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Teachers & Staff

Ms. Sandy Lee
Preschool 3
  • 4th Year at Pinecrest
  • My mission as a teacher is to encourage, delight and inspire children.
  • Pinecrest in 1 word: motivating
Mrs. Stephanie Bock
Preschool 4
  • 3rd Year at Pinecrest
  • I choose to teach at Pinecrest because of the school's commitment to student success.
  • Pinecrest in 1 word: community
Mrs. Anila Gray
Preschool 4 & Preschool After-care
  • 3rd Year at Pinecrest
  • I believe all children can reach their potential.
  • Pinecrest in 1 word: motivating
Ms. Christina Mark
Kindergarten
  • 3rd Year at Pinecrest
  • She/her
  • I believe all children can do more than they believe.
  • Pinecrest in 1 word: awesome
Mrs. Courtnay Weitekamp
Grade 1
  • 2nd Year at Pinecrest
  • She/her
  • My mission as a teacher is to create a family atmosphere while teaching children to love to read, write, and do math.
  • Pinecrest in 1 word: family
Ms. Liza Blacker
Grade 2
  • 4th Year at Pinecrest
  • She/her
  • I choose to teach at Pinecrest because I believe the school fosters an environment where all children and adults can thrive.
  • Pinecrest in 1 word: engaging
Ms. Andrea Wood
Grade 3
  • 3rd Year at Pinecrest
  • I believe all children can teach me something and have a voice worth listening to.
  • Pinecrest in 1 word: responsive
Mrs. Marilyn Barrette
Grade 4/5
  • 5th Year at Pinecrest
  • She/her
  • I believe all children can reach their potential.
  • Pinecrest in 1 word: community
Mrs. Samantha Parente
Grade 6
  • 2nd year at Pinecrest
  • My mission as a teacher is to make children excited about learning.
  • Pinecrest in 1 word: fulfilling
Ms. Amelie Haden
K-6 STEAM & Preschool Art
  • 9th Year at Pinecrest
  • She/her
  • I believe all children can do anything and everything.
  • Pinecrest in 1 word: phantasmagorical
Coach Mustapha Sanowar
Physical Education
  • 2nd Year at Pinecrest
  • He/him
  • My mission as a teacher is to help as many children as possible become productive citizens of their communities.
  • Pinecrest in 1 word: supportive
Mrs. Anne Sidney
K-6 Creative Movement
  • 3rd Year at Pinecrest (longer including summer camp)
  • She/her
  • I choose to teach at Pinecrest because here we are able to foster individual growth.
  • Pinecrest in 1 word: discovery
Mrs. Franny Leon
Yoga
  • 2nd Year at Pinecrest
  • She/her
  • My mission as a teacher is to honor children exactly where they are and help them build their gifts.
  • Pinecrest in 1 word: joyful
Ms. Kera Lawrence
Preschool After-care
  • 2nd Year at Pinecrest
  • She/her
  • I choose to teach at Pinecrest because it's a community of people with one shared goal.
  • Pinecrest in 1 word: unity
Ms. Stacey Hernandez
Preschool After-care
  • 2nd Year at Pinecrest
  • My mission as a teacher is to make learning fun and build confidence to be yourself.
  • Pinecrest in 1 word: amazing
Ms. Carolyn Fitchett
K-6 After-care
  • 5th Year at Pinecrest
  • I believe all children can learn and soar.
  • Pinecrest in 1 word: unique
Ms. Hatefeh Saleh
K-6 After-care
  • 2nd Year at Pinecrest
  • I choose to teach at Pinecrest because it is a safe and positive space for our students.
  • Pinecrest in 1 word: welcoming
Ms. Cerys Jones
K-6 After-care
  • 2nd Year at Pinecrest
  • I believe all children are capable and able.
  • Pinecrest in 1 word: encouraging
Ms. Natalie Vazquez
After-care
  • 2nd Year at Pinecrest
  • She/her
  • I believe all children can reach their goals.
  • Pinecrest in 1 word: special
Mrs. Linda Conroy
Finance Associate
  • 3rd Year at Pinecrest
  • She/her
  • I believe all children are precious.
  • Pinecrest in 1 word: community!
Ms. Ragan Sawyer
Engagement & Programs Director
  • 2nd Year at Pinecrest
  • She/her
  • I believe all children are change-makers.
  • Pinecrest in 1 word: inclusive
Ms. Cynthia Sambro
Engagement & Operations Assistant
  • 6th Year at Pinecrest
  • She/her
  • My mission in my role is to be of service.
  • Pinecrest in 1 word: love
Ms. Nicole McDermott
Head of School
  • 19th Year at Pinecrest, 18th Year Leading the School
  • She/her
  • I believe all children can do – and can grow from doing – hard things.
  • Pinecrest in 1 word: engaged
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