Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education
Illinois State University
Arizona Teaching Certificate: Elementary, K-8
Arizona Principal Certificate: PreK-12
Arizona Structured English Immersion (SEI) Endorsement, PreK-12
Middle School Endorsement: University of Arizona

Carol Golembiewski

Alex Hawes

Teacher: English, Grade 8

Master of Education: Elementary Education
University of Arizona
Master of Arts: Non-Fiction/Science Writing
Johns Hopkins University
Bachelor of Arts: Anthropology
Yale University

Alex Hawes

Rachel Hawes

Teacher: Language Arts and English, Grade 7

Master of Arts: Library and Information Science
University of Arizona
Graduate Certificate: Digital Information Management
University of Arizona
Master of Arts in Teaching: Secondary Education
American University
Bachelor of Arts: English and Theater
McGill University
Teaching Certificate: Highly Qualified Secondary Language Arts
K-12 Library Media Specialist Endorsement, SEI Endorsement, State of Arizona

Rachel Hawes

Penelope Hayward

Teacher: Grade 5/Math, 7th Grade

Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education (Minor: Behavioral Science)
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Arizona Teaching Certificate: Grades 1-8
Structured English Immersion (SEI ) Endorsement, K - 12

Penelope Hayward

Rebecca Hildenbrand

Teacher: Science, Grade 7-8

Bachelor of Science: Education
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Rebecca Hildenbrand

Brittany Panzone

Teacher: Math, Upper School

​Bachelor of Science: Mathematics, Option in Education
California State University Long Beach

Brittany Panzone

Charlotte Richardson-Zwald

Teacher: History Grade 6, Reading Specialist, Advisor

Bachelor of Arts: K-12 Education (Specialty: Exceptional Education)
Prescott College
Middle School Reading & Language Arts Highly Qualified
Arizona Teaching Certificate K-12
Structured English Immersion (SEI) Endorsement
Early Education (NNEB) - Birth - 18 years

London, UK

Charlotte Richardson-Zwald

Jessica Sanderson

Teacher: French, Upper School

Master of Arts: Professional Spanish and Spanish Pedagogy
Middlebury College
Bachelor of Arts: Romance Languages (Spanish, Italian, and French)
Colorado College
Colorado Teaching Certificate: French K-12, Spanish K-12
Arizona Teaching Certificate: Spanish 6-12

Jessica Sanderson

Matt Santucci

Teacher: Physical Education, Upper School

Coursework towards Master of Science: Elementary Education
University of New Haven
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology
University of Connecticut
 

Matt Santucci

Tracy Smith

Teacher: Science, Grades 5-6

Master of Education: Teaching and Teacher Education
University of Arizona
Bachelor of Science: Renewable Natural Resources:
Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences

University of Arizona
Teaching Certificate: K-8 Highly Qualified,
Middle School Science Highly Qualified

Tracy Smith

Julie Stafford

Athletic Director / Teacher: Music, Band Director, Grades 5-8

Currently in progress: Doctor of Musical Arts, Teaching Artist Certificate
Arizona State University
Master of Music: Performance Pedagogy
Arizona State University
Bachelors of Arts: Instrumental Studies
University of Arizona

Julie Stafford

Sara Van Straalen

Teacher: Spanish, Upper School

Master of Arts: Education
Claremont University
Bachelor of Arts: Sociology
Pitzer College, Claremont University
Credentials: Bilingual Cross-Cultural Education
Elementary Multiple Subject Teaching K-12

Sara Van Straalen

Matthew Teller, Ph.D.

Teacher: Language Arts, Grade 5

Ph.D.: Second Language Acquisition and Teaching
University of Arizona
Master of Arts: Spanish Linguistics
University of Arizona
Bachelor of Science: Psychology
Georgetown University

Matthew Teller, Ph.D.

Kristin Vizzini

Teacher: Art, Grades 2, 3, 5-8

Bachelor of Fine Arts: Photography (Minors: Art History and Ceramics)
Tyler School of Art, Temple University
Early Childhood Education (ECE) Endorsement, Birth-Age 8

Kristin Vizzini