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)

Administration & Staff (New Layout)

Dr. Richard Hronek

Interim School Director

carol ryan

Carol Ryan

Director of Enrollment and Advancement

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Sh'Annon Caldwell

Director of Curriculum & Gifted Instruction

ashley staats

Ashley Staats

School Counselor

Administration & Staff (New Layout)

Beth Turk

Special Education Manager

charlie coddington

Charlie Coddington

Operations Manager

clari chiclowe

Clari Chiclowe

Enrollment Coordinator

david berenson

David Berenson

Social Worker

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David Pannell

Facilities Coordinator

james beatty

James Beatty

Assistant Principal

jennifer ingraham

Jennifer Ingraham

Associate Director of Admissions

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Leah Strejcek

Office Assistant

madhurima mallik-banerjee

Madhurima Mallik-Banerjee

HR & Finance Coordinator

Administration & Staff (New Layout)

Marilyn Wright

Executive Assistant

phyllis alford

Phyllis Alford

Dean of Student Life

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Sarah Bartel

Front Office Coordinator

Grades K-1

Teachers (Grades K-1) (New Layout)

doug thompson

Doug Thompson

Teacher

erin peters

Erin Peters

Teacher

Teachers (Grades K-1) (New Layout)

Julie Cronin

Teacher

Teachers (Grades K-1) (New Layout)

Kimmie Kowalski

Teacher

rachel schlosser

Rachel Schlosser

Teacher

rena gardin

Rena Gardin

Teacher

Grades 2-3

Teachers (Grades 2-3) (New Layout)

Teachers (Grades 2-3) (New Layout)

Ashley O’Malley

Teacher

christa rice

Christa Rice

Teacher

danielle dachtler

Danielle Dachtler

Teacher

Jeanette Louis

Jeanette Louis

Teacher

jessica arquillo

Jessica Arquillo

Teacher

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Lexi Parker

Teacher

natalie briganti

Natalie Briganti

Teacher

staci young

Staci Young

Teacher

Grades 4-5

Teachers (Grades 4-5) (New Layout)

blake favalon

Blake Favalon

Teacher

debra vandrasik

Debra Vandrasik

Teacher

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Jennifer Wooley

Teacher

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Jessica Wilcox

Teacher

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Jonathan Howlitt

Teacher

mirjana vidakovic

Mirjana Vidakovic

Math Teacher

Grades 6-8

Teachers (Grades 6-8) (New Layout)

allison noga

Allison Noga

ELA Teacher

brittany harraman

Brittany Harraman

Science Teacher

chelley hopson

Chelley Hopson

Math Teacher

dan pernod

Dan Pernod

Social Studies Teacher

frank o'grady

Frank O’Grady

Social Studies Teacher

katie theiss

Katie Theiss

Math Teacher

kendra santos

Kendra Santos

Science Teacher

sean wheeler

Sean Wheeler

ELA Teacher

Encore

Encore Teachers (New Layout)

corrine miller

Corrine Miller

Art Teacher Sub

john cycyk

John Cycyk

Art Teacher

kelley whittaker

Kelly Whittaker

Spanish Teacher

kristin barnes

Kristin Barnes

Makerspace Teacher

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Kyle Green

Middle School Physical Education Teacher

lindsey macey

Lindsey Macey

Music Teacher

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Long Term Sub

Physical Education Teacher

megan forshey

Megan Forshey

Tech Teacher

Encore Teachers (New Layout)

Shannon Jakubczak

Music Teacher

shuomei hu

Shuomei Hu

Mandarin Teacher

Reading & Intervention Specialists

Reading & Intervention Specialists (New Layout)

pamella maskill

Pamella Maskill

K-4 Intervention Specialist

shanon kneidel

Shanon Kneidel

K-3 Reading Specialist

Aides & Instructional Assistants

Aides and Instructional Assistants (New Layout)

doug magregor

Doug MacGregor

2-4 Aide

grace coyne

Grace Coyne

K-1 Aide

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John Gregory

1:1 Aide

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Merel Walker

Student Aide

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Sarah Duplaga

Instructional Assistant

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Sonya Jordan

4-5 Instructional Aide

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Susan Patrick

5-8 Aide

Edison Club

Edison Club

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Betty Svoboda

Edison Club Monitor

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D'Amico Nicole

Edison Club Monitor

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Kiara Vason

Edison Club Monitor

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Nora Kelley

Edison Club Monitor