Faculty & Staff

Menlo Park Academy faculty and staff members are passionate about gifted children and their education. They are creators and innovators who guide our students to learn creative problem-solving techniques, master higher-level thinking skills, and become critical thinkers. Faculty members write curriculum for their classrooms and master the enormous task of differentiating instruction based on each child’s skill level and readiness in each subject area. They share their knowledge about gifted children and gifted education through frequent presentations at local and national conferences.

Administration & Staff

Administration & Staff (New Layout)

jennifer ingraham

Jennifer Ingraham

Director of Marketing, Enrollment & Engagement

Phyllis Robinson

Phyllis Robinson

Principal

jessica wilcox

Jessica Wilcox

Dean of Curriculum

deborah zeffren

Deborah Zeffren

Operations Director

clari chiclowe

Clari Chiclowe

Enrollment Coordinator

renee dornan

Renee Dornan

Volunteer Coordinator

jerry kest

Jerry Kest

Development & Communications Coordinator

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Open

HR & Finance Coordinator

rita nelson

Rita Nelson

Front Office Coordinator

kaitlyn old

Kaitlyn Old

Executive Assistant

David Pannell

David Pannell

Facilities Coordinator

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Carla Reale

Front Office Coordinator & Edison Club

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Carl Wagner

Operations Manager

Grades K-1

Teachers (Grades K-1) (New Layout)

julie cronin

Julie Cronin

K-1 Teacher

erin peters

Erin Peters

K-1 Teacher

rachel schlosser

Rachel Schlosser

K-1 Teacher

doug thompson

Doug Thompson

K-1 Teacher

Grades 2-3

Teachers (Grades 2-3) (New Layout)

kristin barnes

Kristin Barnes

2-3 Teacher

rena gardin

Rena Gardin

2-3 Teacher

kathy kciuk

Katarzyna (Kathy) Kciuk

2-3 Teacher

corinne miller

Corrine Miller

2-3 Teacher

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Sandy Naffah

2-3 Teacher

jennifer schneikart

Jennifer Schneikart

2-3 Teacher

Grades 4-5

Teachers (Grades 4-5) (New Layout)

ashley o'malley

Ashley O’Malley

4-5 Teacher (Math)

susan patrick

Susan Patrick

4-5 Teacher (Humanities)

ebony phelps

Ebony Phelps

4-5 Teacher (Science)

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Open

4-5 Teacher (Math)

staci young

Staci Young

4-5 Teacher (Humanities)

Grades 6-8

Teachers (Grades 6-8) (New Layout)

patty bena

Patty Bena

6-8 Teacher (Math)

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Open

6-8 Teacher (Science & Biology)

jacob kulas

Jacob Kulas

6-8 Teacher (Humanities)

frank o'grady

Frank O’Grady

6-8 Teacher (Humanities)

Kendra Santos

Kendra Santos

6-8 Teacher (Science & Biology)

mirjana vidakovic

Mirjana Vidakovic

6-8 Teacher (Math)

Encore

Encore Teachers (New Layout)

john cycyk

John Cycyk

Art Teacher

nicole d'amico

Nicole D'Amico

P.E. & Health Teacher

shuomei hu

Shuomei Hu

Mandarin & World Cultures Teacher

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Luis Pérez Oliveros

Spanish 1 & 2 Teacher

gabriel parrish

Gabriel Parrish

Music/Band Teacher

car reitz

Car Reitz

Music/Choir Teacher

Aides & Substitutes

Aides and Instructional Assistants (New Layout)

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Kawthar Amin

Building Substitute

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Heather Barlow

Building Substitute

grace coyne

Grace Coyne

Instructional Assistant

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Tom Crain

ESL Coordinator

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April Dickson

Building Substitute

brittney holliday

Brittney Holliday

Building Substitute

kimberley overton

Kimberley Overton

1:1 Aide

betty svoboda

Betty Svoboda

1:1 Aide & Edison Club

Emotional-Social Learning

Emotional-Social Learning (New Layout)

christine brewer

Dr. Christine Brewer

School Psychologist

melissa geither

Melissa Geither

School Counselor (K-3)

ariana miller

Ariana Miller

School Counselor (4-8)

sylvia rimm

Dr. Sylvia Rimm

School Psychologist

Intervention Specialists

Reading & Intervention Specialists (New Layout)

pamela maskil

Pamela Maskil

Intervention Specialist

stacy raymond

Stacy Raymond

Intervention Specialist

Edison Club

Edison Club

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Carla Reale

Front Office Coordinator & Edison Club

betty svoboda

Betty Svoboda

1:1 Aide & Edison Club

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Avery Bussey

Edison Club

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India Robinson

Edison Club

Kiara Vason

Kiara Vason

Edison Club